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Still a Couple More 'Arrested Development' Things


As surely as cash remains in the fruit kiosk, so too does each day bring a new reason to bring up how Arrested Development is coming back in like a week-and-a-half now. Today's first item comes straight from The Creator himself, Mitch Hurwitz yesterday tweeting that he's at last finished the fourth season's final mix, comforting us that there will indeed be gifts under the tree come Christmas morn. More importantly, though, he offered a tip for your viewing party/day of sitting on the couch solitary and unbathed.

Remember how Hurwitz planned to make it so the new episodes could be watched in any order? Well, that did not work out so well. "Turns out I was not successful in creating a form where the setup follows the punch line," Hurwitz explained. Maybe he can figure it out for the movie, and finally give us the Pulp Fiction of canceled television show films.

But while Hurwitz wasn't able to sort out the physics of a running gag with no starting point, meanwhile, fan Chris Doty has managed to work out pretty much everything else about the show's recurring joke structure. And at Recurring Developments, he's set up an interactive visual representation of them all, charting references to Ann Hog, hop-ons, nevernudity, and over 70 other topics into what's basically a map of the Bluth DNA strand. At least until the introduction of new genetic material. May 26.

(Thanks, Kelvin)

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