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Monday, December 14, 2009

Phillip Litt

Name: Phillip Litt
Occupation: Director of Girls With Low Self-Esteem
Psychiatric Afflictions: Never-nude
Seminars Attended:
Chafing (by Dr. Schoenweiss)
Portrayed by: Zack Braff
Phillip Litt Quotes:
  • "You're getting all of this, right?"
  • "Ladies, here's the deal. We have hats, you have breasts. You show your breasts, you get a hat."
  • "Cut, cut, cut. We've got a surfboard in the shot."
  • "Will you just get over it. It’s nudity. Just because you’re ashamed of your body, doesn’t mean everyone should be."

Saturday, December 12, 2009

'Arrested Development' Movie Still In The Outline Stage, Michael Cera Says

Bad news, "Arrested Development" fans. A couple months back, The Hollywood Reporter gave us what seemed like a glimmer of hope for the much-anticipated Arrested Development movie. They reported that series mastermind and soon-to-be movie director (we hope) Mitch Hurwitz and co-executive producer James Vallely were working on the screenplay.

"Working on" doesn't necessarily equate to "writing," unfortunately. We met up with Michael Cera, George-Michael Bluth himself, while he was promoting his new film "Youth in Revolt," and of course we couldn't resist begging for any news on the film.

"I don't have any updates, no," Cera told us. "They haven't written it yet. They're working on outlining it right now."

So at least some sort of progress is being made. No new uses of "I've made a huge mistake" have been put on paper, but progress, any progress at all, is a good thing. Cera said the film is on the backburner while Hurwitz is working on a new project, but echoed the hopeful statements made by Jason Bateman earlier this year, that the project could be underway soon.

"I think hopefully it will happen next year," he said.

Cera was reportedly the odd man out when it came to "Arrested Development" stars signing onto the film, so we asked him if he kept in touch with his fellow costars outside of work.

"I mean, you know, I try to see them whenever I can, but everyone's doing their own thing," he admitted.

He did say that he spent Halloween with Alia Shawkat and "Juno" costar Ellen Page (both of whom starred in Drew Barrymore's "Whip It!" together). What did he go as?

"I went as a sexy rapist," Cera replied without blinking. At least he's still got his dry sense of humor.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Is Will Arnett Holding up the Arrested Development Movie with his Illusions?

Production on the Arrested Development movie is living up to the movie's name a little too well, and even though Michael Cera was long thought to be the reason, now it appears that Will "GOB" Arnett is the one causing the delay. Although AD creator Mitch Hurwitz was supposed to be working on the film's script this summer, Arnett told the New York Daily News that he and Hurwitz have been a little distracted.

"The Arrested Development movie is definitely going to happen," Arnett said on Saturday. "But Mitch and I have been working on the new show, so unfortunately for the movie, we have been focusing on that for the last couple of months."

The new show, Arnett said, is about a rich and powerful man who realizes he doesn't actually have much to contribute to the world.

"And no, I'm not drawing on my personal life for this one," he quipped.

Still, Arnett assured the Daily News, there is some progress on the Arrested Development movie.
"We're definitely not starting from page one," he said. "There are scripts in order."
You'd better not be lying to us, Will Arnett, because you would be making a huge mistake.

Original Link

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rita Leeds

Name: Rita Leeds
Occupation: Landowner, Student, Head of Drama Development
Daughter of: Unnamed cousins
Enrolled at: Slowbrook
Residence: Wee Britain
Fashion Sense: Inside-Out Clothing
Longest She's Held Her Breathe: 20 seconds
Mental Afflictions: MR. F: Mentally Retarded Female (a.k.a. Wee Brain)
Real Estate Ideas: Bluthton
Movie Ideas: The Ocean Walker
Portrayed by: Charlize Theron
Rita Leeds Quotes:
  • "I want to have grown up fun. Spoon and figgy pudding. Rabbitown dum druggary’s hollow. And I want to have pop-pop."
  • "You're a complete and utter pussy."
  • "Rita corny, Michael."

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My Kind of Protester

Report Casts Doubt on Arrested Development Movie


In Januuary, Will Arnett said: "For once and for all, the Arrested Development movie is happening!"

But is it, really?

Considering the amount of time that has passed since the Fox sitcom was on the air, as well as the other projects creator Mitch Hurwitz is developing, an insider told Zap2It that he doubts the project will ever get off the ground.

"I don't think Mitch is gonna do it," the source said. "It seems like he's moving off the idea. So much time has passed."

Original Link

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Comic-Con 2009: Jason Bateman Talks Arrested Development Movie

Normally at these Comic-Con panels, the stars don’t generally go into great detail about other future projects. It seems like that is left for the actual press conferences, as opposed to panels. However, that is not the case with Jason Bateman. During the Extract panel, he discussed the progress of the Arrested Development movie.

Bateman stated:

“I am more excited than all of you to see that thing happen. I don’t have any
breaking news to share with you today. It’s not dead, there’s no reason to think
its dead, it’s still going ahead. I wouldn’t be surprised if [Neal Moritz]
called me today and said he had the first 50 pages done or the whole thing is
done. I spoke to Ron Howard and Brian Grazer the other day and they are looking
forward to doing it. Hopefully it could start filming as early as the next six
months or as late as the next 18. "

I was really excited to hear a more detailed discussion of a possible Arrested Development movie. I loved the show and everyone involved. They need to hurry up and make it already! It has been years since we have seen any material by them.

See the original site here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Maggie Lizer

Name: Maggie Lizer
Occupation: Orange County Prosecuting Attorney
Fraudulent Physical Impairments: Blindness (irreversible case of ocular retinoblastoma), Pregnancy
Reason for Fake Blindness: Pass the LSATs, discount on pizzas
Portrayed by: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Maggie Lizer Quotes:
  • "I'm blind!"
  • " Well, I can’t see anybody ever."
  • "For the pizza guy. I give him a five, I tell him to keep the change."
  • "Well, it’s like the Ten Commandments say, you know? “Be true to thine own self, and to thine own self...”
  • " I’m Maggie Lizer. As in 'Maggie lies her ass off.' One person laughed at that once, and I don’t know why I keep trying it."

Gene Parmesan

Name: Gene Parmesan
Occupation: Private Investigator
Disguises: Fireman, just some idiot with balloons, custodian
Yellow Pages Slogan: "Anywhere, anytime, but you'll never know! -Original disguises by Mr. Parmesan."
Phone Number: 555-0113
"Isn't he the best?": Gene is far from the best.
Portrayed by: Martin Mull
Gene Parmesan Quotes:
  • "But I did hear that he's bleeding internally."
  • "I'm not even going to count it."
  • "I counted...come on!"

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Chareth Richter Hits Home Run

...or was it Donnie Richter?

Andy Richter hit a home run in the celebrity/Hall of Fame softball game for the MLB All-Star ceremonies.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Dr. Fishman

Name: Dr. Fishman
Occupation: Physician
Alias: Dr. Wordsmith
Social Imperfections: Overly literal
Portrayed by: Ian Roberts
Dr. Fishman Quotes:
  • "It just looks like he's dead. He's got, like, blue paint all over him or something."
  • "He keeps trying to get this IV out of his arm. I don’t understand why. It’s just glucose."
  • "He's lost his left hand, so he's going to be all right."
  • "You look really hot."
  • "He's going to be fine. But unfortunately, you've still got a hook in your ass."
  • "I'm sorry, we gave you a little something to relax you. It may have taken the jingle out of your genitals."

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

John Beard

Name: John Beard
Occupation: Anchorman for FOX 6 News
Television Shows: Hindsight with John Beard
Catchphrase: "What that means for your weekend..."
Portrayed by: John Beard
John Beard Quotes:
  • "Do you know the muffin man? There's a reward in it if you do."
  • "I can't be apart of the story."
  • "It's called a cup-a-keeno and wait till you see what it costs."
  • "Lose it. No, lose the whole kid. We’ll just go with the Iraq piece."
  • "A woman shows all during a fracas at a local restaurant, sources say."

Friday, July 3, 2009

J. Walter Weatherman

Name: J. Walter Weatherman
Occupations: Former Bluth Company Employee, Artificial Body Parts store clerk
Lessons: Always leave a note, Don't yell, Don't teach lessons, Don't take your foot out of the wrapper, Don't use a one-armed man to scare people
Portrayed by: Steve Ryan
J. Walter Weatherman Quotes:
  • "And that's why you always leave a note."
  • "And that's why you don't yell."
  • "And that's why you don't teach lessons to your son."
  • "And that's why you don't take your foot out of the wrapper."
  • "And that's why you don't teach your father lessons."


I apologize for cirsumventing my blogging duties but I "Buster-ed" myself. I broke my hand...while in water. Needless to say, large amounts of alcohol was consumed shortly after.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

News About Our Friend: Arrested Development Doc

Our friends over at Arrested Development Documentary recently got some good publicity. Check it out.

...and if you don't know about the Doc yet, check it out and show your support for what they are doing.

Yup, there's an Arrested Development documentary, and the trailer is below. I didn't even know this film was coming out, but it looks like it's the ultimate drug for hardcore AD fans (at least until the movie comes out). Besides the cast and crew being interviewed, we also see comments from people like Andy Richter, Keith Olbermann, and many other fans.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

David Cross Knows A Little Bit About That ‘Arrested Development’ Movie

The headline is 100% true. Problem is, David Cross just isn’t talking. Oh sure, he’ll happily drop hints and suggestive comments, but he’s leaving any major revelations for series creator Mitch Hurwitz to dish out. I suppose I can respect that. No, I can’t. C’mon Cross… dish already!

He had a little bit to say this weekend, when MTV’s Josh Horowitz sat down with the edgy comedian at the “Year One” press junket. Nothing particularly revealing mind you; just the same sort of teasing comments to get us excited about an Arrested Development movie.

The prematurely canceled TV series was loved by critics for its sharp writing, hilarious performances and serial narrative, complete with clever in-jokes. Unfortunately, critical love did not equate to ratings, and “Arrested” disappeared like so much great television before it. As far as Cross is concerned however, fans would do well to keep hope alive for more of the Bluth family’s antics.

“I know what most people know,” Cross said, “which is there’s definitely a movie planned. A script has been ordered. Everyone’s on board to do it.” Encouraging, right? So what is the freakin’ hold-up?!

“I think they’re just working out the deals — which, you got eleven cast members and writers and producers and all that — so I think that’ll take a little time, as it usually does. And hopefully we’ll be shooting something before the decade’s out.” There isn’t a whole lot left to this decade; if we’re sharing in Cross’s hopefulness, we could see the shoot begin no later than the end of next year. Probably sooner. If all goes as planned, of course.

As for what will become of his never-nude wannabe actor/analrapist (pronounced ah-nahl-rah-pist) in-law, Tobias Fünke, Cross knows something, but he ain’t talking. “There was an overall story that I’m not at privilege to tell you what [Mitch is] working on. The script could change from that point. I will tell you it’s a f–king great idea and I’m very excited about it. It really does seem like a logical next step from the show to the movie. If that idea is followed through, I think it’s pretty cool.”

I’m sure we will as well David. Now spill!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Wayne Jarvis

Name: Wayne Jarvis
Occupation: Attorney-at-Law
One word to describe himself: Professional
Accomplishments: Worst audience participant Cirque du Soleil ever had
Things he's ducked behind: Couch, little garbage car
Portrayed by: John Michael Higgins
Wayne Jarvis Quotes:
  • "I shall duck behind the couch."
  • "Officers! Michael, these men are here...just a little bit early"
  • "Well Michael, I did not find their buffoonery amusing."
  • "Did he get E.P.?"
  • "Why do their have be puppets like Frank?"

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Carl Weathers

Name: Carl Weathers
Occupation: Actor, Director of Scandal Makers
Culinary Favorites: Stew, ham, Burger King
Purchases all his cars from: Police Auctions
Portrayed by: Carl Weathers
Carl Weathers Quotes:
  • "You know, just two adults getting a stew on."
  • "Baby, you’ve got a stew going."
  • "I got bumped from that flight. Apparently, they give you $300 if you get bumped. It’s this crazy loophole in the system that the wrong guy discovered. Guess where I won’t be going?"
  • "Your wife works in a restaurant? Do they get a shift meal, or do they just pay half price on select menu items?"
  • "I was doing this Showtime movie, Hot Ice with Anne Archer, never once touched my per diem. I’d go to Craft Service, get some raw veggies, bacon, Cup-A-Soup, baby, I got a stew going."

Jeffrey Tambor Expecting Twins

They're going to finish each others sandwiches.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Movie Rumors...but Probably False Hope

Rumors have been circulating online today that the Arrested Development Movie has started shooting in Manhattan. Personally, from what I've read, it sounds like a load of shit. Here's what people are saying:

Arrested Development: The Movie is filming near Madison Square Park, New York from 7:30a.m.-1:30p.m. (Thanks Mitch!) (check out the comments below for this one, thanks!)

You can check out the site for yourself here.

Bob Loblaw

Name: Bob Loblaw
Profession: Attorney-at-Law
Father of: Hope Loblaw
Website: Bob Loblaw Law Blog
Legal Services: Bank fraud, embezzlement, conspiracy, money laundering, identity theft* (cash only), insider trading
Business slogan: "You don't need double talk, you need Bob Loblaw"
Headlines: "Bob Loblaw Lobs Law Bomb", "Bob Loblaw Launches Law Blog"
Portrayed by: Scott Baio
Bob Loblaw Quotes:
  • "Why should you go to jail for something someone else noticed?"
  • "So Lindsay can get to her date with Mr....Blablablah."
  • "Well, our copy boy’s very striking, but he often has toner on his fingers."
  • "Look, I'm not blind. You're an attractive woman, and you've been dressing like a common whore."

Monday, June 1, 2009

Stan Sitwell

Name: Stan Sitwell
Occupation: President/CEO of Sitwell Enterprises
Father of: Sally Sitwell
Medical Conditions: Alopecia
Portrayed by: Ed Begley, Jr.
Stan Sitwell Quotes:
  • "I've never seen a CEO cry like that. Except at a sentencing."
  • "It could be worse. He could want to marry your mother. Oh, I'm sorry. Is your family not laughing at that yet?"
  • "Sorry, must have put them on too high."
  • "It's Alpaca. Cruelty-free really narrows your choices."

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Marta Estrella

Name: Marta Estrella
Ethnicity: Colombian
Occupation: Spanish Soap Opera Actress
Name of Television Show: El Amor Prohibido (The Forbidden Love)
Children: Amable, Cortesio
Portrayed by: Patricia Velasquez (portrayed by Leonor Varela in "Bringing Up Buster" and "Key Decisions")
Marta Estrella Quotes:
  • "GOB is like the cock of the walk, but not you. You are so kind. You’re sensitive, like a woman."
  • "Oh, with my dad, it is the vision."
  • "I'm sorry, I'm not totally sure who you are."

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Name: Lupe
Occupation: Housekeeper for Lucille Bluth
Current Residence: Santa Ana
Sister of: Luz
Alternate name for Tobias: Meester Gay
Alternate name for Buster: Retardo
Portrayed by: B.W. Gonzalez
Lupe Quotes:
  • "I no dust Buster anymore."
  • "It's a ball of foil for my son."
  • "Yours? Or Meesters?"

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Arrested Development Narrator

Name: Narrator
Portrayed by: Ron Howard
Narrator Quotes:
  • "Notice it wasn't something the narrator said."
  • "Even the members of Gobias agreed on that one."
  • "The studio at which she'd finagled a job had hoped to avoid controversy by artlessly explaining that the two leads were not biological cousins."
  • "Real shotty narrating. Just pure crap."

Monday, May 11, 2009

Lucille Austero

Name: Lucille Austero
Aliases: Lucille Two
Chief Social Rival: Lucille Bluth
Residence: Balboa Towers
Disorders: Chronic vertigo
Men who have chased her: Buster Bluth, GOB Bluth, Stan Sitwell, Carl Weathers
Charity Auction Worth: $10,000
Portrayed by: Liza Minnelli
Lucille Austero Quotes:
  • "No, I mean stop it!"
  • "I’m going to my spin class."
  • "Man, that old lady has really done a number on you, hasn't she?"
  • "Should I put the Posturepedic in the down position?"

Friday, May 8, 2009

Annyong Bluth

Name: Hel-loh "Annyong" Bluth
Adopted son of: Lucille Bluth & George Bluth, Sr.
Ethnicity: Korean
Residence: Balboa Towers
Occupations: Banana Stand
Schooling: Milford Academy
Soccer Position: Goalkeeper
Portrayed by: Justin Lee
Annyong Bluth Quotes:
  • "Hey, look what I found on window sill. Just hat. Someone take wig."
  • "Go fatty."
  • "He no have father? Old lady adopt him too?"

Monday, May 4, 2009

Franklin Delano Bluth

Name: Franklin Delano Bluth
Aliases: Frank, Judge
Occupations: Pimp, Bailiff for Bud Cort
Favorite Drugs: Ether
Fake Illnesses: Gastric bacterial infection
Fake Allergies: Tricycline, Tetracycline
Albums: 1 (Franklin Comes Alive!)
Songs: It Ain't Easy Being White, (Everything I Do) I do it for You
Portrayed by: Will Arnett's hand
Franklin Delano Bluth Quotes:
  • "I don't want no part of your tight-ass country club ya freak bitch!"
  • "Speaking of mothers, let me give that oatmeal some brown sugar."
  • "I ain't kissing that old bitch."
  • "Get your loser hand out of my ass."
  • "My name is Judge."
  • "Hard to sit when you got someone's hand up your ass."

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Progress On ‘Arrested Development’ Movie Slows As Creator Concentrates On Other Projects, Says Ron Howard

Go the the original page here

Published by Eric Ditzian on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 11:56 am.

If you’re like any of us at MTV News, you’re probably wondering what keeps holding up the big screen adaptation of “Arrested Development” from moving forward. Well, now we have our answer: the new Fox show, “Sit Down, Shut Up.

Mitch Hurwitz’s animated comedy debuted earlier this month, and between writing and producing that series, and developing other television projects, the “Arrested” creator hasn’t had a chance to start writing a script for his Emmy-winning Fox show that was canceled in 2006, says “Arrested” producer/narrator Ron Howard.

“Still waiting on a script,” Howard told MTV News this week. “Mitch’s television company was very successful—good for Mitch—and slowed things up a little bit for ‘Arrested Development’ fans.”

While not actively writing a script, Hurwitz is still keeping the wheels turning when it comes to the Bluth family and their particular brand of dysfunctional dark comedy. “Mitch is into it,” said Howard. “He’s thinking about it. He’s told me some of the ideas. They’re hilarious. But he hasn’t pulled it together into a script—that I know of! Maybe he’ll see this and email me something.”

Howard also said that castmembers remained committed to the project. “Every time I bump into anyone from the show—everybody’s excited,” Howard said, which is great news considering all the “is he in or is he out?” gossip that has surrounded the adaptation.

But don’t expect casting news regarding Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Michael Cera and others any time soon: in February, Howard told us, “We’ve been asked to no longer divulge anything or get into the game of who’s in, who’s out. People are going to have to see.”

When the movie does get going in earnest, Hurwitz will assume directing duties, while Howard will produce. And, thankfully, he’ll be hanging on to one other position as well. “Nobody can keep me from being the narrator,” Howard said. “That’s my gig, buddy!”

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ann Veal

Name: Ann Paul Veal
Nicknames: Egg, Yam, Annhog, Annabell, Plant, Bland, Plain
Daughter of: Mr. and Mrs. Terry Veal
Boyfriends: George-Michael Bluth, GOB Bluth
Former Residence: Ohio
Favorite Foods: Mayoneggs
Activities: Math Club, Church group
Awards: 3rd place in an Inner-Beauty Contest
Record: 1st camel act to crack the top 10
What she does for fun: Church and studying
Yearbook Quote: "Were we supposed to have a quote?"
Portrayed by: Mae Whitman (portrayed by Alessandra Toreson in "Let 'Em Eat Cake")
Ann Veal Quotes:
  • "I’m not really in the mood for a kiss. This isn’t Marc Cherry’s house."
  • "It sounds like your father just gave us permission to start doing it. You must teach me, George-Michael. You must teach me the ways of the secular flesh."
  • "George Michael, you said that you couldn’t come to church because you were working. Now you’re doing neither. That’s quite a lot of sins for a Sunday afternoon, don’t you think?"
  • "And now you're drinking?!"
  • "I'm going back to church."

Monday, April 27, 2009

Kitty Sanchez

Name: Kitty Sanchez
Aliases: Crazy
Occupation: Former administrative assistant for the Bluth Company (more specifically George Bluth, Sr.'s secretary)
Videos: Girls With Low Self-Esteem
Alcoholics Anonymous Sponsor: John Larroquette
Men She's had Pop-Pop with: George Bluth, Sr., Gob Bluth
Portrayed by: Judy Greer
Kitty Sanchez Quotes:
  • "I have been Googling your father."
  • "Say goodbye to these, because it's the last time."
  • "Let's just say he was on Night Court. I can tell you who it's not. It's not Harry Anderson. It's not Bull. And he's white."
  • "Oh yes there absolutely will be a margarita in my mouth!"
  • "Can we have one conversation that's not about my rack, Michael?"
  • "Wow you get really girly after, huh?"

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Barry Zuckerkorn

Name: Barry Zuckerkorn
Occupation: Attorney-at-Law
Clients: George Bluth, Sr., Michael Bluth, GOB Bluth, Skip's Scramble
Lawsuits: Los Angeles Kings
Skills: He's very good, male anatomy
Portrayed by: Henry Winkler
Barry Zuckercorn quotes:
  • "Those are balls."
  • "Hot Ding-Dong?"
  • "Well, if you want to play Eve, you got to get in line behind what, above five homos."
  • "Hey, let’s save it for the stand, ok Tom Jane?"
  • "What are you doing? Pilates? Because no 40-year-old woman should look like that."
  • "This close, they always look like landscape. Nope, you’re looking at balls."

Monday, April 20, 2009

Will Arnett discusses movie, Sit Down Shut Up


Arnett's development was unarrested

Jamie Portman, Canwest News service

Published: Sunday, April 19, 2009

Will Arnett says working on the Arrested Development movie will be 'really fun.'

In fact, Arnett's work plate is overflowing. He's basking in the glowing box-office returns for the animated Monsters vs. Aliens for which he supplied the voice of the Missing Link. He recently finished work on When in Rome, a new Disney romantic comedy which also stars Kristen Bell and Anjelica Huston.

He's also wrapped up shooting G-Force, a family action comedy, for producer Jerry Bruckheimer. And in June, he and old friends from the Arrested Development clan will reunite for the eagerly awaited film version.

There's the April 19 premiere on the Fox network of Sit Down, Shut Up. He provides the voice for a self-absorbed English teacher on this new animated sitcom from Mitch Hurwitz, who was also the zany creator of Arrested Development, one of the great cult shows of the past decade.

Then there's also the fact that he and wife Amy Poehler recently became parents to new son, Archie. Parenthood, Arnett emphasizes, is a life-changing experience.

Meanwhile, his acting career has never looked better, even though Arnett is reluctant to predict where he'll be, say, five years from now.

"To be able to continue doing stuff and work with really talented people is very gratifying. But I really should have more of a plan. I don't have the benefit of being all that sharp, so I could probably do a better job in that regard."

Chief among them is the film version of Arrested Development is now looming high on his agenda. The series made Time magazine's list of the 100 greatest shows of all time during the three seasons it lasted from 2003 to 2006.

He labels his time on the show as "incredible" and he can't wait to renew his acquaintance with his character, Gob, or find out what's in store for him in the movie.

"Who knows? I'll have to beg Mitch for mercy on that one. I'm sure he will have me in some kind of compromised position. It will be really fun to get back into that world."

Steve Holt

Name: Steve Holt
Nickname: Steve Holt!
Son of: GOB Bluth and Eve Holt
Acting Experience: Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing
Years as Student Body President: 4, every year after his first junior year
Student Body President Campaign Slogan: Volt for Steve Holt!
Yearbook Activities: Football, Drama, Food Services
Accomplishments: Father-Son Triathlon champions
Portrayed by: Justin Grant Wade
Steve Holt Yearbook Quotes:
  • "I'm out of here!"
  • "See ya, suckers!"
  • "Study hard guys - trust me."
Steve Holt Quotes:
  • "Don't ask can I? Ask I can."
  • "Control your bladder when you're dead!"
  • "There's no 'I' in win!"
  • "Nice pout dad!"
  • "Nice translating dad!"
  • "They're called oxy-incontinent."

Friday, April 17, 2009

Oscar Bluth

Name: Oscar Bluth
Occupation: ...
Father of: Buster Bluth
Twin Brother of: George Bluth, Sr.
Websites:, podcast
Favorite Marijuana Brands: Afternoon Deelite, Sweet Freedom, Tropical Breeze
Military Experience: Croc spotter
Vehicle: Humble trailor
Favorite Cookie: Any cookies with no preservatives
Pilgrimage: 420 mile walk (has never made it past UC-Irvine)
Songs: All You Need Are Smiles
  • Made Joan Baez call him the shallowest man in the world
  • Written for David Cassidy, who "was going to sing it on the Mike Douglas show, but he was too embarrassed to do it in front of John and Yoko."
Pairs of pants: 2
Portrayed by: Jeffrey Tambor
Oscar Bluth Quotes:
  • "You're drunk!"
  • "I hate the grind. You have to grind so many fucking lemons."
  • "I only have a hanger for a lock."

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Will Arnett discusses Arrested Development Movie

By Nick Allen • April 16, 2009

Hopefully this isn’t another con from the Bluth family.

The heavily-anticipated film adaptation of the cult TV series has just gotten a small update from one of its key players, actor Will Arnett. For those unfamiliar with the show, Arnett plays a struggling magician who is a member of the uber dysfunctional Bluth Family. The show (and later the film), includes actors like Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia De Rossi and David Cross.

Speaking to MTV News, Arnett offered a few words on the status of the project. He said:

“There’s no script as of right now, but it’s something that Mitch [Hurwitz] is actively working on and getting ready for, and we’re hoping to start shooting by the end of the year. I know that’s one of the goals. There are a lot of pieces that have to come together. There are what, like, nine cast members plus various people like Mitch and [producer and narrator] Ron Howard, and everybody kind of has to get their brain around this one delicious souffle.”

Other than what Arnett has dished out, the “souffle” hasn’t made too much progress in recent months. Michael Cera finally signed on to play his character George-Michael (possibly the penultimate of Cera roles), and Ron Howard expressed interest in the project a couple months back.

Concerning the media’s attention on the film, Arnett said something that couldn’t be more true. “God, I’ve never known a movie whose ever step of development has been as closely followed,” he said. “This movie’s gonna be such a disaster.”

Maeby Fünke

Name: Maeby Fünke
Marital Status: Married (to George-Michael Bluth)
Known Aliases: Surely Wolfe
Fake Diseases: B.S.
Parents: Lindsay Fünke and Tobias Fünke
Occupation: Film executive, Banana Stand, Student
Bands: Dr. Fünke's 100% Natural Good Time Family-Band Solution
Schooling: Public school, Openings
Boys she's kissed: George-Michael Bluth, Annyong Bluth, Steve Holt
Relatives she's kissed: None, unrelated to all of them
Strengths: Good little climber, cons, lying
Weaknesses: Spelling, Math, Geography
Portrayed by: Alia Shawkat
Maeby Fünke quotes:
  • "Marry me."
  • "Holy crap that's going to look good on a hat."
  • "Babysit me."
  • "Maybe we just need a new fucking housekeeper."
  • "I drugged him to not go all the way with him."

Monday, April 13, 2009

Lindsay Fünke

Name: Lindsay Fünke
Marital Status: Married (to Tobias Fünke)
Mother of: Maeby Fünke
Parents: Unknown, adopted by Lucille Bluth and George Bluth, Sr. (Almost a Sitwell)
Occupation: Actress, Entrepreneur, Administrative Assistant for Bluth Company, Housewife, Maid, Musician, Shopgirl
Plastic Surgery: Rhinoplasty
Bands: Dr. Fünke's 100% Natural Good Time Family-Band Solution
Culinary Expertise: Hot ham water
Favorite Clothing Store: Neiman's
Business Ventures: Mommy, What Will I Look Like?, Dip-A-Pet
Philanthropies: Hands of our Penises (H.O.O.P.), Neuterfest, Drying the Wetlands, Stop Global Hunger
Movies: Men With Low Self-Esteem
Beliefs on Alcohol: Wine only turns into alcohol if you let it sit, Vodka goes bad after you open it, Grapefruit turns into alcohol
Portrayed by: Portia de Rossi
Lindsay Fünke Quotes:
  • "You call yourself an environmentalist, why don't you go club a few beavers."
  • "How do you not have sex with me?"
  • "I hope that's not a crack about my hair color, lips, forehead, nose, and teeth, because at least I'm not wearing a rayon sweater-vest on my face."
  • "Hey, check out who's on that hog in the rear-view mirror."

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

David Cross discusses Arrested Development movie

All Crossed Out: David Cross talks Arrested Development Flick
by Staff | 04.07.2009

David Cross really gets around. Every role he takes on, regardless of size, is guaranteed to be memorable, and his unique comedic style remains ever-fresh. From building birdhouses in Eternal Sunshine to his best Allen Ginsberg in I'm Not There, Cross is always quite the character. In the upcoming Issue 27 of our Good Music Guide, FILTER caught up with the man to discuss what he has on his plate at the moment, right on the heels of news that the most exciting TV-series-to-film adaptation ever, Arrested Development, looks like it actually is going to be made, after all. Here's a snippet.

What can you say about the Arrested Development movie?
I can tell you it’s definitely almost positively going to be shot. They’re trying to nail everyone down now. The script’s been ordered and has been green-lit, and they’re hoping to shoot in fall or winter of this year. I’m actually—whatever the legal term is—engendered to not discuss, but I can tell you, I know the idea, and the idea is fucking awesome. And it’s very Arrested Development.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Tobias Fünke

Name: Tobias Fünke
Nicknames: T, Uncle T-Bag, Tobi
Marital Status: Married (to Lindsay Fünke)
Father of: Maeby Fünke
Occupations: Chief resident of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Analrapist, Musician, Actor, Security Guard, Blue Man Group understudy, High school theater director, Owner of The Queen Mary, Administrative Assistant for the Bluth Company, Co-founder of Gobias Industries,
Acting Roles: Frightened inmate #2, Confidence Man #2, George Bluth, Sr. (Scandal Makers), Torture Victim #4
Books: The Man Inside Me
Videos: Families With Low Self-Esteem
Bands: Dr. Fünke's 100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution, Whip-and-Snaps Barber Shop Quartet
Psychiatric Afflictions: Never-nude
Physical Afflictions: Graft vs. Host
Portrayed by: David Cross
Tobias Fünke Quotes:
  • "I just blue myself."
  • "Do these effectively hide my thunder?"
  • "Even if it means me taking a chubby, I will suck it up."
  • "Let Lilly lick Lionel's lusty leathers."
  • "Don't leave your uncle T-Bag hanging"
  • "I’m afraid I prematurely shot my wad on what was supposed to be a dry run if you will, so I’m afraid I have something of a mess on my hands."
  • "If I may take off my acting pants for a moment and pull my analrapist stocking over my head…"
  • "Douche chill!"
  • "And second-of-ly, I know you're the big marriage expert. Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot, your wife is dead."
  • "Ah, the clumsy adolescence, it's a phase we've all been through. Except for me, I was like a cat. I always ended up on all a cat."

Gob's Program

Gob's Program?

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Buster Bluth

Name: Buster Bluth
Legal Name: Byron Bluth
Nickname: Baby Buster
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Post-graduate, former copy room/construction worker for Bluth Company
Son of: Lucille Bluth & Oscar Bluth
Sports Played: None, he was just a turd out there
Schooling: Milford Academy
Scholarly Pursuits: Cartography, Native Indian tribal ceremonies, sleep deprivation, 18th Century Agrarian Business, effects of THC, playing with himself
Pets: Mother (turtle)
Suffers from: Crippling panic attacks, Oedipus Complex, and is legally blind at night
Women he's chased: Lucille Austero, Starla, Adelaide, Lupe, Lucille Bluth?
Toughest, Most Street-smart kid he knows: George-Michael Bluth
Favorite Movies: Chicago, Star Wars
Fears: Seals, the ocean, Catalina, confined spaces, active duty
Skills: Skill crane, Army skills, Seal (for marksmanship), Gorilla (for sand racing)
Magazine Covers: Balboa Bay Window
Awards: Cutest Couple, Saddest
Portrayed by: Tony Hale
Buster Bluth Quotes:
  • "Hey brother"
  • "I'm a monster!"
  • "Cause I'm an uptight...[expletives deleted]...Buster!...[expletives deleted]...YOU OLD HORNY SLUT!"
  • "Mom says it's too windy."
  • "Yeah, like anyone would want to 'r' her."
  • "I like making love to mother."

Monday, March 16, 2009

Arrested Development Drinking Game

My brother and I have developed an Arrested Development drinking game. It combines two of my favorite things in the world. Beer and Arrested Development. There's only one rule, and that is you must take a drink every time the show repeats itself.

Take a drink when:
  • Tobias makes an oblivious homosexual reference (Even if it means me taking a chubby, I will suck it up)
  • any character says "her?"
  • Kitty shows her breasts
  • there is a Hop-on reference
  • Michael asks "Who?" (referring to Ann)
  • Michael refers to Ann as something besides Ann (egg, yam, Annhog)
  • there is any reference to Michael being a robot (not crying)
  • there is George Michael-Maeby relationship reference.
  • a character utters the phrase, "the mere fact that you call it that"
  • someone references Stan Sitwell's alopecia
  • Lucille rips on Lindsay's appearance
  • "I've made a huge mistake"
  • there is a never-nude comment
  • someone does a chicken impression and/or dance
  • there is a reference to the OC (don't call it that)
  • Oscar makes a father remark about Buster
  • "Marry me"
  • "Well, that was a freebie"
  • there is an illusion-trick standoff
  • George Michael does his best Star Wars moves
  • "Annyong"
  • Cops mob a character (with the club beating at the end)
  • "Hey brother"
  • "You certainly have a type."

Lucille Bluth

Name: Lucille Bluth
Marital Status: Married (to George Bluth, Sr.)
Also Goes By: Gangy
Occupation: Co-Chair of Bluth Foundation, Former USO Performer
Residence: Balboa Towers
Key Attributes: She gets off on being withholding, Alcoholism, Emotionally demoralizing her children
Awards: Motherboy Cutest Couple
Magazine Covers: Balboa-Bay Window
Least Favorite Restaurant: Klimpy's
Chief Social Rival: Lucille Austero
Television Appearances: World's Worst Drivers
Daughter of: Nana
Biological Mother of: G.O.B. Bluth, Michael Bluth, Buster Bluth
Legal Guardian of: Lindsay Fünke, Annyong Bluth
Portrayed by: Jessica Walter
Lucille Bluth Quotes:
  • "Oscar, close it, you look like the window to a butcher shop."
  • "You're high!"
  • "Everything they do is so dramatic and flamboyant. It just makes me want to set myself on fire."
  • "Do you boys know how to shovel coal?"
  • "Oh, hello Buster. Here's a candy bar. No, I'm withholding it. Look at me, getting off! "
  • "Mama horny Michael."
  • "How am I supposed to find someone willing to go into that musty old claptrap?"
  • "No juice for you, you just get more awful."

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Jason Bateman at St. Louis Blues game

I'd personally like to give Jason Bateman a shoutout for being at the St. Louis Blues game tonight against the Dallas Stars. He was in St. Louis filming a movie with George Clooney.

The irony of Jason Bateman being there is that Dallas's backup goalie was put in after the Blues scored 3 goals in the first. Take one good guess of what Dallas' backup's name is...Tobias Stephan. What would have been even better was if St. Louis put their backup goalie in. His name is...CHRIS HOLT!

As soon as I can find a picture of him at the game I'll try and post it.

In the meantime...GO BLUES!

Monday, March 9, 2009

George-Michael Bluth

Name: George-Michael Bluth
Birthday: March 2, 1990
Occupation: Mr. Manager of Banana Stand, Former Administrative Assistant for the Bluth Company
Current Residence: Cabo
Son of: Tracy & Michael Bluth
Marital Status: Married to Maeby Fünke
Best Physical Activity: Hanging motionless on the monkey bar
Favorite Movies: Les Cousins Dangereux
Police Record: Stolen bike (vicitm), Breaking into the permit office
People Who Finished Ahead of Him in Class President Voting: Indian kid, Bart Simpson, School Sucks
Favorite Albums: The Jerky Boys
Skills: Star Wars Reenactments, Finely tuned internal clock
Portrayed by: Michael Cera
George-Michael Bluth Quotes:
  • "Yeah, I'm going to need a leather jacket for when I'm on my hog and need to go into a controlled slide."
  • "Way to plant, Ann."
  • "Hey Dad, they're out of sanitary napkins in the lady's washroom."
  • "Yeah, pretty soon I'm gonna have to start wearing a bra, right?"

Friday, March 6, 2009

George Bluth, Sr.

Name: George Bluth, Sr.
Marital Status: Married (to Lucille Bluth)
Occupation: Former president of Bluth Company, Blue Man Group
Current Residence: Cabo
Biological Father of: Michael Bluth, George Oscar (GOB) Bluth, Jr.
Legal Guardian of: Buster Bluth, Annyong Bluth, Lindsay Fünke
Twin Brother of: Oscar Bluth
Softball Position: Catcher (or nothing)
Religion(s): Judaism, Christianity
Inventions: Cornballer
Videos: Caged Wisdom, Boyfight Series
Favorite Foods: Ice Cream Sandwiches
Friends: J. Walter Weatherman, Polly
Women he's had Pop Pop with: Lucille Bluth, Kitty Sanchez, Lucille's sister
Portrayed by: Jeffrey Tambor
George Bluth, Sr. Quotes:
  • "There's always money in the banana stand."
  • "I'm having a fucking tea party, what does it look like?"
  • "At least in prison, we had knife fights, and we had movie night. And once, both. Those men did not enjoy Soapdish."
  • "You killed him when you left the front door open with the air conditioner running."

Thursday, March 5, 2009

George Oscar (GOB) Bluth, Jr.

Name: George Oscar Bluth, Jr. (GOB)
Marital Status: Divorced
Occupation: Former President of Bluth Company, Co-Founder of The Magicians Alliance, Co-Founder of Gobias Industries, USO Magician, Accidental Waiter, Former Hot Cops performer, Bailiff for Bud Cort
Son of: George Sr. & Lucille Bluth
Father of: STEVE HOLT!
Softball Position: Outfield/All over the field
Accomplishments: ...
Vehicle: Segway
Magazine Covers: Poof
Movies: Boyfights, Boyfights 2, A Boyfight's Cookout, Backseat Boyfights: The Trip to Uncle Jack's 70th, Girls With Low Self-Esteem
Friends: Franklin Delano Bluth
Music Albums: 1 (Franklin Comes Alive!)
Software: Gob's Program
Magic Illusions: Walk on water, The Burning Bush, Magic Coffin, Saw the lady in half trick, Wine into water, Aztec Tomb, King of Kings, Disappearing Yacht, Sword of Destiny, Free Chicken
Women he's claimed to have had Pop Pop with: Marta Estrella, Nellie, Lucille Austero, Kitty Sanchez, Starla, His ex-wife, Nahzgalia, Mrs. Whitehead
Women he's actually had Pop Pop with: Marta Estrella, Lucille Austero, Kitty Sanchez, His ex-wife, Nahzgalia, Mrs. Whitehead
Portrayed by: Will Arnett
Gob Bluth Quotes:
  • "I've made a huge mistake."
  • "Come on!"
  • "Whenever this family runs into any problems, it's always oh, let's have Gob fuck our way out of it."
  • "Takes his queen, and showers her with DIAMONDS! sauce, he covers her in club sauce."
  • "Illusion, Michael. A trick is something a whore does for money."
  • "I've got this christian girlfriend now, and she's trying to get me to be a better man and reconnect with my son, and I'm trying to get her to renounce God and fuck me, and I just want to prove to her that I'm worth it."
  • "Hey if I can't find a horny immigrant by then, I don't deserve to stay here."

Monday, March 2, 2009

Michael Bluth

Name: Michael Bluth
Legal Name: Nichael Bluth
Birthdate: December 14th, 1967
Marital Status: Widower
Occupation: CEO of Bluth Company
Son of: George Sr. and Lucille Bluth
Father of: George-Michael Bluth
Softball Position: Pitcher
Percentage of Student Body President Votes: 2%
High School Awards: Most likely to succeed
Accomplishments: Father-son Triathlon, 1st place
Women he's had Pop Pop with: Tracy Bluth, Maggie Lizer, Sally Sitwell, Beth Baerly, Marta Estrella
Portrayed by: Jason Bateman
Michael Bluth Quotes:
  • "I have no problem with that."
  • "Don't call it that."
  • "What's better than hanging out with family? Aw fuck, it's my mother."
  • "Oh Mom, after all these years, God's not going to take a call from you."

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Movie Looks Like a Go


According to E! Online, Michael Cera, who was the last major hold out for the proposed Arrested Development film is now reportedly ready to reprise his role as George Michael Bluth for the film.

Also, E! Online is reporting that Oscar winning director Ron Howard, who served as the executive producer for the Fox series, will direct the movies for Fox Searchlight. Howard recently stated…

"It's looking very much like we're going to make [the movie], but we've now been asked to stop offering any details. It's cloaked in a little mystery, but it's looking good."

Mitchell Hurwitz, who created the series, is currently working on the script. The film could begin shooting by the end of 2009.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Movie News...Well, One Man's Opinion


Daily Texan Staff

Published: Monday, February 9, 2009

Rumors of an Arrested Development movie have been swirling for months; Everyone from Will Arnett to Jason Bateman has displayed interest in reprising their parts. The show’s creator, Mitchell Hurwitz, dropped hints last week that a movie was on.

Only Michael Cera, George Michael, recently said that he wanted to see the script before committing. Cera, star of movies such as “Juno” and “Superbad,” finds himself in the peculiar position of having to shake off the effects of stereotyping without displeasing the show’s unusually vocal fans.

Arrested Development” fans feel a strong sense of ownership when it comes to the Bluth family; They have hijacked the show’s comedic style and cult status to assert their own intellectual identity. They want a mainstream movie out of this — perhaps to validate their good taste — while claiming that the show’s low ratings were a sign that it was too classy for most audiences.

This declaration sidesteps the curious fact that the show was willing to indulge in supposedly low-brow slapstick. In truth, “Arrested Development” tried a little bit of everything: goofy lines, risque lines, awkward pauses, non-sequiturs, inside jokes, obvious jokes, jokes that make you laugh out loud, jokes that make you smile inwardly, verbal puns, visual puns — and then each of these styles layered on some of the others.

Take, for instance, Tobias Funke and his obsession with the Blue Man Group, a minor narrative arc that extends mainly over the course of season two. At different points, whether or not Tobias is in the frame, his (blue) palm prints can be spotted all over the house and, a couple of times, even on his brother-in-law Michael’s shirt. On one level, this is funny because of the visual gag. On another level, it is funny in a surreal way to be confronted by a character who for no particular reason is obsessed with men covered in a coat of blue paint. On a third level, the joke is a pun on the fact that the Bluth family is engaged in the business of building model homes. (The link: blueprints.)

The main reason for the show’s failure was not narrative complexity. It was that viewers were overwhelmed by the different kinds of jokes flying toward them, seemingly without pattern. Self-indulgence in a sitcom works effectively until the audience begins to lose the thread.

Although the show created an arc of intimacy between the Bluth family and the viewer, the characters were extraordinarily unsympathetic. “Arrested Development” went about its business without seeming to care if jokes on themes such as incest — controversial under any circumstances ­— might alienate viewers.

Hurwitz is under pressure from the fan base to deliver a script abound with arbitrary jokes. He will want to persist with this degree of cleverness for artistic reasons. And with any luck, it would pay off with movie audiences, since cinema holds greater pretensions to art than television.

The presence of familiar faces like Cera and Portia de Rossi cannot hurt a complex film’s box-office chances. And given the show’s politics — the plot centered on the situation in Iraq and weapons of mass destruction — the movie script might address the current financial crisis.

An Arrested Development movie will follow in the tradition of TV shows like “Sex and the City,” “The Simpsons” and “Miami Vice,” which all made the transition to big-budget cinema, but unlike those films, “Arrested Development” will probably evoke the feel of an indie production.

Then again, with Ron Howard presumably having a hand, you never know.

It is conceivable that an Arrested Development film might go on to influence the course of comedy in mainstream cinema. Then again, it might not. It’s “Arrested Development.”