Here at Chez My Glass Eye we’re massive Arrested Development fans (well, apart from that naff Season 3 storyline about Mr F and the crazy British girl, which I guess is why people say Season 3 was the weakest) so we’re very excited about the 4th season launching on Netflix this week (May 26th, 2013). Our Netflix sub has been renewed and we’ve started tucking in to House Of Cards and old AD eps while we wait.
In case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the trailer for the new season:
If you’re new to the show, Arrested Development loves its running gags and that trailer is packed with them, but I didn’t really ‘get’ the opening at the airport. Is the gag that he’s at an airport? That the handle is hot? Something to do with the taxi driver? I guess I’m not as big a fan as I thought I was…
Enter NPR’s fantastic guide, Previously, On Arrested Development, which lists and brilliantly ties together every running gag from every episode of the show, cross-linked with the episodes each gag appears in and who they relate to. Go ahead and click a few, it’s all interactive and for fans of the show it’s fun finding stuff you might have missed, or even forgotten about.
And the airport gag in the trailer? It’s a reference to George Bluth’s Cornballer gadget, which causes third degree burns when people use it. Mother of God! It all makes sense now 🙂