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Arrested Development and the OC-ification of America

You're going to see and hear dozens of stories this weekend, if you haven't already, about the return of Arrested Development. They're all going to follow the same script: about how brilliant the FOX comedy series set in Orange County was, about how it's inexplicably returning from the dead seven years after its cancellation, about its run on Netflix for a 15-episode arc (with the possibility of a film to follow) starting Sunday, about how brilliant the show remains even in its new incarnation. Random lines about there always being money in the banana stand and never-nudes and no touching and "Her?" will appear in your Facebook and Twitter feeds, along with memes, drinking games and all other sorts of merriment--for a program that lasted just three seasons.

Behold, then, your ultimate AD guide by its hometown paper. STEVE HOLT!

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  1. Arrested Development Is Not Just One of the Funniest Television Shows Ever
    Feature
    But what you have to remember, above all the buzz about Arrested Development's return, is black men cheated out of a tip.
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  2. Arrested Development's Orange County: A partial list of the show locations and their real-life equivalents
    Feature
    What follows are just some of the A.D. places and their real OC counterparts.
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  3. Yes, We Have No Bluth Co. Banana Stand
    Feature
    So fly your Arrested Development freak flag at "I Just Blue Myself."
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  4. An Interview With Annyong (a.k.a. Justin Lee)!
    Interview
    He was one of the funniest elements of Arrested Development--and all without saying much.
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  5. Fantasy Bluthball
    Feature
    We Draft Locals for Arrested Development Roles
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  6. And Now, Tobias Funke and George Michael!
    Interview
    Arrested Development's David Cross and Michael Cera on Mitch Hurwitz's genius and Orange County's "esteemed taste."
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  7. On the Brilliance of Arrested Development!
    Blog
    All the hipsters that love AD sometimes forget its OC roots and that was the subject of Editor-in-Chief Gustavo Arellano's KCRW-FM 89.9 commentary.
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  8. Huffington Post Gets Punked by Fake Ben & Jerry's Arrested Development Ice Cream Flavor
    Blog
    The HuffPo blue itself by reporting fake AD news.
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  9. Geeks Who Drink Present: No Touching! An Arrested Development Quiz
    Blog
    Annyong! Calling all never nudes! Geeks Who Drink present an all Arrested Development-themed pub trivia!
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  10. Arrested Development: Now in Lego Form!
    Blog
    Artist creates some awesomely detailed pieces like the infamous Bluth house, the stair car, GOB Bluth on a Segway (...with Franklin) and even a hooked Buster Bluth alongside a drinky Lucille Bluth.
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  11. Crime Time: Is Tobias Funke the "Blue Note Bandit"?
    Blog
    It's the Weekly's weekly crime round-up--now with more blatant Arrested Development imagery.
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  12. The Real The O.C.
    Feature
    The Fox prime-time teen soaper has been knocked off its lofty perch by Arrested Development.
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JayDee
JayDee

I never watched the show regularly when it was on the air.  After the bombardment of articles on this site, I finally gave in and started watching from the pilot.  I probably spent 10-12 hours on the couch watching AD over the past two days.  Its an excellent show that has held up well over time.  Thanks Weekly!

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