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Season 4, Episode 5

A New Start

Originally aired Sunday, May 26, 2013

Tobias searches for meaning after splitting with Lindsay, only to find that old habits die hard.

6 recurring jokes in this episode

The Bluths


  • ... is a never-nude

    Tobias utters "never-nude" when wind whips up and nearly exposes his shorts to the airport crowds in India.

    "Some people battle addiction; other people are incapable of being nude."

  • ... is gay

    To a sailor-dressed hot cop: "You are just soaked to the bone."

    Linsday: "This marriage that everyone thinks is a sham because you're gay."

    Tobias: "You look how I feel." G.O.B.: "What, gay?"

    Tobias registers the license plate "ANUSTART"

    "I look like one of those hot guys from Spartacus."

    Tobias ties his Indian garb into a halter top.

    Tobias is wearing a Shemàle shirt.

    "I've got a bit of a stick up my bunghole ..."

    "For 2,000 rupees, we'd both go down on Matthew McConaghey, right Michael?"

    Tobias recognizes DaBrie from the Straight Bait movies.

    DaBrie is referred to as a "51-year-old man" when in the hospital emergency room.

    "I assure you, there's nothing ambiguous about me. I'm Johnny Storm, the human flamer."


  • bleeps

    DaBrie curses quite a bit during her confession to her methodone clinic peers. Tobias quotes her curses back to her while helping her refine her act.