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"The B. Team" is easily the most self-aware and meta episode thus far, which, four episodes in, doesn't sound like much... Yet I think this might be the best episode so far.
I almost can't say anything about the super-team of Carl Weathers, James Lipton and Andy Richter.
It's certainly an improvement over the George Sr. and Lindsay episodes, but still doesn't completely take off - but it does have some more inspiration behind it and more memorable moments.
The meta aspect elevates this one a bit - Arrested Development fans were teased with the possibility of a feature film for years after the Fox cancelation - as does a solid guest turn by Isla Fisher...
To me they feel more like they're taking two episodes' worth of Lindsay material and two episodes' worth of Michael material and condensing it all. For that reason, they're a little exhausting, I agree.
The sensation that I got from "The B. Team" is one of emptiness, with an unintentional echo in Michael's callback to "The One Where They Build A House."
The real problems for me is that there's not enough interaction between the family, and Michael is becoming less and less likable, and, again, not really in a fun way.
"The B. Team" was just tremendous, as consistently funny, fast paced, and mega-dense with inside jokery as the very best [Arrested Development] episodes from back in the day.