The Arrested Development movie receives the green light—for what feels like the eighth time—long after fans stopped caring
Since he played the iconic George-Michael on the short-lived (come on, Fox let Unhappily Ever After last five seasons) cult classic, Arrested Development, Brampton native Michael Cera has gone Hollywood. With the film version ready to begin production for a projected 2012 release, Cera remains the lone holdout among cast members. It seems as though fans have been asking when the Arrested Development movie will be made since the moment the show got the ax from the folks at Fox way back in 2006. During its three seasons, Arrested Development inexplicably failed to secure any kind of meaningful viewership, despite a loaded cast featuring Cera, Will Arnett, David Cross, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Tony Hale and Jeffrey Tambor—although it has become the TV box set equivalent of a Criterion Collectable in recent years.
Well, it took five solid years of will it/won’t it speculation, but last week Arnett took to Marc Maron’s WTF podcast to confirm that, yes, the Arrested Development movie will happen, and it will happen soon. It’s hard to imagine a Bluth family without George-Michael, so we expect that creator/producer/writer Mitch Hurwitz will get it together in time. But until then, whet your appetite with some of our favourite Arrested Development moments after the jump.
“What else don’t we know about Steve Holt?”
This is what happens when George-Michael asks Gob to put together a campaign video for his high school elections. George-Michael’s mortified reaction immediately after it’s shown to the entire student body: “That’s why you had me turn off the light?”
“Where the !*$& are my hard-boiled eggs?!”
Despite his failures to secure a spot in the Blue Man Group, become a successful actor, overcome his never-nude disorder or successfully recreate the plot from Mrs. Doubtfire, we learn in this scene that it’s the little things in life that really get to Dr. Tobias Funke.
“But where did the lighter fluid come from?”
Easily our favourite character from the show, the arrogant yet constantly humbled Gob proves once again why his lifetime ban from the League of Magicians is totally justified.
“We just say ‘manager.’ ”
When Michael Bluth offers his son the job of manager at the family’s banana stand, George-Michael reacts like your typical child-in-a-grown-man’s-body.
“You’ve ruined the act, Gob.”
So it turns out that Gob’s best friend and musical partner Franklin is, in fact, a white British dude.
“Okay, okay, so should-should-should-sh-sh-sh-sh-sh-s…”