History Series / ArrestedDevelopment

15th Mar '17 3:40:10 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ChromaKey: Lampshaded in Season 4. As Creator/JeffreyTambor plays both George Sr. and Oscar, it is necessary to use this effect if both of them are going to appear in a scene together at the same time. When George Sr. meets Oscar at a restaurant, he asks Oscar to take the seat opposite him as "it would look better."
18th Feb '17 3:33:00 PM DustSnitch
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* LiteralMinded: Doctor Fishman, a very literal doctor who [[RunningGag appears several times throughout the series]]. He's even credited as "Literal Doctor":
** 'Let 'Em Eat Cake', referring to [[spoiler: George Sr, who had escaped out the window]]:
---> '''Doctor Fishman''': Excuse me, Mr. Bluth. [[spoiler:We lost him]]. He just, uh... [[spoiler:got away from us]]. I'm sorry.
** 'The One Where Michael Leaves', referring to [[spoiler: Tobias, who was covered in blue paint]]:
---> '''Dr. Fishman''': It looks like he's dead.
** In the epilogue of the same episode:
---> '''Doctor Fishman''': You look really hot.
** 'Hand to God', referring to [[spoiler: Buster who has lost his left hand, making him ''all right'']]:
---> '''Doctor Fishman''': [[spoiler:He's going to be all right.]]
** 'The Sword of Destiny', referring to Michael, who is suffering a rupture ulcer:
---> '''Doctor Fishman''': Iím sorry to say this, but it's too late for me to do anything for your son.\\
''[everyone gasps]''\\
'''Michael''': ...Let him keep talking!\\
'''Doctor Fishman''': ...Because Dr. Stein here has already been assigned to his case.
** 'A New Start', after moving to India, referring to Tobias, who broke his head twice:
---> '''Doctor Fishman''': This man here broke his skull in two places. Once outside the airport and once in the elevator when his sheet got caught and he was pulled off his gurney.
** 'Off the Hook', where he has become an army doctor and is referring to Buster, who, [[spoiler:after falling over while remotely piloting a plane, has been given a large artificial hand]]:
---> '''Doctor Fishman''': Mrs. Bluth, [[spoiler:your son went down while piloting a plane over Afghanistan.]]\\
'''Lucille''': Oh my god.\\
'''Doctor Fishman''': He deserves [[spoiler:a big hand for that, and we gave him one.]] I'm afraid besides that, there's nothing we can do.
13th Feb '17 7:41:43 AM morenohijazo
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* CryingAfterSex: In the episode "Family Ties", G.O.B. and George Sr. both hook up (not at the same time) with the same prostitute (neither one realizes the other is seeing her) and go to bed with her multiple times (or maybe just skip straight to the crying) in the same hotel room. Both end up crouched at the foot of the bed, venting their inadequacies as she sits above them, looking bored.[[note]]The hooker, Nellie, [[TwoLinesNoWaiting who Michael has hired as a consultant at the family business]] because [[Creator/JasonBateman he]] believes [[ActorAllusion she might be his sister]], says that it happens with a lot men and that they just want someone who'll listen to them.[[/note]]
10th Feb '17 1:24:01 AM eroock
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* ThickerThanWater: Family ties is the most important thing for Michael. That's why he [[EasilyForgiven easily forgives]] all the mischief brought onto him by his relatives.
8th Feb '17 1:53:52 AM Jarl
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* AllThereInTheStinger: The "OnTheNext" segments of episodes, rather than being a preview of what will happen on the next episode, they serve as stingers to show what will have happened behind the scenes by the time of the next episode. While these stingers usually are done for some throw away gags, occasionally some important details are revealed, such as the revelation that [[spoiler:Rita Leeds is a MRF (Mentally Retarded Female)]], before they become plot relevant.

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* AllThereInTheStinger: The "OnTheNext" segments of episodes, rather than being a preview of what will happen on the next episode, they serve as stingers to show what will have happened behind the scenes by the time of the next episode. While these stingers usually are done for some throw away gags, occasionally some important details are revealed, such as the revelation that [[spoiler:Rita Leeds is a MRF (Mentally Retarded Female)]], Female), Maggie isn't blind, and that George Sr. "may have committed light treason"]], before they become plot relevant.


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** You have to hand it to them, they really reached for every opportunity they could to foreshadow [[spoiler:Buster's hand]].
** All the jokes about Maeby's uncertain parentage or biological relation to George Michael (starting with her MeaningfulName) pay off when it's revealed [[spoiler:her mother isn't the biological daughter of George Sr. and Lucille]].
5th Feb '17 9:53:55 AM Nikumubeki
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** (It's actually a SuspiciouslySimilarSong version the first time, though. You can still [[DrinkingGame take a shot]].)

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** (It's actually (In Season 2, a SuspiciouslySimilarSong version the first time, though.also makes couple of appearances. You can still [[DrinkingGame take a shot]].)
4th Feb '17 7:38:21 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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The show was [[{{Uncancelled}} brought back]] for a fourth season on May 26, 2013, exclusive to Creator/{{Netflix}}. It uses [[ADayInTheLimelight character-focused episodes]] and AnachronicOrder to bring the viewers up to speed on the missing five years of the family's lives. '''Mark spoilers for Season 4.''' The show has been renewed for a fifth season, and, according to Brian Grazer, has been scheduled to go into production in early 2016, with the seventeen episodes being released later that year.

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The show was [[{{Uncancelled}} brought back]] for a fourth season on May 26, 2013, exclusive to Creator/{{Netflix}}. It uses [[ADayInTheLimelight character-focused episodes]] and AnachronicOrder to bring the viewers up to speed on the missing five years of the family's lives. '''Mark spoilers for Season 4.''' The show has been renewed for a fifth season, and, according to Brian Grazer, though said season has been scheduled to go into production in early 2016, with a bit of a DevelopmentHell, having had tentative release dates of both 2015 and 2016. As of the seventeen episodes being released later that year.
newest updates, the creative team has expressed hope to get the project up and running in 2017.
14th Jan '17 10:52:54 AM eroock
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** JustifiedTrope: Season four roughly takes place a good 5-6 years after Season 3, because it's been roughly 5-6 years since the GrandFinale in real time.

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** JustifiedTrope: Season four roughly takes place a good 5-6 years after Season 3, because Because it's been roughly 5-6 6-7 years since the GrandFinale in real time.
13th Jan '17 3:56:39 PM eroock
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* TitleDrop:TitleDrop: In [[ArrestedDevelopmentS3E3ForgetMeNow "Forget-Me-Now"]].
13th Jan '17 9:03:32 AM Nikumubeki
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* DumbassHasAPoint: In '''¡Amigos!''', Michael says that he's not so crazy about George Michael dating Ann, a girl Michael is not so crazy about. GOB, the resident buffoon of the series, instead asks if Michael is not so crazy about letting his son grow up, resulting in a few seconds of silence and Michael conceding to the point.
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