Arrested Development/Let 'Em Eat Cake

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Let 'Em Eat Cake
The family gets the bad news, the doctor "lost" George Sr.
Season 1, Episode 22
Airdate June 6, 2004
Production Number #1AJD21
Written by Mitchell Hurwitz,
Jim Vallely
Directed by Paul Fieg
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Let 'Em Eat Cake is the twenty-second episode of the first season of Arrested Development.

Special Guest Star: Henry Winkler (Barry Zuckerkorn

Guest Stars: Sam Pancake (Man), Ian Roberts (Doctor), Matt Walsh (D.A.)

Co-Stars: John Beard (Himself), Justin Lee (Annyong), Stacey Grenrock Woods (Trisha Thoon), Regi Davis (Guard #1), Conor Duffy (Polygraph Technician), Alessandra Toreson (Ann #1),

And: Judy Greer (Kitty)


Plot Overview


  • This episode was nominated for a 2005 Emmy award for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series.
  • It was also nominated for an Eddie, the award of the American Cinema Editors, USA for Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television. Steven Sprung is the nominated editor.

Arc Advancement





The Show

  • The Man Inside Me by Tobias Fünke: According to, customers who bought The Man Inside Me also bought:
    • Familes with Low Self-Esteem by Tobias Fünke (Author)
    • Caged Wisdom: Musings from Prison by George Bluth (Author)
    • Girls with Low Self-Esteem (VHS)
    • The Low-Carb Gay, Bi, and Transgender Diet by B.J. Zuckerkorn (Author)
  • Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh are the second and third members of the Upright Citizens Brigade to appear after Amy Poehler.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments