Welcome Back, Arrested Development!

4 years ago

Each night, after washing my face, brushing my teeth, perusing Twitter/Facebook/Tumblr/Every Other Yahoo! Property, and a small glass of bourbon, I watch Arrested Development.

Every. Single. Night.

Sometimes I’ll watch the same episode two nights in a row, simply because I fell asleep during the previous night’s viewing. Sometimes I recite every line of every episode. Sometimes I tell my cat that there’s always money in the banana stand. And when I’m feeling like I did something really terrible I say to myself, ?I think I might have committed some 'light' treason."

I am that girl who can through an Arrested Development reference into most any conversation. “Do you remember when Gob...” I said to someone recently, and she looked at me blankly, and then I was forced to reevaluate that friendship.

I was a late to the AD party. My addiction didn’t start until 2009-ish? When a friend mentioned that all three seasons were on sale on Amazon for $15 so I scooped them up and next thing you know I’m all, “Has anyone in this family ever even SEEN a chicken?!”

So I've been EXTREMELY excited for this weekend. I got prepared by re-watching every single episode, from the pilot:

"Everything they do is so dramatic and flamboyant. It just makes me want to set myself on fire."

To the questionable MRF moments:

"She was "special," but she wasn't smart."

To my personal favorite episode, "Making a Stand":

Buster Bluth

"And that's why you don't use a one-armed person to scare someone!"

It never fails to crack me up when George thinks that Michael has gone over the side of the building.

Today was the day that all of us rabid Arrested Development fans have been looking forward to for seven years (well, three and half years in my case, but still).

I'm not going to spoil it for you, but suffice to say: There have been more shouts of "C’MON," more jokes, and more jokes within a joke -- and all of it will be able to be consumed in one fell swoop. Thanks be to Netflix. And this late convert is in heaven.

So, here’s to blue-ing ourselves and knowing what a chicken looks like.

Are you an Arrested Development fan? If so, have you started watching the show? Have you .... finished the season? If you're not a fan, has the reboot got you intrigued?

When Heather L. Barmore isn't obsessing about Arrested Development she's obsessing about Congress over at Poliogue: The Art of Political Dialogue Follow her on Twitter @HeatherBarmore where she attempts to be funny.

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