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Arrested Development 

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Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

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 Buster Bluth / ... (69 episodes, 2003-2018)
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 George Bluth Sr. / ... (69 episodes, 2003-2018)
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 Lucille Bluth (69 episodes, 2003-2018)
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 Narrator / ... (69 episodes, 2003-2018)
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 Michael Bluth (68 episodes, 2003-2013)
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 Lindsay Bluth Fünke (68 episodes, 2003-2013)
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 Gob Bluth (68 episodes, 2003-2013)
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 George-Michael Bluth (68 episodes, 2003-2013)
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 Maeby Fünke / ... (68 episodes, 2003-2013)
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 Tobias Fünke (68 episodes, 2003-2013)
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Meet the wildly dysfunctional Bluth family. This family was once at the height of real estate development in Orange County, California. But when the family business - the Bluth Company - goes bust, they're suddenly found penniless with their assets frozen. They move into their last remaining asset - the model home left over from their latest housing tract. Their luxury vehicles are replaced with a reminder of the family's former wealth - the stair car that accompanied their private jet. The patriarch of the family is George Bluth - he's now in prison, and loving every minute of it. His wife Lucille and daughter Lindsay are spoiled socialites who can't handle getting kicked out of family restaurants. His son Buster is in his mid 30's and lives at home. His son George Oscar Bluth is a magician who started a group to get magicians to be taken seriously - and gets kicked out when his own tricks are revealed. Lindsay is married to a man named Tobias Funke, once a psychiatrist, who decides ... Written by halo1k

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Now the story of a wealthy family who lost everything and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together. See more »

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Arrested Development - De Mal a Pior  »

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Trivia

In one episode, it shows Tobias (David Cross) getting a license plate made for each role, for which he auditions. One of the roles is the title character in House M.D. (2004), for which David Cross auditioned in real-life. See more »

Goofs

During the time George Sr spends in the attic, storage boxes in the background are marked with either "Tracy" or "Tracey." These are boxes of old clothes belonging to Michael's late wife. See more »

Quotes

Michael: I'm sure Egg is a great person.
George Michael Bluth: It's... it's Ann.
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Referenced in Community: App Development and Condiments (2014) See more »

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Arrested Development
Composed by David Schwartz
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Very funny
9 August 2004 | by (Watertown, MA) – See all my reviews

This show takes a few episodes before you *really* GET it. And once you get it, you'll realize why everybody thinks it's one of the best sitcoms ever.

Each character is really defined and original...with real, unique personalities. All of the actors have fantastic chemistry, making for really great interactions and relationships within the show.

The writing for this show is great, and the plots are so absurd that you can't help but find them funny.

A refreshing change in a world where people like reality shows...it's the only good sitcom left.


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