Arrested Development: Best Running Gags and Trivia

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Creating the Bluths

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Well-known director Ron Howard came up for the idea of a sitcom shot as a documentary.¬†Show creator Michael Hurwitz wanted to create a TV series that would be loosely based on JD Salingers “Catcher in the Rye” Glass family. However, when The Royal Tenenbaums came out, he felt that he couldn’t compete with the movie (as his vision was too similar.)

He ended up falling back on Ron Howard’s vision, changing the family from a group of New York intellectuals to a bunch of Californian fools, and created this iconic show. Jason Bateman, who plays Michael, describes the show as “The Royal Tenenbaums shot like Cops.”

Ever notice¬†something strange about some of the characters? There’s a good answer for that on the next page!

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