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2012-08-09 01:47:40 PM  
Arrested Development sucks. Even if I did have a television, which I don't, I still wouldn't waych it.

/off to the gym
 
2012-08-09 01:52:01 PM  

gunga galunga: Arrested Development sucks. Even if I did have a television, which I don't, I still wouldn't waych it.

/off to the gym


I hear you have yo be there in 26 minutes.
 
2012-08-09 01:54:16 PM  

gunga galunga: Arrested Development sucks. Even if I did have a television, which I don't, I still wouldn't waych it.

/off to the gym


Yup.
 
2012-08-09 01:54:28 PM  

gunga galunga: Arrested Development sucks. Even if I did have a television, which I don't, I still wouldn't waych it.

/off to the gym


Hurry...you have 26 minutes.
 
2012-08-09 01:55:29 PM  
I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.
 
2012-08-09 01:56:03 PM  
And not one mention of the constant references to incest, the rape jokes that popped up occasionally, the blatant over the top racism, etc, etc.

They really picked some of the weaker "oh my god I can't believe they just got away with that" jokes.

/can't wait for it to be back
 
2012-08-09 01:56:20 PM  
Crap. My fault.
 
2012-08-09 01:56:28 PM  
Something something 26 minutes.
 
2012-08-09 01:56:38 PM  

mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.


Or just get Netflix... The entire series is on there, plus the new episodes come out next year(which are also produced by Netflix).
 
2012-08-09 01:56:47 PM  
Apparently no one was watching AMIRITE?
 
2012-08-09 01:56:48 PM  
Was anyone? It was god awful and boring. Why else would it get canceled in favor of scripted sort of reality show about pregnant bakers wives who are rappers and whores flinging used tampons at each other. The jersey shore edition?
 
2012-08-09 01:57:16 PM  
The censors let the "Analrapist" joke through, and there's no way they could have missed that. My theory is that they'll let a joke through if it's too smart to be understood by the type who would complain.
 
2012-08-09 01:57:27 PM  

mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.


It is really very multi-layered. Jokes upon jokes and constant long-term setups and far-back references. Plus a ton of word play and double-entendres. Really one of the funniest shows ever.
 
2012-08-09 01:58:29 PM  

ballistic123: The censors let the "Analrapist" joke through, and there's no way they could have missed that. My theory is that they'll let a joke through if it's too smart to be understood by the type who would complain.


I can honestly say I laughed so hard I cried the first time I saw that joke. It was a thing of beauty.
 
2012-08-09 01:59:22 PM  

Lord Dimwit: mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.

It is really very multi-layered. Jokes upon jokes and constant long-term setups and far-back references. Plus a ton of word play and double-entendres. Really one of the funniest shows ever.


Agreed. The best way to enjoy it is by watching them back to back.
 
2012-08-09 01:59:50 PM  

Lord Dimwit: mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.

It is really very multi-layered. Jokes upon jokes and constant long-term setups and far-back references. Plus a ton of word play and double-entendres. Really one of the funniest shows ever.


That's what does it for me. The first time through is funny. But going through the second time, you see a lot of the setups and long term jokes that pay off later in the series. Just a very smart, well written show.
 
2012-08-09 02:01:59 PM  

Raug the Dwarf: Lord Dimwit: mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.

It is really very multi-layered. Jokes upon jokes and constant long-term setups and far-back references. Plus a ton of word play and double-entendres. Really one of the funniest shows ever.

That's what does it for me. The first time through is funny. But going through the second time, you see a lot of the setups and long term jokes that pay off later in the series. Just a very smart, well written show.


I just got another joke reading the linked article that I hadn't gotten when I saw it the first time. Lindsey gives Michael two pieces of paper from the copier, one a print out about a Volvo car and another that's not a Volv-o that she got from sitting on the copier. I got that joke. But then she keeps pointing at the two pieces of paper and finally says "Maybe I don't want the car...it's so boxy." I didn't get the boxy joke until just now.
 
2012-08-09 02:02:21 PM  

ballistic123: My theory is that they'll let a joke through if it's too smart to be understood by the type who would complain.


That type complained about all the dirty words that were about to be said but got cut off.
 
2012-08-09 02:06:09 PM  

mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.


I think it's just one of those shows you either get or you don't.

It never clicked for me either. I just found a lot of the characters kind of insufferable.
 
2012-08-09 02:06:35 PM  

Cheron: ballistic123: My theory is that they'll let a joke through if it's too smart to be understood by the type who would complain.

That type complained about all the dirty words that were about to be said but got cut off.


ib.huluim.com

They were just being p*ssy....cats
 
2012-08-09 02:08:46 PM  

mokinokaro: mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.

I think it's just one of those shows you either get or you don't.

It never clicked for me either. I just found a lot of the characters kind of insufferable.


That was kind of the point. There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable(something they pointed out in the last season continuously). It really was half an hour of primetime depravity. The funny thing is, that's the kind of comedy that's selling these days. The show was kind of ahead of it's time really, hence why Netflix picked it up. They realized how many people were starting to take notice of it, and watching it repeatedly over their streaming service.

I really wish Comedy Central would have sold them Reno 911 too. Netflix bringing back Arrested Development AND Reno 911 would make me a very happy man. So long as it's Reno 911 with the original cast, and not the replacements they used in the last season.
 
2012-08-09 02:10:38 PM  

Strategeryz0r: There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable


What's so unlikeable about George Michael? Or even Michael's character?
 
2012-08-09 02:11:42 PM  
That show was so good it could charm the black off a telegram boy.
 
2012-08-09 02:14:36 PM  

bel4sucks: Strategeryz0r: There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable

What's so unlikeable about George Michael? Or even Michael's character?


I always thought that Tobias Fünke was sort of an every man, an average Joe that the viewers could identify with
 
2012-08-09 02:15:07 PM  

bel4sucks: Strategeryz0r: There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable

What's so unlikeable about George Michael? Or even Michael's character?


Michael and George Michael were both kind of wimps. Michael would never leave the family to their own devices like he should have. He always gets stuck fixing everything because he couldn't ever stand up and say, "Enough."

That rubbed off on George Michael. I know it's Michael Cera playing himself, but that unsure, nervous way he did things could be annoying.

But yeah, they were the most likeable, relatable characters
 
2012-08-09 02:18:00 PM  
"You're a selfish coont....try music fan"

My favorite AD line.
 
2012-08-09 02:20:37 PM  
"Take me to the Gothic Castle." "The Gothic ahsole?"

"You stupid count-ry music loving lady!"

"... even if it means me taking a chubby, I will suck it up."

"Because he's your brother, and you run around with everyone else, going on bike rides, making cornholes. Everyone's laughing and riding and cornholing except Buster."

Wow, I could go on all day.
 
2012-08-09 02:22:20 PM  

Cheron: bel4sucks: Strategeryz0r: There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable

What's so unlikeable about George Michael? Or even Michael's character?

I always thought that Tobias Fünke was sort of an every man, an average Joe that the viewers could identify with


There are literally dozens of people like him. Dozens!
 
zez
2012-08-09 02:22:28 PM  
I didn't realize how funny the show could be just by reading the words!

I can't remember any of the dialog, but one of the funniest "dirty" scenes was in the first or second episode where they were all in a crowded car and mabye has to sit on her cousin's lap.
 
2012-08-09 02:22:33 PM  

bel4sucks: Strategeryz0r: There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable

What's so unlikeable about George Michael? Or even Michael's character?


Michael felt the need to fix everything. He knew what his family was like, refused to accept it, and constantly clung to the idea that he could change them. Towards the end of the series he also came to the realization that he doesn't listen to his son, or anyone for that matter, enough. Constantly cutting people off mid-sentence and ending the conversation. He's as self-serving as the rest of them, he just did it in a way that wasn't quite as overt.

This rubbed off on George Michael to an extent, who also had a sexually based infatuation with his cousin. Which he tried to maintain throughout the entire series, despite the fact he didn't find out she wasn't really his cousin until the very end. He took the desire for this relationship to such extremes that he even signed up for a play just for the chance of kissing his cousin.

Tobias holds his family back by refusing to acknowledge that he actually is gay. He made his wife suffer by keeping her in a relationship that didn't satisfy her, until they decided an open relationship was ok(which didn't work for anyone). Despite having a very successful career as a psychiatrist, one that he was encouraged by more than one person to re-establish, he continuously made his family suffer by pursuing a dream he had no hope of ever achieving. Not to mention he up and abandoned his wife and child to run off to Vegas with Kitty.

Every character in that show is unlikable to one degree or another, as they're all extremely self serving individuals. The difference between them all is the levels to which they take their self serving nature, and how overt they truly are about it(Lucille being the most overt of them all). This was something they began trying to address towards the end of the series, by constantly insinuating that producers told them nobody watched the show because it didn't feature a single likable character.
 
2012-08-09 02:23:05 PM  
Supposedly David Cross improvised alot of his lines which are by far some of the best in the entire series.
 
2012-08-09 02:23:06 PM  

mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.


Same. I gave it a couple of shots, maybe I should just skip the first 2-3 episodes, I've tried watching them about 4 times now. Glad you guys who like it get some new stuff though.
 
2012-08-09 02:23:52 PM  

Cheron: I always thought that Tobias Fünke was sort of an every man, an average Joe that the viewers could identify with


I think Tobias would agree, and describe himself as a "man's man".
 
2012-08-09 02:24:16 PM  

Strategeryz0r: mokinokaro: mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.

I think it's just one of those shows you either get or you don't.

It never clicked for me either. I just found a lot of the characters kind of insufferable.

That was kind of the point. There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable(something they pointed out in the last season continuously). It really was half an hour of primetime depravity. The funny thing is, that's the kind of comedy that's selling these days. The show was kind of ahead of it's time really, hence why Netflix picked it up. They realized how many people were starting to take notice of it, and watching it repeatedly over their streaming service.

I really wish Comedy Central would have sold them Reno 911 too. Netflix bringing back Arrested Development AND Reno 911 would make me a very happy man. So long as it's Reno 911 with the original cast, and not the replacements they used in the last season.


Always hoped they'd do a spin off of Reno set in New York. Kind of like a slapstick comedic take on a cop drama, 'Law and Order' meets 'Airplane' if you will.
 
2012-08-09 02:24:41 PM  

LandOfChocolate: Lord Dimwit: mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.

It is really very multi-layered. Jokes upon jokes and constant long-term setups and far-back references. Plus a ton of word play and double-entendres. Really one of the funniest shows ever.

Agreed. The best way to enjoy it is by watching them back to back.


Speaking as someone who just watched every episode for the first time over the course of the past week, THIS. My wife, who is not a native english speaker, watched some of them with me and while she laughed here and there she missed a lot. The best part really is picking up all the tiny subtle plays on words.

When I saw the copier bit mentioned in the article, I couldn't believe they got away with it. Also liked the constant "no, I've taught YOU a lesson" one upsmanship. Also, it was amusing watching this after watching Archer, as Lucille and the secretary (forget her name) are basically the same character.
 
2012-08-09 02:24:52 PM  
You learn to appreciate the show even more once you realize it all actually takes place in Cameron's mind.
 
2012-08-09 02:25:57 PM  
Is that the same actor that plays Saul Goodman about to kiss Tobias?
 
2012-08-09 02:26:53 PM  
I've got a nice hard cot with his name on it."

"You'd do that to your own brother?"

"I said cot!"
 
2012-08-09 02:27:13 PM  

miniflea: LandOfChocolate: Lord Dimwit: mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.

It is really very multi-layered. Jokes upon jokes and constant long-term setups and far-back references. Plus a ton of word play and double-entendres. Really one of the funniest shows ever.

Agreed. The best way to enjoy it is by watching them back to back.

Speaking as someone who just watched every episode for the first time over the course of the past week, THIS. My wife, who is not a native english speaker, watched some of them with me and while she laughed here and there she missed a lot. The best part really is picking up all the tiny subtle plays on words.

When I saw the copier bit mentioned in the article, I couldn't believe they got away with it. Also liked the constant "no, I've taught YOU a lesson" one upsmanship. Also, it was amusing watching this after watching Archer, as Lucille and the secretary (forget her name) are basically the same character.


Played by the same people too. Also, Jeffery Tambor plays Len Trexler, Mallory's love interest after Jackov.
 
2012-08-09 02:27:14 PM  
I have it ready for a marathon re-watch on my Netflix, after reading this I think the time has come to "blow my wad" on it this weekend!

/YAY me!
 
2012-08-09 02:27:17 PM  
Oh please - "Wizards of Waverly Place" got more (and better) crap under the radar than this. Something tells me this writer is 1) a die-hard AD fan and 2) just discovered the tv tropes website.
 
2012-08-09 02:29:25 PM  
..cking sixty-three hundred dollar suit. Come on!

No, I don't want to spill booze all over my fu...
 
2012-08-09 02:29:25 PM  

Premeditated_Road_Rage: "Wizards of Waverly Place"


Trolling with a disney show is worth some points.

I award you 6/10. You could have gone further with this. Possibly a Hannah Montana reference?
 
zez
2012-08-09 02:30:23 PM  

ronmexico27: Is that the same actor that plays Saul Goodman about to kiss Tobias?


Yeah, they know each other pretty well

4.bp.blogspot.com

If you like funny off center comedy, check it out.
 
2012-08-09 02:31:07 PM  

ronmexico27: Is that the same actor that plays Saul Goodman about to kiss Tobias?


Yes. Bob Odenkirk. They did 'Mr. Show. together.
 
2012-08-09 02:31:29 PM  
"...And all the guys like her, huh? That is-that is-that is great. Uh, you mean 'away,' though, right? Because, otherwise, it sounds a little different, but, uh, that's, uh, that's outstanding. You forgot to say 'away' again. But listen, let me call you back in a bit, OK? Bye."

"Nellie has blown them all away."
 
2012-08-09 02:34:54 PM  
List missing "Now you're mocking me, you selfish coont....ry music loving lady/"

/posted from my laptop at the gym
//has been here for 21 minutes.
 
2012-08-09 02:39:41 PM  
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2012-08-09 02:46:17 PM  

serial arseonist: Strategeryz0r: mokinokaro: mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.

I think it's just one of those shows you either get or you don't.

It never clicked for me either. I just found a lot of the characters kind of insufferable.

That was kind of the point. There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable(something they pointed out in the last season continuously). It really was half an hour of primetime depravity. The funny thing is, that's the kind of comedy that's selling these days. The show was kind of ahead of it's time really, hence why Netflix picked it up. They realized how many people were starting to take notice of it, and watching it repeatedly over their streaming service.

I really wish Comedy Central would have sold them Reno 911 too. Netflix bringing back Arrested Development AND Reno 911 would make me a very happy man. So long as it's Reno 911 with the original cast, and not the replacements they used in the last season.

Always hoped they'd do a spin off of Reno set in New York. Kind of like a slapstick comedic take on a cop drama, 'Law and Order' meets 'Airplane' if you will.


They did that with "Police Squad!" from the early eighties. Same guys behind the Naked Gun movies. Now that's a show I'd love to see come back.
 
2012-08-09 02:48:03 PM  
Subby should probably watch Married...with Children - which had the same "dirty" jokes. In 1988.
 
2012-08-09 02:48:06 PM  

Raug the Dwarf: miniflea: LandOfChocolate: Lord Dimwit: mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.

It is really very multi-layered. Jokes upon jokes and constant long-term setups and far-back references. Plus a ton of word play and double-entendres. Really one of the funniest shows ever.

Agreed. The best way to enjoy it is by watching them back to back.

Speaking as someone who just watched every episode for the first time over the course of the past week, THIS. My wife, who is not a native english speaker, watched some of them with me and while she laughed here and there she missed a lot. The best part really is picking up all the tiny subtle plays on words.

When I saw the copier bit mentioned in the article, I couldn't believe they got away with it. Also liked the constant "no, I've taught YOU a lesson" one upsmanship. Also, it was amusing watching this after watching Archer, as Lucille and the secretary (forget her name) are basically the same character.

Played by the same people too. Also, Jeffery Tambor plays Len Trexler, Mallory's love interest after Jackov.


Knew about the first two but not the third.
 
2012-08-09 02:52:14 PM  
I just blue myself.
 
2012-08-09 02:58:25 PM  

mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.


Hulu
 
2012-08-09 02:59:01 PM  

acaciaavenue: Subby should probably watch Married...with Children - which had the same "dirty" jokes. In 1988.


img109.imageshack.us

Um...No, Peg.
 
2012-08-09 02:59:28 PM  

mikieb: They did that with "Police Squad!" from the early eighties. Same guys behind the Naked Gun movies. Now that's a show I'd love to see come back.


Seconded, but it wouldn't be the same without Leslie Neilsen.
 
2012-08-09 03:03:35 PM  

zez: ronmexico27: Is that the same actor that plays Saul Goodman about to kiss Tobias?

Yeah, they know each other pretty well

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If you like funny off center comedy, check it out.


Cool, I definitely will!
 
2012-08-09 03:04:14 PM  

Strategeryz0r: Premeditated_Road_Rage: "Wizards of Waverly Place"

Trolling with a disney show is worth some points.

I award you 6/10. You could have gone further with this. Possibly a Hannah Montana reference?


It was a toss-up between WoWP, iCarly, and Hannah Montana. Hell, I think 90% of the 'kids shows' these days have gotten more (and better) crap under the radar than Arrested Development.

acaciaavenue: Subby should probably watch Married...with Children - which had the same "dirty" jokes. In 1988.


Probably happened in Archie Bunker, years before that as well. Subby thinks AD's stunt is something new, while the rest of us agree that Ward was a little hard on the Beaver last night.
 
2012-08-09 03:09:24 PM  

gunga galunga: Arrested Development sucks. Even if I did have a television, which I don't, I still wouldn't waych it.

/off to the gym


i172.photobucket.com
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2012-08-09 03:10:34 PM  

mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.


Exactly this. I watched the first 2 episodes and went "what did people like about this?" I gave up. These are hilarious, though.
 
2012-08-09 03:10:35 PM  
Michael (to his brother, Gob): Get rid of the Seaward.

Lucille (stunned): I'll leave when I'm good and ready!


That line always had me in tears.
 
2012-08-09 03:15:58 PM  

zez: I didn't realize how funny the show could be just by reading the words!

I can't remember any of the dialog, but one of the funniest "dirty" scenes was in the first or second episode where they were all in a crowded car and mabye has to sit on her cousin's lap.


Watch out, bumpy road ahead.

Yikes.
 
2012-08-09 03:16:24 PM  

miniflea: Also, it was amusing watching this after watching Archer, as Lucille and the secretary (forget her name) are basically the same character.


Right down to her feuding with the neighbor.
 
2012-08-09 03:19:35 PM  

CigaretteSmokingMan: gunga galunga: Arrested Development sucks. Even if I did have a television, which I don't, I still wouldn't waych it.

/off to the gym

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I was making fun of pretentiousness. I was thinking of those farkers who show up in these AD threads to inform us (as if we cared) that they don't like the show. And then I was thinking "this is ripe for satire. This is ripe."
 
2012-08-09 03:20:37 PM  

Premeditated_Road_Rage: It was a toss-up between WoWP, iCarly, and Hannah Montana. Hell, I think 90% of the 'kids shows' these days have gotten more (and better) crap under the radar than Arrested Development.


Gotta do something to keep the dads from switching to the ballgame.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-09 03:21:37 PM  
Bob Lawblaw's Law Blog made me laugh off and on for about a week...

Love that show ...and have been watching them again all week.
 
2012-08-09 03:22:10 PM  
Came for Buster's "When mom sees this, she is going to blow a cow!"


/leaving disappointed.
 
2012-08-09 03:22:25 PM  

LandOfChocolate: miniflea: Also, it was amusing watching this after watching Archer, as Lucille and the secretary (forget her name) are basically the same character.

Right down to her feuding with the neighbor.


Except they never disposed of a dead body in Lucille 2's house.
 
2012-08-09 03:22:35 PM  

LandOfChocolate: miniflea: Also, it was amusing watching this after watching Archer, as Lucille and the secretary (forget her name) are basically the same character.

Right down to her feuding with the neighbor.


The story is when Adam Reed where discussing the charcaters with the other writes, he pitched Mallory Archer as being just like Lucille Bluth. Then one of the writers suggested, "then let's get Jessica Walter".
 
2012-08-09 03:24:06 PM  
also, are any other Archer fans as excited for the Bob's Burgers/Archer cross-over episode they're doing next season as I am? Because I'm pretty damned excited for it!
 
2012-08-09 03:25:12 PM  

Strategeryz0r: also, are any other Archer fans as excited for the Bob's Burgers/Archer cross-over episode they're doing next season as I am? Because I'm pretty damned excited for it!


I hadn't heard that...but NOW I am.
 
2012-08-09 03:26:54 PM  

Raug the Dwarf: Strategeryz0r: also, are any other Archer fans as excited for the Bob's Burgers/Archer cross-over episode they're doing next season as I am? Because I'm pretty damned excited for it!

I hadn't heard that...but NOW I am.


It's going to be incredible.

"It's like a Bourne Identity-type plotline. It starts off with Archer as Bob, making hamburgers, but he doesn't know that he's Archer. He's at the restaurant and these, like, I think Russian thugs come in, and Bob dispatches them expertly. And then he's like, What just happened? How did I do that? So he has to try to figure out why he's so good at killing people."
 
2012-08-09 03:28:37 PM  
The hardest I laughed at this show was pretty much the opposite of all the wonderful wordplay, when Tobias jumps off the balcony as Mrs. Featherbottom and totally biffs the landing into the coffee table.

"Ok, who'd like a banger in the mouth? Oh right, I forgot... in the states you call it a SAUSAGE in the mouth."
"We just call it a sausage."
 
2012-08-09 03:35:20 PM  
Put me down by the nuts.
 
2012-08-09 03:36:13 PM  

mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.


I watched it religiously. Best show in the history of television. I have intentionally avoided it for a few years so I can really enjoy watching the whole series again. This article and the coming reboot have convinced me it's time. Yeah!
 
2012-08-09 03:38:15 PM  

Electromax: when Tobias jumps off the balcony as Mrs. Featherbottom and totally biffs the landing into the coffee table.


This.

My favorite AD moment as well. Hell, the whole Mrs Featherbottom storyline from him breaking into Mary Poppins songs, Lindsay already being hammered by the time Michael comes home and she introduces him to Mrs Featherbottom, "Umm....Mrs Fingerbottom?". and not to mention the big reveal.

"Tobias, where did they go?"
"Michael. It's me! It's Tobias!"
 
2012-08-09 03:38:34 PM  
I dunno, I'm hesitant to be excited, because Archer has filled the Arrested Development shaped hole in my heart, and I don't know if that hole has room for two in it...
 
2012-08-09 03:39:57 PM  

TexanBoy: I dunno, I'm hesitant to be excited, because Archer has filled the Arrested Development shaped hole in my heart, and I don't know if that hole has room for two in it...


Honestly, AD is a smarter show and funnier for it. Archer is awesome, don't get me wrong, but it's not as good.

/ I love you Santa Clause!
/ I do.
 
2012-08-09 03:40:07 PM  

Lord Dimwit: ballistic123: The censors let the "Analrapist" joke through, and there's no way they could have missed that. My theory is that they'll let a joke through if it's too smart to be understood by the type who would complain.

I can honestly say I laughed so hard I cried the first time I saw that joke. It was a thing of beauty.


More than once upon waking at night and groggily teetering to the bathroom to pee and get some water the image of the business card has spontaneously generated in my brain and made me start giggling and then laughing out loud. Once I woke the wife. Funniest damned thing ever.
 
2012-08-09 03:46:02 PM  

mokinokaro: mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.

I think it's just one of those shows you either get or you don't.

It never clicked for me either. I just found a lot of the characters kind of insufferable.


You must be right. But this is the only thing that's ever turned me into an insufferable proselytizing weirdo. Don't like my favorite band, movie, restaurant, comedian? Couldn't care less. But this show was so amazingly funny and always teetering on the brink of cancellation that I was BEGGING everyone I knew to watch it. Not only did I not want it cancelled but I really, really wanted everyone possible to enjoy the sheer brilliance of it.

Oh well.
 
2012-08-09 03:46:48 PM  

Msol: Something something 26 minutes.


what's with the 26 minutes? how do i not know this? help...
 
2012-08-09 03:48:46 PM  

championgoober: Msol: Something something 26 minutes.

what's with the 26 minutes? how do i not know this? help...


Here
 
2012-08-09 03:49:36 PM  
Oh Tobias, you blowhard!
 
2012-08-09 03:49:48 PM  
That's why you never get out of the tree.
 
2012-08-09 03:51:10 PM  

championgoober: Msol: Something something 26 minutes.

what's with the 26 minutes? how do i not know this? help...


FARK / internet meme from this jerk:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=John%20Fitzgerald%20Pa g e
http://gawker.com/309684/nightmare-online-dater-john-fitzgerald-page- i s-the-worst-person-in-the-world
 
2012-08-09 03:51:47 PM  
I work in the film industry, and have been on a few shows that ran on network television, so yadda yadda yadda...

I don't see anything in any of those quotes that would cause a standards and practices department to pull the plug. I mean, yeah a lot of those jokes are cleverly crafted, but unless there's an actual dirty word or a clear and direct reference to something unfit for the delicate US viewer's sensibilities you can get away with quite a bit... especially if you happen to be on a network that likes to think it's on the "edgy" side of content.

As long as you can hide your content in unspoken or interrupted dialogue, wrap it in double entendre or just beat around the... ummm... shrub, there's really not much to worry about from a fine standpoint.
 
2012-08-09 03:53:44 PM  

Mercutio74: I work in the film industry, and have been on a few shows that ran on network television, so yadda yadda yadda...

I don't see anything in any of those quotes that would cause a standards and practices department to pull the plug. I mean, yeah a lot of those jokes are cleverly crafted, but unless there's an actual dirty word or a clear and direct reference to something unfit for the delicate US viewer's sensibilities you can get away with quite a bit... especially if you happen to be on a network that likes to think it's on the "edgy" side of content.

As long as you can hide your content in unspoken or interrupted dialogue, wrap it in double entendre or just beat around the... ummm... shrub, there's really not much to worry about from a fine standpoint.


Do you have to be at the studio in 26 minutes?
 
2012-08-09 03:57:18 PM  

kroonermanblack: Was anyone? It was god awful and boring. Why else would it get canceled in favor of scripted sort of reality show about pregnant bakers wives who are rappers and whores flinging used tampons at each other. The jersey shore edition?


The whore mouth . . . you need to shut it!
 
2012-08-09 03:57:55 PM  

TexanBoy: I dunno, I'm hesitant to be excited, because Archer has filled the Arrested Development shaped hole in my heart, and I don't know if that hole has room for two in it...


Here he comes...Here comes John Wayne. "I'm not gonna open up my heart to Arrested Development. I'm gonna build an airport, put m'name on it." Why, TexanBoy? So you can fly away from your feelings?
 
2012-08-09 03:59:37 PM  
Lucille: How am I going to get anyone to go into that dusty old clap trap?

::PAUSE::

Michael: Oh, the cabin...


If not the dirtiest line of the show's run, it's at least in the top 5.
 
2012-08-09 04:22:42 PM  
That "Volvo" joke is probably my favorite in the entire series.
 
2012-08-09 04:25:09 PM  

xsarien: Lucille: How am I going to get anyone to go into that dusty old clap trap?

::PAUSE::

Michael: Oh, the cabin...

If not the dirtiest line of the show's run, it's at least in the top 5.


Michael: "Get rid of the Seaward."

Lucille: "I'll leave when I'm good and ready."

(My favorite joke is STILL "And there were only four people in their party", or something to that effect.)
 
2012-08-09 04:25:18 PM  

JohnnyCanuck: Do you have to be at the studio in 26 minutes?


If there's a gym there... absolutely.
 
2012-08-09 04:27:03 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-09 04:30:08 PM  

kroonermanblack: Was anyone?


Apparently enough people are watching now.

Why else would it get canceled in favor of scripted sort of reality show about pregnant bakers wives who are rappers and whores flinging used tampons at each other. The jersey shore edition?

Because most of the American television viewing audience are retards and can't follow jokes that take longer than 5 seconds to set up. Not saying you're one of those retards...you just MAY be.
 
2012-08-09 04:30:31 PM  
Michael: Get rid of the Seaward

Lucille: I'll leave when I'm good and ready.
 
2012-08-09 04:32:32 PM  
www.myconfinedspace.com
 
2012-08-09 04:34:44 PM  

Six_By_Nine: xsarien: Lucille: How am I going to get anyone to go into that dusty old clap trap?

::PAUSE::

Michael: Oh, the cabin...

If not the dirtiest line of the show's run, it's at least in the top 5.

Michael: "Get rid of the Seaward."

Lucille: "I'll leave when I'm good and ready."

(My favorite joke is STILL "And there were only four people in their party", or something to that effect.)


I control f'd up.
 
2012-08-09 04:35:49 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [www.myconfinedspace.com image 560x700]


Too many freckles.

2/10 would not bang.
 
2012-08-09 04:36:44 PM  

Cheron: bel4sucks: Strategeryz0r: There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable

What's so unlikeable about George Michael? Or even Michael's character?

I always thought that Tobias Fünke was sort of an every man, an average Joe that the viewers could identify with


You may have a point. I can imagine myself with a part of Tobias in me. Oh, there I go...tooting another man's horn! I'm such a blow-hard.
 
2012-08-09 04:39:44 PM  
Michael: It is going to up in Tahoe a couple more days. Maybe you could take a date
Lucille: How am I supposed to find someone willing to go into that musty old claptrap?
Michael: [Michael stares at her awkwardly] The cabin... yes! That would be difficult, too.
 
2012-08-09 04:41:41 PM  

Raug the Dwarf: miniflea: LandOfChocolate: Lord Dimwit: mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.

It is really very multi-layered. Jokes upon jokes and constant long-term setups and far-back references. Plus a ton of word play and double-entendres. Really one of the funniest shows ever.

Agreed. The best way to enjoy it is by watching them back to back.

Speaking as someone who just watched every episode for the first time over the course of the past week, THIS. My wife, who is not a native english speaker, watched some of them with me and while she laughed here and there she missed a lot. The best part really is picking up all the tiny subtle plays on words.

When I saw the copier bit mentioned in the article, I couldn't believe they got away with it. Also liked the constant "no, I've taught YOU a lesson" one upsmanship. Also, it was amusing watching this after watching Archer, as Lucille and the secretary (forget her name) are basically the same character.

Played by the same people too. Also, Jeffery Tambor plays Len Trexler, Mallory's love interest after Jackov.


So, basically, it was the Babylon 5 of raunchy sitcoms?
 
2012-08-09 04:42:30 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [www.myconfinedspace.com image 560x700]


She has grown up nicely.
 
2012-08-09 04:44:56 PM  
...MR. F
 
2012-08-09 04:46:22 PM  

bel4sucks: Strategeryz0r: There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable

What's so unlikeable about George Michael? Or even Michael's character?


Troll alert. Please put the food back in your pockets and back away slowly.

/Arrested Developement is one of the funniest shows ever made
//evar
 
2012-08-09 04:47:08 PM  

Scrotastic Method: gunga galunga: Arrested Development sucks. Even if I did have a television, which I don't, I still wouldn't waych it.

/off to the gym

Hurry...you have 26 minutes.


I was just there - I didn't wipe my sweat off the equipment. Enjoy!
 
2012-08-09 04:49:30 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: championgoober: Msol: Something something 26 minutes.

what's with the 26 minutes? how do i not know this? help...

Here


thanks much
 
2012-08-09 04:52:22 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-09 04:52:37 PM  
Second episode:

Michael opens the freezer, pulls out a paper bag marked: "Dead dove. DO NOT EAT!!" Michael picks up the bag, opens it and recoils.
"I don't know what I was expecting..."

// best throwaway joke in the series
 
2012-08-09 04:54:05 PM  

gunga galunga: Arrested Development sucks. Even if I did have a television, which I don't, I still wouldn't waych it.
/off to the gym


I notice you called it "television", vice "TV".
i.ytimg.com
 
2012-08-09 04:54:15 PM  
Came for Carl Weathers stew quotes, leaving disappointed.
 
2012-08-09 04:55:45 PM  

acaciaavenue: Subby should probably watch Married...with Children - which had the same "dirty" jokes. In 1988.


Yeah, I don't know why Farkers or the author of that article are so worked up. I guess when they think "C-Word" is actually a swear word in itself, I guess I can see how they might overreact to the jokes, but this isn't 1975, when these sort of jokes would have scandalized television. Subby and the other shocked farkers might want to avoid Adult Swim and FX if they are that sensitive.
 
2012-08-09 04:57:35 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Second episode:

Michael opens the freezer, pulls out a paper bag marked: "Dead dove. DO NOT EAT!!" Michael picks up the bag, opens it and recoils.
"I don't know what I was expecting..."

// best throwaway joke in the series


I want to do this at work.
 
2012-08-09 04:59:28 PM  
Gobias some coffee.
 
2012-08-09 05:03:46 PM  

mooseyfate: bel4sucks: Strategeryz0r: There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable

What's so unlikeable about George Michael? Or even Michael's character?

Troll alert. Please put the food back in your pockets and back away slowly.

/Arrested Developement is one of the funniest shows ever made
//evar


Who's trolling? I made a statement, one that the show admits to on several occasions, he asked a question.

Arrested Development is a farking amazing show, but the fact is not a single one of the characters is really that likeable. Even Michael, who seemingly is supposed to serve as the shows moral compass, is extraordinarily self absorbed.
 
2012-08-09 05:06:14 PM  

bel4sucks: Strategeryz0r: There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable

What's so unlikeable about George Michael? Or even Michael's character?


George Michael's obsession with his first cousin(?) definitely borders on creepy at times.

Michael is overcontrolling with his son whenever George Michael tries to have a life outside of whatever it is Michael thinks they should be doing together. Not to mention, some of his remarks about Ann aree really cruel. Yes, she is bossy and frumpy, but she doesn't deserve some of the nastier comments he has made about her, some even said directly to her mother. There's also his habit of seeing only what he wants to see, while not an "unlikable" trait, caused him to be in denial about his son's crush on his own cousin. Not to mention the whole Mr F debacle.
 
2012-08-09 05:12:43 PM  

Tax Boy: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x584]


I've never seen that before and love it oh so very much.
 
2012-08-09 05:15:45 PM  

Strategeryz0r: mooseyfate: bel4sucks: Strategeryz0r: There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable

What's so unlikeable about George Michael? Or even Michael's character?

Troll alert. Please put the food back in your pockets and back away slowly.

/Arrested Developement is one of the funniest shows ever made
//evar

Who's trolling? I made a statement, one that the show admits to on several occasions, he asked a question.

Arrested Development is a farking amazing show, but the fact is not a single one of the characters is really that likeable. Even Michael, who seemingly is supposed to serve as the shows moral compass, is extraordinarily self absorbed.


Barry Zuckerman and Kitty Sanchez were both VERY likeable.
 
2012-08-09 05:17:39 PM  
files.g4tv.com

"Franklin said some things Whitey wasn't ready to hear."
 
2012-08-09 05:18:21 PM  

jayfurr:
Barry Zuckerman and Kitty Sanchez were both VERY likeable.


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-09 05:20:39 PM  

HopScotchNSoda: gunga galunga: Arrested Development sucks. Even if I did have a television, which I don't, I still wouldn't waych it.
/off to the gym

I notice you called it "television", vice "TV".
[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]


gunga galunga: bel4sucks: Strategeryz0r: There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable

What's so unlikeable about George Michael? Or even Michael's character?

George Michael's obsession with his first cousin(?) definitely borders on creepy at times.

Michael is overcontrolling with his son whenever George Michael tries to have a life outside of whatever it is Michael thinks they should be doing together. Not to mention, some of his remarks about Ann aree really cruel. Yes, she is bossy and frumpy, but she doesn't deserve some of the nastier comments he has made about her, some even said directly to her mother. There's also his habit of seeing only what he wants to see, while not an "unlikable" trait, caused him to be in denial about his son's crush on his own cousin. Not to mention the whole Mr F debacle.


Whaa?????
 
2012-08-09 05:23:33 PM  

W.C.fields forever: HopScotchNSoda: gunga galunga: Arrested Development sucks. Even if I did have a television, which I don't, I still wouldn't waych it.
/off to the gym

I notice you called it "television", vice "TV".
[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

gunga galunga: bel4sucks: Strategeryz0r: There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable

What's so unlikeable about George Michael? Or even Michael's character?

George Michael's obsession with his first cousin(?) definitely borders on creepy at times.

Michael is overcontrolling with his son whenever George Michael tries to have a life outside of whatever it is Michael thinks they should be doing together. Not to mention, some of his remarks about Ann aree really cruel. Yes, she is bossy and frumpy, but she doesn't deserve some of the nastier comments he has made about her, some even said directly to her mother. There's also his habit of seeing only what he wants to see, while not an "unlikable" trait, caused him to be in denial about his son's crush on his own cousin. Not to mention the whole Mr F debacle.

Whaa?????


Whaaa what? He's right. I didn't even think about the Anne stuff. Michael is one of the most overbearing parents probably ever portrayed on TV. Staunchly refusing to let George Michael have a life, or date whoever he wants to date. It was all about what Micheal thought was right for him, and who Michael thought was right for him.
 
2012-08-09 05:28:59 PM  

one small post for man: Came for Carl Weathers stew quotes, leaving disappointed.


I'll oblige.

i.qkme.me
 
2012-08-09 05:30:32 PM  

Snowflake Tubbybottom: "Franklin said some things Whitey wasn't ready to hear."


Had some things to say that African-Americany wasn't ready to hear either
 
2012-08-09 05:31:44 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-09 05:37:08 PM  

one small post for man: Came for Carl Weathers stew quotes, leaving disappointed.


Sorry. But TFA made this more specifically a "I can't believe they got away with that" AD thread.
 
2012-08-09 05:39:00 PM  

Strategeryz0r: W.C.fields forever: HopScotchNSoda: gunga galunga: Arrested Development sucks. Even if I did have a television, which I don't, I still wouldn't waych it.
/off to the gym

I notice you called it "television", vice "TV".
[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

gunga galunga: bel4sucks: Strategeryz0r: There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable

What's so unlikeable about George Michael? Or even Michael's character?

George Michael's obsession with his first cousin(?) definitely borders on creepy at times.

Michael is overcontrolling with his son whenever George Michael tries to have a life outside of whatever it is Michael thinks they should be doing together. Not to mention, some of his remarks about Ann aree really cruel. Yes, she is bossy and frumpy, but she doesn't deserve some of the nastier comments he has made about her, some even said directly to her mother. There's also his habit of seeing only what he wants to see, while not an "unlikable" trait, caused him to be in denial about his son's crush on his own cousin. Not to mention the whole Mr F debacle.

Whaa?????

Whaaa what? He's right. I didn't even think about the Anne stuff. Michael is one of the most overbearing parents probably ever portrayed on TV. Staunchly refusing to let George Michael have a life, or date whoever he wants to date. It was all about what Micheal thought was right for him, and who Michael thought was right for him.


I thought Gunga was at the gym.
 
2012-08-09 05:40:17 PM  

W.C.fields forever: Strategeryz0r: W.C.fields forever: HopScotchNSoda: gunga galunga: Arrested Development sucks. Even if I did have a television, which I don't, I still wouldn't waych it.
/off to the gym

I notice you called it "television", vice "TV".
[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

gunga galunga: bel4sucks: Strategeryz0r: There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable

What's so unlikeable about George Michael? Or even Michael's character?

George Michael's obsession with his first cousin(?) definitely borders on creepy at times.

Michael is overcontrolling with his son whenever George Michael tries to have a life outside of whatever it is Michael thinks they should be doing together. Not to mention, some of his remarks about Ann aree really cruel. Yes, she is bossy and frumpy, but she doesn't deserve some of the nastier comments he has made about her, some even said directly to her mother. There's also his habit of seeing only what he wants to see, while not an "unlikable" trait, caused him to be in denial about his son's crush on his own cousin. Not to mention the whole Mr F debacle.

Whaa?????

Whaaa what? He's right. I didn't even think about the Anne stuff. Michael is one of the most overbearing parents probably ever portrayed on TV. Staunchly refusing to let George Michael have a life, or date whoever he wants to date. It was all about what Micheal thought was right for him, and who Michael thought was right for him.

I thought Gunga was at the gym.


HAH! Ok I didn't see that one coming. Kudos sir.
 
2012-08-09 05:54:10 PM  

gunga galunga: Not to mention, some of his remarks about Ann are really cruel.


Who?
 
2012-08-09 05:55:22 PM  

Wellon Dowd: gunga galunga: Not to mention, some of his remarks about Ann are really cruel.

Who?


Wellon Dowd: gunga galunga: Not to mention, some of his remarks about Ann are really cruel.

Who?


Look, his cruelty is as plain as the Ann on Egg's face.
 
2012-08-09 05:56:22 PM  

Lord Dimwit: Wellon Dowd: gunga galunga: Not to mention, some of his remarks about Ann are really cruel.

Who?

Look, his cruelty is as plain as the Ann on Egg's face.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-09 06:03:07 PM  
Not at all risque, but I got a good laugh out of the Sunday morning breakfast joint being Skip Church's and the Friday night hang out for Barry Zuckerkorn is Miss Temple's Chinese buffet.
 
2012-08-09 06:06:17 PM  

W.C.fields forever: I thought Gunga was at the gym.


I took my laptop to the gym and am posting from there. I fark while I'm on the treadmill. It's called multi-tasking.

I don't recommend it for yourself. Only a pro like myself can hack it.

/preens
 
2012-08-09 06:06:31 PM  

Don the Plastic Shroud: Not at all risque, but I got a good laugh out of the Sunday morning breakfast joint being Skip Church's and the Friday night hang out for Barry Zuckerkorn is Miss Temple's Chinese buffet.


Not to sound all retarded, but I didn't even make the connection until you just posted that. Looks like it's time to rewatch them all.
 
2012-08-09 06:10:03 PM  

VTGremlin: Don the Plastic Shroud: Not at all risque, but I got a good laugh out of the Sunday morning breakfast joint being Skip Church's and the Friday night hang out for Barry Zuckerkorn is Miss Temple's Chinese buffet.

Not to sound all retarded, but I didn't even make the connection until you just posted that. Looks like it's time to rewatch them all.


I will admit that I didn't notice it the first few (many) times through the series.
 
2012-08-09 06:15:24 PM  

Don the Plastic Shroud: VTGremlin: Don the Plastic Shroud: Not at all risque, but I got a good laugh out of the Sunday morning breakfast joint being Skip Church's and the Friday night hang out for Barry Zuckerkorn is Miss Temple's Chinese buffet.

Not to sound all retarded, but I didn't even make the connection until you just posted that. Looks like it's time to rewatch them all.

I will admit that I didn't notice it the first few (many) times through the series.


jeepers I missed that completely!
 
2012-08-09 06:22:14 PM  
I was amused when Justine Bateman was brought in to play the hooker/long lost sister.
 
2012-08-09 06:23:28 PM  

I Like Bread: I was amused when Justine Bateman was brought in to play the hooker/long lost sister.


I heard she really blew the cast.
 
2012-08-09 06:24:40 PM  

Don the Plastic Shroud: Not at all risque, but I got a good laugh out of the Sunday morning breakfast joint being Skip Church's and the Friday night hang out for Barry Zuckerkorn is Miss Temple's Chinese buffet.


Holy shiat, I never noticed that! Love this show so much. Years later, and after multiple viewings, there are still plenty of surprises like that. Hell, stuff like Henry Winkler hopping over a shark only ever seems to get noticed by word of mouth.
 
2012-08-09 06:24:44 PM  

gunga galunga: W.C.fields forever: I thought Gunga was at the gym.

I took my laptop to the gym and am posting from there. I fark while I'm on the treadmill. It's called multi-tasking.

I don't recommend it for yourself. Only a pro like myself can hack it.

/preens


I f*cked on a treadmill.

/I don't recommend it.
 
2012-08-09 06:25:05 PM  

Lord Dimwit: I Like Bread: I was amused when Justine Bateman was brought in to play the hooker/long lost sister.

I heard she really blew the cast.


Away, you are forgetting to say away!
 
2012-08-09 06:48:07 PM  

Tax Boy: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x584]


I just snorted bourbon up my nose when I saw that. You owe me new nostrils!

/pure awesome
 
2012-08-09 06:50:01 PM  

FreakinB: Tax Boy: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x584]

I've never seen that before and love it oh so very much.


Mouthoy: Tax Boy: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x584]

I just snorted bourbon up my nose when I saw that. You owe me new nostrils!

/pure awesome


It's from a blog: Arrested Westeros. Good stuff
 
2012-08-09 07:17:52 PM  

The Slush: FreakinB: Tax Boy: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x584]

I've never seen that before and love it oh so very much.

Mouthoy: Tax Boy: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x584]

I just snorted bourbon up my nose when I saw that. You owe me new nostrils!

/pure awesome

It's from a blog: Arrested Westeros. Good stuff


I made it as far as the picture of Hodor captioned "Annyong" and snorted more bourbon. Holy FSM that is funny!

/thank you for that link
 
2012-08-09 07:26:04 PM  
Imho, this is a VASTLY SUPERIOR mashup blog

http://breaking-development.tumblr.com/
 
2012-08-09 07:36:42 PM  

steviesgirl777: http://breaking-development.tumblr.com/


I farking LOVE this.
 
2012-08-09 07:43:32 PM  

Brother_Mouzone: I've got a nice hard cot with his name on it."

"You'd do that to your own brother?"

"I said cot!"


My favorite, favorite.

/favorite
 
2012-08-09 08:26:42 PM  

steviesgirl777: Imho, this is a VASTLY SUPERIOR mashup blog

http://breaking-development.tumblr.com/


Holy effing eff. That is f*cking amazing!
 
2012-08-09 08:37:53 PM  

gunga galunga: Arrested Development sucks. Even if I did have a television, which I don't, I still wouldn't waych it.

/off to the gym


Like the guy in the $4,000 suit is going to watch that crappy show.

COME ON!
 
2012-08-09 09:07:04 PM  
The "I'm Oscar... Dot com!" cracks me up. As did the "I just blue myself"... And the diamond dust face cream Tobias used to blend in... And the "She male" tshirt... And...
 
2012-08-09 09:07:37 PM  
Two more visual ones I'm surprised got through:

www.plowed.co.uk

content6.flixster.com
 
2012-08-09 09:09:29 PM  
The best dirty inside joke on TV is from the Simpsons:

www.hifi-writer.com
 
2012-08-09 09:16:40 PM  
WHO THE FARK ATE ALL MY HARD BOILED EGGS?!

/Sad Charlie Brown music...
 
2012-08-09 09:17:20 PM  
Gob: So, a young neighborhood tough by the name of Steve Holt's gonna be here any minute...
Michael: Your son.
Gob: According to him...
Michael: And a DNA test.
Gob: I heard the jury's still out on science.
 
2012-08-09 09:17:52 PM  
farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2012-08-09 09:18:37 PM  
Lupe: "I no dust buster ANYMORE!"
Lindsay: "Fine I'LL DUSTBUSTER!"

The setup of Lupe sleeping with Buster before that made this line HILARIOUS.
 
2012-08-09 09:37:18 PM  

WhippingBoy: The best dirty inside joke on TV is from the Simpsons:

[www.hifi-writer.com image 300x300]


All the times I've seen that photo and I just now got it.
 
2012-08-09 09:42:31 PM  

Crewmannumber6: WhippingBoy: The best dirty inside joke on TV is from the Simpsons:

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All the times I've seen that photo and I just now got it.


The first time I ever got it I laughed for a long time. That whole episode is great, Tomacco!
 
2012-08-09 09:43:50 PM  

WhippingBoy: The best dirty inside joke on TV is from the Simpsons:

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Care to explain?
 
2012-08-09 09:50:33 PM  
Think about the rhyme, what has F & S and rhymes with Chuck?
 
2012-08-09 09:52:23 PM  

Lipspinach: WhippingBoy: The best dirty inside joke on TV is from the Simpsons:

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Care to explain?


Snead's Feed and Seed...
Chuck's F___ and S___...
 
2012-08-09 09:54:39 PM  

Lipspinach: WhippingBoy: The best dirty inside joke on TV is from the Simpsons:

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Care to explain?


Sneed, Feed, and Seed all end in the same last three letters.

Now replace those letters (also replace Sneed's with Chuck's) with the last three letters of Chuck. Ta da!

/Don't worry, it took me a while too.
 
2012-08-09 10:04:11 PM  

WhippingBoy: The best dirty inside joke on TV is from the Simpsons:

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I wonder who came up with that joke, probably some geek Simpsons writer's kid.
 
2012-08-09 10:37:57 PM  

Last Man on Earth: Don the Plastic Shroud: Not at all risque, but I got a good laugh out of the Sunday morning breakfast joint being Skip Church's and the Friday night hang out for Barry Zuckerkorn is Miss Temple's Chinese buffet.

Holy shiat, I never noticed that! Love this show so much. Years later, and after multiple viewings, there are still plenty of surprises like that. Hell, stuff like Henry Winkler hopping over a shark only ever seems to get noticed by word of mouth.


I'm partially drunk right now, but I can't be the only one that noticed Winkler doing the Fonzy "'Bout to comb my hair, nah, it's perfect" thing during season 2, right?

/not obscure
 
2012-08-09 11:04:16 PM  

bobug: The "I'm Oscar... Dot com!" cracks me up. As did the "I just blue myself"... And the diamond dust face cream Tobias used to blend in... And the "She male" tshirt... And...


Saddam has a scar. I do not have a scar. I am No Scar. I am No Scar!
 
2012-08-09 11:21:17 PM  
Narrator:Tobias painted himself blue and went to the blueman group to be seen.

(gets hit by car)

Narrator: Unfortunately,It was dusk and he couldn't be seen
 
2012-08-09 11:27:39 PM  
I never watched it, only because I was probably into something else at the time. Probably not going to watch now, only because it's evidently in everyone else's blood, and I won't have the nostalgic context.

So, enjoy, I guess. Congrats on getting your show back.

/I'll be in the corner with the Firefly fans, sighing and pretending 'Castle' is better than it is.
 
2012-08-09 11:31:44 PM  

Lernaeus: I never watched it, only because I was probably into something else at the time. Probably not going to watch now, only because it's evidently in everyone else's blood, and I won't have the nostalgic context.

So, enjoy, I guess. Congrats on getting your show back.

/I'll be in the corner with the Firefly fans, sighing and pretending 'Castle' is better than it is.


Nonsense, I watched it all on Netflix for the first time long after Fox kicked it to the curb. If anything, I envy you having *four* seasons of "new" Arrested Development to look forward to.
 
2012-08-09 11:45:19 PM  
i486.photobucket.com

i486.photobucket.com
"Maeby"
 
2012-08-10 12:39:27 AM  

Strategeryz0r: That was kind of the point. There isn't a single character on the show that's likeable(something they pointed out in the last season continuously). It really was half an hour of primetime depravity. The funny thing is, that's the kind of comedy that's selling these days. The show was kind of ahead of it's time really, hence why Netflix picked it up. They realized how many people were starting to take notice of it, and watching it repeatedly over their streaming service.


I can't count the number of friends who "don't own tv's" that fell in love with the show after I loaned them season 1. A big problem with TV is so much of it is so bad that a lot of people ignore it entirely so gems get cancelled even when lots of people would love them if they saw them.
 
2012-08-10 12:41:16 AM  

Springy23: Lipspinach: WhippingBoy: The best dirty inside joke on TV is from the Simpsons:

[www.hifi-writer.com image 300x300]

Care to explain?

Sneed, Feed, and Seed all end in the same last three letters.

Now replace those letters (also replace Sneed's with Chuck's) with the last three letters of Chuck. Ta da!

/Don't worry, it took me a while too.


Is it bad that I get it, but don't get it?

/it's funny...but not?
 
2012-08-10 12:43:07 AM  
This person obviously doesn't watch Fox shows. Also, not certain if he's Puritan.
 
2012-08-10 12:50:43 AM  

ronmexico27: Is that the same actor that plays Saul Goodman about to kiss Tobias?


Yes, the two of them used to have probably one of the best sketch comedy shows ever on HBO.

Which has already been referenced in this thread.


Strategeryz0r: also, are any other Archer fans as excited for the Bob's Burgers/Archer cross-over episode they're doing next season as I am? Because I'm pretty damned excited for it!


I hadnt heard of it before now, but i am also pretty damned excited for it!
 
2012-08-10 02:54:43 AM  
Not dirty but for some reason I love this:

You taught me a lesson about teaching lessons?
In was my final lesson.
 
2012-08-10 04:27:32 AM  

steviesgirl777: Imho, this is a VASTLY SUPERIOR mashup blog

http://breaking-development.tumblr.com/


The "hmm, no ring" mash up just mind farked me because I hadn't noticed Walt's lack of a wedding ring in the diner scene before.
 
2012-08-10 04:53:58 AM  
I loves me some AD, but by far, the greatest "Holy cow, did they get that by the censors?" moment for me was on 30 Rock, when Liz Lemon's father, Richard Lemon, proudly announces "You can't have a Lemon Party without old Dick!"
 
2012-08-10 08:10:56 AM  

Strategeryz0r: mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.

Or just get Netflix... The entire series is on there, plus the new episodes come out next year(which are also produced by Netflix).



...or for the first 3 seasons there's also Amazon Prime. Plus you get 2 day shipping...
 
2012-08-10 08:58:39 AM  

Lernaeus: I never watched it, only because I was probably into something else at the time. Probably not going to watch now, only because it's evidently in everyone else's blood, and I won't have the nostalgic context.

So, enjoy, I guess. Congrats on getting your show back.


Stared waching it on Netflix the other night, and I wish I had given it more of a chance the first time around.
 
2012-08-10 09:48:03 AM  

JPINFV: Strategeryz0r: mikieb: I tried watching it a few times, but couldn't get into it. Then I read stuff like this, and it makes me sorry I missed all of it. I really have to get the DVDs.

Or just get Netflix... The entire series is on there, plus the new episodes come out next year(which are also produced by Netflix).


...or for the first 3 seasons there's also Amazon Prime. Plus you get 2 day shipping...


Enjoy waiting to see the new episodes! :P Free 2 day shipping, but no new episodes.
 
2012-08-10 11:26:39 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-10 12:22:25 PM  

drake113: I loves me some AD, but by far, the greatest "Holy cow, did they get that by the censors?" moment for me was on 30 Rock, when Liz Lemon's father, Richard Lemon, proudly announces "You can't have a Lemon Party without old Dick!"


An all-time great.
 
2012-08-10 01:52:37 PM  

ronmexico27: zez: ronmexico27: Is that the same actor that plays Saul Goodman about to kiss Tobias?

Yeah, they know each other pretty well

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If you like funny off center comedy, check it out.

Cool, I definitely will!


You are seriously missing out if you haven't seen that show.

/you shouldn't listen to pans, and you shouldn't listen to British people
 
2012-08-10 02:22:03 PM  

MooseMuffin: drake113: I loves me some AD, but by far, the greatest "Holy cow, did they get that by the censors?" moment for me was on 30 Rock, when Liz Lemon's father, Richard Lemon, proudly announces "You can't have a Lemon Party without old Dick!"

An all-time great.



Jack had dropped a more subtle mention of a 'lemon party' to Liz in the second episode (no reference to old Dick). When that slipped through, I guess Fey and the other writers decided to try moving the bar -- and succeeded. What surprises me most is not that the ultimate joke snuck past NBC S&P, but that it is kept in when WGN airs the syndicated reruns, whereas a lot of other lines are silenced.
 
2012-08-10 02:39:56 PM  

HopScotchNSoda: MooseMuffin: drake113: I loves me some AD, but by far, the greatest "Holy cow, did they get that by the censors?" moment for me was on 30 Rock, when Liz Lemon's father, Richard Lemon, proudly announces "You can't have a Lemon Party without old Dick!"

An all-time great.


Jack had dropped a more subtle mention of a 'lemon party' to Liz in the second episode (no reference to old Dick). When that slipped through, I guess Fey and the other writers decided to try moving the bar -- and succeeded. What surprises me most is not that the ultimate joke snuck past NBC S&P, but that it is kept in when WGN airs the syndicated reruns, whereas a lot of other lines are silenced.


Of course its going to get by the censors, you think they sit around googling every reference? Theres absolutely nothing vulgar about that line unless your an internet person and have preexisting knowledge. Simpsons has made a lemon party joke even.
 
2012-08-10 03:44:34 PM  

limboslam: [i486.photobucket.com image 697x1023]

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"Maeby"


Probably not for Ahmadinejad.

She's half-Kurdish.
 
2012-08-10 08:22:48 PM  

Ratbert42: Two more visual ones I'm surprised got through:

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content6.flixster.com


That reminds me of one of my all-time favorite sight gags on AD:

Apparently Lucille was supposed to check into rehab or something and Lindsay was supposed to be with her. They showed security cam footage that Lucille had sent the hispanic maid to substitute for her instead, along with the maid's daughter (for Lindsay). The maid's daughter was wearing the "SLUT" t-shirt.

Another example how jokes pay off even more when you're a long time viewer of the show.
 
2012-08-11 02:07:35 AM  

W.C.fields forever: I f*cked on a treadmill.


I f*cked a treadmill.

Yeah, that was a stretch.
 
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