“Look, for the tenth time, it’s pronounced ‘a-NAL-rap-ist’ ”
Now that the Arrested Development movie has been confirmed as a sure thing (knock on wood), I felt it was the time to take a look back at the series’ best running jokes. The show failed because 90% of the jokes were based on older episodes, and that didn’t make for very good promo commercials, because people are stupid. But here they are, with as much video evidence as I could provide. I’m hoping all of them make a cameo in the movie, which knowing the show, I’m sure they will.
8 ) I’ve Made a Huge Mistake
Perhaps the most pervasive joke in the series, it always popped up at just the right moment.
7) Hey Brother
Buster’s greeting never changed, and took a scary turn when he started sneaking up behind Michael with his hook hand before saying it.
6) Gob’s Final Countdown Dance
He may not be a great magician, but he’s sure got a damn good opening number.
5) Never Nude
“There are literally dozens of us!”
4) Steve Holt!
Maebe’s crush and Gob’s son had the Pokemon-like trait of expressing himself by saying his own name emphatically.
3) Franklin Delanor Bluth
Sadly, I could only find an audio clip, as copyright police have all but silenced Franklin from the airways. Enjoy this snippet from “It’s Not Easy Bein’ White or Brown.”
2) Tobias the Gaffe Machine
Tobias’s sexuality was highly suspect from day one, and his choice of words throughout the show never helped his case.
1) Chicken Dance
“Has anyone in this family ever even seen a chicken?”