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Jokes about the phrase "arrested development"

Jokes about the phrase "arrested development"

The use (or lack thereof) of the name Arrested Development is referenced during the course of the series multiple times. Similarly the series has poked fun at the legal disagreement over the title Arrested Development.


3x03 Forget-Me-Now (18)

When on a date with Rita at an American-themed restaurant in Wee Britain, Michael says "Your average American male is in a perpetual state of adolescence, you know; arrested development." ("Forget-Me-Now")

3x13 Development Arrested (91)

The last episode of Season Three is called "Development Arrested", a simple reversal of the show's name.

4x01 Flight of the Phoenix (128)

The article on Michael in Altitude, the in-flight magazine of Out West Airline, depicts him with prayer hands and is titled "Discontinued Development". The subtitle reads "Michael Bluth is praying you fix his huge mistake, and why his prayers won't be answered" ("Flight of the Phoenix")

4x01 Flight of the Phoenix (093)

John Beard presents a news report about the failing California real estate industry titled "Halted Development" shortly before quitting his job ("Flight of the Phoenix") ("Indian Takers")

4x04 The B

Kitty was hired as an office assistant at Imagine Entertainment to help Maeby with pre-production on a film about the Bluth family, called "21st Century Family". Kitty shelved the film and got Maeby fired when Maeby was filming in India. ("The B. Team")

4x15 Blockheads (135)

The news segment for Buster's arrest is titled "Arraigned Development" ("Blockheads")


  Narrator: Hey, that's the name of the show!
From "Forget-Me-Now"