Michael Bluth is the second oldest Bluth son, but the most competent one. When George Sr. went to jail, it was Michael who was stuck running Bluth Company and keeping the family together. Michael's wife, Tracey, died of ovarian cancer two years prior to the first episode and left him to raise George Michael on his own.
Lucille: You tricked me.
Michael: I deceived you, Mom. Trick makes it sound like we have a playful relationship.
She sometimes takes a little pack of mayonnaise and she'll squirt it in her mouth all over. And then she'll take an egg and kind of...mmmm! She calls it a 'mayon-egg.' Are you okay?George Michael