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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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As the Second of July parade approaches, Sally steps up her campaign against Lindsay while the Bluths again struggle to keep their stories straight.


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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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"I'll see you in May, or whenever is convenient for you." (season 4) See more »

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Arrested Development - De Mal a Pior  »

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Trivia

Jason Bateman's sister, Justine Bateman, guest-starred on one episode in the third season, titled Arrested Development: Family Ties (2006), a reference to Justine's popular 1982 sitcom, Family Ties (1982), as well as to her relation to Arrested Development (2003) star Jason Bateman. Jason Bateman had long lobbied Producer Mitchell Hurwitz to cast Justine in a guest role on the show, but Jason had originally wanted her to come on to play his character's love interest. 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: You want to be in charge?
Gob: Yeah.
Michael: You want to deal with what I deal with? A sister who takes your money and throws it away. A mother who you can't trust. A company whose founder may be on trial for treason. Is that what you want?
Gob: What kind of vacation time does it offer?
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Christmastime Is Here (Instrumental)
Composed by The Vince Guaraldi Trio
[Sad walking song]
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HI-Larious as Well As Intelligent
7 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

In this age of lazily-conceived, hastily-produced, fill-in-the-blank reality shows that the FOX network seems to corner the market on, it's refreshing to see them invest in a show that doesn't fit a clichéd formula and challenges the audience's intellect with hilarious results.

Previously, I had written off this show without giving it a chance, assuming that it's just another show about rich people with problems, a la "The OC". It's too bad I didn't give it a chance because I just happened to watch a random episode right while waiting for "Malcom in the Middle". Little did I expect to laugh so hard at George Michael continuously wearing a muscle suit just because his COUSIN. Maebe, gave him a passing compliment. And the absurdity of the situation was amplified by Ron Howard's deadpan narration of the episode, giving it the seriousness the situation doesn't deserve.

The show was still confusing because I wasn't clear on all the relationships and the origninating humor that the episodes look back to. Good think FOX did a marathon of the show in order to set me straight.

Bottom line, this show did not win all those Emmies for nothing. It could give Frasier, Friends and Seinfeld a run for their money any day. Let's hope the Emmys shielded the show from the FOX cancellation bug that afflicted other good shows such as "Action", "Titus", "Greg The Bunny" and ESPECIALLY "Family Guy".

**** out of ****


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