18 Things You Might’ve Missed In Arrested Development

Amazon / Arrested Development
Amazon / Arrested Development

1. One of the running gags in the show is that Tobias is actually an albino black man.

Amazon / Arrested Development
Amazon / Arrested Development

2. Tony Hale was in a VW commercial that featured the song “Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto” and it was spoofed in the show.

3. Oscar Bluth came into existence when Jeffrey Tambor walked into the writer’s room wearing a wig.

4. Netflix, instead of using stars to rate Arrested Development, used bananas.

5. The TV anchor that appeared frequently on Arrested Development as seen in the video below is an actual news anchor in California.

His name is John Beard and anchored the Fox evening news for KTTV, from 1993 to 2007. He is currently a news anchor in Buffalo, New York.

6. Jack Black made a cameo in Season 3, Episode 2 – For British Eyes Only as a chimneysweep in Wee Britain.

7. Alia Shawkat shared her first kiss onscreen with Michael Cera.

8. Scott Baio (Bob Lawblaw) replacing Barry Zuckerkorn (Henry Winkler) is a direct reference (and poking fun at) Baio replacing Winkler as Chachi in Happy Days.

9. “Michael” is the first word spoken by the narrator in 38 (out of 53) episodes.

10. David Cross auditioned for Dr. House, but the role went to Hugh Laurie (thank god)!

11. Dan Castanella (Dr. Stein) is the voice of Homer Simpson. And Dr. Stein’s first name is Frank. Dr. Frank Stein.

Amazon / Arrested Development
Amazon / Arrested Development

12. Henry Winkler jumping over the shark is a reference to Fonzie jumping over a shark in Happy Days.

13. Motherboy, the band, is actually the male characters in costume. This is a dig at a music group that has the same name as the show.

Amazon / Arrested Development
Amazon / Arrested Development

14. Franklin Delano Bluth has a shirt that reads: “George Bush doesn’t care about black puppets.” This is a direct reference to Kanye’s comment.

Amazon / Arrested Development
Amazon / Arrested Development

15. Andy Richter played a set of quintuplets on the show.

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Amazon / Arrested Development

16. George Michael Bluth is a little slow on the uptake. Or too nice.

17. Will Arnett beat out Rainn Wilson for the role of GOB Bluth.

18. David Cross was approached to play Buster Bluth. I think Tony Hale is a perfect Buster. TC mark

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