5 Reasons Why We Demand Arrested Development: The Movie

And why you should demand it, too

It's been reported today that some of the main players – including creator Mitch Hurwitz and producing overlord Ron Howard - are closing deals with Fox Searchlight to turn the far-too-quickly-cancelled sitcom into a movie.

Beyond the fact that the show is up there with Seinfeld and deserved hours more airtime, here are five reasons we really, really want to see the dysfunctional Bluth clan hit the big screen.

1. Carl Weathers could use the work


Sure, he keeps busy with small film roles and voice-over. But he came alive playing himself - or a version of himself - on Arrested Development. It stands to reason that he deserves a hefty role. Or a cameo. Whatever works.

2. Franklin

Gob (Arnett’s) foul-mouthed African-American-felt singing superstar demands some silver screen time all of his own. If the prop department can track down the puppet again, we're sure he’ll merit his own spin-off one day. Well, pretty sure.

3. Witty Wordplay

The series worked on so many levels - if you love slapstick, it delivered. If you wanted puns, you’d be happy. And those of us who can’t get enough of clever dialogue and multi-layered references? Hog heaven.

4. Tobias Funke


Because the film world needs an Analrapist. Needs one bad.

5. It would make one American newsman very happy.


Kenneth Olbermann fancies himself something of an Edward R Murrow for Generation Xbox. He’s even nicked Murrow’s “Good night, and good luck” sign-off for his usually politically flecked speeches. So when he references the demand for the movie, you know it has to be done. Come on Fox Searchlight: think of the anchormen!


    • EthanRunt

      Nov 21st 2008, 11:42

      Besides the awful Tobias video, no Blueing himself, just Mr. Fingerbottom over and over again, a great article, clearly I'm biased, but this must be Arrested Development week, now it's been confirmed. Roll on 2009, Watchmen will have nothing on the clear cut epic waiting to release itself all over the big screen. I speak, of course, about Gangy 2!

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    • davebaxter1989

      Nov 23rd 2008, 10:36

      Related to number 3 I demand the return of Bob Loblaw of Bob Loblaw's Law Blog.

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    • artpa

      Jan 12th 2009, 23:12

      Can’t believe this series was cancelled, probably the most intelligent and funny on television, glad for the movie, but bring it back!

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    • SaveOurBluths

      Jan 31st 2009, 8:04

      Oh, I loved this show so much. Could it be possible that after the movie, the show will come back?! I would absolutely love that. Only 3 seasons is pathetic. SAVEOURBLUTHS!

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