Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sad Banana

Hey T-Bone !
Sad news for all the fans, Patrice O'Neal also known as T-Bone in AD just died tuesday morning as a result of a stroke. R.I.P T-Bone, your were one of the first guest in Arrested Development, don't worry the fans will never forget you. He was 41.

Comedian Patrice O'Neal died Tuesday morning ... as a result of a stroke he suffered back in October ... this according to his friends at the "Opie and Anthony" radio show.
O'Neal had been a staple in the comedy world for years -- and performed at the "Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen" back in September. 
O'Neal was a regular guest on the "Opie and Anthony" radio show -- and appeared on several TV shows such as "Chappelle Show," "The Office," and "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn." 
Opie just tweeted, "Yes it's true that our pal Patrice O'Neal has passed away. The funniest and best thinker I've ever known PERIOD." 
O'Neal was 41.
10:33 AM PST -- Patrice's rep, Matt Frost, tells TMZ ... "It is with terrible sadness we must report that Patrice O’Neal has passed away this morning at 7:00 AM due to the complications of the stroke he suffered on October 19.
Frost adds, "Many of us have lost a close and loved friend; all of us have lost a true comic genius. His mother, who was also his best friend, was at his side.  Patrice is survived by his wife, Vondecarlo; his step daughter Aymilyon, sister Zinder, and his mother Georgia.
"The family wishes to thank all of the fans and friends who have expressed an outpouring of love and support for Patrice these past weeks. We ask that you please respect the family’s request for privacy at this difficult time."

Source : TMZ

Monday, November 21, 2011

Best Of : The Chicken Dance

Has anyone in this family ever even seen a chicken?
Here is a new category on the blog, sometimes I'll publish an article about the best of Arrested Development and today it's about the famous Chicken Dance ! The chicken dance is maybe my favorite running gag of the show, I can't get enough of GOB imitating the chicken in Mexico. If you wan't to watch a best of of the chicken dance, this video is made for you :


So you've always wanted to imitate perfectly the chicken like GOB, Lindsay, George Sr. or Lucille ? Don't be afraid anymore, follow the instructions right after this message !

Now you know how to imitate the chicken perfectly, you can also leave a comment to tell me which Bluth makes your favorite imitation of the chicken ?

Co-co-co-co-co-co !

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Netflix Development

I just Bluth myself...
News of the day ! Now it's more than official, it's a reality ladies and gentleman, Arrested Development will have a season 4 who's going to be aired on Netflix early 2013
Since the beginning of the blog these last months are the most exciting with all the great news. As usual you can read an article about this news :
Netflix is licensing new episodes of the TV series "Arrested Development" from 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television.
The sides struck a deal with the streaming service that will launch new episodes of the Emmy-winning comedy in early 2013, the studio confirmed.
The prospect of "Development" returning in both TV and film forms was raised last month when the show's creator, Mitch Hurwitz, announced in an appearance at the New Yorker Festival that he was intent on reuniting the series' original actors, including Jason Bateman and Will Arnett, for another go-round.
"Arrested" had a critically acclaimed run on Fox from 2003-2006, but the network canceled the series given its ratings were always modest at best.
All of the series regulars have expressed interest in returning and are expected back, though no deals have been done. How that will work will be interesting given many of them are maintaing busy careers. "Arrested" player Arnett is currently on the NBC series "Up All Night" and another alum, Portia de Rossi, is attached to a high-profile project in development at the Peacock.
Where this leaves the proposed "Arrested" feature film isn't clear. While one source familiar with the project said it is currently in development at Fox Searchlight, another source at the studio denied it was an active project. Hurwitz's vision of the film was to schedule it after the series run in order to drive interest at the box office, but at the very least it seems that the film and TV aren't attached to each other.
Hurwitz was executive producer of "Arrested" with Imagine principals Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. The producing pair issued a statement: "Bringing a series back from cancellation almost never happens, but then, 'Arrested' always was about as unconventional as they get, so it seems totally appropriate that this show that broke the mold is smashing it to pieces once again."
That Netflix has emerged the winner of a bidding war that reportedly included pay-TV player Showtime will be seen as a real coup for the service, which already gave Hollywood notice in March that it was in the original programming business in a big way when it ordered a 22-episode adaptation of the BBC drama "House of Cards" set to premiere next year. Analysts estimated "Cards," which comes with Kevin Spacey attached to star and David Fincher to executive produce, cost Netflix $100 million to get the rights from Media Rights Capital.
Financial terms of the "Arrested" deal are not known but could be substantial given the caliber of talent involved.
While Netflix's market capitalization was sent reeling in recent months after ill-advised decisions regarding its pricing, the need for original programming is all the greater as content companies have held the line at giving the service TV shows that are in-season.
Since Netflix started licensing original series, the service has been seen as a potential savior for ill-fated productions that get shuttered over the objections of a cult following too narrow to sustain them. But rescuing a show that comes with a built-in audience--albeit one too small to survive on TV--may be a safer strategy than creating a new property out of whole cloth.
The hedge on "Cards" is that its narrative has already gotten a test run in the U.K. but with different talent on both sides of the camera.
Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix said of the deal, "'Arrested Development is one of the finest American comedies in TV history and its return through Netflix is a perfect example of how we are working closely with studios and networks to provide consumers with entertainment they love,'" said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer.
The return of "Development" would be a stunner given it is rare that a series comes back after a protracted absence, though 20th and Fox have seen precedent here: Animated series "Family Guy" was canceled in 2001 only to be revived three years later after the series fared well on DVD and in syndication.
Source : Variety.com

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Six Seasons And A Movie !

Not Cool ! Not Cool ! Not Cool !
Right now I'm really really upset, how NBC dares to put their best show Community on hiatus ? 
That's horrible, I know they did the same with Parks and Recreation but all the Community's fans are worried. 
So Arrested Development's fans I want you to help me to save Community by signing this petition Save Community, you can also use your Twitter account to support the show with #SaveCommunity and #SixSeasonsAndAMovie. Thanks !

I'm counting on you !

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Arrested Development Documentary Project : Update !

Hey !
This is an other great great news ! After the rebirth of our favorite TV Show this is the last update about the Arrested Development Documentary Project, it's coming during winter 2011 ! If you can't remember what is this documentary take a look at this trailer :

If you wan to see more of this upcoming documentary, you can watch this deleted scene with Mitch Hurwitz !

To finish you can read my interview of the creators here and also here. I can't want to see this documentary, I wish the best to Neil and Jeff !

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Vids of the week : The New Yorker Festival

Family Loves Arrested Development
The New Yorker Festival you remember ? The whole cast was reunited for a talk about AD and Mitch told us the great new (see yesterday article). If you wanna take a look at the reunion, watch the vid below :

Bonus : Watch the cast doing the "Chicken Dance" !

Thanks to DougBuffone4488 for the vids.

Monday, October 3, 2011

New Season and a Movie !

Chicken !
What can I say really ? Isn't the best news Of 2011 ? Just read this Huffington Post article and enjoy !
"Arrested Development" is back. Really.
The cult classic television comedy about the travails of the rich, zany Bluth family, cancelled in 2006 after three seasons, will produce nine to ten new episodes and a movie, it was announced at The New Yorker Festival on Sunday.
"It's true. We will do 10 episodes and the movie. Probably shoot them all together next summer for a release in early '13. VERY excited!" leading actor Jason Bateman tweeted.
Smart and irreverent, the show also starred David Cross, Michael Cera, Portia De Rossi, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat and Jessica Walter. It was executive produced by Ron Howard, who also provided narration.
Since its cancellation, the show has earned a fervent fan base, with constant speculation as to when -- or whether -- the show would be adapted into a movie. The cast, led by Bateman and Will Arnett, has frequently promised that a movie would be coming, though until now they've been unable to offer any specifics. As it turns out, that can be attributed to the difficulties of intellectual properties and broadcast rights.
“We don’t completely own the property, there are business people involved and studios and that kind of thing," creator Mitch Hurwitz said on Sunday, as quoted by the NY Times. "Just creatively, I have been working on the screenplay for a long time and found that as time went by, there was so much more to the story. In fact, where everyone’s been for five years became a big part of the story. So in working on the screenplay, I found even if I just gave five minutes per character to that back story, we were halfway through the movie before the characters got together.”
As such, the plan is to have one episode explore each character as a lead-in to the film.
Just over two weeks ago, Bateman, who starred this summer's comedies, "Horrible Bosses" and "The Change-Up," told Entertainment Weekly that he was frustrated that he couldn't give more details, but assure a film would be forthcoming.
In February, Hurwitz told Digital Spy that the process was underway, but couldn't say more.
"I don't like to toy with the affections of our fans," he said. "They've been so supportive and we're so grateful, so I kind of hate to answer the question until I can say, 'Yep, we've shot it, it opens next week'. Otherwise it feels like we're toying with people and we do not mean to do that. It has just taken a while to get it going."
In July, Jeffrey Tambor, who plays the show's patriarch, told The Huffington Post, "It's all going straight, everyone's on board, I know they're writing, and maybe next time this year we'll be having this conversation."
Source : The Huffington Post

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Vid of the week : Bob Loblaw

Bob Loblaw Law Blog

New category on the blog, each week I'll show you a video of best Arrested Development's moments. This week it's Bob Loblaw :

Well we're not here to talk non-sense to Bob Loblaw.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

There's always a movie in the Banana Stand

 There's always a movie in the Banana Stand !

I can't believe that I didn't see these videos where Mitch talks about the movie, for once it's not Jason Bateman. In these videos Mitch confirms officially the movie production and he gives us some news. What do we learn here ? Two main informations :
  • A trailer will come out this year
  • A lot of guests will be in the movie
So we can assume that the shooting is going to start soon enough. We can also imagine to see some guests coming back such as : Zach Braff, Ben Stiller, Charlize Theron or Carl Weather ! We're gonna have only one movie, I think, so it's the occasion to reunite everyone. Here the fist vid :

And the second :

There are other vids from the same interview, I'll talk about it later.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Taste the demotivation Michael

 Both Start out the same way

Do you like Demotivational Posters ? I love it, it's so funny and clever. I saw one of my first posters during two shows : Futurama and Arrested Development. In AD the poster represents a lot what George Michael's type of education looks like. Children's education is one of the main theme of AD. 
So on internet we can find really great demotivational posters about Arrested Development :


So true !

 There's gotta be a better way to say that...

I'll be in the hospital bar !

These are just a preview of what you can find on the internet, if you find great demotivational posters or Meme about Arrested Development please send them to me !

Bonus :

Monday, June 13, 2011

I just "shoot" myself !

I just blue myself...

Thank god we have Jason Bateman to keep us in touch with the Arrested Development Movie news ! In every interview he keeps telling us that the movie is still in production and apparently Mitch "wants" to start the shooting this year...

Jason Bateman might be a familiar face this summer with his two big comedies — Horrible Bosses and The Change-Up — in theaters, but many of his fans just want to know one thing: what the heck is up with the long-rumored Arrested Development movie? ”I have no update at all,” says Bateman. “As far as I know, [creator] Mitchell Hurwitz is working on the script and he wants to start shooting at some point this year. So while I haven’t heard anything new, I haven’t heard anything that would contradict that.”

Source : InsideMovies