Previously, On Arrested Development

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... insults Lindsay

Lucille wanted Lindsay to be ready in case some bully at school was as clever as her.

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

12 episodes feature this joke:

Season 1

  • 1: Pilot

    Lindsay: "Oh, my God, I have the exact same blouse." Lucille: "He wears it better."

  • 2: Top Banana

    "You might want to let that fire go out before you stick your face in it."

  • 6: Charity Drive

    "Oh, honey ... You're not supposed to show up as the wetlands."

  • 8: In God We Trust

    "A stay-in-bed mom. Probably because you don't work, and you're lazy."

  • 10: Pier Pressure

    "If you're worried about criticism, sometimes a diet is the best defense."

    Lucille (about a broach Lindsay wanted): "It's an elephant. And I didn't want to invite the comparison."

  • 11: Public Relations

    Lindsay: "I've lost my appetite." Lucille: "Who's going to believe that?"

    Lindsay: "How can you treat me this way?" Lucille: "Oh, please! Everything I've said about you can be covered with makeup and a lie about a thyroid problem. Good grief almighty!"

  • 18: Justice Is Blind

    Lucille: "Honey, they’re just heels. They can only support so much weight."

  • 22: Let 'Em Eat Cake

Season 2