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''Flight of the Phoenix''
6:54 — When George-Michael asks his dad about ''the most important thing,'' he's talking about privacy, but Michael thinks he's talking about ''family'' (a callback to the pilot where they also establish that breakfast is the most important thing...that you eat).
9:07 — News anchor Beatrix Hebberly-Sneed reports from ''Actual Britain'' in a nod to ''Wee Britain'' (the British section of Orange County, Calif.).
14:18 (and throughout) — Fox 6 news anchor/To Entrap a Local Predator host John Beard was the news anchor for L.A.'s KTTV from 1993-2007; though he's relocated to Buffalo, he reprised his role for the new episodes.
15:14 — In the flashback to young Michael's school play ''The Trial of Captain Hook,'' he runs across another ''loose seal'' (this time, a giant school insignia) while suspended mid-air.
21:58 — The cover of Attitude magazine (not to be confused with in-flight magazine Altitude) shows the headline ''Boy George George Michael — more than just a name in common'' after George-Michael complains about his name's associations and Michael suggests ''Boy George'' as an alternative.
27:27 — Just after he's kicked out of George-Michael's dorm, Michael makes a pose of contrition similar to what will soon appear in Altitude's hatchet job article about the Bluths; as he exits with his head down, the sad music from Charlie Brown plays (an homage to season 2's ''Good Grief'' that Buster repeats in episode 14), and camera pans down to the paper to reveal the word ''Michael'' written under the crossed-out ''Da'' of Dad (i.e. that was George-Michael's vote against his father).
27:46 — The ticket agents from whom Michael tries to get a copy of Altitude magazine are cast members of the Comedy Central show Workaholics.
30:15 (shown) — The mural behind Michael at the Phoenix airport is sprinkled with scenes from the previous three seasons, including an image of a Mexican chapel, a banana stand, a shot of Wee Britain, and the Queen Mary sailing away with another loose seal (like the one that mauled Buster) in the foreground.
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3:47 — When a young Barry Zuckerkorn (played by Henry Winkler's own son, Max Winkler) tells young Lucille and George Sr. that a husband and wife can't be tried for the same crime, it's a callback to the pilot, where Barry's fuzzy understanding of the law explained how the Bluths got into the legal trouble they remain in throughout the series.
4:23 — When Lucille exclaims, ''Look what the homosexuals have done to me!'' it's another throwback to the pilot.
23:04 (shown) — The Mr. Mister sign on the stand behind George at the sweat lodge refers to self-spritizing products but also plays on the name of an '80s hair band.
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2:30 — The ''Proposition Ape?'' Balboa Bay Window magazine cover featuring Lucille and Buster in a gorilla suit puns on California's anti-gay legislation Proposition 8 as well as the former NBC sitcom The New Normal (the slogan on Buster's bib).
9:22 — Michael tells Lindsay after her trip to India, ''Stop the prayer hands. It just looks like you've run out of ideas. Seriously, shoot me if you ever catch me doing that''...and refer to first slide.
16:09 (shown) — The ''Feeling Blue?'' sign behind Tobias and Lindsay before their first ''acting class'' (a.k.a. the Methadone Clinic) refers to his history of confusion surrounding the Blue Man Group.
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''The B. Team''
3:02 — Imagine Entertainment billboard reads, ''Where dreams drop into make-believe as surely as a drop of water falls into a bigger thing of water in slow motion.'' (This billboard appears repeatedly throughout the season.)
4:33 (shown) — The filing trays where Kitty puts Maeby's Bluth movie are marked ''Active Development'' and ''Not Going Forward Development''; the play on the show's name appears through the season, with a ''Halted Development'' TV news headline first shown in episode 1 and Michael's ''Discontinued Development'' Altitude story also in that episode.
18:26 — When Michael enlists Warden Stefan Gentles to write the Bluth movie, there's a More Angels and Demons poster behind him at Imagine Generic; later, when he's relocated to Orange County, there's a Spanish-language Angeles y Diablos Mas! Mas! Mas! poster, as well as a mermaid-out-of-water comedy ¡Agua! (a.k.a. Splash) and Señor Princesa (a.k.a. Cinderella Man). All are plays on Ron Howard-directed films.
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''A New Start''
4:58 — In the first of a series of gay jokes, Tobias gets a vanity license plate that reads ANUSTART because he thinks it's pronounced ''A New Start'' (Lucille calls him ''Anus Tart'' in a later episode unprovoked); he later wears his Shémale shirt (shown); then the address placard on the methadone clinic he mistakes for an acting class reads ''4133 IN REAR.''
10:41 — The China Garden restaurant where Lindsay, Tobias, and Maeby go for Thanksgiving sets up a running China Garden/Olive Garden character joke during later episodes when we meet Lucille's fellow prisoners on the Real Asian Prison Housewives reality show.
10:59 — Multitasking realtor James Carr (who was driven to suicide when he became Tobias's agent and failed to book auditions for him) has a street sign juggler at his funeral with an arrow sign that reads ''NOW BURYING'' on one side and ''CARR FUNERAL'' on the other. Moments later, a mail truck drives by with an R.I.Pete banner that pays homage to the mailman at Michael's development who dropped dead in an earlier episode.
26:34 — Unaware of the To Catch a Local Predator cameras, Tobias sets down a Klimpy's Express takeout bag right in front of one; the fast food chain made an appearance in the first season when Gob went on a double date there.
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0:30 — Political candidate Herbert Love is a play on pizza CEO-turned-2012 presidential hopeful Herman Cain. (In episode 14, the parallel is made more clear by a shot of Herbert and his wife Ophelia with a pizza.)
7:20 (shown) — The land surveyor tells an emotional George Sr., ''No hugging!'' which calls back to George's prison guards' warning, ''No touching!''
21:01 — Let's just say Freud would have a field day with the cross sticking out of the sunroof of Gob's limo.
29:10 — A particularly flaccid firework goes off after George's doctor tells him about his low testosterone levels and snarks, ''You, sir, are a very funny lady.''
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0:28 (shown) — Gob and his crew go to the and Jeremy Piven bar as at the beginning of the Entourage-parodying episode.
15:21 — Ann Veal's father preaches at the church of the Holy Eternal Rapture, which is the actual inspiration behind the ''HER?'' sign hanging above his pulpit at the wedding, but it also carries on the joke that Ann is completely forgettable.
32:23 — Gob attends the Opie Awards for child actors, which are a nod to Ron Howard's character from The Andy Griffith Show.
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6:14 (shown) — Lindsay has repurposed the ''You're Killing Me, Buster'' sign first seen at Buster's season 2 going-away party for her ''I'm for Lucille 2 4 Congres'' banner.
13:24 — When Lindsay says, ''Oh God, he blue himself'' about Marky (who's covered in blue paint and wearing cutoff shorts), she's flashing back to Tobias's complicated history with the Blue Man Group; the innuendo began early in the series and continues throughout season 4.
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7:04 — After Argyle Austero tells Tobias, ''They used to call me Mr. Fantastic,'' the ''Mr. F!'' refrain from season 3 plays. (It plays again in episode 14 about both Argyle and Tobias.)
9:20 (shown) — Tobias has bylined his Fantastic Four musical script ''Tobias Fünke (MD, S.O.). The final part stands for ''Sex Offender'' because Tobias will put anything on his résumé or reel.
17:55 — In his office, Argyle has side-by-side posters of his two role models: Betty Ford and Bob Fosse.
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5:08 — Lucille enjoys her signature breakfast of ''vodka...and a piece of toast,'' coined in season 2's ''Switch Hitter.''
11:21 — In a nod to Liza Minnelli's first Oscar nomination for 1969's The Sterile Cuckoo, Lucille snarls about Lucille 2, ''I'm not going to fake some sort of alcohol problem just so that sterile cuckoo bird can laugh at me.''
32:02 (shown) — Lucille has an epiphany when she sees an ostrich piñata at Cinco de Cuatro. The ostrich motif ran throughout the season, including an ostrich-skin purse Lindsay carried on her return flight from India and a juicebox Buster drinks in episode 14, to name a few.
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''A New Attitude''
17:41 — Sally Sitwell warns Tony Wonder his plan to destroy Gob could be a ''House of Cards,'' referring to Netflix's other hit original series.
20:18 (shown) — When Gob and Michael fight at the Little Ball Room, it echoes the special-ed obstacle course training sequence from season 3, and the same song was used in that season's episode ''Notapusy.''
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1:33 — When Maeby knocks on Goerge-Michael's door, the writing on the whiteboard ends in, ''Leave a note,'' which recalls George Sr.'s insistence that his children ''always leave a note.''
2:03 — In an ongoing joke, all scenes from the first three seasons (such as the one here, during Maeby and George-Michael's first kiss) are marked with the words ''SHOWSTEALER PRO TRIAL VERSION.''
7:30 — The first of many references to Teen Mom spoof Babies Having Babies, another reality TV parody; Storage Wars was parodied when Gob was discovered in episode 7's Locker Hawkers: Something Smells Terrible Edition.
7:58-10:19 (shown) — Several yearbook photos showing Maeby's repeat senior years in high school call back to previous jokes from the season, including The Ealing Club, Gob's roofie circle, and the period when she pretended to be a British-raised resident of Wee Britain under Lindsay's pseudonymous surname Featherbottom.
17:34 — The Curb Your Enthusiasm theme plays as Maeby's boss, played by Enthusiasm's Jeff Garlin, flashes back to his post-firing revenge story.
19:22 — Maeby recommends George-Michael call FakeBlock ''The FakeBlock'' because ''it's cleaner, like 'The FakeBlock or The Netflick,'' playing on both the Facebook movie The Social Network and Netflix; moments later, Rebel asks derisively, ''Is this one of those social networking things?''
22:27 — Maeby's entire Opie Awards speech is an homage to the greatest intra-sorority e-mail ever. And it is awesome.
25:34 — Maeby pushes away a family-favorite meal of parmesan and mustard (eaten in episode 7 by Gob and Tobias); the combo is a nod to Martin Mull's roles as both Gene Parmesan here and Colonel Mustard in Clue.
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''It Gets Better''
9:16 (shown) — As the Spanish couple hosting George-Michael fight, he's watching Sit Down, Shut Up, the 2009 animated series by Mitch Hurwitz that starred Arrested stars Jason Bateman and Will Arnett.
13:07 — George-Michael proves that, like the rest of his family, he has never seen or heard a chicken after his roommate suggests they name their app Block Block; George-Michael tries to convince him this is a chicken noise and very nearly does the Bluth chicken dance, but his matador pants (inspired by studying abroad in Spain) hold him back.
15:34 — George-Michael warns Maeby, ''I would put all my Anns in that basket''; among all the inanimate objects the characters called Ann, this was a favorite, including an exchange in episode 7 when she asked Gob (after preparing him a postcoital breakfast), ''So how did you like your egg?'' His response: ''I said you were fine.''
21:58 — Seeing Lindsay from the back in her redhead wig, George-Michael says under his breath, ''Gentlemen, start your engines'' (the same thing Michael said about his sister episodes before).
28:31 — George-Michael tells Rebel, ''You were in the remake of Dangerous Cousins,'' a movie he watched to cope with/reinforce his inappropriate urges toward Maeby during earlier seasons, then adds, ''I signed up for Netflix for that movie.''
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''Off the Hook''
3:28 — Though the narrator likens Buster to Norman Bates in Psycho, the Motherboy's naked sewing scene is more visually similar to that of Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs.
6:27 — When Buster and Lucille each call each other ''a hot mess,'' during their fight at the family meeting, it's a callback to when they were watching reality TV in episode 10 and filed away the phrase for later use. (Buster also called himself ''a hot mess'' when he was with Ophelia Love at the very beginning of this episode.)
13:40 and throughout — Lucille's prison ID number reads 07734 (or ''hello'' in l33tspeak) to remind viewers of the Bluth's Korean adopted son, whom they mistakenly thought was named Annyong because that was the word for ''Hello!'' in his native tongue.
17:01 — In Buster's hospital room, when Lucille says, ''I need to get away get away, you're hopelessly hopeless...it's as if they wrote that song for my own son,'' she doesn't realize Mark Cherry did write the song about her son, just not Buster. (As we learned in episode 7, it's about Gob.)
17:36 (shown) — The TopSecret magazine cover ''MONSTER HAND!'' (about Buster's Army-bestowed prosthetic) calls back to his famous ''I'm a monster!'' meltdown in season 2. (Midway through his training, though, he seems to have made peace with the phrase.)
21:13 — The banner at the top of Lucille 2's campaign website that reads ''It's up to you New-port, New-port!!'' is a wink at Minnelli's famous performance of Kander and Ebb's theme ''New York, New York'' from Martin Scorsese's 1977 film of the same name.
23:40 — When Buster slaps the shoe down that's flying at Herbert Love's head, it's a reference to a 2008 incident when Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi hurled his shoes at then-President George W. Bush.
30:12 — In an iPhone joke, Buster tells Lucille 2 about his bionic hand: ''Oh, this huge thing? Yeah, it's new. Of course, the week after I got it the 6 came out.'' A few moments later, he tells Lucille 2 that Herbert Love has ''gotten himself himself into some pretty hot ham water this time.''
32:16 — Donkey punch is not what Buster thinks it is. (And the term ''juiced-up'' means something a lot different on the Jersey Shore than on the shores of Newport.)
32:52 — The camera flashes over Tobias's discarded Thing costume at the Cinco de Quatro festival right after Buster blindsides Herbert Love. Who's the monster now?
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12:32 — After George-Michael moves into Sudden Valley (which Gob has populated with sex offenders), the exterior shot before his neighborhood party shows an old, windowless van with the word ''FUN'' written on the side driving by and passing another, similar van painted to look like an ice cream truck. Seconds later, we see that the bouncy castle rented by the men of the Valley features an opening shaped like a man's legs; the same council deflates when Rebel's young son Lem jumps into the pool, and the sex offenders flee.
26:28 — The hipster glasses-wearing strummer whose ukulele is destroyed during the Cinco de Cuatro riot is singer-songwriter Allie Goertz (a.k.a. Cossbysweater), whose original song ''Maeby One Day'' won her a cameo on the show.
31:55 (shown) — Just because it's the last episode of this season, that doesn't mean the story won't continue with one last fake bumper for the next episode.