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.

Michael Bluth Quotes

Maeby: Do you guys know where I can get one of those gold necklaces with a "T" on it?
Michael: That's a cross.
Maeby: Across from where?

Well, I'm sorry. It's just it's too late. I'm truly sorry, but I'm moving to Phoenix. I got a job. (long pause) It's something you apply for, and then they pay you to, um ... never mind. I don't want to ruin the surprise.

Michael
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Arrested Development Quotes

Oh, I love soup. If the only thing I could do was lay in bed all day and eat soup, I'd be happy. I wouldn't even have to taste it. I could just take it through a tube. That would actually be better 'cause I wouldn't even burn my mouth. (laughs softly) Never let me die.

Buster

(holding stuffed animals) These are my awards, Mother. From Army. The seal is for marksmanship, and the gorilla is for sand racing. Now if you'll excuse me, they're putting me in something called Hero Squad.

Buster