Arrested Development

musicismylife78musicismylife78 Posts: 6,018
edited March 2008 in All Encompassing Trip
I know this show gets tons of threads, I just thought it’s the type that deserves a new one every month or so.
This show relates to my Sopranos thread. If that show is the best show ever, Arrested Development is in the top 5 at least. I would even go so far as to say the idiot(s) who were involved in getting it cancelled, deserve to be in prison. No joke.

I love the show. I love the non stop jokes, one after the other, You have to stay on the ball to see and hear all of them. I love Buster, and how he talks and acts, how he seems like he is 8 instead of 30 or however old he is. Anyung, is hilarious and how even into the second season, everytime someone would say “anyung” a subtitle on the screen would say “hello”.

I love that a character is named Job, but its spelled Gob. How many times do we run into people with biblical names, John, Peter, Paul, etc… but how many times have you met a Gob? I get a kick out of his “caw, ca, caw, ca, caw” dance.

Tobias is hilarious as well. The whole Blue Man Group thing is just so bizarre.

The show is a bonafide classic, but it was cancelled. One of the most boneheaded moves I have ever heard of.

Great show, and its criminally overlooked.
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  • timrothtimroth Posts: 215
    I agree its a great show that shouldnt not have been cancelled. I read recently that Jason Bateman confirmed that there is a AD movie in the works!

    http://tv.yahoo.com/show/35099/news/urn:newsml:eonlinekristen.com:20080202:TV-6a829db24533e7aa026268d0738c29d5__ER:1
  • timroth wrote:
    I agree its a great show that shouldnt not have been cancelled. I read recently that Jason Bateman confirmed that there is a AD movie in the works!

    http://tv.yahoo.com/show/35099/news/urn:newsml:eonlinekristen.com:20080202:TV-6a829db24533e7aa026268d0738c29d5__ER:1

    great news! :)


    and i thought i'd share a favorite AD scene, just for fun!

    Lucille: [entering room] Michael.
    Michael: Just a minute mom.
    [to GOB]
    Michael: Get rid of the Seaward.
    Lucille: I'll leave when I'm good and ready!
    ~~*~~ ...i surfaced and all of my being was enlightend... ~~*~~
  • soulsingingsoulsinging Posts: 13,211
    i think the show was a bit too smart for tv. it didnt hit you over the head with the jokes or have a laugh track to tell you what was funny. the problem with this is that it meant the people intelligent enough to get the show were probably also the kind of people who wouldn't build their lives around having asses on the couch at the same time every week for a tv show. it also might have been blessed by being canceled before it could jump the shark.

    that said, it is hands down my favorite show of all time. hilarious. the characters are all so wonderfully drawn and the humor is off the wall. it is utterly brilliant, and i laughed at every episode. one of my fav scenes (and a good example of why the show was so great, becos this will make no sense if you've never seen it, but is hilarious for no apparent reason when you see it):

    GOB: i know, nothing works in this house
    Michael: tell me about it
    Lndsay: Is that a shot at me?
    Gob: Probably.
    Lindsay: Because, for your information, I have a job.
    Michael: Really? What kind of job?
    Lindsay: Beads!
    Gob: Bees?!
    Lindsay: Beads.
    Gob: Beads?!
    Michael: Gob's not on board.
    deserve's got nothing to do with it.
  • inmyrvminmyrvm Posts: 932
    i just blue myself
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  • soulsingingsoulsinging Posts: 13,211
    inmyrvm wrote:
    i just blue myself

    there's got to be a better way to say that.
    deserve's got nothing to do with it.
  • i think the show was a bit too smart for tv. it didnt hit you over the head with the jokes or have a laugh track to tell you what was funny. the problem with this is that it meant the people intelligent enough to get the show were probably also the kind of people who wouldn't build their lives around having asses on the couch at the same time every week for a tv show. it also might have been blessed by being canceled before it could jump the shark.

    that said, it is hands down my favorite show of all time. hilarious. the characters are all so wonderfully drawn and the humor is off the wall. it is utterly brilliant, and i laughed at every episode. one of my fav scenes (and a good example of why the show was so great, becos this will make no sense if you've never seen it, but is hilarious for no apparent reason when you see it):

    GOB: i know, nothing works in this house
    Michael: tell me about it
    Lndsay: Is that a shot at me?
    Gob: Probably.
    Lindsay: Because, for your information, I have a job.
    Michael: Really? What kind of job?
    Lindsay: Beads!
    Gob: Bees?!
    Lindsay: Beads.
    Gob: Beads?!
    Michael: Gob's not on board.

    I pulled the "Bees?!?!" line out on my wife last night when 60 Minutes was having a story about bees.

    Easily my favorite show of all time. The OP does a lot for himself for starting this thread to make up for his "tall people" thread in the "Other Music" forum.
  • PJ_SalukiPJ_Saluki Posts: 1,006
    I just started watching on the Internet a couple days ago and I'm hooked. I'm already through the second season and I still LOL. It's so mean and sick. It totally fits my sick sense of humor.
    "Almost all those politicians took money from Enron, and there they are holding hearings. That's like O.J. Simpson getting in the Rae Carruth jury pool." -- Charles Barkley
  • gleemonexgleemonex Posts: 848
    I love any scene involving any of the lawyers on that show. Barry Zuckercorn, Wayne Jarvis and Bob Loblaw are all fantastic characters.

    Barry: Those are the pictures?
    Wayne Jarvis: They’re all over the news.
    Barry: Those are balls.
    Wayne Jarvis: What?
    Narrator: Barry was right. Tobias had inadvertently photographed himself while learning to use his camera phone.
    Barry: This close, they always look like landscape. Nope, you’re looking at balls.
    “Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — ‘God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.’” - Kurt Vonnegut
  • poorgirl23poorgirl23 Posts: 194
    this was the best show. i'm still bitter. very excited about the movie thing though... let's hope it really happens.


    Michael: GOB, I need you to help me slip her past the guards.
    GOB: Well gee, I didn't think the woman I'd be checking out at spring break would be Mom.
    Buster: She's better looking than the whores you date.
    GOB: Don't call my escorts whores.
    Buster: Mom's still got it!
    GOB: I don't date whores!!


    "I've got this Christian girlfriend now and she's trying to get me to be a better man and reconnect with my son and I'm trying to get her to renounce God and f**k me, and I just want to prove to her that I'm worth it!"



    .
    Common sense is not so common.
  • Michael: So, what's going on with the fundraiser?
    George Sr.: Well, I don't think the Home Builders Organization is gonna be supporting us.
    Michael: Yeah, HBO's not gonna want us. What do we do now?
    George Sr.: Well, I think it's "Show Time." I think we have to have a show during dinner.
  • HorosHoros Posts: 4,361
    Finished the new episodes already. Good stuff all these years later.
    #FHP
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