George Sr. was the CEO of the Bluth Company, which he founded. However, after years of "creative accounting" practices, he became the subject of an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He was eventually arrested and charged with defrauding his investors, petty theft, grand theft, etc. He was represented by the Bluth family attorney, Barry Zuckerkorn, who was fired by Michael Bluth for assisting in George Sr.'s escape from prison. Currently, Bob Loblaw serves as Bluth family counsel. George Sr. continues to try to exert control over the company, often using G.O.B. to undermine Michael's authority.
The charges against George Sr. are quite serious (including light treason) and he has decided his only recourse is to flee them. He managed to escape to Mexico with a briefcase filled with hard evidence of his dealings with Saddam Hussein; signatures and receipts that offered clear, unmistakable proof that he willingly built model homes for the dictator. In season two, George Sr. fakes his death in Mexico and returns to America to hide in the attic of the Bluth Model Home. By the end of the second season, he secretly joined the Blue Man Group so his identity can remain hidden.
Early in the third season, after being discovered among the Blue Man Group in Reno, Nevada, he was placed under house arrest due to a plea bargain made by Michael, effectively making his wife Lucille his warden. He told Michael that he had been set up to build homes in Iraq by a group of British contractors operating out of "Wee Britain," claiming he thought Saddam Hussein was the guy who played the Soup Nazi. While under house arrest he used a "surrogate", Larry Mittleman, equipped with a camera in his hat to spend time with his family outside of the house.
George Sr. is also the inventor of The Cornballer, a faulty product which has been banned in numerous countries, although it is sold illegally in Mexico, where it is quite popular. As shown in the infomercial promoting the product, with guest Richard Simmons, the Cornballer can cause severe burns which have the potential to burn away fingerprints. George Sr. during the filming of the infomercial burned himself accidentally with the Cornballer causing him to lose his temper and attack Simmons.
George Sr. has also had a religious awakening twice on the show, once becoming Jewish after a period of isolation and selling a video series "Caged Wisdom," and once becoming devoutly Christian after reading a pamphlet in a garbage bag while hiding in the attic.
George Sr. is a serial poisoner, dubbed by the media as "The Muffin Man". He used poisoned muffins to intimidate the teachers of his children in the 1970s, and later his grandchildren in the 2000s. While police credit "The Muffin Man" with over twenty-five incidents of poisoning, George Sr. only admits to two of these, and insists the rest are "copycats."
- http://inconvenientbluth.blogspot.com/2009/03/george-bluth-sr.html The Inconvenient Bluth profile
|Main Arrested Development Characters|
|Buster • G.O.B. • George Michael • George • Linsday • Lucille • Maeby • Michael • Tobias|
| Ann • Annyong • Barry Zuckerkorn • Bob Loblaw • Ice • Kitty • Larry Middleman • Lucille 2 • Lupe|
Maggie Lizer • Marta • Mort Meyers • Oscar • Rita • Stan Sitwell • Steve Holt • Tony Wonder • Uncle Trevor • G.O.B.'s wife