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"No touching!" is a recurring quote in Arrested Development. It is most commonly said by guards at Orange County Prison, for it is against visitor policy for inmates or prisoners to touch each other. It is said by other characters at other times.


"No touching!" is first heard when George tries to feed Michael some ice cream sandwich. ("Top Banana")

When Michael burns down the Banana Stand, George gets upset that he burnt $250,000 so he grabs Michael, causing the guards to yell "No touching!" ("Top Banana")

When G.O.B. delegates George's idea to break into the permit office to George Michael, George smacks him. ("Charity Drive")

As George suffers a panic attack and violently asks George Michael for his hair the guard yells "no touching!"("Visiting Ours")

George tried to give Lindsay a reassuring touch, but the guard noticed and yelled "no touching!" ("My Mother, the Car")

After converting to Judaism, George is somehow able to frighten guards that tell him "No touching!" ("Storming the Castle")

When White Power Bill demands George stop spreading his Judaism, George says "No teaching!" ("Staff Infection")

On Bring Your Daughter To Work Day, a guard's daughter tells George and Buster "No touching!" ("Not Without My Daughter")

A prison guard yells "no touching!" at Barry when he is incarcerated. ("The One Where Michael Leaves")

Michael whimpers "no touching!" when his mother strangles him for giving Kitty some of George's frozen semen. ("Spring Breakout")

Michael shouts "more touching!" when George is placed under house arrest. ("For British Eyes Only")

Michael tells George Michael "No talking." ("Flight of the Phoenix")

The surveyor says "no hugging!" to George ("Double Crossers")

A prison guard yells "no touching!" at Marky and Lindsay. ("Red Hairing")

Lucille's prison has "NO TOUCHING" signs visible in the dayroom ("Queen B.") and in the lobby of the facility. ("Off the Hook")

When Buster wants to shake a guard's hand and when Buster tries to pet George Sr.("Emotional Baggage")

A prison guard yells "no pounding!" at Buster when he is angry because Lucille is with Dusty. ("Rom-Traum")

A prison guard yells "no touching!" at Michael while he is trying to calm down Buster. ("The Fallout")