As some of you may already know, Arrested Development is one of my favourite sitcoms. It’s dry humour and quirky characters, along with their recurring jokes, speak to me on an almost spiritual level. I constantly re-watch the series and I’m reminded of all of the good laughs I’ve had while watching this show in the past. With that being said, it influenced me to make a “The Best Of” post, revolving around Arrested Development.
Here are the best and my favourite moments:
1.When Lindsay tried to be a good mom and made a gourmet meal
I don’t know about you but the sound of “hot ham water” makes me feel something… not hungry… just disgusted.
2.When Tobias pretended to be the maid, “Mrs. Featherbottom,” because he missed seeing Maeby and Lindsay when they were separated
Mrs. Featherbottom was a combination of Mrs. Doubtfire and Mary Poppins… you can see the inspiration from both of these characters in this GIF.
3.When Tobias “blue” himself
All he wanted was to be invited to join the Blue Man group. He was innocent!
4.When Maeby made her way up to being a high-school Hollywood executive just by saying the phrase “Marry me!”
Don’t get the wrong impression, everyone! She’s just working her way to the top.
5.When Lucille took George Michael to “Motherboy XXX” and made him dress up as Sonny and Cher
You can see the excitement written all over George Michael’s face.
6.When Buster got attacked by a loose seal right after having a heated argument with his mother, Lucille
This needs no explanation.
7.When the Bluths adopted “Annyong”
Annyong in Korean means “hello.” When the Bluths first met him, he said “Annyong,” and they assumed that was his name. Then, when they would call for Annyong, he would reply with Annyong, and the viscous cycle would start from there.
She’s been called “Annabelle,” “Egg,” “Who,” and the most famous of all, “Her?”
9.When Buster had to cope with his hook
After having his left hand bitten off by a loose seal, Buster had to result to a hook hand for a while, which resulted in him accidentally stabbing, scratching, hooking, or other forms of hurting, other people.
10.When Lucille fired the maid and replaced her with a Rumba
Clearly Lupe was replaceable.
11.When the Bluths had different versions of the chicken dance
“Have any of you ever seen a chicken before?”
12.When the Bluth family tried to raise money for “T.B.A.”
Only this family could get away with raising $25k to a charity that is TBA.
“I thought the bottle was winking at me.”
14.When Gob and his puppet recorded an album on racism together
Such an inspirational and notable tune.
15.When Buster joined the army to get back at Lucille
“THESE ARE MY AWARDS, MOTHER. FROM ARMY.” (But they were actually from the claw machine at the local arcade)
16.When Tobias was asked to be a “mole”
Not that kind of mole, Tobias. He brought terror on tiny town.
17.When Buster had juice
If you give a Buster juice, he will ask for a cookie… well, not exactly. If you give Buster juice, it’s the same as giving a teenager free alcohol. Absolute chaos.
If you know, you know.
19.When Gob made a mistake
Because huge mistakes can be tiny, too.
20.When Tobias never heard what came out of his mouth
He really doesn’t hear himself talk, does he?
21.When Lucille wanted breakfast
It sounds healthy, balanced, and nutritious.
22.When Lucille had the sassiest reply to her own daughter
I felt that burn from here.
23.When George would always trick his twin Oscar into taking his place
24.When George Michael had to hide his excitement on a depressing day
Try to look a little less happy, George Michael.
25. And lastly, this iconic moment
Oh Maeby. You’ll learn some day.
Are you a fan of Arrested Development? What are your favourite moments? Share them down below!