The cast and crew of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''. Beware of potential spoilers, although most will be marked.
* [[Characters/ArrestedDevelopmentTheBluths The Bluth Family]]
* [[Characters/ArrestedDevelopmentRecurringCharacters Recurring Characters]]
* [[Characters/ArrestedDevelopmentOneShotCharacters One-Shot Characters]]
[[folder: The Narrator]]
!!The Narrator
!!!Voiced by: Creator/RonHoward
->''"Now the story of a wealthy family who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together. It's '''Arrested Development'''."''

The LemonyNarrator of the show, who helps the series keep up its fast-paced plot.

* ActorAllusion: There are plenty throughout the series, especially noticable in Season 4 now that [[spoiler:Creator/RonHoward himself is an actual, canonical character in the universe.]]
* CelebrityParadox: Bizarrely, despite that the narrator makes constant references to Howard’s career and more-or-less subtly portrays Howard in a positive light throughout Season 4, he still refers to the Ron Howard appearing in the actual show in third person.
* DeadpanSnarker
* EndOfSeriesAwareness
* LemonyNarrator: As the series goes on, he gets closer to being this, especially when commenting on the ShowWithinAShow's own narrator.
* NoFourthWall
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Less and less as the series goes on, and he gets more and more moments that betray his initial characterisation as the impartial bystander.
-->'''Narrator''': ... It was weird.
* SelfDeprecation: Ron Howard takes a pretty good beating in season 4, though this paradoxically makes him one of the more reasonable and well-adjusted characters in the series, [[AuthorAppeal probably on purpose]].