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Switch Hitter

‘Switch Hitter’

Season 2, Episode 7 - Aired January 16, 2005

When Michael has a meeting with a competing housebuilder, Stan Sitwell (Ed Begley, Jr.), he tries to poach Gob, but George Sr. thinks it's all about the upcoming softball game. 

Quote from Lucille

Narrator: Lucille was worried that her son Buster was being sent into battle with the army.
Oscar: I feel that we've not brought something up that might be a solution, um, to spare my feelings.
Lucille: Send you in his place? I called. They don't want you back.
Narrator: Oscar had served in Vietnam as a croc spotter on a Swift boat.
Oscar: Croc! No, sorry. Wait. Log. Just a log. No, wait. Sorry. Croc!
Narrator: It was there that he met a young U.S.O. dancer named Lucille.
Lucille: I prefer an older man.
Oscar: Hey, I'm free after the show.
Lucille: I said older, Bob, not dead.


Quote from Michael

George Sr.: Why do you think Sitwell hired him? You can't do this. You're gonna lose the game, the company, and you can't do this.
Michael: What are you saying? If I win the game, you're comfortable with me running the company?
George Sr.: That's what I'm saying.
Michael: I'll win the game. And I'll show him that his little plan didn't work, all right? We can build houses. We can win games.
George Sr.: That is what I wanna hear. [hits the wall] [crashing sound]
Michael: We can win games.

Quote from Lucille

Lucille: William?
General Anderson: Yes, ma'am?
Lucille: You don't remember me?
Narrator: General Anderson had done three tours of duty in Vietnam, but the only memory he'd blocked was being left by Lucille.
General Anderson: Oh, God. That touch. Oh, how could I forget? Pat?
Lucille: Lucille.
General Anderson: I could never forget that touch.

Quote from Tobias

Narrator: Tobias had talked up the name Funke, and it was time to audition.
Mort Meyers: What's your name?
Tobias: Tobias.
Mort Meyers: He's too short. Give it to the guard.
Tobias: Oh. I- I'm not. I- On camera, I seem much taller.

Quote from Michael

Sid Sitwell: Gob, are you okay?
Michael: Yeah, just can't hit today. Guess you're really disappointed in me.
Sid Sitwell: Hey. Everybody has days like this. It's only a game. After that list of ideas you gave me, I don't care if you blow the whole season. Come here, you. [they hug] Okay. We're good.
Narrator: And Gob finally felt that someone believed in him. Even though they weren't his ideas. And he decided to make Sitwell proud.

Quote from Gob

Gob: Thanks for making the right call there, Mike.
Michael: Yeah.
Gob: Sorry I didn't blow the game.
Michael: No. You did the right thing and you finally got Dad to one of your ball games.
Gob: Screw him.
Michael: Yeah.
Gob: I miss him so much.

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