George Oscar "G.O.B." Bluth II
George Oscar "G.O.B." Bluth II is a fictional character on the television series Arrested Development. He is portrayed by Will Arnett. G.O.B. (usually written as "Gob", and pronounced as in the Biblical figure Job) is the eldest Bluth son, and is an unsuccessful professional magician who is often used by his father George Bluth Sr. to undermine his brother's control of the family business.
G.O.B. insists that his magic feats be referred to as "illusions", not "tricks," because as he says "a trick is something a whore does for money... or cocaine." (He occasionally forgets this, and calls them "tricks" anyway.) He is a founding member of the "Magicians' Alliance", a group that was formed to preserve magicians' secrets, but he was later blackballed by them for unwittingly revealing how one of his illusions was performed (on a local news broadcast). He once made the family's $700,000 yacht disappear (by sinking it) as part of a magic act during a spring break show.
He is known for incorporating over-the-top theatrics into his magic shows, including pyrotechnics, dance routines, and wind machines. He plays Europe's "The Final Countdown" before almost all of his major illusions (such as making the family yacht disappear or escaping from a coffin).
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