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The Bluths are fans of banners for all occasions. "Look at banner, Michael!"

  • Occurrence of a joke
  • Joke in the background
  • Foreshadowing
  • Combined joke

22 episodes feature this joke:

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

  • 1: Flight of the Phoenix

    "Your Future Starts Now George Michael"

    "Drive Safely"

  • 4: The B. Team

    "Herbert Love for Congress"

  • 8: Red Hairing

    I'm for LUCILLE2 4 CONGRES

    "Vote Lindsay Bluth for Class President Rich Pretty Thin (Sally Sitwell's not even that hot)"

    "Sally Sitwell for President I won't leave for two months and come back with a new nose like Lindsay did."

    Related Joke: ... got a new nose

  • 13: It Gets Better

    The family puts up a banner reading "Good Luck In College George Michael."

  • 14: Off The Hook

    "Welcome Home Mother! Buster Made This!"

    "This Is Why I Was Late! Ha Ha! From Buster"