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The time for goofing around on Recurring Developments, an interactive map of every running gag — every awkward shoulder rub, every huge mistake, every “Her?” – in the first three seasons of Arrested Development has just begun. If you can’t catch up on the episodes by brazenly just watching television at work, this is probably the next best thing, though it would probably serve to keep an important looking Word document open in another window.
Recurring Developments is simple, but deep, taking one of the shows many running gags — like one of my favorites “Well, that was a freebie” — and shows you which episodes the bit appears in. In some happy cases, it will even give you the chance to hover over the joke and get some context on where it appeared in the episode.
Of course, you can also reverse engineer the diagram, picking an episode — for example “Motherboy XXX” — to find out that it has a Carl Weathers gag, a J. Walter Weatherman bit, a “Hey, brother!” and many more of the series’ trademark lines. In short, it is pretty much the nerdiest of all possible things, and we’re really into it.
As the once mythical fourth season draws nearer, expect more stuff like this to start cropping up. And yes, expect to see it all here, because we could not be more psyched for the comeback of the century.
What are you doing May 26? Shut up, doesn’t matter, cancel all your plans right now. You have new plans, and they’re awesome, because you, like any decent, right-thinking person, are going to be watching 15 new episodes of Arrested Development when they arrive on Netflix at 12:01 PDT May 26.
Netflix had the decency and wisdom to bring the show back on a Sunday, which means you won’t have to feel bad about marathoning right through five and a half straight hours of new Arrested Development, because seriously, what else are you going to do on a Sunday?