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
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
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
+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.