Gene Parmesan is a private detective for the Bluth family.
Gene was hired by Lucille to determine if George Sr. ever had any extra-marital affairs. Gene never reported anything to Lucille, which made Michael believe he wasn't a very good Private Investigator.
Though Michael is fully aware of just how incompetent Gene is, Lucille seems to love him. He has a habit of showing up to meet her in disguises, which never fails to delight Lucille.
Lucille hired Gene to track down George Sr. when he escaped prison. Gene found the stair car in Mexico, a lead that Michael followed up. Lucille later hired Gene to track G.O.B. who made her suspicious when he was trying to be her friend. Gene eventually followed G.O.B. to Mexico, where he was hired by Michael to help Ice and G.O.B. find George Sr.. ("¡Amigos!")
Gene's ad is seen later in a phonebook. ("Good Grief")
Lucille hired Gene as her P.I. to find evidence against Herbert Love. Gene got photos of Love with a redheaded prostitute. When Michael visited her and suspected G.O.B. of dating Rebel, Lucille told him to hire Gene to follow him. Gene and Michael then follow G.O.B. in his limo. ("Queen B.") Gene and Michael follow G.O.B. to My Little Ballroom where Gene buys a knife that can "both filet a chicken and subdue an intruder" at Thin Wally's Knife Store. ("A New Attitude")
- "An idiot with balloons" in a blue bear suit
- Austerity guard
- Fry cook (actually his uniform for Chicken Dan's.)
- Sombrero and fake mustache
- The Thing
- Assistant at Buster's trial
- Throughout Season Four characters are seen eating Parmesan cheese and mustard, a reference to Gene Parmesan's actor Martin Mull who played Col. Mustard in the 1985 movie Clue.
- → See 19 pictures of Gene Parmesan at Images of Gene Parmesan.
Lucille: It’s just some idiot with balloons.
Gene: Oh, is it?
Lucille: [Screams.] I knew it!From "¡Amigos!"
Lucille: Gene! Isn't Gene the best?
Narrator: Gene was far from the best.From "¡Amigos!"
"Good Grief" (photo only)
"A New Attitude"
"Off the Hook"