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"Red Hairing"
Directors: Hurwitz & Troy Miller — Writer: Caroline Williams & Richard Rosenstock — Aired: May 26, 2013 — Icon-image      

"Red Hairing" is the eighth episode of Arrested Development's fourth season.

Lindsay continues to push away from being a Bluth by embracing a relationship and finding a new career.

Synopsis

After cutting her hair and changing her lifestyle with Marky Bark, Lindsay and Marky leave the ostrich farm and move into Balboa Towers with Cindy the Ostrich. While Lindsay sneaks away to spend time with Lucille Austero and enjoy fashion, Marky builds a glitter bomb to destroy Herbert Love's campaign. After finding a check titled Gangee 4: Facelift Lindsay approaches her mother on the prison tennis court who tells her that Lindsay is more like her than she thinks. Lindsay returns home and agrees to help Marky with the glitter bomb. 

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At Love's fundraiser dinner, Lindsay gives the $50,000 check to George (who, in turn, gives it to Love to support building the wall). She also runs into Maeby who finds respect for her mother's glitter bomb ploy. Lindsay loses track of time flirting with Herbert Love (not knowing it was him) and forgets to let Marky out of the podium (which was wedged shut by G.O.B.). The glitter bomb explodes and Marky is arrested. She get's Love's phone number, which Maeby witnesses, causing her to call her mother a whore.

After discovering Marky's charges have been upgraded to "non-Arab terrorism" in Orange County Prison, a dejected Lindsay visits Maeby at the model home and Maeby offers to call Love on her behalf. She meets him for dinner at The Ealing Club where she runs into Michael who (on behalf of George) asks her to get Love to oppose the wall project and in return Michael promises to have Stefan Gentles let Marky out of prison. In a hotel room, Herbert and Lindsay make love and Lindsay starts to think Herbert is the man her Indian shaman foresaw in her future.

They continue to sleep together for a few weeks in Love's limo until a date at the Balboa Club where she and Love run into Michael and Rebel. The very liberal Rebel and very conservative Love argue politics over dinner while Michael attempts to keep Herbert's approval. Herbert leaves to go home to his wife and Michael receives a call for his son, who wants to hang out but Michael blows him off. Outside the club, Lindsay reunites with the newly freed Marky who tells her of his next plan: to paint bomb Love at his Cinco de Cuatro speech.

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Lindsay and Herbert Love

The next day at Cinco de Cuatro Lindsay is broken off by Herbert Love and David. She is handed a wad of cash for services rendered and she is unable to throw it in his face. She then runs into her mother who insults her for being a hooker and also tells her that no matter how hard she resists, Lindsay is a Bluth at heart. Lindsay then asks Lucille Austero if she can be her campaign manager but Sally Sitwell has already taken the position. Sally shows Lindsay photos of her and Love and Lindsay realizes she needs to get ahead of the news story before she is forever known as a hooker. Love goes missing so David asks Lindsay to hold the audience and Lindsay prepares to admit she was sexually harassed by Love. Instead, the revelers upset her so she starts chanting to build the wall. When Love is found to be in a coma, David asks her to take his place on the ticket.

Epilogue

Herbert Love is discovered in a coma, David tells Lindsay he may not come out of the coma for ten years. David then asks Lindsay if she "would consider running in his place" in the election. Before David can complete the question, Lindsay says yes.

Appearances

Main Cast
Recurring
Guest
  • Jess Rowland as Derrin the guard
  • Jill Donnelly as Ealing Club hostess
  • Elise Robertson as Scarlet Letterman
  • Aimee Shyn as Reveler

Recurring themes

Celebrity References

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Nat King Cole

  • Nat King Cole - Marky and Lindsay think a picture of Nat King Cole is Herbert Love
  • Hillary Clinton - Lindsay wears Hillary Clinton hair in the last scene.
  • Captain and Tennille - When Lucille Austero gives Lindsay the orange wig she says "I used to wear that with the captain, and I was..." Lindsay then responds with "Tennille?". Lucille then says "... and not make eye contact. Yes!". This misconception occurs becuause of a play on words. Lucille thought Lindsay said "To kneel" not "Tennille", as in the recording artist. What Lucille meant was that she had to kneel and not make eye contact with whoever her captain was. We find out later that the 'captain' in this scenario is Buster, when in episode 14, Ophelia Love shows Buster the picture of Herbert and Lindsay (who was wearing the orange wig whenever she was with Love) to which he responds: "I've worn a captain's hat with someone who had hair like that!".

Callbacks/Running Jokes

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Lindsay Bluth for Class President

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Sally Sitwell for Class President

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Neiman's catelog

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June 2, 1983 shows Lucille writing a check for $3,000 for Lindsay's nose surgery, which she spruces up by writing "a new nosey"

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Marky is covered in blue paint and cutoffs, reminding Lindsay of Tobias.

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Lindsay attempts to fake cry, as she does in "Pilot".

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Love falls into a real coma. Buster fell into a fake coma in "Fakin' It".

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A prison guard yells "no touching!" at Marky and Lindsay.

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Annyong tries to stick it to the Bluths by using the Balboa Club membership, but is made responsible for the large bill and is deported. The narrator says "Goodbye, Annyong," a pun on his name

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Lindsay makes a "I'm for Lucille 2 for Congres" banner on the back of Lucille's "You're Killing Me, Buster" banner from "¡Amigos!"

  • Lemonade - While in a hammock in Mexico, Lindsay says she'd pay $20,000 for a glass of lemonade, a nod to George's business in "Borderline Personalities".
  • Sedated animals - Lindsay and Marky find an iguana that has been sedated, probably by Dr. Norman.
  • Contradicting the narrator - The narrator starts to say that Lindsay will never forgive herself for missing her mother's trial, but is interrupted before he can finish by Lindsay telling Marky they can take over Lucille's penthouse. This is one of several instances in season four where the narrator starts to state how a character will react only to be interrupted in mid-sentence by them saying something that contradicts him.
  • Banners -
    • Lindsay makes a "I'm for Lucille 2 for Congres" banner on the back of Lucille's "You're Killing Me, Buster" banner from "¡Amigos!"
    • In a high school class president election, Lindsay hangs a banner that reads: "Vote Lindsay Bluth for Class President. Rich. Pretty. Thin. (Sally Sitwell's not even that hot.)"
    • In the same election, Sally won by hanging a banner that read "Sally Sitwell for President. I Won't Leave For Two Months and Come Back With a New Nose Like Lindsay Did."
  • High school election - Lindsay ran for class president in 1982. G.O.B. and Michael ran against each other for student body president in high school, as mentioned in  "The Immaculate Election".
  • True Kin -
    • Both Michael and Lindsay lost their high school class president elections.
    • Maeby uses the same "I should have known you'd be supporting this right-wing dangerous crackpot" line on meeting her mother at the fundraiser that Lindsay said on meeting George there in "Double Crossers". Shortly after, Lindsay tweaks and then considers Maeby's nose as George did with hers.
  • Neiman's - Lindsay finds a Neiman's catelog in Balboa Towers. She went shopping at Neimans in "Bringing Up Buster" and "My Mother, the Car".
  • Gangee - A check from Maeby's movie is found at Balboa Towers. Maeby used to use that address to fool Tantamount Studios.
  • Facelift - The check that Lindsay thought was for a facelift for Maeby from Lucille but was actually a check from Gangie 4: Facelift for Maeby.
  • Lindsay's nose - A flashback to June 2, 1983 shows Lucille writing a check for $3,000 for Lindsay's nose surgery, which she spruces up by writing "a new nosey".
  • Fake Crying - Lindsay attempts to fake cry, as she does in "Pilot".
  • Gene Parmesan - Lindsay says "so you figured it out, Gene Parmesan" to Lucille at the tennis courts.
  • "Get this - Beverly Hills"- Narrator says "Get this - Beverly Hills" when Lindsay and Marky arrive at Love's convention's hotel.
  • Shrimp - Shortly after meeting her father when they both go to steal some coconut shrimp at the fundraiser, Lindsay runs into Maeby also stealing some.
  • Tobias is black - Love reminds Lindsay of Tobias when they started dating.
  • Mrs. Featherbottom - Lindsay gives the fake name "Cindy Featherbottom" to Love.
  • Bad fake name - Lindsay gives the name "Cindy Featherbottom", following in Michael's footsteps of giving Chareth Cutestory to Maggie in "Altar Egos".
  • Blue Man Group - Marky Bark is covered in blue paint and cutoffs, reminding Lindsay of Tobias.
  • "Certainly have a type" - Maeby jokes that Lindsay's type is blue men. Michael jokes that Buster has "a type" in "Forget-Me-Now" as did G.O.B. about Michael in "Shock and Aww".
  • Bizarre charges - Marky is charged with "non-Arab terrorism" similar to how George was charged with "light treason".
  • ANUSTART - While visiting Marky in prison, Tobias is called by ANUSTART
  • "No touching!" - A prison guard yells "no touching!" at Marky and Lindsay.
  • Tracey Bluth - George and Michael talk about Tracey Bluth.
  • Finish each other's sandwiches - Herbert finishes Lindsay's sentence with "sandwiches", as Lindsay did to Michael in "Family Ties".
  • Jewlery box snap - Love snaps the jewlery box on Lindsay's fingers, as Trevor did to Rita in "Mr. F".
  • Photobooth - Lindsay and Love made love in a photobooth, as George Michael and Michael do separately with Rebel.
  • Coma - Love falls into a real coma. Buster fell into a fake coma in "Fakin' It".
  • Annyong - Annyong tries to stick it to the Bluths by using the Balboa Club membership, but is made responsible for the large bill and is deported. The narrator says "Goodbye, Annyong," a pun on his name.
  • Chant - Lindsay and The crowd at Cinco de Cuatro chant the words "put up this wall, put up this wall" the same way the Bluth employees chanted "don't buy, don't buy" in "The Cabin Show" and "Speech" in "Marta Complex".
  • Lindsay's voice: The hoarse voice Lindsay uses to call when calling a taxi is the same voice she has in "Sad Sack".

Hidden/Background Jokes

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When Lindsay remembers her shaman saying "happiness is when love is near" and she draws a connection to Herbert Love, the music sings "coincidence!" as it first did in "Indian Takers"

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Love got Lindsay's necklace at Brother Brothers pawn shop.

  • "Shrill feathered creature" - The narrator jokes that both Lucille 2 and Cindy the ostrich are shrill feathered creatures.
  • "Congistitutes" - Love sees some beautiful women and tells Lindsay he has to go see his "congistitutes", maybe prostitutes.
  • Music - When Lindsay remembers her shaman saying "happiness is when love is near" and she draws a connection to Herbert Love, the music sings "coincidence!" as it first did in "Indian Takers",
  • Brother Brothers - Love got Lindsay's necklace at Brother Brothers pawn shop.
  • Good News O.C. with John, Joan, and Jackie - John Beard's gas station news network plays at a pump when the limo montage is shown.

Foreshadowing/Future References

  • Lindsay is a true Bluth -
    • Lindsay says "I'd give $20,000 for a lemonade right now" like George did in "Borderline Personalities".
    • Lucille says "The apple does not far from the tree fall" and Lindsay replies "I am like you nothing".
    • Lindsay pinches Maeby's nose similar to how George Sr. pinches Lindsay's nose in "Double Crossers"
    • Lindsay starts making puns ("Blue in the face" and "Sink-o"/"Cinco"). This season, Lucille often makes puns and points out when she does.
    • At Cinco de Quatro, Lucille tells Lindsay, "I'm a Bluth and so are you."
  • Perfecto Telles - A still image of Lucille 2's adopted son Perfecto is seen, wearing the red wig.
  • Election - Sally and Lindsay campaigned against each other for Class President in 1982. In 2013 the campaign against each other for a seat in congress.
  • "High end hooker" - Before Lindsay actually becomes a hooker, Lucille calls her a high end hooker.
  • Sally has alopecia - Lucille 2 compliments Sally's long hair.
  • Love's coma - Love disappears and is next seen in a coma.

In Comparison to the Remix

In the chronological re-cut of season 4, footage from Red Hairing is used in 9 different episodes. The original cut of Season 4 is slightly longer than the re-cut version. Because of this, various lines of dialogue and sometimes even scenes are cut. These changes, as well as which scenes appear in which remixed episode, are listed below:

  • At the ostrich farm, cut dialogue in italics (4x8 The Weak Become The Strong)
    • Marky Bark: But I think I overdid it first on the maca, because I ended up seeing two of him.
    • Marky Bark: (to his mom) You don't care, you don't care about anything.
    • This exchange is cut:
      • Marky Bark: That's great.
      • Narrator: Lindsay wanted to move to her mother's empty penthouse...
      • Marky Bark: You dropped your shovel.
      • Narrator: ...but Marky wouldn't think of leaving the old bird behind.
  • Lindsay and Marky Bark at Balboa Towers (4x8 The Weak Become The Strong, flashbacks in 4x11 Fun Night)
    • Herbert Love: (on video) Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. All right, all right, look, look, look. Am I guilty of anything?
    • Narrator: That is what she wanted to do, until he threatened to call Social Services.
    • Lindsay: Except kind and loving and willing to let me eat. It just blows me away.
    • This exchange is cut:
      • Marky Bark: Yeah
      • Lindsay: But, Marky, I mean, won't you go crazy in there?
    • Narrator: (Lindsay finds the check) And that’s when she found the motherlode.
    • Narrator: (Lindsay at the prison tennis court) And this time, she did make a court appearance.

  • Lucille & Lindsay at the prison (4x8 The Weak Become The Strong, flashbacks in 4x11 Fun Night)
  • Lindsay and Marky Bark before the Herbert Love rally(4x11 Fun Night)
    • Lindsay: Um, Marky, look […]
    • Marky Bark: Ah! What a great day to step out onto an over-irrigated golf course and play a game that wastes vast acres of usable and farmable land.
    • Behind Marky, there are TV adverts for Tony Wonder & Schnoodle Event, Herbert Love Rally, and The Opie Awards. In the remix, only the Herbert Love Rally and The Opie Awards can be seen.
  • Lindsay & George Sr. at the rally (4x11 Fun Night)
  • Lindsay & Maeby at the rally (4x11 Fun Night, flashbacks in 4x16 Mixed Messages)
  • Lindsay & Herbert Love at the rally (4x11 Fun Night, flashbacks in 4x16 Mixed Messages)
    • Marky Bark: My release didn't work.
  • Outside the hotel (4x11 Fun Night, flashbacks in 4x16 Mixed Messages, 4x20 Cinco de Cuatro I)
    • Herbert Love only says “Give me a call” in the 4x16 flashback, not in any other episode.
    • This exchange is shorter:
      • Lindsay: (hoarse voice) Taxi!
      • Marky Bark: Tell Lindsay to feed Cindy. She thinks she's real!
      • Lindsay: Taxi!
  • Lindsay returns to the penthouse, Michael & the Ostrich (4x16 Mixed Messages)
  • Lindsay & Maeby at the model home (4x16 Mixed Messages)
  • Lindsay & Marky Bark at the prison (4x16 Mixed Messages, G.O.B's line is in 4x11 Fun Night)
    • G.O.B.: Hey, Mark, you guys want to see a real failed magician? […]
  • Lindsay & Maeby at the model home continued (4x16 Mixed Messages, flashbacks in 4x20 Cinco de Cuatro I)
  • Lindsay & Herbert Love at the Ealing Club (4x16 Mixed Messages)
    • Herbert Love: No cameras, no phones, everyone’s cool.
    • Lindsay: Okay, you are a poet.
  • Lindsay & Michael at the Ealing Club (4x16 Mixed Messages)
    • Lindsay: Well, I had no idea you were this socially conscious.
  • Michael & George Sr. talk (4x17 Dire Straights, flashbacks in 4x18 Turning on Each Other)
  • Michael at the Ealing Club, his phone call with George Michael (4x16 Mixed Messages, flashbacks in 4x17 Dire Straights)
    • This exchange is cut shorter:
      • Scarlet: (under the narration) Hi, I need to see your membership card.
      • Michael: This is a membership place, huh?
      • Scarlet: It is, yes, members only.
      • Michael: Yeah, I'm meeting my son up there.
  • Lindsay & Herbert Love at the hotel (4x16 Mixed Messages, flashbacks in 4x17 Dire Straights and 4x20 Cinco de Cuatro I)
    • Lindsay: So... when can I see you again?
  • Lindsay, Michael, Herbert Love, and Rebel Alley at the Balboa Club & the phone call (4x17 Dire Straights, flashbacks in 4x21 Cinco de Cuatro II)
    • This exchange is cut:
      • Michael: (whispering) I already paid you back for the favor when I talked to the warden about getting Marky out of prison.
      • Lindsay: Oh, God, not now. When?
      • Michael: I don't know, but […]
    • Lindsay: I do hate the campaign, okay, but I’m changing him. I’m his key advisor. And he respects me for it. He respects me for who I am. [in the remix: I need to impress him too because I finally found someone who respects me for who I am”.]
    • Michael: I can't get away this time, you know. Maybe, uh, we could, we could do it another time. I do need to talk to you, you know, just, I'm a super busy guy. So…
    • Lindsay: N- I don't appreciate you saying that, okay? I have my own values, Rebel, and believe it or not, they're closer to yours than you think. 'Cause I do appreciate you saying that.
  • Lindsay & Marky Bark outside the Balboa Club (4x20 Cinco de Cuatro I, flashbacks in 4x21 Cinco de Cuatro II)
  • Lindsay & Herbert Love at Cinco (4x20 Cinco de Cuatro I)
  • Lindsay & Lucille at Cinco (4x20 Cinco de Cuatro I)
    • This exchange is cut shorter:
      • Lindsay: Mom! What are you doing here?
      • Lucille: Lindsay. I thought you were a hooker. Again.
    • This exchange is cut shorter:
      • Lindsay: Ah, sarcasm.
      • Lucille: No. I'm a Bluth, and so are you.
  • Lindsay, Sally Sitwell, & Lucille 2 (4x20 Cinco de Cuatro I, flashbacks in 4x22 Cinco de Cuatro III)
    • Narrator: It was Sally Sitwell, a woman who’d long been Lindsay’s rival. [becomes “who’d once been” in the remix]
    • This exchange is cut shorter:
      • Lindsay: God, that was a photo booth?
      • Sally Sitwell: Mm-hmm.
      • Lindsay: No one can know about this.
      • Sally Sitwell: Mmm, I'm afraid they're going to.
    • David says “Herbert Love?” five times in the original, but four in the remix.
  • Lindsay gives a speech (4x20 Cinco de Cuatro I, flashbacks in 4x21 Cinco de Cuatro II)
    • Woman in crowd: Love you Lindsay!
  • Herbert Love in hospital, Lindsay agrees to run in Herbert Love’s place (cut scene)
    • This entire scene is cut:
      • Narrator: Herbert Love is discovered in a coma.
      • David: They think it happened during the blowback. They found him behind the Kick-a-Goat. The doctors say he may come out of it in a week to ten years. So I have one question for you. Would you consider-
      • Lindsay: Yes.
      • David: Would you consider-
      • Lindsay: Yes.
      • David: Would you consider-
      • Lindsay: Yes.
      • David: Would you consider running in his place?
      • Lindsay: Yes.
      • David: Oh, fantastic. (to nurse) Sweetheart, could you work his thumb? And honey, could we see some pupils over here?
      • Narrator: And she even gets Herbert's endorsement.
  • Annyong appears (cut scene)
    • Narrator: And Annyong tries to stick the Bluth family for a tomato juice that costs him $700 and ultimately his freedom. Goodbye, Annyong.

Quotes

→ See more quotes from "Red Hairing" at Transcript of Red Hairing.

Lucille: The apple does not far from the tree fall.

Lindsay: I am like you nothing.

 

Lindsay: Oh God, he blued himself. 

 

Marky Bark: They're upping my charges from prank bomb to non-Arab terrorism.

 

Michael: She's Tracey.

George: Fat Tracey or thin Tracey at the end?

 

Lindsay: How is she more qualified than me?

Lucille 2: She has integrity. And look at this hair. Look at this beautiful long hair.

 

Notes

Promotional Photos

→ See 160 pictures from Red Hairing at Images from Red Hairing.


Behind the Scenes

External Links

  • ANUSTART fan page based on the anustart running joke
SEASON FOUR EPISODES

1. "Flight of the Phoenix"
2. "Borderline Personalities"
3. "Indian Takers"
4. "The B. Team"
5. "A New Start"

6. "Double Crossers"
7. "Colony Collapse"
8. "Red Hairing"
9. "Smashed"
10. "Queen B."

11. "A New Attitude"
12. "Señoritis"
13. "It Gets Better"
14. "Off the Hook"
15. "Blockheads"

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