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Arrested Development 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2003– )
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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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Complete series cast summary:
...  Michael Bluth 76 episodes, 2003-2018
...  Lindsay Bluth Fünke 76 episodes, 2003-2018
...  Gob Bluth 76 episodes, 2003-2018
...  George-Michael Bluth 76 episodes, 2003-2018
...  Maeby Fünke / ... 76 episodes, 2003-2018
...  Buster Bluth / ... 76 episodes, 2003-2018
...  Tobias Fünke 76 episodes, 2003-2018
...  George Bluth Sr. / ... 76 episodes, 2003-2018
...  Lucille Bluth 76 episodes, 2003-2018
...  Narrator / ... 76 episodes, 2003-2018
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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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Arrested Development - De Mal a Pior  »

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Trivia

In season three, the Bluths' new lawyer, Bob Loblaw (Scott Baio), is brought in to replace their usual lawyer, Barry Zuckercorn (Henry Winkler). Loblaw proudly states this is not the first time he has been called on to replace Zuckercorn, a nod to the television series Happy Days (1974), where Baio was added to the cast, in the role of Chachi to supplement Winkler's teen idol status as Fonzie. Winkler was getting older at the time, and the producers of Happy Days (1974) wanted a younger cool character on the show. The narrator, Ron Howard, also starred in Happy Days (1974) alongside Winkler and Baio. See more »

Goofs

In several episodes, you can see flowers and trees outside the doors and windows of the model home; but in the shots of the exterior of the home, it is on a dirt plot, surrounded by nothing. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: For the first time, Lucille prays...
Lucille: [Praying] Take something else from us. Do whatever you have to to keep my boy from going to war.
Narrator: And Buster is on his way when he decides to pursue a long-delayed rite of passage...
[Buster swims in the ocean]
Person: Loose seal. Watch out for loose seal.
Buster: [Thinking he means Lucille] I don't care about Lucille. She lies.
Narrator: ...and then a seal bites off his hand.
Lucille: Amen.
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Referenced in Sunset Overdrive (2014) See more »

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The Final Countdown
Written by Joey Tempest
Performed by Europe
[GOB's magic theme music]
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Very funny
9 August 2004 | by 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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