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Arrested Development 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2003–2019)
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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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Mitchell Hurwitz
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Top Rated TV #83 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 59 wins & 120 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Jason Bateman ...  Michael Bluth 84 episodes, 2003-2019
Portia de Rossi ...  Lindsay Bluth Fünke 84 episodes, 2003-2019
Will Arnett ...  Gob Bluth 84 episodes, 2003-2019
Michael Cera ...  George-Michael Bluth 84 episodes, 2003-2019
Alia Shawkat ...  Maeby Fünke / ... 84 episodes, 2003-2019
Tony Hale ...  Buster Bluth / ... 84 episodes, 2003-2019
David Cross ...  Tobias Fünke 84 episodes, 2003-2019
Jeffrey Tambor ...  George Bluth Sr. / ... 84 episodes, 2003-2019
Jessica Walter ...  Lucille Bluth 84 episodes, 2003-2019

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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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We've Unmade a Huge Mistake. (Season 4) See more »

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Comedy

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Trivia

"Hop-ons" to the Stair Car are a running gag throughout the show. Although the term is never officially explained on the show, it is meant to mean a person who hops on the stairs and rides it. 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

Buster: Hey, I just came to tell you that I can't do that wall.
Drill Instructor: There's no time for that. We're shipping out without you. Haven't you heard?
[hands Buster military files]
Buster: Weapons of Mass Destruction?
Gob: Those bastards.
Drill Instructor: I did not say that.
Gob: Are you going to allow that, Buster? Are you going to allow your children, and your children's children, and any children that I might have out there to live in fear for the rest of their lives?
[advances to the wall]
Gob: Climb that wall, homo.
Drill Instructor: Go get 'em.
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.30 (2008) 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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First Season on DVD Disk 1 - Highly Recommended!!!
21 October 2004 | by kd4mlSee all my reviews

We enjoyed re-discovering the amazing antics of the Bluth family and preparing ourselves for the much anticipated second season. Arrested Development is my kind of situation comedy. No laugh tracks, thank you for respecting our intelligence! When it's funny, we know when to laugh. There are lots of surprises, special guests, great acting and excellent writing. Ron Howard's narration is a bonus. When someone asks me what it's like, I compare it to "Scrubs" but less mean spirited and more family values. I hope it represents the beginning of a trend toward great but gentle humor. I'm just about fed up with "reality" programs. Thank you very much. Keep up the good work.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2003 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

| (Entire season 4) | (Entire season 2) | (Entire season 1) | (Entire season 3)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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