The Banana Stand
George Sr.'s words of advice have become more of an Arrested Development mantra than a running gag, but it's hard to deny the significance of the Bluths' banana stand on the Newport Beach boardwalk. The stand is a source of frustration for George Michael and Maeby and a piece of history for Michael, but it's most definitely not a source of revenue. What George meant by "there's always money in the banana stand" is that he hid $250,000 in the interior of the banana stand. . . which the family burned down.