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Arrested Development
Feature film based on the TV series.


PCU (1994)
In PCU Jessica Walters, as the dean, is trapped at a party where "Afternoon Delight" By The Starlight Vocal band plays on a loop. "Arrested Development" famously has an episode centered entirely around the "Afternoon Delight" song, with Walters as the Bluth family's patriarch.

Referenced in 

NYPD Blue: Arrested Development (2003) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Room (2003)
In "Arrested Development" each member of the Bluth family has a different form of a "chicken dance" that they use to mock other people, usually members of their family. Nearly every member (except Buster and Maeby) have their own interpretations, which as Michael and Buster point out often are nothing like chickens or even any birds, just like the ridiculous imitation made by Tommy Wiseau in "The Room".
The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Multiple Emmy winner.
Saturday Night Live: Jason Bateman/Kelly Clarkson (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the monologue
Dinner for Five: Episode #4.5 (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue; Jason Bateman and Jeffrey Tambor are attributed to working on this series.
The Comeback: Valerie Stands Out on the Red Carpet (2005) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned as Portia de Rossi is a nominee at the award ceremony.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.27 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Sitcoms" category
American Dad!: With Friends Like Steve's (2006) (TV Episode)
Francine compares Stan not being interesting to this TV Show
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #13.143 (2006) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned when Will Arnett appears in the audience
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: The Skeleton Show (2006) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned when Will Arnett's skeleton appears in the audience
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.30 (2008) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $8,000 question
Entourage: Gotta Look Up to Get Down (2008) (TV Episode)
Jeffrey Tambor is asked if he is going to do another TV show
Kevin Smith: Sold Out - A Threevening with Kevin Smith (2008) (Video)
"I saw Arrested Development, I know what a seal can do"
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
DVDs are shown in a video store.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.125 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $16,000 question
The Sims 3 (2009) (Video Game)
The playable character Gobias Koffi. His name references Gobias Industries, plus he looks like Tobias Fünke and has a very similar personality.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Year One/Whatever Works/The Proposal (2009) (TV Episode)
Alex Fernie mentions Michael Cera's role.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.48 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 clue in the category "In My Netflix Queue"
Community: Beginner Pottery (2010) (TV Episode)
Jeff calls Rich "Buster" in front of Professor Holly, played by "Tony Hale". Hale played Buster Bluth in Arrested Development.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Dancing with the Stars 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $7,500 question
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Entourage: Sniff Sniff Gang Bang (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jeffrey Tambor
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.11 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Will Arnett was on the show
Community: Epidemiology (2010) (TV Episode)
Jeff mentions that his suit costs $6000 (just as GOB often does in AD); Rich is dressed as a banana (as several people are throughout AD to advertise the Bluths' frozen banana stand)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.83 (2011) (TV Episode)
Adam Sandler says that when his daughters saw a billboard of Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman in the switch, they told him, "Your pretend wife is hanging out with the guy from 'Arrested Development'"
Horrible Bosses (2011)
Jason Bateman making chicken sounds, just like many of the characters on Arrested Development.
Conan: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Karaoke (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Jason Bateman and during interview
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.208 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Will Arnett was on the show
DVD-R Hell: How Can I Tell If I'm Really in Love? (2011) (TV Episode)
"They haven't started 'Arrested Development' yet?"
Conan: The Way to a Man's Heart Is Through My Multi-Level Marketing Plan (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during WIll Arnett interview and his introduction
Psych: Neil Simon's Lover's Retreat (2011) (TV Episode)
When entering the hotel restaurant, Jerry Kincaid (played by Tony Hale) touches the back of his ear which is what a character named Buster (also played by Tony Hale) often did on the show Arrested Development
Conan: Oh My God, Baby New Year Got Into the Medicine Cabinet! (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing David Cross
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.185 (2012) (TV Episode)
The show's name is used in context to a story about which the round table is discussing.
Ben 10: Omniverse: Arrested Development (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
At the Offices of Glee (2013) (Short)
Player: "When the brunette can't figure out which one of her interracial gay dads is the biological father...didn't we steal that joke from Arrested Development?"
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.81 (2013) (TV Episode)
The show name is used to describe immature behavior by an adult, namely Amanda Bynes, just before being arrested.
The Badly Animated Adventures of Spider-Man (2013) (Video)
The song Spider-Man plays on his guitar during the duel with Scorpion is the theme song from Arrested Development.
The Avengers Badly Animated Adventures (2013) (Video)
Peter Parker says "I hear he's very good" when Agent Coulson mentions Barry Zuckercorn, the lawyer, which is Henry Winkler's character on the show. The last two notes of the theme song can be heard during this reference.
Frozen (2013)
There are multiple references to Arrested Development. First, the Duke of Weselton dances with Princess Anna, at one point saying he is a graceful chicken, and then does Lindsay Funke's chicken-dance. Not long after, she sings a song with Prince Hans of the Southern Isles which features a line about finishing each other's sandwiches, which is a running gag on Arrested Development. Finally, as Queen Elsa's powers are finally being discovered, the Duke yells out "She's a MONSTER!" in the same manner that Buster Bluth cries out about his own monstrosity in Arrested Development.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.15 (2014) (TV Episode)
Andy Samberg mentions all his fellow nominees in the 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical' for the 71st Annual Golden Globes.
Community: App Development and Condiments (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference; creator Mitchell Hurwitz appears in this episode.
Bob's Burgers: World Wharf II: The Wharfening (or How Bob Saves/Destroys the Town - Part II) (2014) (TV Episode)
When Gene says "Like you're all not wearing a pair of Dad's cutoff jeans under your clothes"
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
(at around 59 mins) Will Arnett is making a parmesan and mustard sandwich.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Will Arnett/T.I. (2014) (TV Episode)
Will Arnett reveals a new season is coming
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jessica Chastain/Jeffrey Tambor/Chris Brown (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy when introducing Jeffrey Tambor
Sunset Overdrive (2014) (Video Game)
After your character destroys a banana stand, they quip "There's always money in the banana stand"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Julianne Moore/Michael Cera/Kid Rock (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy when introducing Michael Cera
The Graham Norton Show: Dame Judi Dench/Dustin Hoffman/Jennifer Aniston/Jason Bateman/Olly Murs (2014) (TV Episode)
Jason Bateman talks about the possibility of new episodes; also mentioned by Graham in his opening monologue when he talks about Jason Bateman
Gold Rush: The Dirt: Grandpa Schnabel's Visit (2015) (TV Episode)
one of the Hoffman crew says this is a good show
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kevin Costner/Portia de Rossi/David Frei (2015) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions the series when introducing Portia de Rossi

Featured in 

The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards (2004) (TV Special)
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) (TV Special)
Screenwipe: Episode #1.2 (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.80 (2009) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: KeSha 'BlahBlahBlah' (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip of Bob Loblaw used in review.
Great TV Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
crew visible/flowers go back into bag/crew seen in reflection/boom visible
The Super Phelous Angry Reviewing Meta-Show or Something...: The Human Centiphede (2011) (TV Episode)
Characters doing a chicken dance.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1976 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips used in review.
America in Primetime: The Misfit (2011) (TV Episode)
The Bluths are an example of the "Misfit".
FOX 25th Anniversary Special (2012) (TV Movie)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.103 (2013) (TV Episode)
Clip of Jessica Walter closing a door
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards (2013) (TV Special)
Nomination presentation for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series.
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014) (TV Special)
Nomination presentation for Jason Bateman and ensemble.
Anime Abandon: Yu Yu Hakusho: Poltergeist Report (2014) (TV Episode)
"The doctor on Arrested Development wasn't this bad."
Greatest Ever Sitcoms (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 18 in the Countdown

Spoofed in 

Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011) (Short)
Will Arnett spoofs his "Gob" role
Saints Row IV (2013) (Video Game)
A taunt spoofs Gob's chicken dance.
Frozen (2013)
During the coronation ball, the Duke of Weselton imitates Lindsay Bluth-Fünke's famed "chicken dance" (kicking his legs out from side-to-side while making a comb with his hand) as he tries to impress Anna with his various animal homages.

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