History Trivia / ArrestedDevelopment

16th Feb '17 10:31:12 AM DustSnitch
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** There's also T-Bone, whose actors had completely different body-types...

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** There's also T-Bone, whose actors had T-Bone is depicted as a fairly slender guy in the NextEpisodePreview of the pilot T-Bone in the next episode has a completely different body-types...


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* ThrowItIn: David Cross stutters at the beginning of Tobias' community theater audition, singing "I'm a Bad, Bad Man". Though unintentional, the stutter take was used.
12th Jan '17 3:07:27 PM eroock
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* LifeImitatesArt: The building of the huge wall to Mexico in Season 4 parallels what Trump claims to do during his presidency.
** The Wall has been something that politicians have been talking about for years. And Trump has been Tweeting about running since 2012, so its possible that he tweeted about the wall then. Since Season 4 was released in 2013, it would have been fresh on the minds of the writers.
11th Jan '17 9:50:48 AM clockworkviolet
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** Young Michael and Young Gob are played by two different actors between the flashbacks with J Walter Weatherman, and in the scenes from the "Boyfights" DVDs. This is especially noticable in S03E08 "Making A Stand", which contains scenes of both. The kids in the J Walter Weatherman flashbacks appear to actually be a different race (Buster included, which makes Lindsey stand out even more as a clearly white, blonde-haired blue-eyed child among her three dark-haired dark-skinned brothers), whereas the kids in the "Boyfights" segment are more clearly Caucasian and show more clear resemblance to Will Arnett and Jason Bateman.

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** Young Michael and Young Gob are played by two different actors between the flashbacks with J Walter Weatherman, and in the scenes from the "Boyfights" DVDs. movies. This is especially noticable noticeable in S03E08 Season 3 episode "Making A Stand", which contains scenes of both. The kids in the J Walter Weatherman flashbacks appear to actually be a different race (Buster included, which makes Lindsey stand out even more as a clearly white, blonde-haired blue-eyed child among her three dark-haired dark-skinned brothers), whereas the kids in the "Boyfights" segment are more clearly Caucasian and show more clear resemblance to Will Arnett and Jason Bateman.
11th Jan '17 9:50:03 AM clockworkviolet
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** Young Michael and Young Gob are played by two different actors between the flashbacks with J Walter Weatherman, and in the scenes from the "Boyfights" DVDs. This is especially noticable in S03E08 "Making A Stand", which contains scenes of both. The kids in the J Walter Weatherman flashbacks appear to actually be a different race (Buster included, which makes Lindsey stand out even more as a clearly white, blonde-haired blue-eyed child among her three dark-haired dark-skinned brothers), whereas the kids in the "Boyfights" segment are more clearly Caucasian and show more clear resemblance to Will Arnett and Jason Bateman.
6th Jan '17 1:49:14 PM LarryMullen
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* CastingGag: One episode had Tobias roleplaying with a relationship counselor played by Mr. Show co-star Bob Odenkirk.
** A late episode has Michael believe a prostitute is in fact his sister. She's played by Justine Bateman, Jason Bateman's sister.
** Bob Loblaw, played by Scott Baio, replaces Barry Zuckercorn, played by Henry Winkler.
** Twice, characters make reference to old TV shows that Ron Howard was on as a child, prompting comments from the narrator, Ron Howard.
** Amy Poehler (then Will Arnett's wife) guest-starred as GOB's impulse-marriage wife with whom he has no chemistry or compatibility. This became a meta BrickJoke when Arnett appeared on ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' as Poehler's blind date...with whom she has no compatibility.
** George Sr. claims, when shown a photograph of him shaking hands with Saddam Hussein, that he just thought he was meeting the guy who played the Soup Nazi. Guess who shows up a full season later playing a Saddam Hussein lookalike?
** In a flashback, a young Barry Zuckercorn is played by Max Winkler, Henry Winkler's son.


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* YouLookFamiliar: The actress who played a nurse in a brief UsefulNotes/WorldWarII flashback in "[[Recap/ArrestedDevelopmentS3E4Notapusy Notapusy]]" later plays Buster's nurse.
6th Jan '17 11:46:02 AM eroock
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* ActingForTwo: Creator/JeffreyTambor plays both George Bluth as well as his brother Oscar.
31st Dec '16 1:35:51 PM LiamA
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** In Season 4 George Michael is watching ''Series/SitDownShutUp'' and at one point both characters that Creator/JasonBateman and Creator/WillArnett voice are seen on screen.
17th Dec '16 3:53:39 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Yes, years before and in another universe, [[Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld Scott Pilgrim and Roxy Richter]] used to date. Not to mention that's the voice of [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Katara]].
** The guy who takes Maeby's "Marry me!" seriously? It's [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Howard Wolowitz]].
** There's a slew of [[Series/TheOfficeUS office workers NBC viewers]] might be familiar with in early Season 2:
*** The guy who Lindsay thought she had a date with? Andy Bernard.
*** Phyllis worked for the Bluth Company before tranferring to Dunder Mifflin.
*** Kevin worked as a gun shop owner who sold a rifle to Tobias.
*** Darryl worked as a security guard at a movie studio where Tobias was looking for a role.
** Remember the incredibly ugly woman GOB tried to set up Michael with in "[[Recap/ArrestedDevelopmentS1E14ShockAndAww Shock and Aww]]"? Iqbal Theba, better known as Principal Figgins from ''Series/{{Glee}}''.
** There's also a blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot of [[Music/TheLonelyIsland Andy]] [[Series/BrooklynNineNine Samberg]] at the tail end of the season 2 finale, as a stage manager for the Blue Man group.
** [[Series/BreakingBad Saul]] [[Series/BetterCallSaul Goodman]] is a slightly better lawyer than he is a marriage counsellor.
*** To be fair, at the time it was a ''Series/MrShow'' reunion.
** Kenneth Parcell from ''Series/ThirtyRock'' appeared twice as a waiter.
** The first actress to play Ann Veal later became better known as [[Series/{{Caprica}} Zoe Graystone]].
** [[Series/{{Glee}} Sue Sylvester]] shows up in season one as Cindi Lightballoon.
17th Sep '16 7:49:41 AM RAMChYLD
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** And now, Netflix is available (almost) worldwide. Except that the show isn't showing up in a lot of countries anyway.
30th Aug '16 6:25:55 AM dangerdan97
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** A convoluted ActorAllusion occurs during season 4, as various characters are seen eating a weird and disgusting mixture made of Parmesan cheese and mustard. Martin Mull, who plays Gene Parmesan in the show, also played Colonel Mustard in ''Film/{{Clue}}''.

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** A convoluted ActorAllusion occurs during season 4, as various characters are seen eating a weird and disgusting mixture made of Parmesan cheese and mustard. Martin Mull, who plays Gene Parmesan in the show, also played Colonel Mustard in ''Film/{{Clue}}''. One wonders why they didn't also include [[{{Characters/Roseanne}} carp]] in the recipe.
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