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Season 1, Episode 7

My Mother, the Car

Originally aired Sunday, December 14, 2003 | Watched by 6.42 million viewers.

Michael attempts to fire the family's incompetent, but likeable attorney. George Michael impresses Maeby with a muscle suit for a "Living Classics" pagent. Tobias has a psychological affliction where he is unable to take off his clothes.

15 recurring jokes in this episode

The Bluths


George Sr.