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5x10 - Argyle Austero

Argyle Austero is Lucille Austero's younger brother
Actor: Tommy Tune — First Appearance: "Smashed" — Last Appearance: "Taste Makers"

Argyle Austero is the younger brother of Lucille Austero and owner and director of Austerity. He is a fan of musical theatre and is known as "Mr. Fantastick" for his role in a community theatre rendition of The Fantasticks.

Character history

Season Four

4x09 Smashed (99)

Argyle in Fantastic 4: An Action Musical in "Smashed"

When Tobias is working as a "theralyst" at Austerity for a group including Mark Cherry, Emmett Richter, and DeBrie Bardeaux, Argyle informs him that he is not allowed to treat DeBrie due to their romantic history. Tobias taps into Argyle's love for musical theatre and gets permission to stage a musical version of Fantastic 4: An Action Musical. Argyle plays Mr. Fantastic and asks his sister for $700,000 to do the show right. He and his sister call in Michael Bluth's $700,000 loan at the Balboa Club. On the night of Cinco de Cuatro Argyle and the rest of the cast perform the 8-minute musical — which is not very good. ("Smashed")

Season Five

Argyle meets Gob when he goes to Quick Hard Cement to meet the Gay Mafia. Argyle Austero is threatening to tap dance on somebody's grave. Argyle tells Gob that they know he is really straight, that he only came out as gay for his parade trick. They also saw his TV announcement that he is going into Christian conversion therapy, and they are angry at him. Argyle wants Gob to go to the therapy but then announce that it didn't work. He says Gob has to stay gay for seven years, then they'll let him "age out." Argyle says this is more generous than what they did to Tony Wonder for pretending to be gay. Gob tries to tell Argyle that Buster probably didn't kill Lucille Austero. Argyle says he fought all the time with his sister, so he's not worried about her.

Then two guys bring in a body bag and Argyle tells Gob to make it disappear. He says that they got most of the cement off of it, implying that it's Tony's body. Gob is upset, but drags the body bag away after Argyle threatens to tap dance on his grave.

Images

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Appearances

Season One
Season Two
Season Three
Season Four
"Smashed"
"Queen B."
Season Four Remix
"What Goes Around"
"Locked and Loaded"
"Dire Straights"
"Turning on Each Other"
"Cinco de Cuatro I"
"Cinco de Cuatro II"
Season Five
"Taste Makers"
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