Top 5 Arrested Development Moments
Arrested Development garnered one of the biggest cult followings in the history of television. It follows members of the ever-dysfunctional Bluth Family in the wake of the collapse of their fortune. Its beloved characters, subtle running jokes and Ron Howard’s voice as the consistent narrator, Arrested Development had critics raving.
After a seven year drought, the Bluths are finally back! As part of their instant streaming service, Netflix will drop an entire fourth season this Sunday, May 26. All 15 episodes will go live at once, meaning viewers can move on to the next as soon as they’re done with the episode they’re watching. Talk about instant gratification!According to Portia de Rossi, each episode is made to stand alone and watching in different orders gives different perspectives on the season as a whole. That will likely make it a whole lot easier to jump in if you’ve never seen the show before. For anyone who loves the Bluths already, or anyone who needs a first introduction, here are the Top 5 Arrested Development Moments.
1. Tobias "Blue Himself."
Michael’s brother-in-law, Tobias Funke is in constantly unsuccessful pursuit of an acting career. In hopes that he might get an audition with The Blue Man Group he “blue himself,” to get in character.Click here to watch the clip from the first episode of season 2 on YouTube.
2. Buster’s Hand.
In season 2, Michael’s youngest brother, Buster loses his hand to a seal attack while he is swimming in the ocean for the very first time. The swim is an act of defiance against his mother Lucille who had forbidden it. Buster found out Lucille had been lying to him about the identity of his father and took to the waves to rebel. When he returns from the hospital to recover he accidentally wounds a family member and seems to notice that his missing hand has been replaced with a hook for the first time.Watch Buster’s reaction to his new hand in season 2, episode 12 on YouTube.
3. The “Mayon-egg.”
Michael Bluth never really understood his son, George Michael’s attraction to his first girlfriend, Ann. The mayon-egg is a special dish Ann prepares in her mouth. George Michael explains it to his dad adoringly.Watch George Michael detail the “mayon-egg” in season 2, episode 2 on YouTube.
4. “There’s always money in the banana stand.”
In the second episode of Arrested Development Michael visits his father, George in jail to try to salvage the family business after his arrest. This is the first time of many that George offers his son some sage financial advice: “There’s always money in the banana stand.” Michael thinks his father is referring to the Bluth banana stand as a business venture, when in reality it’s the hiding place for a large sum of cash.
5. Tobias is a “Never Nude.”
Tobias suffers from a rare phobia that prevents him from ever being completely nude. Even in the shower. The solution? Denim shorts.Watch a clip in which Ron Howard narrates an explanation of the condition.