Nov. 21, 2008, 7:31 a.m. CST
That says it all.
Nov. 21, 2008, 7:32 a.m. CST
Nov. 21, 2008, 7:34 a.m. CST
Hey everyone, its Dirty Ears Bill!
Nov. 21, 2008, 7:34 a.m. CST
is Arrested Developement? I thought they were a band back in the 90's. Not an interesting enough story to anchor a movie I don't think. Whatevs.
Nov. 21, 2008, 7:37 a.m. CST
by Judge Briggs
Nov. 21, 2008, 7:38 a.m. CST
but not a line of script. wake me when shit really starts to happen.fans want this, but it will make like $10,000 at the theaters.
Nov. 21, 2008, 7:38 a.m. CST
If you haven't watched the show you are missing out. It's easily the best American comedy to have aired in a long, long time. So, why did it go away? Well, that can be summed up in a single word: FOX.
Nov. 21, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST
It will make a lot more money than that at theaters. Arrested Development has such a use dvd fan base that will rush out to see this. If Serenity could make money this most certainly will. The thing that plagued AD most was a lack of decent advertising. A single trailer with Michael Cera, Jason Bateman, and GOB doing his magic tricks will sell the film to all those Superbad and Juno fans. Add in something akin to analrapist jokes and some pot smoking humor and the frat boys will be on board as well. The movie will be cheap to produce, spare the cast salaries, and will turn a huge profit so long as it maintains what made just about every episode of the series so wonderful.
Nov. 21, 2008, 7:45 a.m. CST
I'm just sayin'. :(
Nov. 21, 2008, 7:59 a.m. CST
...and never got really know the characters or background of the show...butI was amazed at the writing and how it made me laugh out loud...which tv rarely does for me.
Nov. 21, 2008, 8:08 a.m. CST
It says, "Welcome back, Arrested Development!" - I don't know where they can go with the way the show ended, and I don't care. I know it'll be good.
Nov. 21, 2008, 8:17 a.m. CST
They're not tricks, they're illusions. Tricks are something a whore does for money, or candy. You are such a howdydodat.
Nov. 21, 2008, 8:18 a.m. CST
by D o o d
Arrested Development? Never heard of it!
Nov. 21, 2008, 8:22 a.m. CST
Think I read it on the Bob Loblaw Law Blog
Nov. 21, 2008, 8:25 a.m. CST
"You're gonna get hop-ons." "If I wanted something your thumb touched, I'd eat the inside of your ear!"
Nov. 21, 2008, 8:31 a.m. CST
"Did you enjoy your meal, Mom? You drank it fast enough." "Not as much as you enjoyed yours. You want your belt to buckle, not your chair."
Nov. 21, 2008, 8:39 a.m. CST
"What's Spanish for 'I know you speak English'?"<br><br>"You speak Arabic?"<br>"No, I was just clearing my throat... but I think it actually does mean 'laundry,' but like a child’s laundry. We don’t really have a word for it.
Nov. 21, 2008, 8:48 a.m. CST
jeez louise the trailer made me weepy! talkback dammit!!!<P>ps i know the AD movie will make more than 10,000 and that it will be cheap to produce so hopefully it will turn enough of a profit for everyone. will it bring back the show? probably not. i wish them the best. this has been talked about so long even fans like me are kind of sick of the cocktease by this point.
Nov. 21, 2008, 8:50 a.m. CST
And not for nothing this time.
Nov. 21, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST
There's ALWAYS money in the Banana Stand!
Nov. 21, 2008, 9:05 a.m. CST
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Nov. 21, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST
it aint easy bein' brown
Nov. 21, 2008, 9:35 a.m. CST
I got childrens all over town.
Nov. 21, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST
a trick is something a whore does for money.
Nov. 21, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST
An AD movie might actually happen? I'm happy.
Nov. 21, 2008, 10:01 a.m. CST
the line is "cocaine".<br> <br> Anyways! Who'd like a banger in the mouth?
Nov. 21, 2008, 10:23 a.m. CST
extended pilot? nice. In america it's called a sausage in the mouth.
Nov. 21, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST
... who'd like a SAUSAGE in the mouth, then?<br><br>That's not any better.
Nov. 21, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST
Oh, I don't remember that from the extended pilot. This news makes me want to go back and rewatch them all so I'll be sure to keep an eye out for it. Hey! Look at that! You're still mean when you're sober.
Nov. 21, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST
Check out the newest trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T-XMYyGiMg www.arresteddevelopmentdoc.com
Nov. 21, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST
is that there is SO much back story, that either they ignore the wide non-AD fans and just go with it. Or waste time to introduce each character and their quirks. Sex And The City was easy, because how much back story do you need for four slags who treat men like shit for 95% of the movie?
Nov. 21, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST
"how much back story do you need for four slags who treat men like shit for 95% of the movie" sounds like one of G.O.B.'s lines...
Nov. 21, 2008, 11:54 a.m. CST
AD is an acquired taste. I remember seeing an ep when it was airing and being confused and not amused. I didn't get it. Then I saw it later and couldn't stop laughing. So the movie should just be a two hour episode, and those who don't get it at first will return to the tv eps and get the humor and acclimation. I mean, the jokes are freakin' hilarious in and of themselves, but with the background knowledge of the family (Anyong!) it becomes that much more funny. It'll be one that gets better the more you watch it.
Nov. 21, 2008, 11:58 a.m. CST
how about just reporting it when it actually goes into production
Nov. 21, 2008, 12:21 p.m. CST
yeah yeah, like the guy in the $5000 suit is going to make the movie...
Nov. 21, 2008, 12:31 p.m. CST
by FLAMINGO GUNFIGHT
Nov. 21, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST
by FLAMINGO GUNFIGHT
this show was a gem. for me it was the first show to abolish the laugh track and have me never able to sit through pre-AD sitcoms again. my big problem was the funniest bit about the show was the running gags "chicken" "never-nude" "no-touching" but that was developed over time, you really had to sit and watch them all even the finale many jokes were missed until i watched the whole show for a second time. i wish them the best of luck and i'm like you i want to see more of the bluth family. but i've come to terms with the death of AD and now i feel like they are digging up grave's. ron howard an his brother still look strange.
Nov. 21, 2008, 12:48 p.m. CST
it's been a while since i've been called a tyke...
Nov. 21, 2008, 1:50 p.m. CST
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Nov. 21, 2008, 2:56 p.m. CST
by lex romero
apart from with fans of the show. The comedy is often far too reliant on in jokes that have been running for 3 seasons, it's impossible to please people coming to see the film who didn't watch the show and t hose who did. And it'll end up struggling to do both and probably suckk.
Nov. 21, 2008, 3:16 p.m. CST
A guy showed up at my Halloween party looking EXACTLY like Tobias Funke and was handing out "Analrapist" business cards. I almost swallowed my ball gag.
Nov. 21, 2008, 3:49 p.m. CST
And I'll tell you why! I discovered this show while channel surfing. It was a random episode, but I gave it a few minutes of my time and I found myself laughing. So I watched the rest of the episode, laughed my ass off and have been a huge fan ever since.<p>True Story!<p>The running jokes are great for the fans, and i would expect them in the flick (the chicked especially... ga-ga-gaw!) but i think it's funny enough to catch on with the non-fans.<p>Anyway, who gives a fuck about non-fans!<p>Steve Holt!
Nov. 21, 2008, 3:51 p.m. CST
God damn it! Edit function for fucks sake!
Nov. 21, 2008, 4:51 p.m. CST
by Hikaru Ichijo
This show was too smart for the mass market
Nov. 21, 2008, 5:43 p.m. CST
I <3 arrested development
Nov. 21, 2008, 5:51 p.m. CST
And if they do anything with my sister Lindsay...I'm going to take off my pants. Shave my -bleep-. And personally -bleeeeeep-
Nov. 21, 2008, 7:53 p.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
...I never realized that Ron Howard was the narrator?
Nov. 21, 2008, 8:11 p.m. CST
Ron Howard rules. Hell, get him to direct it too.
Nov. 21, 2008, 10:31 p.m. CST
It's all hinging on him... hopefully he doesn't prima-donna out and ruin the fun for everyone.
Nov. 22, 2008, 4:14 a.m. CST
"But Michael found he was overwhelmed with the change", and, "And of course, the whole event was covered by the paper." I'm not going to explain the context of these scenes, or the tons of entendre going on in them, but they're just brilliantly written. Also, how can you guys say this won't make money? AD is much more popular than it was when it started, and pretty much all of the stars are HUGE celebrities right now.
Nov. 22, 2008, 4:45 a.m. CST
but crap like knight rider just won't die?fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuudge
Nov. 22, 2008, 7:45 a.m. CST
Please bring the following to the party, Ron: Tom Jane, Judge Reinhold, Charlize Theron and the Blue Man Group...bonus points if you can nab the bi-polar English nurse: "FAKER!"
Nov. 22, 2008, 8:21 a.m. CST
by Mr. Zeddemore
Not a huge fan of his films, but his narration in AD is absolutely brilliant. The writing is great, his delivery is awesome.
Nov. 22, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST
you have to wonder whether AD would actually work on the big screen-I have a feeling they would have to re-tool the format. On tv and DVD its great to have wall to wall jokes that are constantly zipping by so fast you have to watch a couple of times to get it all in,but in a cinema....particularly to new audiences...I dont know if it would work. Theres too much info in the 22 minute tv show, and an hour and a half film might be overload....that said, I'll be first in line if this gets made. Im still waiting for my "Dr. Funke's 100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution" t-shirt to arrive in the mail!
Nov. 22, 2008, 1:22 p.m. CST
that doesn't make you an idiot, but it might qualify you for the Obama cabinet. Oh-no-he-didn't! I'm excited. Hopefully, they'll be able to balance the need for a complete story with the show's character. Somthing the Simpsons' movie couldn't do well. What I mean is, I hope we don't have to hang on an extra fifteen minutes for a conclusion when the movie feels like it should be over, already.
Nov. 23, 2008, 6:37 p.m. CST
by Paul T. Ryan
After all, White Power Bill is dead...