So Long Arrested Development

Last night was the 3rd and final Season of Arrested Development. It's the little show that could...but unfortunately didn't because it got cancelled. (The 3rd season was supposed to be 22 episodes, but FOX shaved it down to 13.)

I suppose after watching my favorite clip montage of eldest son Gob doing his chicken dance (or what his father George Bluth Sr would call his "...tweety bird dance") you're not surprised to see why it got cancelled. But it was a critically acclaimed show winning multiple awards including an Emmy in 2005 for Best Writing in a Comedy Series, but it had the kiss of death because I liked it very much. It always happens. Shows I'm usually crazy about just don't make it in Prime Time. Here are a few notable examples"

There are some rumors that another network may pick it up like ABC, Showtime or Comedy Central, but I'll believe it when I see it.

It's hard trying to describe why I loved Arrested Development so much. Maybe it was the pure silliness of the family or just the sheer delight to see David Cross (one of my favorite comedians of all time) every week playing Tobias F√ľnke, the sexually confused budding actor who wasn't attracted to his beautiful wife, but had a man-crush on the actor Carl Weathers.

If you haven't seen Arrested Development, I suggest you rent Season 1 & 2 on Netflix and settle in for hours of guilty pleasure.

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  1. Ah, see, Fox probably wouldn't have cancelled the show if Jason Bateban had used his middle finger instead of his index finger in the promo pic for it...that's the Fox spirit!

    For a full array of chicken dances, check out this link.