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Season 1, Episode 15

Staff Infection

Originally aired Sunday, March 14, 2004 | Watched by 5.37 million viewers.

When Michael discovers his family has been receiving paychecks without working, he forces them all to get jobs within the company. Lindsay questions his management skills, and Tobias checks himself in at George Sr.'s prison to research a film role.

19 recurring jokes in this episode

The Bluths


  • trick vs. illusion

    Lucille: "Well, it’s important to the company that I keep up the image of my lifestyle." Michael: "Illusion, Mom."



George Sr.