Written by Brad Copeland.
Michael: What’s wrong with Lupe?
Lucille: Oh, she’s upset because I told her she couldn’t take the day off. There’s a family reunion in Catalina.
Buster: Catalina. We’re not going to Catalina, are we?
Narrator: Buster had an unfortunate encounter in a photo booth on the wildlife-populated island of Catalina.
Michael: No, Lupe is. You see, for her, a family reunion might actually be a pleasant experience.
Lucille: They’ve got a bus, and they want to use parking lot to this building as a meeting place. I mean, for God’s sake, it’s not a hardware store. We can’t have them hanging around like a bunch of freeloaders looking for an easy buck.
Michael: What’s the emergency, Mom?
Lucille: I need money.
Michael: I don’t have time for this, okay? I don’t even get to see my own son. I’m going to go to work now.
Lucille: And while you’re there, find out from your assistant Kitty why she didn’t send my paycheck.
Michael: You get a paycheck from the Bluth Company?
Lucille: Well, it’s important to the company that I keep up the image of my lifestyle.
Michael: Illusion, Mom.
Michael: And I’m the president of that company, and I believe that I’m the one that asked you to start shopping at Quantity Plus.
Lucille: And they made me apply for a membership card. It was humiliating.
Michael: I’ll see what I can do for you. And now that I know that I’m the one that pays Lupe, I’m giving her the day off, okay? Lupe, did you hear that? Tell your bus driver that he can pick up your family at the Bluth Company parking lot.
Lupe: Oh, thank you, Michael.
Lucille: (Mocking.) My hero.
Michael: Anyway, you enjoy that paycheck when you get it. It will be the last one I ever send here.
Buster: Uh, does that mean I have to go to your office to get mine, too, or... how’s that work?
Michael: You got to be kidding me.
Michael: All right, you know what, Buster? Bob, in the copy room, he quit today. If you want your money, you’re gonna have to work for it.
Buster: Okay, I accept. I’ll take that job. I will work in the copy room.
Lucille: I wouldn’t go in there without knocking, Michael.
Michael: Now, I know we’ve been putting in a lot of hours, but we’ve got to keep our heads down and power through, you know, and sacrifice.
Lindsay: Don’t mind me, I’m just here to pick up my paycheck and get out of here.
Michael: Guys, go ahead and take a three. Lindsay, how can you just come in here and ask me for a paycheck?
Lindsay: Well, I usually ask Kitty, but she’s not around, and you’re the only one here that I’ve ever seen before.
Michael: How long has this been going on?
Lindsay: Dad hired me out of college.
Michael: You quit college.
Lindsay: Yeah, well, I had a job—what was the point?
Michael: Well, you have a job now, and since Kitty’s gone, you can earn your check by answering the phone.
Lindsay: Michael, it’s Friday. Everybody coasts on Friday.
Michael: It’s actually Saturday.
Lindsay: Finally. I’m out of here. I’ll see you Tuesday.
Michael: I’m serious, Lindsay.
Lindsay: This is why your employees hate you.
Michael: They’re actually quite fond of me. Okay, guys, back to the staff meeting.