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Season 3, Episode 7

Prison Break-In

Originally aired Monday, December 12, 2005 | Watched by 3.91 million viewers.

The family plans their annual fund raiser, and they actually have a cause this time. Tobias is ailing due to his transplanted hair plugs, which appear to be rejecting him. Lindsay uses the illness as her ticket back into high society, and Michael learns of the prison warden's true intentions with his mother after reading the warden's screenplay.

28 recurring jokes in this episode

The Bluths






  • "Her?"

    Michael says "Her?" when he is told that the warden loves Lucille.

    The narrator says "Her?" when Michael realizes that Lucille is seducing the warden.

  • Rita is special

    The narrator references Rita's Special Olympics win.

  • "That was a freebie."

    George Sr. finds a Oscar unconscious.

    G.O.B. and Michael get into prison.

  • meta

    Ron Howard corrects the name of a Happy Days star.