Arrested Development 4 Seasons 2003

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1. Pilot TV-PG CC

Moments after Michael Bluth decides he's leaving the family business because he was passed over for a promotion, his father is arrested for shady bookkeeping.

Starring:
Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi
Runtime:
22 minutes
Original air date:
November 2, 2003

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Starring Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi
Supporting actors Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, John F. Beard, Jonathan Schmock, Hira Ambrosino, Paul Mendoza, Stacey Grenrock-Woods, Chad Einbinder, Andy Morrow, J. Hunter Ackerman, Channing Chase, Ron Howard
Season year 2004
Network FOX
Producers Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Victor Hsu, Mitchell Hurwitz, Jeff Luini, David Nevins
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Customer Reviews

Very smart and funny humor, I love all of the characters.
Beverly Martens
Great writing with a great cast of characters make this a fantastic show.
P. Knudtson
I can watch it over and over and still get a laugh every time!
C. North

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 7, 2011
Never watched this until one night when I found myself with nothing to do. I cannot recommend it highly enough. I laughed mercilessly throughout the entire series. Jason Bateman is hilarious as the "straight man." It seems it was pretty poorly promoted during its on-air run, because it never looked very funny to me. More wrong I could not have been. Watch, watch, watch. You will not regret!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By ladyofrohan on October 26, 2011
Unfortunately I did not discover Arrested Development until it was off the air, but it has been my favorite show since I first saw Tobias Funke dress up as a pirate using Lindsey's wardrobe. It is now the litmus test I apply to television comedies, and so far, nothing has measured up. We miss you, AD! Come back to us!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mom of three on October 20, 2011
Back when Arrested Development was on TV, I had no interest in watching it. From the advertisements, it seemed like a totally lame show and I refused to waste my time trying it out. However, 5 years ago, I was up all hours of the night with a new baby. Nothing good was on TV, and I stumbled across Arrested Development while channel surfing. I figured it was better than watching infomercials, so I tried it out. It was all I could do to not wake up everyone in the house with my laughter! From that point on, I was glued to the TV every time it was on. Even after my daughter fell asleep, I couldn't tear myself away because it was so hysterical! I can't wait for the new episodes and the movie to come out (seems so far away!)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tyler S Walters on October 15, 2011
Completely mishandled by FOX, from promoting it to moving time slots. Characters are instantly likable and the writing is top notch. I have watched every episode dozens of times and still find jokes or references I missed before. Easily one of my all-time favorite comedies. Be warned once you become hooked, it'll boggle the mind how this show was ever canceled.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rusty on December 6, 2011
This show is great, good story line, out of control family, this show is a riot! Very entertaining and lovable characters!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Juan C. Rodriguez on October 15, 2011
I agree with David Cross' complaints to their marketing team, as Arrested Development should've been a bigger hit than it was. Its won Emmys and critical acclaim, and a massive cult following. This is the most clever show on television. It's almost like it was written backwards because all the stories just fall into place.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rich from OBC on October 8, 2011
It is hard to oversell Arrested Development, and mind-boggling they only did three season before being canned.
The characters are hilarious and well-developed, David Cross is perfect, but the whole cast is great. The writing is great, but best of all: NO LAUGH TRACK!
I hate laugh tracks, and Arrested Development, the Office, Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, and Community are much appreciated for not having one. The laugh track detracts from otherwise quality comedy shows.

Start with the first episode in order to better understand the characters, and you will be hooked, no doubt.

Ron Howard is perfect as the narrator. I just love this show and am so thankful Amazon added it to the Prime package. GOOD JOB AMAZON! I will likely renew Prime because of decisions like this!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By KC03 on February 19, 2012
I wasn't sold on this show at all when it was on TV. I randomly caught a couple episodes when a friend was watching them on DVD. So, I started from the beginning and it is hilarious. Some of the characters that annoyed me most at the start were the ones I loved the most by the end. And when I think back on certain scenes, it just makes me laugh out loud. I am really looking forward to the cast reprising their roles for TV and a future movie.
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