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Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

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 Michael Bluth (68 episodes, 2003-2013)
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 Lindsay Bluth Fünke (68 episodes, 2003-2013)
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 Gob Bluth (68 episodes, 2003-2013)
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 George-Michael Bluth (68 episodes, 2003-2013)
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 Maeby Fünke / ... (68 episodes, 2003-2013)
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 Buster Bluth / ... (68 episodes, 2003-2013)
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 Tobias Fünke (68 episodes, 2003-2013)
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 George Bluth Sr. / ... (68 episodes, 2003-2013)
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 Lucille Bluth (68 episodes, 2003-2013)
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 Narrator / ... (68 episodes, 2003-2013)
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Meet the wildly dysfunctional Bluth family. This family was once at the height of real estate development in Orange County, California. But when the family business - the Bluth Company - goes bust, they're suddenly found penniless with their assets frozen. They move into their last remaining asset - the model home left over from their latest housing tract. Their luxury vehicles are replaced with a reminder of the family's former wealth - the stair car that accompanied their private jet. The patriarch of the family is George Bluth - he's now in prison, and loving every minute of it. His wife Lucille and daughter Lindsay are spoiled socialites who can't handle getting kicked out of family restaurants. His son Buster is in his mid 30's and lives at home. His son George Oscar Bluth is a magician who started a group to get magicians to be taken seriously - and gets kicked out when his own tricks are revealed. Lindsay is married to a man named Tobias Funke, once a psychiatrist, who decides ... Written by halo1k

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Now the story of a wealthy family who lost everything and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together. See more »

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Arrested Development - De Mal a Pior  »

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Trivia

In "Arrested Development: Let 'Em Eat Cake (2004)," Alessandra Torresani played George Michael's girlfriend Ann, and her brief performance was singled out for praise by the rest of the cast on the DVD commentary for the episode. By Season 2, however, Ann was played by the very different-looking Mae Whitman. This casting change is possibly a joke, since Michael repeatedly forgets what Ann looks like, and Maeby jealously calls her "No Face." See more »

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During the time George Sr spends in the attic, storage boxes in the background are marked with either "Tracy" or "Tracey." These are boxes of old clothes belonging to Michael's late wife. See more »

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Lindsay Funke: I'm saying every time something starts to go well for you, you blow it.
Tobias Fünke: Nothing has ever gone well for me, and you know that.
Lindsay Funke: That's my point, you...
[sees Mabey]
Lindsay Funke: ... handsome cowboy, you.
Tobias Fünke: Oh, great. And now you're mocking me. You selfish coun-
[Notices Mabey]
Tobias Fünke: ... try music loving lady. Hello, Maeby.
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.81 (2013) See more »

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Arrested Development
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Funniest Show in Television- Brilliant!!
28 March 2004 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

Annyong (Hello)! I absolutely love this show and so will you! If you haven't seen it- give it a second week and you will be laughing at all the subtle things and be caught up on the storylines. I usually tape it and watch it a second time with friends so I can catch the things that I missed the first time around or just because I like to watch it again! Yes, that is Ron Howard narrating the show. In an early episode the did make an Opie reference and last week Henry Winkler did a trademark Fonzie move in front of a mirror when they were combing hair. Don't let FOX cancel another brilliant show! P.S. Annyong is the Korean boy that Lucille adopted because Buster would not eat his cottage cheese (it might be one of those had to be there to understand)! His name really is not Annyong- Annyong means Hello in Korean!


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