After Michael announces he's marrying Rita, George Sr. worries that she's after the family's money. But when Rita's Uncle Trevor tries to stop the wedding by revealing some surprising information about Rita, Michael must decide if he wants to walk down the aisle.
original airdate--December 5,2005 rating--4.09 million
music:Theme song--"Taking Chances" by Celine Dion
Milestones: The title of the episode -- "The Ocean Walker" -- becomes the title of a movie Maeby is developing, which (of course) gets referenced again before the season ends.
Huge mistakes: When Michael realizes the truth about Rita after seeing George Michael's video tape of her trying to eat plastic fruit, he says "I've made a huge mistake."
Most sexual tension: Michael spends most of the episode trying to consummate his relationship with Rita, who doesn't quite catch on to what he means by a "sleepover."
Allusions to Tobias being gay: Tobias says British people call tourists "poofters" and tells Michael he's trying to record the "nuptials" when he has a camera pointed at Michael's crotch.
Best narrator commentary: "That's when Michael finally accepted that Rita wasn't coming. And that local calls were $2.99 a minute. That's where they get you."
Goofs--Cameraman - At the 07:26 mark when Michael goes to sit down with Rita, a cameraman can briefly be seen on the left of the screen (this is in Widescreen format only).
Trivia--Buster moves his arms robotically while singing along to Styx's "Mr. Roboto". Tony Hale, who plays Buster, previously did the same thing in a Volkswagen commercial in the USA.