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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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Top Rated TV #38 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 57 wins & 110 nominations. See more awards »

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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

The real-life inspiration for the Bluth Frozen Banana Stand was a chocolate-chip cookie business that Series Creator Mitchell Hurwitz and his brother Michael started in 1976, when they were thirteen and fifteen years old, respectively. With the help of their father, Mark, the boys rented and renovated a former taco stand in Newport Beach, California (the eventual setting for this show), and called their business "The Chipyard." In 2013, Hurwitz told interviewer Terry Gross that the cookie business paid for his and his brother's college educations. The business continues as of 2018, with one physical location in Boston, and a nationwide online and mail order component. See more »

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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 »

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Lindsay: Michael, if this is a lecture on how we're all supposed to whatever and blah-blah-blah, well, you can save it, because we all know it by heart.
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Christmastime Is Here (Instrumental)
Composed by The Vince Guaraldi Trio
[Sad walking song]
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best comedy on TV today
21 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

this comedy is smart where so many others are not. its one of the few shows on today that you find DO NOT have a laugh track which alone makes it unique, but with the excellent writing and acting make it a refreshing and hilarious change. after a few episodes, it all makes sense and is that much funnier once you know the characters and their very individual quirks.

this show deserved all of the awards it won plus a few more just to make sure it gets noticed. its been voted TV-lands "future classic" after only a single season if thats any clue to those who haven't seen it yet. the dry acting of jason bateman and the voice over by ron howard are both stellar and add greatly to the shows overall style.

watch this show as soon as it begins again (nov 7, 2004 after the simpsons) you wont be sorry.


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