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In the sixteenth episode of the first season of Arrested Development, "Altar Egos," we see young Michael Bluth as a lawyer in a play (and again later in the tenth episode of season three, "Fakin' It"):

Narrator: In order to satisfy an English requirement, Michael appeared in the Drama Club’s production of an original play, “The Trial of Captain Hook.”

Young Michael: (singing) / You’re a crook, Captain Hook / / Judge, won’t you throw the book at the pirate... /

The Trial of Captain Hook

Logic suggests they wouldn't set up a shot that elaborate for about nine seconds of a joke, but maybe they would. Is there any additional footage of this play beyond what we see in these two episodes?

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I feel like if anyone were going to set up a set like that for a nine-second joke, it would be Arrested Development. –  Abby T. Miller May 14 '12 at 15:59
    
Update: this scene is extended in one of the first three episodes of Season 4 (can't remember which), in which Michael as Peter Pan is seen to fly into the 'loose seal (of the court)' pictured at the rear. It's a really contrived return of the clever gag, IMO. There is then a cut during Buster's cry of 'loose seal' in which Lucille unconvincingly responds she is paying attention to the play. –  hexparrot May 29 '13 at 16:37
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As far as I can tell there is no more footage. The DVDs do not include it as a special feature or in the deleted/extended scenes.

It is possible that a little more footage was shot than actually aired, however, your logic that they wouldn't set up a shot like that for a few seconds of footage is not really true. Arrested Development was notorious for having high ambitions and being an expensive show to film (that's part of the reason it was cancelled).

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You raise interesting points. The above commenter @Abby alluded to the notorious attribute you mention. Any statistical source to cite? –  stevvve May 14 '12 at 21:27
    
I don't remember any specific articles, but if you find anything from the past few years about AD's cancellation, it may mention the cost factor. –  DisgruntledGoat May 14 '12 at 23:05
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