The Best Arrested Development Characters

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List Criteria: Characters from Arrested Development

On May 26th, 2013, "Arrested Development" debuted a Season 5, 15-episode run on Netflix, marking the return of one of the biggest cult TV shows of all time. Originally cancelled by Fox after only 3 seasons, the series was resurrected by streaming giant Netflix and returned to answer questions that have been plaguing fans since the show's departure in 2006. Questions like "Did Maeby and George Michael get together?" "Has George Sr. been indicted yet?" and "Seriously, will Tobias ever find love?" The most important question to be answered now, however, is who is the best character on "Arrested Development"?

The return of AD on Netflix reintroduced the viewing public to all the best members of the extended Bluth family, and it also gives us a chance to reengage in the discussion about which Arrested Development cast members have created the most memorable characters on TV.

Who are the greatest Arrested Development characters? Vote on list to have your say. If your favorite AD character isn't on the list, make sure to add them so other fans can have a say in the discussion to decide the best character ever.

Once you're done over here, check out the best Arrested Development shirts to relive the best moments of the first three seasons in shirt form. Also, check out this list of the best Arrested Development supporting characters to rank the most entertaining non-Bluths / Fünkes (and also Oscar).
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    Gob Bluth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Gob Bluth Will Arnett

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    Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Tobias Fünke David Cross

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    Byron "Buster" Bluth Tony Hale

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    Lucille Bluth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Lucille Bluth Jessica Walter

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    Michael Bluth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Michael Bluth Jason Bateman

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    George Bluth Sr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    George Bluth Sr. Jeffrey Tambor

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    George Michael Bluth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    George Michael Bluth Michael Cera

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    Maeby Fünke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Maeby Fünke Alia Shawkat

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    Barry Zuckerkorn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Barry Zuckerkorn Henry Winkler

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    Lindsay Bluth Fünke is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Lindsay Bluth Fünke Portia de Rossi

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    Franklin Delano Bluth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Franklin Delano Bluth Will Arnett

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    Oscar Bluth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Oscar Bluth Jeffrey Tambor

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    Bob Loblaw is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Bob Loblaw Scott Baio

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    Carl Weathers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Carl Weathers Carl Weathers

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    J. Walter Weatherman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    J. Walter Weatherman Steve Ryan

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    Lucille Austero is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Lucille Austero Liza Minelli

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    Hel-loh Bluth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Hel-loh Bluth Justin Lee

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    Gene Parmesan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Gene Parmesan Martin Mull

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    Steve Holt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Steve Holt Justin Grant Wade

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    Kitty Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Kitty Sanchez Judy Greer

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    Larry Middleman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Larry Middleman Bob Einstein

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    Ann Veal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Ann Veal Mae Whitman

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    Wayne Jarvis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Wayne Jarvis John Michael Higgins

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    Maggie Lizer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Maggie Lizer Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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    Rita Leeds is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Rita Leeds Charlize Theron

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    Rebel Alley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Rebel Alley Isla Fisher

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    Stan Sitwell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Stan Sitwell Ed Begley, Jr

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    Herbert Love is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Herbert Love Terry Crews

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    Jack Dorso is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Jack Dorso Martin Short

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    Argyle Austero is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Argyle Austero Tommy Tune

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    Narrator is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Narrator James Stewart, Jouji Yanami, Lorraine Bracco

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    Ron Howard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Ron Howard

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    Perfecto Telles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Perfecto Telles

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    Marky Bark is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Marky Bark

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    Mark Cherry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Mark Cherry

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    Jessie Bowers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Jessie Bowers

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    Andy Richter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Andy Richter

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    Phylidia Featherbottom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Phylidia Featherbottom David Cross

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    Tony Wonder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Tony Wonder Ben Stiller

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    White Power Bill is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    White Power Bill David Reynolds

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    Tom Jane

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    John Beard

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    Marta Estrella is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Marta Estrella Patricia Velásquez

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    Starla is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Starla Marguerite Moreau

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    Wife of Gob is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Wife of Gob Amy Poehler

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    Nellie Bluth is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Nellie Bluth

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    Beth Baerly is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Beth Baerly Heather Graham

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    Sally Sitwell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Sally Sitwell Christine Taylor

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    Johnny Bark is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Johnny Bark

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    Debrie Bardeaux is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Debrie Bardeaux Maria Bamford

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