Arrested Development continues to live on thanks to Netflix. Here’s a list of the ten best AD episodes. Catch up on one of the greatest sitcoms in history today. Click the list to get started.
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‘Top Banana’ (Season 1, Episode 2)
Following one of the best sitcom pilots ever made, AD hits the ground running in its second episode, which introduced several beloved recurring gags to the AD universe (“No touching!”). Watch ‘Arrested Development’ on Netflix today!
‘In God We Trust’
‘In God We Trust’ (Season 1, Episode 7)
This is the episode which introduced the world to never-nudes. Let’s all chant Tobias Funke’s defiant refrain: “There are dozens of us! DOZENS!!!” Watch Arrested Development on Netflix today.
‘Pier Pressure’ (Season 1, Episode 10)
In which J. Walter Weatherman teaches the Bluth kids a series of lessons. While the show was immediately great, ‘Pier Pressure’ may be the episode where people began to realize they were watching one of the best sitcoms ever. Watch Arrested Development on Netflix today!
‘Amigos!’ (Season 2, Episode 3)
The Bluths head to Mexico, with Ann (her?) in tow. and Gene Parmesan (AHHHHHHH!!!!) is hot on their heels. The quality of this episode is as Ann as the nose plain’s face. Watch Arrested Development on Netflix today.
‘Good Grief’ (Season 2, Episode 4)
This episode is stuffed with goodness, from George Sr’s wake to the awesome gag where “Christmas Time is Here” plays whenever a character is sad. Meanwhile, Gob attempts to make the cover of Poof Magazine. Watch Arrested Development on Netflix today.
‘Afternoon Delight’ (Season 2, Episode 6)
Gob is named president of the Bluth Company, and both his ego and the price of his suit is ever expanding. At the Christmas party, Michael and Maeby discover just how dirty the Starland Vocal Band’s lyrics are. Watch Arrested Development on Netflix today.
‘Righteous Brothers’ (Season 2, Episode 18)
Franklin the puppet sings to heal the nation as the second season of AD comes to a close. This finale puts a capper on what may be the greatest season of network television ever aired. Watch Arrested Development on Netflix today!
‘Mr. F’ (Season 3, Episode 5)
Arrested Development was always know for rapid-fire writing, but the show also had tons of great visual gags, with this episode’s jetpack vs. mole showdown maybe the finest in the show’s run, at least until Season 4. (more on that later). Watch Arrested Development on Netflix today.
‘Development Arrested’ (Season 3, Episode 13)
The series finale of the Fox show is just about perfect, with Michael Bluth and his son literally sailing off in the sunset. It would be a perfect ending, until the show was revived by Netflix. Watch Arrested Development on Netflix today!
‘Colony Collapse’ (Season 4, Episode 7)
Some critics have disliked the new season of AD, while others think it’s an ahead-of-its-time achievement that will be appreciated in time. Regardless, even Season 4 detractors concede that ‘Colony Collapse,’ the first GOB-centric episode of the season, has enough laughs (including the greatest HER? joke ever told) to stand alongside the show’s best. Watch Arrested Development on Netflix today!