Hopefully you’ll get to spend plenty of time outdoors this weekend, soaking up the sun. But if rain (or laziness) keeps you inside, we’ve compiled the TV marathons playing this weekend to keep you occupied! Enjoy! READ FULL STORY
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We’re less than 48 away from BRAND NEW ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT EPISODES! They’re here! It’s really happening! So what better way to kick off your Memorial Day weekend than by re-watching some of the best episodes of the first three seasons? (Who needs the beach?)
This post isn’t intended for newbies — if you’ve never spent any time with the Bluth gang, you should definitely start at the very beginning and watch straight through. Instead, if you’re a banana stand regular who hasn’t dropped by the model home recently, read on for the best episodes to re-watch to get ready for Sunday. Note: I’m not saying these are the absolute best episodes of the series; rather, these are a few of the ones that introduced main recurring jokes/plot that might resurface come season 4. Come on! READ FULL STORY
One of Arrested Development 1.0′s greatest strengths was its knack for giving every single character (“STEVE HOLT!”), no matter how minor (“Baby, you got a stew going”), a full array of endlessly repeatable lines (“Say goodbye to these!”). That said, the show’s true quote-masters have to be the dysfunctional Bluth-Fünke clan. Nearly everything that originates with this ennead is worthy of being embroidered onto a sampler and framed, or at least written in caps and superimposed over a still from the show. (Or a still from Game of Thrones!)
But among these Lords of Laughter, which Bluth-slash-Fünke reigns supreme? It’s only fair that we decide now, before the series returns on Netflix this Sunday (!) — and we’re flooded with 15 episodes of new quotes to consider.
Take a look back at some of each contender’s most memorable lines — both catchphrases and otherwise — and vote with your heart in the poll below. And if you’d rather pick a racially insensitive puppet over any of the nine other options… well, we’ll accept that answer as well.
So I went a little nuts with Vine!
Boozy-witchy Bluth matriarch Lucille has generously taken time out of her day-drinking to snap some sense into the damsels of Disney. They could all stand to lose some weight, by the way. You want your belt to buckle, not your chair. (Click the microphones on and off to hear the audio.) READ FULL STORY
Family love Michael and we all love the Bluths. In the lead-up to the fourth season premiere of Arrested Development on Netflix this Sunday, I thought back on the sweetest, most tender moments from the show’s whole crew. Of course, since this is Arrested – even their most heartwarming scenes have some kind of twisted take.
Check out a few moments that had viewers cringing and “aww-ing” all at once below (like George Michael and Maeby’s entire relationship!), and then add your own picks in the comments.
1.) When you think of karaoke with your niece (to prove a point to your son), it’s best to stay away from any tunes that involve lyrics like, “My motto’s always been when it’s right it’s right.” Unfortunately, the innocent-seeming title of “Afternoon Delight” tricks Michael and Maeby into crooning the surprisingly sexy tune at each other. It’s probably best that they avoided each other for the rest of the party. READ FULL STORY
Steamy fanfiction on the Internet is certainly nothing new. (I’m looking at you, Mulder/Scully X-Files fans!) So I’ve come to expect that there are literally thousands of Vampire Diaries or Twilight stories floating around that would make me blush. But a smart, cult comedy aimed at adults that went off the air years ago and — save for some kissing cousins — had very little romance? Color me
There are so many ways to express your Arrested Development love: A Gif, a Tumblr, a Tweet. But apparently some wordsmiths decided the best way was to coin the term “Bluthcest,” which is exactly what you think it is. Some of it is clearly tongue-in-cheek; some of it, not so much. This is the story of a wealthy family, with characters that no one could get enough of, stuck in plots that would never air on Fox, and the one writer who had no choice but to dive in. READ FULL STORY
It’s the final countdown, and if you’re anything like me, your Memorial Day weekend plans involve just one question: Stay up until 3:01 am ET to watch the episodes the second they become available, or sleep soundly and awake well rested later that morning ready to watch 7.5 straight hours of Netflix? To be clear, there is no third option.
Since you’ve already re-watched the first 53 episodes recently (RIGHT?), you might be wondering what else you can do to get ready for the fourth season. Happily, the Internet has got you covered. Ever since the show went off the air the cult following has only gotten bigger. And with no new episodes to obsess over, some dedicated wannabe-Bluths have chronicled every banana, law blog and song (Call Me, Maeby?). Netflix itself even got in on the meme fun in the lead-up to new episodes: After first checking out Tobias’ ManGo juice ad, head on over to InsertMeAnywhere to stick him wherever you want. (I really should look into a tape recorder.)
Check out some of my favorite Arrested Development Internetland fun below, and then please add your picks! READ FULL STORY
PopWatch Planner: 'Fast & Furious 6,' 'The Hangover Part III,' 'Modern Family' season finale, and more
This week you’re probably re-watching all the seasons of Arrested Development to get excited for Sunday, obsessively checking the weather to make sure you can BBQ this weekend, or trying on those white jeans again and feeling over the moon ecstatic that you get to wear them again. Here are your pop culture musts to get you through the week before your long Memorial Day weekend. READ FULL STORY
In the lead-up to the May 26 premiere, groups of friends are sure to argue over who is the biggest Arrested Development fan — but apologies to all members of Magician Alliances, Chris Doty has them all beat. Doty is a creative strategist at Beutler Ink, a research and creative design house. In November, he had an idea to create some kind of visual infograph of every recurring Arrested Development joke, searchable by joke or by episode. Tuesday night, the project, Recurring Developments, went live.
Fans of the extremely self-referential comedy (Her?) know that charting every instance of recurring moments such as “I’ve Made a Huge Mistake” (10 episodes) or “Steve Holt!” (9 episodes) was obviously time intensive. Doty guesstimates he worked between 100-200 hours on the project, alongside a small team at Beutler Ink. “In November we watched it through again and… put all [the jokes] into a database,” he says. “Pretty much everyone who works here is a huge fan, so as soon as info started going into the spreadsheet, it was really a group effort diving in, making sure we had everything, looking for typos.”
The team of about six decided that for a joke to be recurring, it had to occur at least three times over the course of the show. “It’s obviously not quite as interesting to visualize just two things,” he explained. “It’s much more interesting to visual like, Tobias is gay, which happens in almost every episode.” READ FULL STORY
Dr. Tobias Fünke may be the world’s first analr–
Wait, that loses all of its humor if it’s written out and not said, but we all know that his real dream is to be a famous actor. Every good actor needs a sizzle reel to show off their acting skills and Tobias’ is incredible.
With a big “Attention Ron Howard” written across the screen, Tobias’ one-minute video shows him as a doctor, a cowboy, the cop from The Village People (sort of), and more as he tells Ron Howard to “insert me anywhere.”
Watch the video here:
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