Monday, February 6

It Ain't Easy Being White.

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This Friday, from 7-9pm central time, FOX will air what could be the last 4 episodes ever of Arrested Development. This 2-hour marathon will directly coincide with the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympic Games on NBC, virtually guaranteeing a dismal turnout for the multiple-Emmy winning and groundbreaking comedy.

In preparation for the (presumed) Series Finale, I've rounded up the official FOX press release for the final 4 AD episodes:

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT - 2-HOUR SEASON FINALE

IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR ON THE SPECIAL ALL-NEW TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE OF “ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT,” FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, ON FOX!

#310- Faking It
#311- Family Ties
#312- Exit Strategy
#313- Harboring Resentment

Judge Reinhold, Justine Bateman and Jamie Kennedy make guest appearances in four back-to-back episodes. George Sr. hires a new attorney who asks the Bluths to participate in a mock trial to help prepare them for the real thing. The attorney gets actor Judge Reinhold, to preside over the mock case. Meanwhile, Buster fakes a coma to get out of testifying and George Michael and Maeby participate in a mock wedding to entertain hospital patients.

Back at the office, Michael discovers he may have a long-lost sister named Nellie Bluth. In an effort to get to the bottom of things, Michael tracks Nellie down and hires her as a consultant for The Bluth Co. Unfortunately, Michael discovers Nellie’s hands-on approach is more than he bargained for.

Meanwhile, Gob goes to Iraq to perform his Christian magic act on the USO tour and ends up incarcerated. Michael learns George Sr. sent Gob to Iraq to burn down the model home he built there, so Michael and Buster fly to Iraq to spring Gob from prison. The Bluth brothers head to the model home, where they make a discovery that could end the family’s legal troubles forever.
Back in Orange County, Lucille decides to throw a yacht party to celebrate. The Bluths gather aboard the Queen Mary for a trip that ends up being far from smooth sailing.

What do YOU think about AD? Sound off in the comments section, and I'll return with more photos and proper formatting shortly. The Pittsburgh Steelers rule.

Comments:
"I tell people that, but then when it comes to talking to girls it's totally different. Lately it's been not as bad. I've got a lot of new shirts."

I love that these guys are funny in real life. I hope Season 3 dvd comes with a bunch of extras since there's only 13 eps.
 
I know; Michael's interview had me cracking up. When you realize exactly how much he ad-libs on the show, you start to see that he's a real comic mastermind for his age. I hope that he can continue to get roles like this that will show off his skills.

Do you suppose that they taped episodes after 313, or did they know that these 4 would be the last? That will really make a difference as far as the 'end' of the series is concerned. Then again, they could seriously get picked up by another network.

During the Super Bowl, ABC was promoting a show called 'Sons & Daughters' that looked a lot like the AD format. Interesting.
 
Yeah, S&D looks like it might hold some promise.

One of my favorite subtle things Michael Cera has done is in Season 1 when he's telling Maebe that they should kiss again to freak their parents out, and at the end of their little conversation, he takes a sip of orange juice but doesn't use the straw.

I didn't realize all the writers from Season 2 left, that's crazy.
 
Yeah, he's really good at what he does. Sometimes I think I'd be good at this type of acting (I'm pretty much like that all day), then I see how he plays his character and it blows me away.

I got some photos to work! I'm glad, because I really like the photos of Michael and Alia that I found.
 
Exactly, it's just a friendly reminder. Like, “We're still alive, we're still incredibly wealthy, just come eat a burger.”


I like this quote a lot. It explains how Budweiser can get people to buy weasel piss and say they like it so much they'll buy it again.
Maybe AD can get some Clydesdales to throw frozen bananas at each other.
 
For as bad as their beer is, they can make a decent Super Bowl commercial. They had 10 last night.

The best part was that they made funny commercials without being completely sexist and portraying men in a neanderthal-ish light. That's no small order, folks.

'Magic Fridge' was my favorite. I'll talk more about that tomorrow.
 

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