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Announcement Thread

Season 5 Trailer Thread

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Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

Episode 8

General Season 5 Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

The rest of the season will be released some time later this year, the thread will be edited then.

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Here's the deal reddit. My wife and I are expecting our second child next month. We have not found out the sex yet, but if it's a boy, we have picked the first name "Grey". Our last name starts with B, obviously. If it's a girl, then this is all out the window...

My problem is she hasn't heard an "O" name she likes for a middle name. OSCAR IS OUT. She doesn't like that one. I really don't either to be honest. But GOB as his initials would be a nice "Easter egg" I think. "O" names are few and far between, so does anyone have any unique suggestions so I can make this happen?!?!

Notes: Yes, she knows I'm angling for these initials, and she knows why. She's seen the show, but she's not the biggest fan of AD.

She picked "Grey". I really like it, WE really like it, no matter the middle name.

I do not own a stair truck, but if we find an "O" name we like, I may be in the market for a short term rental to take the baby home from the hospital. (If it will fit a carseat)

I'm willing to verify any and all of this to a mod, if I need to.

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I moved to Australia and it has no foreseeable release date here.... I literally died inside as it's in my top 5. I'm sure I could find it on the interwebs, but I was so let down that I haven't had the heart to go searching yet. So jealous of all the posts here. Quite salty about it in fact. I was disappointed with season 4, but I loved the remix, as I thought it flowed better. What are your thoughts without any spoilers?

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I binged first 3 seasons of AD in last two weeks. Loved it, had a lot of laugh. Yesterday I started to watch season 4th. I didn't find it funny at all - just boring. I must say that's the first time when I want to skip all season of some tv series and read a plot on some wiki page or imdb. What do you think about it - skip season 4th and start season 5th? Or maybe that's a bad idea, cause a style of narration will change it the second part of the 4th season?

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... according to setlist.fm. Apparently, he has rapped 7 times in California, but none at The Forum - the same venue that did welcome Nirvana (in Dec. 1993) and Van Halen (several times between 1979 and 1986). I did a something search, but couldn't find anything linking 50 Cent and The Forum.

I understand the joke to be on how the most mainstream music genre has been changing through the decades. Still, they could have chosen some other huge pop-star/rapper who has rocked audiences at The Forum recently, such as Ariana Grande (in Apr. 2015), Chris Brown (in Dec. 2014 and Mar. 2015) and Justin Timberlake (in Jan. and Nov. 2014).

Why do you think they went with 50 Cent anyway? Maybe they found it funnier? Maybe they weren't allowed to use another artist? Was 50 Cent particularly popular in 2015? (The last news about him that I heard was around 2007, so I have no idea how his career/popularity evolved)

PS: Have you noticed? The background music while they show the Newport Bay Boys is hard rock, grunge and hip-hop. Such a cool nugget!

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We’re definitely going to see the original Banana Stand at Balboa Island like 7 mins from our hotel, but I as an AD fan wanna check out more locations from/inspired by the show.

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I wish the first time Ron Howard was on screen Ron would say “Heeeey thats me!”

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In June, after S5 had premiered, someone shared their view on the new episodes, and how disappointed they felt that there were no familiar AD elements, such as a chicken dance.

However, there's this cool bit in episode 3 - right after GOB calls Adhir "compliant officer" and "Chief Worrywart":

https://i.redd.it/evtws1g187b11.jpg

It always cracks me up! :) It reminds me of George-Michael's (also 'almost') chicken dance in S4.

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Sorry, late starter to Arrested Development, only up to S3 and no one I know watches it so just needed to talk to some fans. I LOVE how every family member has a different chicken noise and action 😂 it has me laughing hysterically. Gob’s one gets me laughing every time.

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Mine is when Tobias says “WHERE THE FUCK ARE MY HARD BOILED EGGS?!” and walks away to the Charlie Brown music.

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In s1's final episode, after Tobias enters the hospital and frustrates Lindsay the TV in the background displays blue balls.

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It feels all awful and unnatural just like season 4. I feel like someone who never watched S1-3 decided to take a crack at the script. Does it improve?

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Limp Bizkit blowing up a boat at a Spring break party. G.O.B approves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpyBybsNX64

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I was just checking back the Eve Holt schoolbook picture from S3E1 because someone made a thread about it. Then, I went back to the Steve Holt schoolbook pictures from S2E5, and I noticed that, to Eve's and Steve's left, there are these 2 pictures of someone named Eileen Hespen.

https://i.redd.it/l4ix0swsd0b11.jpg

Now, this is the first time I noticed it, so apologies if I'm late to the party. But I was wondering:

  • Are 'Eileen' and 'Hespen' popular names around the US (or California in particular)?
  • Could it be that it's a hidden joke? (As in, Eileen has spent at least 20 years in her senior year.)

Of course, it could very well be that they are 2 different girls (or mother and child, just like Eve and Steve). What do you reckon?

PS: Strangely enough, there's an IMDB page for an Eileen Hespen whose credits include, amongst other things, "assistant property master" in the original S4E1. I just checked, and she doesn't appear in the credits roll of neither the original nor the remix. Still, cool trivia!

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I know the show is loved for its narration, but sometimes I feel like it's too much. For example, a scene I just watched (S1E12 "Martia Complex"):

[Michael looks at gift box]

Narrator: Then he noticed the gift he had seen her buy.

There's a bunch of stuff like that, where he literally just either says what's happening on screen, or says something that the viewer could have easily intuited by themself. It's gets more and more annoying the more I rewatch this show.

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I have just finished watching season 3 and I'm wondering whether to watch the original season 4 cut or the remix?

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