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'Arrested Development' trailer: 3 ways to celebrate
Now that the "Arrested Development" trailer has gone viral, it's the "Final Countdown" for the fourth and final season, whose 15 episodes will be released via Netflix on May 26.
Newsday Westchester breaks it down to offer three ways you can gear up for the release.
1. Celebrate your weird family. Like Rye native Jason Bateman's character, are you the one seemingly "normal" family member, trying to keep everyone else in line? Does Pound Ridge homeowner Jessica Walter's character make you realize you have mommy issues? Do you find yourself narrating family get-togethers, as Armonk homeowner Ron Howard does to the "Arrested Development" audience? If the answer's yes, seek help immediately, but at least you can relate to the Bluths. If the answer's no, either be more honest with yourself or be grateful you don't drive a car with stairs on it.
(And if you can't wait until May 26 to see Bateman, and you live in Rockland County, you might just catch him this Saturday in Suffern, when he'll be filming the Warner Bros. movie "This is Where I Leave You." The film also stars Tina Fey, who knows a little something about shooting in the Hudson Valley; many scenes from her movie "Admission" were filmed in Bronxville and Purchase last year.)
2. Embrace your love of puns. One of the great things about "Arrested Development" is the fact that it goes for every kind of laugh — cerebral, slapstick and everything in between. But it's also not afraid to have Tobias Fünke say something like, "This is the sign I've been waiting for," only to have the camera pan out to reveal a sign that says, "Hooray for Tobias." Here's the harsh truth for comedy snobs: Puns are funny when delivered properly. Embrace them.
3. Imagine how and when Ben Stiller, Liza Minnelli and Henry Winkler will show up. The first official trailer doesn't give any clues about how or when we'll see Stiller (a Chappaqua resident), Minnelli (a former Scarsdale High School student) and Winkler (who summered in Mahopac) return to the series. Will Stiller's Tony Wonder disgrace GOB Bluth in a final showdown between magicians? Will Winkler's Barry Zuckerkorn bring his unique and inept set of skills to defend George Bluth Sr. once again? Will Minnelli's Lucille Austero reunite with Buster Bluth in ways that will make everyone cringe? Only time — and Howard's omnipotent voice — will tell.
What aspect of "Arrested Development" are you most looking forward to seeing? Let us know in the comments section.
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