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 Post subject: Re: Arrested Development
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:17 pm 
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jindianajonz wrote:
So I have a question about one of the jokes in episode 14:

[Reveal] Spoiler:
At one point, Rebel says that her son's father is a guy named Depardieu, and that he only visits with it's not French pilot season. I assume that this is a reference to Gerard Depardieu, but what is his connection to the show or rebel? It seems much too specific to be a random coincidence.


Someone in Buzzfeed comments states that her son's name is "Lem," and suggests that this is a continuation of the Howard tradition of naming children after their places of conception (the LEM in Ron Howard's office). The implication seems to be that she met Gerard Depardieu in the Imagine offices, and they had sex there.


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 Post subject: Re: Arrested Development
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:52 pm 
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Fakeblock home

And of course, someone made a Fakeblock app, but went with "The Fakeblock" instead: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... .fakeblock (worth visiting just to read the reviews.)


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 Post subject: Re: Arrested Development
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:07 pm 

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it does take a concerted effort to get into this thing at the start (i can't tell you how many times my wife and i started and restarted episode 2--who knew 20 something minutes could feel like such a slog?) but once the ball is rolling the "season" really does get better and better. if ever there were a more ambitious display of context creating comedy, i'd like to know what it is. there are moments in the second half of this thing that are actually kind of mind-blowing in their own little way. and, yeah, the gags don't always pay off immediately, but a lot of them come back around and find their worth.

all told, probably not something i'd put on par with the original run, but better and in many ways much more interesting than i expected it to be.


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 Post subject: Re: Arrested Development
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:19 am 
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Season 1-3 on blu-ray in Germany in October.


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 Post subject: Re: Arrested Development
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:22 pm 
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Apparently none of the show's cover art designers could coordinate their schedules, so Season 4 DVD cover art responsibility has been delegated to the general public.


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 Post subject: Re: Arrested Development
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:24 pm 
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That's actually kind of neat. Hopefully they pick one that doesn't suck but I put faith in fans on Tumblr doing a better job than some rando designer


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 Post subject: Re: Arrested Development
PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:57 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Arrested Development
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:39 am 
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Including compression artifacts in the actual cover design is a bold aesthetic choice.


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 Post subject: Re: Arrested Development
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:33 am 
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Does anyone know if the UK season 4 set has extras or not?


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 Post subject: Re: TV of 2015
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:47 pm 
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Brian Grazer says 17 more episodes of Arrested Development are coming soon


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 Post subject: Re: TV of 2015
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:26 pm 
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After barely making it through the Netflix season, I can't muster up much excitement for that.


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 Post subject: Re: Arrested Development
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:29 pm 
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But Twin Peaks would have been different.


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 Post subject: Re: Arrested Development
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:52 pm 
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At least they'd be able to get all the Twin Peaks cast members together in one room at the same time to make the show.


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 Post subject: Re: Arrested Development
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:57 pm 
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But Arrested Development never relied on the entire Ensemble working together, but pieces seperated from one another into smaller groups. Buster and Maeby share one piece of dialogue the entire series, in the last episode of the original run. There's no reason why they should bring everyone in the same room at the same time.


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 Post subject: Re: Arrested Development
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:28 am 
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Fracturing Season 4 as it was made it feel forced and dull. Perhaps your really specific example is correct, but it doesn't change the fact that scenes with Lindsay and Michael and Gob all interacting with one another (just to give one example of a combination of characters) were a trademark of the original series.


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 Post subject: Re: Arrested Development
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:16 pm 
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A California driver tricked the DMV into issuing him Tobias' "ANUSTRT" license plate


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 Post subject: Re: Arrested Development
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:49 pm 
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Entire cast coming back for season five after agreeing on salaries


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 Post subject: Re: Arrested Development
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:54 am 
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Woot!


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