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Season 4, Episode 4

The B. Team

Originally aired Sunday, May 26, 2013

Michael is presented with a new business opportunity that could change his life, but unfortunately, he needs his family to sign off.

17 recurring jokes in this episode

The Bluths



  • "Her?"

    When Ron Howard says the family would be involved in the movie, Michael says, "Them?"

  • "He's very good."

    Told the Bluths never to sign anything and then pretend like they didn't have a signature. "He's very good."

  • Kitty's constant flashing

    Kitty, reaching for the bottom of her shirt: "I'm a D girl." Michael: "No, I don't want to see them." Kitty: "I'm not going to show you my t&*s, you pig."

  • Carl Weathers

    Michael seeks guidance from Carl Weathers.

  • bleeps

    Barry: "You want me to tell Ron Howard to go f%&k himself? I'll tell Ron Howard to go f%&k himself."

    Kitty utters an unspeakable stream of horror after indicating her movie company makes family-friendly movies.

  • banners

    "Herbert Love for Congress"

  • meta

    Barry says, "I can't reach the Chachi" in front of Scott Baio (Bob Loblaw), who played Chachi on "Jonie Loves Chachi."

  • pointed narration

    Refers to the poor narration in "Scandalmakers."

  • Beverly Hills

    Get this, Beverly Hills.

  • Mister

    Mister Movie Producer

  • Ostrich troubles

    Michael, applying for a tech job, hears, "I think we've got our ostrich." He ends up driving the Something search camera car which looks like an ostrich.

    Related Joke: Something search

  • Something search

    Something it.