Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a show that was cancelled too soon and was bought by Netflix and brought back to life – Arrested Development

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Opening Titles / Theme Tune

 

About the Show

Summary of Plot 

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. – IMDB 

Number of Seasons / Episodes 

5 seasons

Characters:

Jason Bateman – Michael Bluth

Portia de Rossi – Lindsay Bluth Funke

Will Arnett – Gob Bluth

Michael Cera – George-Michael Bluth

Alia Shawkat – Maeby Funke

Tony Hale – Buster Bluth

David Cross – Tobias Funke

Jeffrey Tambor – George Blith Snr

Jessica Walter – Lucille Bluth

Ron Howard – Narrator

Trivia

+Ron Howard’s role as the narrator was accidental. He was merely filling in on the pilot, but his voice just “worked.”

+ Neither David Cross’s nor Jeffrey Tambor’s characters were ever intended to be regular characters. It was not until the actors tested so well that the writers ended up putting them regularly in the series.

+ Nearly every episode begins with “Michael” or “Michael Bluth” as the opening word(s).

+ Will Arnett beat out Rainn Wilson for the part of Gob Bluth during the final round of auditions.

+Tobias’ “nevernude” condition is a real psychological affliction known as gymnophobia, the fear of nude bodies.

+ The video camera that Gob uses to make his Tricks (Around the Office) video, and which appears many other times, is a Canon XL-2.

Classic Clips 

Greatest Quotes

Best moments

 

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