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Arrested Development 

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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.

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Mitchell Hurwitz
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jason Bateman ...  Michael Bluth 76 episodes, 2003-2018
Portia de Rossi ...  Lindsay Bluth Fünke 76 episodes, 2003-2018
Will Arnett ...  Gob Bluth 76 episodes, 2003-2018
Michael Cera ...  George-Michael Bluth 76 episodes, 2003-2018
Alia Shawkat ...  Maeby Fünke / ... 76 episodes, 2003-2018
Tony Hale ...  Buster Bluth / ... 76 episodes, 2003-2018
David Cross ...  Tobias Fünke 76 episodes, 2003-2018
Jeffrey Tambor ...  George Bluth Sr. / ... 76 episodes, 2003-2018
Jessica Walter ...  Lucille Bluth 76 episodes, 2003-2018
Ron Howard ...  Narrator / ... 76 episodes, 2003-2018
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Storyline

Meet the wildly dysfunctional Bluth family. This family was once at the height of real estate development in Orange County, California. But when the family business - the Bluth Company - goes bust, they're suddenly found penniless with their assets frozen. They move into their last remaining asset - the model home left over from their latest housing tract. Their luxury vehicles are replaced with a reminder of the family's former wealth: 'the stair car that accompanied their private jet'. The patriarch of the family is George Bluth - he's now in prison, and loving every minute of it. His wife Lucille and daughter Lindsay are spoiled socialites who can't handle getting kicked out of family restaurants. His son Buster is in his mid 30's and lives at home. His son George Oscar Bluth is a magician who started a group to get magicians to be taken seriously, and gets kicked out when his own tricks are revealed. Lindsay is married to a man named Tobias Funke, once a psychiatrist, who decides ... Written by halo1k

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Genres:

Comedy

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12 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 2005 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Arrested Development - De Mal a Pior See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

| (Entire season 4) | (Entire season 2) | (Entire season 1) | (Entire season 3)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In the opening sequence for season four, each character has a specific instrument that plays along with the title music: Michael (Jason Bateman) has a trumpet, George Sr (Jeffrey Tambor) has a guitar, Lindsay (Portia de Rossi ) has a sitar and guitar, Tobias (David Cross) has a saxophone and harp, G.O.B. (Will Arnett) has an electric guitar, Lucille (Jessica Walter) has a violin, Maeby (Alia Shawkat) has scat vocals, George Michael (Michael Cera) has a wood block, and Buster has an accordion. Although Arrested Development: Blockheads (2013) is a George Michael centric episode, all musical instruments are present. See more »

Goofs

In several episodes, you can see flowers and trees outside the doors and windows of the model home; but in the shots of the exterior of the home, it is on a dirt plot, surrounded by nothing. See more »

Quotes

Tobias Fünke: No, no, it's pronounced a-nal-ra-pist.
Buster: It wasn't really the pronunciation that bothered me.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.83 (2011) See more »

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Arrested Development
Composed by David Schwartz
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The smartest thing Fox has done yet
14 December 2003 | by AlphabetCitySee all my reviews

This is the funniest show currently on television. All you need to enjoy this show is an appreciation for high-quality acting and incredibly hilarious writing. Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth is perfect as the under-appreciated do-good guy who's just trying to keep his family together and himself sane. Other highlights of the show include Will Arnett as GOB (George Oscar Bluth II), Michael's lame-excuse-for-a-magician brother; Jeffrey Tambor as George Sr., Michael's incarcerated father (he was jailed for "shifty accounting practices"); and Michael Cera as George Michael Bluth, Michael Bluth's perpetually nervous 13-year-old son (who just happens to have a strange infatuation with his cousin, Maebe, played by "State of Grace"'s Alia Shawkat). All in all this show is sure to be a hit, at least with those people whose level of understanding of comedy is above slapstick and bathroom jokes. TREMENDOUSLY hilarious writing and outstanding performances by the whole cast will have you laughing the whole time. Ten out of ten!


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