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Not Without My Daughter

‘Not Without My Daughter’

Season 1, Episode 21 -  Aired April 25, 2004

Michael thinks George Michael is too old to jokingly join him for "Take Your Daughter to Work" day, so he decides to show Maeby the value of an honest day's work. Meanwhile, Lindsay gets a job but doesn't tell her family.

Quote from George Michael

Narrator: Michael was heading off to work when his son, George Michael, reminded him of a yearly tradition.
George Michael: Hey, don't forget me.
Michael: For what?
George Michael: It's Bring Your Daughter to Work Day. And unless you had a daughter I don't know about, I'm your girl.
Narrator: Michael had first made this joke when George Michael was six.
Michael: Well, she's not my daughter, but it's about as close as I'm gonna get.
Young George Michael: I'm a good little girl.
Narrator: It was a joke Michael was starting to grow concerned about as it had not worn well with age.
George Michael: Hey, Dad. They're out of sanitary napkins in the ladies' washroom.
George Sr.: Weird kid.


Quote from Lindsay

Michael: Where are you getting all the money?
Lindsay: It's not costing you anything.
Michael: Unless you're stealing or working, I'm pretty sure it is.
Lindsay: That's right. I stole it.
Narrator: In fact, Lindsay, tired of wearing last year's fashions went to an upscale department store and in a moment of desperation applied for a job.
Lindsay: Can I have a job application please?
Narrator: But she was ashamed of being a shop girl and was relieved when Michael gave her the out.
Lindsay: Well, they expect a certain amount of theft, Michael. It's built into the price. If I didn't take it, then people would be overpaying for nothing.

Quote from Buster

Michael: Hey, Mom, why can't Buster pretend to be your escort? That's the way he's got it in all his cartoons.
Lucille: They already know he's my son.
Buster: I wouldn't go even if you asked. You didn't let me play soccer as a child. Why should I have to sit and cheer Annyong? Annyong never cheers me.
Annyong: Go, fatty. [Buster starts fighting with Annyong]
Lucille: Stop it! He's your little brother!
Buster: No, he's not! I came out of you! He didn't!

Quote from George Michael

Michael: I don't think this year's such a good idea. You know you're getting older and...
George Michael: Yeah, right. Pretty soon I'm going to have to start wearing a bra. [chuckles] Right, Dad? All right, give me one minute.

Quote from Tobias

Michael: This is work? Watching entertainment news?
Tobias: Well, excuse me, Michael, for not raising the perfect daughter that you did. I indulged this ritual for years in Boston.
Narrator: As a psychotherapist, Tobias was on the forefront of the self-esteem movement.
Patient: There's, like, this longing, this pull. I mean, does that make me, you know, like some kind of-
Young Maeby: Homosexual.
Tobias: Maeby, please. She's right though. You probably are a homosexual.

Quote from Gob

Gob: Oh, here it is. Here it is.
Announcer: [on tape] It was a wild time on the beach. And if you like magic, look away. The only thing this guy could make fly away was the crowd.
Tobias: [sing-songy] Douche chill.
Gob: I can't believe they used that part. The one part where I screw up. It's not like they used the part where I made the yacht disappear.
Michael: Sunk the yacht. Blew it up, sunk it.
Gob: We sure did.
Michael: We? No. I gave you permission to use the yacht. You blew it up.
Gob: Yeah, well, if you give someone permission to use a tissue you can't be upset if they blow their nose. Right? I mean, right?

Quote from Lindsay

Michael: Lindsay, new outfit?
Lindsay: No, I've had this for years. It's a hand-me-down from Mom.
Michael: Got a price tag right there.
Lindsay: Is there? Oh, I guess she wanted me to have something new. Sweet old thing.
Michael: Only two of those words describe Mom, so I know you're lying to me.
Lindsay: Fine. I bought it before we went broke, okay? I just haven't worn it yet.
Michael: What about the outfit yesterday?
Lindsay: Old Thing gave it to me.

Quote from Lindsay

Michael: You're gonna take that back.
Lindsay: No, I'm not. This has nothing to do with you. You're not my father.
Michael: No, our father is in prison for stealing, remember? Which might not be a bad place for you to get used to.
Lindsay: Michael it was shoplifting, and I'm white. I think I'm going to be okay.

Quote from Michael

Buster: She called you, huh? I guess I'm not good enough to be her husband.
Michael: What? What's going on?
Annyong: Okay. Mother wants someone to go to my soccer game with. She don't want other soccer moms think that she a single mother. She old school.
Michael: I liked it better when he just said annyong.

Quote from George Michael

Narrator: And back at the model home three of the Bluth men struggled with their manliness.
George Michael: You know, I make jokes about being a daughter for my dad. I know I'm a man. It's his insecurity, not mine.
Gob: There's no security at that store. That's how she was able to shoplift. They probably don't have a regular security guard.
Tobias: Well, of course I could get a job as a security guard. I mean, if I have to have a job to impress my daughter. If she needs something that butch.
George Michael: Yeah. I can hang out with my uncles. Three men. What's butcher than that?
Gob: I'm going to the mall.
Tobias: Me too.
George Michael: Yeah, maybe a new pair of shoes will cheer me up.

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