How Many Inside Jokes Can You Pick Up On In New ‘Arrested Development’ Trailer?
More jokes than the banana stand has bananas
Arrested Development is the kind of show you either know really well or you don't at all. Like Mean Girls, it's practically written to be quoted in day-to-day life. One doesn't simply just watch Arrested Development, they apply it to their vernacular. So suffice it to say, the first trailer for the forthcoming fifth season is saturated with jokes and references to the series' previous four seasons, some dating back all the way to 2003 when the pilot aired. If you know, you know. If you don't, well, godspeed understanding what the hell is going on here.
After a questionable fourth season that relied heavily on bottleneck, unchronological episodes focused on one character and their intertwinings with other characters, the fifth season promises to be nothing of the sort. Expect lots of inside jokes and a chronological plotline. (As a bonus, Netflix recently rejiggered the aforementioned season to play out in order.)
This season, the Bluth family reunites to save as much face as Lindsay (Portia de Rossi) runs for Congress and "be a part of the problem." Buster (Tony Hale) has a new robotic hand, and Alia Shawkat's Maeby has a new gray dye job. George Michael (Michael Cera) is mustachioed, Jason Bateman's Michael is threatening to leave the family once and for all, and Tobias (David Cross) is blueing himself. Series regular Jeffrey Tambor is also heavily featured, despite the sexual assault allegations against him.
The new season will begin streaming on Netflix May 29, which is also Scary Spice's birthday. Not that she has anything to do with the show. It's just something you should know!