It all started in 1953 when George Sr. started selling a novelty item called the frozen banana. Business boomed and George Sr. parlayed his success into a huge real estate empire. Unfortunately, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission finally caught up to his creative accounting practices, and now he's facing serious prison time. His irresponsible wife Lucille takes on the CEO role, and his responsible son Michael Bluth tries to pick up the pieces. But given their completely dysfunctional family, it's not going to be easy.