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Although it was never as popular as some of the biggest comedy hits in the history of television, Arrested Development is widely considered to be one of the funniest, smartest and most entertaining comedies ever to grace TV screens. Though the show, which was created by Mitchell Hurwitz, only ran for three seasons on the FOX television network, it has become one of the most influential, as well as one of the most quoted shows in recent memory.

Arrested Development follows the lives and mishaps of the Bluth family as they try to make sense of their lives after the patriarch of the family, George Bluth, Sr., is arrested shortly after announcing that the leadership of the family company will go to his wife, the cunning and sarcastic Lucille. This angers son Michael, who had assumed that he would be given the reins to the company after his father stepped down.

Other characters on the show include GOB ? short for George Oscar Bluth, George Michael Bluth ? Michal's son, Lindsay and Tobias Funke, Buster Bluth and Maeby Funke. Each member of the family has distinctive and hilarious traits which are often used to great comedic effect. Additionally, the relationships between the family members take on altered meanings as the show progresses and more information is revealed about them and their histories.

Unlike many other television comedies, Arrested Development uses a structure that rewards viewers for multiple viewings. Each episode is packed with hundreds of jokes. Many of them come from the dialogue spoken by the characters, but there are just as many visual gags and puns. As a result, it can be challenging, but fun, for a viewer to keep up with the show's rapid-fire pace. The show also features a narrative story line that sustains the action of the series throughout its entire run.

Though Arrested Development has been off the air for some time, its popularity has increased dramatically thanks to televised reruns and sales of the DVDs. People have grown to love the Bluths, and many of them wish that there were new episodes to watch. Thankfully, the show is set to return shortly with a ten-episode fourth season which is still in the developmental phase. For fans of the Bluths and the hilarious comedy that they have brought to television screens, this is outstanding news. In the meantime, fans can continue to be entertained by Arrested Development by watching it online, in reruns or on DVD.

5 Seasons, 92 Episodes
November 2, 2003
Cast: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera
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Arrested Development Full Episode Guide

  • George and Lucille overestimate their new lawyer's expertise in the courtroom. Two familiar faces testify, and a video sheds more light on the case.

  • As the trial kicks off, the Guilty Guys throw the family for a loop. Lucille learns surprising news about Dusty. George-Michael plots a distraction.

  • Buster's brief appearance in a TV weather report puts the Bluths back in hot water, but Michael has a plan involving his son's definitely real company.

  • George Sr., Lucille and Maeby give honesty a try. Good news becomes bad for George-Michael. Michael remembers there's always money ... somewhere.

  • As George Sr. attempts to win back Lucille, Michael assembles a mold of their scheme. Meanwhile, Buster gets caught up in Tobias and Gob's business.

  • Michael jumps at a chance to spend more time with George-Michael, who seeks a clueless president for Fakeblock. Tobias relocates his makeshift family.

  • Buster fails to show for his own prison release party. Michael examines company financial records. George-Michael seeks Anonymous help to deceive Rebel.

  • As the Second of July parade approaches, Sally steps up her campaign against Lindsay while the Bluths again struggle to keep their stories straight.

  • George-Michael thinks he's being lied to by Michael, who thinks he's being lied to by George Sr. Gob hires guys to help with his "closet conversion."

  • Michael attempts to bail out Buster. George-Michael finally meets the Howards, and Ron informs Michael that his plans for the movie have changed.

  • The Bluths receive/present their award, but it weighs on George Sr. and creates new problems. Michael and George-Michael have a deep conversation.

  • Gob acquires a new office for the company with a "premium view." Michael gets a shock when he returns to a place that holds a lot of memories.

  • The family unites behind Lindsay's campaign, but Michael senses that something is amiss. Maeby has an idea that George-Michael likes a little too much.

  • For varying reasons, most of the Bluths (even Steve Holt) feel compelled to run off to Mexico. Michael tries to convince Buster to go to the police.

  • Surprises greet Michael at the penthouse and Sudden Valley. George-Michael confides in Maeby, who's trying to avoid Sudden Valley.

  • George-Michael tries to make amends with his father, but things get weird. Gob gets shocking news when he runs into Ann at Cinco de Cuatro.

  • Walls are the center of attention as the Cinco de Cuatro celebration gets underway, and Tobias unknowingly becomes an active participant in two bombs.

  • After each has a bad experience with Love, Buster seeks out Lucille 2 and Lindsay realizes who she really is. Maeby learns the truth about Perfecto.

  • After a falling out with P-Hound, George-Michael gets new neighbors who really like hanging out with him. Maeby kicks Fakeblock into high gear.

  • Tobias stands in the way of Lucille's freedom. Michael discovers a revealing clue about Rebel's boyfriend. Gob has a heart-to-heart with Tony Wonder.

  • Tobias and Argyle seek funding for their musical. George-Michael benefits when Michael and Lindsay's impromptu double date goes south.

  • As George-Michael tries to keep up his ruse, Michael makes an attempt to reconnect with him. Maeby comes up with a creative way to bring in some cash.

  • George-Michael is having a hard time balancing his business and reconnecting with his father.

  • Buster has a hard time making it on his own away from his mother.

  • Things heat up at UC Irvine when George-Michael finds himself in a love triangle with his best friend Ray and his girlfriend Becky.

  • Maeby moves out and reconnects with her cousin George-Michael.

  • Gob takes on a job from his brother, but is distracted by his own plan.

  • Lucille realizes her children have already started dividing up her things, and tries to get used to her new home.

  • Tobias returns to his roots and reunites with his leading lady after a rough few weeks.

  • Lindsay continues to search for herself by seeking a relationship and finding a new career.

  • Gob makes new friends after his relationship falls apart and his family abandons him.

  • George Sr.'s latest business experiences some problems resulting in bribing a politician in order to get his scam back on track.

  • Tobias tries to find meaning after splitting with Lindsay, but realizes that old habits die hard.

  • Michael is faced with a life changing business opportunity. Unfortunately, he needs his family's consent.

  • Lindsay tries finding herself again through traveling and getting back to her political activist roots.

  • George Sr. tries putting the family back together by drumming up a get rich quick idea.

  • Michael starts his own business after leaving the family one. The mailman Pete dies causing havoc in the family.

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