George Sr. names Lucille Bluth the CEO of the Bluth Company, but soon even she realizes they need Michael.
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Arrested Development Season 1 Episode 1 Quotes

(Whispering)
George Sr.: They cannot arrest a husband and wife for the same crime.
Michael: Yeah? I don't think that that's true, dad.
George Sr.: Really? I've got the worst (bleep) attorneys!

Um, I forget their name, but I know they're hungry. I think some are thirsty.

Lindsay