The Best Arrested Development Characters TV Characters
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The Best Arrested Development Characters

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

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    David Cross More
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    Tony Hale More
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    Jessica Walter More
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    Jason Bateman More
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    Jeffrey Tambor More
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    Portia de Rossi More
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    Michael Cera More
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    Alia Shawkat More
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    Henry Winkler More
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    Franklin Delano Bluth

    Will Arnett More
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    Jeffrey Tambor More
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    Carl Weathers

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    Lucille Austero

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    Judy Greer More
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    Mae Whitman More
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    Justin Lee More
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    Bob Loblaw

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    Larry Middleman

    Bob Einstein More
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    J. Walter Weatherman

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    Steve Holt

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus More
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    Wayne Jarvis

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    Rita Leeds

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    new! Gene Parmesan

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    Martin Mull
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    Stan Sitwell

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    Rebel Alley

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    Herbert Love

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    Argyle Austero

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