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'Arrested Development': Her? No Touching! Hey Brother! All the recurring jokes -- in one place

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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

'Arrested Development': Tobias made an 'Insert Me Anywhere' audition reel for Ron Howard -- VIDEO

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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'Arrested Development': On the scene at New York's banana stand with Terry Crews

There’s always money in the banana stand — especially when it’s located at the end of a long, long line filled with hungry Arrested Development superfans.

The Bluth family’s Original Frozen Banana Stand is currently wrapping up its second day in New York City, having launched its stateside tour in Manhattan yesterday. The stand started serving frosty confections at noon, though would-be customers began lining up even earlier than that. (One pair told EW that they had arrived at the stand at 11:40; 45 minutes later, they were still waiting, albeit fairly close to the front of the line.)

By 12:30ish, the line stretched from Columbus Circle to 62nd Street and Broadway, broken only occasionally so that it wouldn’t block access to buildings like the Trump International. A line-tender dressed in a gigantic banana suit handed out “Mr. Manager” stickers to those just joining the pack and estimated that they’d likely be waiting an hour or longer before getting their hands on Giddy-Girly Bananas, George Daddies, or Simple Simons. READ FULL STORY

How much could one banana cost? $10, according to 'Arrested Development' -- and Seamless

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The bad news: Unless you live in one of a handful of major urban areas, you won’t get a chance to visit the Bluth family’s iconic Original Frozen Banana Stand this spring.

The good news: You can, however, ogle the stand’s eclectic menu no matter where you live, thanks to the food delivery wizards at Seamless.com. READ FULL STORY

'Arrested Development': There's always money -- and promotional value -- in the banana stand!

Netflix is bringing the Bluths back to television — and it’s taking the Bluths’ banana stand on tour.

You aren’t misreading that: In advance of Arrested Development‘s fourth season premiere, Netflix is launching the Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand Worldwide Tour, in which the family’s fire-trap of a fruit-popsicle stand will pop-up in several iconic urban locals. There are several stops in London planned (today, plus May 9, 15, and 21) and a pond-crossing trip to various to cities such as New York and L.A. (Wee Britain?) to follow. The tour will also feature “special surprise appearances by the Bluth family and friends” while fans can track the stand’s location on Twitter by following @ArrestedDev.

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Will Arnett picks up Bill Clinton's sax for 'Arsenio'-inspired short -- VIDEO

Why is comedian Paul Scheer recreating classic moments from the original Arsenio Hall Show in a new YouTube series called The ArScheerio Paul Show? There’s really no explanation — beyond the fact that he’s doing it under the umbrella of JASH, an online comedy network devoted to offering all its partners “complete creative autonomy.” You know, just in case they want to do something like this. Weird comedy aficionados Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Reggie Watts, Tim Heidecker, and Eric Wareheim must approve — after all, they’re the “luminaries” who founded JASH.

Though Scheer steps into Hall’s shoes for his remake, the video manages to avoid any hints of minstrelsy — at least, until Will Arnett shows up as a mealy-mouthed Bill Clinton. The clip’s a fairly straightforward remake of Clinton’s famous 1992 Arsenio appearance, but Arnett’s interpretation of Slick Willie’s Arkansas drawl does give it a welcome hint of absurdity. Grab your shades and watch below.

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This week's cover: Behind the scenes of the new 'Arrested Development'

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One month from now, all of your questions will be answered. What dysfunctional disasters have befallen our Bluths since we last saw them in 2006? Did Buster survive that last seal confrontation with his other hand intact? Is the stair car now a hybrid? (Probably not.) And, oh, yes, will the new Arrested Development episodes scratch that seven-year-wait of an itch?

But maybe you can’t wait another month. You need some answers now. So make yourself a breakfast of champions — vodka rocks and a piece of toast, perhaps — and check out this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, which celebrates AD with three collector’s covers (click through to see the rest) and fills you in on the revival of one of this century’s most beloved cult comedies. On May 26, Netflix will release 15 new episodes of Arrested all at once, and they are intended to serve as a set-up to that long-anticipated movie (which is not yet greenlighted). We spoke with all nine cast members as well as series creator/executive producer Mitchell Hurwitz about the surprisingly emotional reunion, what to expect from this batch of episodes, and more. “This year is about the enduring entanglements of family,” Hurwitz explains of the new season. “They are 10 years older than when we met, so that means emotionally they’re, like, two years older than we met them. Amazing things happen when one goes from being emotionally 12 years old to emotionally being 14 years old.” Or, as Will Arnett, a.k.a. misguided magician Gob, declares: “It’s the story of shame, cunning, thievery, dishonor, backstabbing, deceit, bold-faced lying, one-upmanship, psychological torture, lust, financial ruin, and magic, all supported by a very broad beam of dysfunctional love.” READ FULL STORY

Jason Bateman explains 'Arrested Development' 'hybrid package' to Jimmy Kimmel -- VIDEO

Arrested Development fans are counting down the days (only 45 to go!) until its 15-episode fourth season premieres on Netflix, and last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jason Bateman went into detail about how the new episodes will differ from those that aired during the cult classic sitcom’s initial 2003-06 run on Fox.

On Kimmel to promote his new film Disconnect, Bateman told the host, “I want people to manage their expectations. They are great episodes, but what they are not are episodes like it was when it was on that other network [Fox].”

Bateman went on to explain that the narrative writer/creator Mitchell Hurwitz conceived for the planned Arrested Development movie was too expansive, so he broke the plot of film’s first act into the episodes that will air on Netflix.

“We were supposed to do a movie, and we still very well might. But every time the showrunner tried to put this big story that he wants to do in this movie in a movie script, which can only be like 110 pages, it got too big. So what he thought was, I’ll put the first act of this three-act story in these episodes,” Bateman explained. “So each character gets their own episode and all the action happens at the same time, so it can only really work on Netflix, where these episodes are released on the same day. So like, you can stop my episode if you see Gob [Will Arnett] run by on his Segway, you can stop mine, click over into his, watch where he’s going because all the action happens at the same time ’cause it’s all just act one. And in the movie it’s going to be act 2 and act 3, so it’s like a hybrid package.”

Kimmel joked that he might need Bateman to “sit with me” to understand the new episodes, which will be available in full on Netflix beginning May 26. “Yeah,” the actor quipped, “the country is not really going to put out a lot of work that day.”

Watch Bateman talk Arrested Development, as well as the slightly disturbing method he uses to cry on camera, below.

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Thank you, Veronica Mars! What other TV show would you donate to for a movie version? -- VOTE

Well, that was quick. Just three hours after EW exclusively broke the news that a Veronica Mars movie is happening if fans can raise $2 million by April 12, the Kickstarter campaign has already raised over $700,000.

If this gamble is successful, fans are going to begin (well, continue) clamoring for big-screen versions of their favorite cult shows — which got us thinking about what we would be most willing to fund with our own hard-earned money. On the comedy front, Arrested Development knows there is always money in the banana stand when you heed to eager fans incessant demands. Netflix’s upcoming fourth season of the show means it’s already being revived, but rumors of a big-screen adaptation still remain in the “hopeful” stage with no deal officially announced. With a cast that obviously has no problem going back to those characters, could funding it ourselves help make it a sure thing?

Veronica and Arrested are far from the only shows obsessed fans would love to resurrect. I would certainly donate cash if it meant a return engagement to Stars Hollow (give fans the Luke/Lorelai wedding we deserve!) or McKinley High School — although the now-movie-star status of so many Freaks and Geeks cast members might present problems that even Kickstarter can’t yet solve.

But let’s ignore all possible “real world” scheduling issues. If the cast was assembled and you knew the script was great, which no-longer-on-the-air cult show would you kick in actual money to see on the big screen? READ FULL STORY

Jeff Garlin talks about his new podcast and the future of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Jeff Garlin is an actor, writer, director, stand-up comedian, and, of course, Larry David’s amoral manager on Curb Your Enthusiasm (not to mention Susie Essman’s “fat f—” of a husband on the same). Beginning this Thursday, the funnyman will add “podcaster” to his resumé when By the Way, In Conversation with Jeff Garlin debuts on the Earwolf Podcast Network. As its name implies, the show features Garlin yakking it up with a series of notable acquaintances, including Larry David himself, who guests on the first episode.

Below, the jovial Garlin talks about his podcast, the future of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and why it is his patriotic duty to work again with Shakira. READ FULL STORY

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