They (Fox) made a huge mistake and now Netflix is set to prove that there’s still plenty of gold to be mined by the show’s incredible ensemble and writers. Unless you’ve been living under a banana peel then you already know that Arrested Development is coming back in a big way.
Netflix hasn’t been shy about promoting the fact that they are resurrecting AD. Starting May 26th, subscribers will be able to stream all 15 episodes of the new season.
I recently discovered that the Netflix site is crawling with Arrested Development themed Easter eggs. Most of them are related to fake shows that were referenced during the series’ brief run. Here are a few of my favorites.
In this edition of “true stories, ripped from the headlines” Tobias starred as George, Sr. while Dave Attel portrayed Tobias. This episode highlighted the Bluth family’s fall from grace.
World’s Worst Drivers
Lucille was featured on this reality series featuring the worst drivers in—you guessed it—the world. That she regularly drove while intoxicated and/or under the effects of narcotics may have been a contributing factor.
El Amor Prohibido
The title of this Novela, or Spanish language soap opera, means “the forbidden love”. This is exactly what was going on between Michael and the star of the show, Marta, who just happened to be dating his hermano, GOB.
Franklin Comes Alive
GOB and his extremely un-PC puppet, Franklin Delano Bluth, sing, tell jokes, and manage to offend everyone in so doing. This could be why Marta was keen on ditching him for Michael (“Who is this hermano?”).
Boyfights (or Lucha de Muchachos)
George, Sr. used to egg the boys on until they’d fight. He filmed their fights and sold VHS tapes outside the US.
One last thing …
When you rate Arrested Development online you don’t rate it in stars. Instead you use bananas. After all, “there’s always money in the banana stand (wink, wink).”
In closing, here’s a clip from the upcoming and final season of AD
Have you managed to find any other Easter eggs on Netflix (I’m counting at least five more)? If so, sound off in the comments below.
All images in this post are from Netflix, unless otherwise noted.
- TV: Newswire: Arrested Development teaser posters renew the show’s commitment to befuddling anyone who hasn’t seen Arrested Development (avclub.com)
- “Arrested Development” unveils new character posters (cbsnews.com)
- We Saved Our Bluths! (atecoats.wordpress.com)