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|Episode cast overview:|
|Jason Bateman||-||Michael Bluth|
|Portia de Rossi||-||Lindsay Bluth Fünke|
|Will Arnett||-||Gob Bluth|
|Michael Cera||-||George-Michael Bluth|
|Alia Shawkat||-||Maeby Fünke|
|Tony Hale||-||Buster Bluth|
|David Cross||-||Tobias Fünke|
|Jeffrey Tambor||-||George Bluth Sr. / Oscar Bluth|
|Jessica Walter||-||Lucille Bluth|
|Henry Winkler||-||Barry Zuckerkorn|
|Mae Whitman||-||Ann Veal|
|Jason Aaron Tinero||-||Young Buster|
At about 6 minutes 30 seconds George Michael (Michael Cera) can be seen walking in front of a red dog house with a beagle sleeping on the top of it. This is an obvious reference to the Peanuts character Snoopy who is a beagle that spends a great deal of time on top of his red dog house. The "sad" version of the song "Christmas Time Is Here" from A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) plays whenever anyone in this episode does the "sad walk". The first time this leitmotif makes an appearance, we see the beagle on the doghouse. Other references to Peanuts in this episode include a sign on the banana stand which reads "The frozen banana maker is currently 'IN'" (a play on the sign hung on Lucy's psychiatric help stand), the music which plays as various characters sulk dejectedly after being humiliated or rejected, and of course the title of the episode itself.
ICE (Malik Yoba) tells the family that George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor) was killed by a guard, showing a picture of this guard. If you freeze-frame (or look fast enough), you see that the guard is Jeffrey Tambor, the actor playing George Sr. and Oscar, with moustache and beard.
George Michael (Michael Cera) telling George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor) that Ann (Mae Whitman) is funny is a reference to a comment G.O.B (Will Arnett) made about her in the previous episode: "What, is she funny or something?".
In the storage closet that Michael (Jason Bateman) is working in, next to paper and office related products, there is also a CornBaller, the dangerous kitchen device George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor) used to sell, on one of the shelves.
The death certificate confirms that Lucille (Jessica Walter)'s maiden name is Jenkins.
George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor)'s underground hiding place and dental inspection mirror the real-life discovery of the deposed Iraqi dictator.
The picture of Ben Stiller as Tony Wonder was added last minute before airing, just after the producers landed him to appear in episode 2.15, Arrested Development: Sword of Destiny (2005).
G.O.B. (Will Arnett)'s Aztec Tomb illusion is seen in the attic, hiding George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor).
Lindsay (Portia de Rossi) wears the "SLUT" shirt from episode 1.8, Arrested Development: My Mother the Car (2003).
Alia Shawkat (Maeby Funke) & Mae Whitman (Ann) previously worked together on State of Grace (2001) as Young Hannah Rayburn & Emma Grace McKee respectively.
When the coffin is being spun around just before it is to be buried, a video camera appears mounted to the inside of the coffin lid. It is not there in the shots immediately before and after.
When A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)'s "Christmas Time is Here" is first played on the show when a character is dejected (in this case, George-Michael), a beagle laying down on a red doghouse can be seen in the background as a nod to one of the classic TV short's main characters, Snoopy.
'Good Grief!', the title of the episode introducing the ongoing gag of playing A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)'s "Christmas Time is Here" during a character's dejection, is a common catchphrase of the 1965 classic's titular character.
After George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor) fakes his death in Mexico, he is found in a covered hole by George Michael (Michael Cera), which is very similar to how Saddam Husein, for whom George SR. was building houses, was found.
Peanuts, the long-running comic strip is referenced several times in the episode:
- "Good Grief" is a commonly heard phrase from Peanuts main character Charlie Brown
- A crooked sign on the frozen banana stand says that the frozen banana maker is out, similar to Lucy Van Pelt's psychiatric help booth's sign.
- George Michael (Michael Cera), George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor), Tobias (David Cross), and G.O.B. (Will Arnett) walk sullenly with their head drooped, as Charlie Brown does when he's sad. The sad piano tune playing is "Christmas Time Is Here" by The Vince Guaraldi Trio from the TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965).
- When George Michael enters the house he collapses face down on the floor in despair, another common Charlie Brown eccentricity.
- A Beagle can be seen lying on top of a red dog house, mimicking Snoopy.
- Two people walk by in the background, holding a small Christmas tree, as in the Peanuts Christmas special
When George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor) sees Oscar (Jeffrey Tambor) wearing his suit, he tells George Michael (Michael Cera) to tell Oscar, "You don't wear a dead man's clothes." In the next episode, Michael (Jason Bateman) sees George wearing Tracey's maternity clothes.
Jokes about Ann (Mae Whitman):
- Amusingly, in response to his grandfather, George Michael (Michael Cera) says (in a hushed and slightly embarrassed sort of way) that Ann is really funny. When G.O.B. (Will Arnett) first saw Ann in person in episode 2.3, Arrested Development: Amigos (2004), he asks Michael (Jason Bateman), "What, is she funny or something?"
- Michael tells George Michael "it's as Ann as the nose on Plain's face," mixing up his words.
George Sr (Jeffrey Tambor), unbeknown to everyone but George Michael (Michael Cera), watches his wake from a window in the attic. This is a reference to the book "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", specifically the scene in which the whole town, believing that the boys are dead, gather at the church. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Fin arrive at the church and listen in on their own funeral service.
Whenever the F-word is said, it is bleeped and the mouth is obscured so that the lips are unreadable. When George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor)'s death is announced, Lindsay (Portia de Rossi) says the F-word while sobbing into her hands.
At George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor)'s wake, a corner of the "Happy Trails Pard'ner" banner from episode 1.1, Arrested Development: Pilot (2003), can be seen.
The back cover of Poof features an advertisement for 'costumes for the professional magician', illustrated by a photograph of a man in a black mask. G.O.B. (Will Arnett) wears a similar mask when he meets Tony Wonder (Ben Stiller) in episode 2.15, Arrested Development: Sword of Destiny (2005).
Tony Wonder (Ben Stiller) appears in the issue of Poof. He is later seen in person in episode 2.15, Arrested Development: Sword of Destiny (2005).
This is the first instance where G.O.B. (Will Arnett) fails to pronounce the word "circumvent" properly. This later becomes a running gag, and eventually spreads to other words too.