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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
Gob Bluth Will Arnett

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722 158
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
Tobias Fünke David Cross

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514 154
Byron

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491 139
Lucille Bluth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
Lucille Bluth Jessica Walter

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384 124
Michael Bluth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
Michael Bluth Jason Bateman

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313 124
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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333 120
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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322 123
Maeby Fünke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
Maeby Fünke Alia Shawkat

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273 106
Barry Zuckerkorn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
Barry Zuckerkorn Henry Winkler

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291 119
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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240 105
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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164 108
Oscar Bluth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
Oscar Bluth Jeffrey Tambor

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148 92
Bob Loblaw is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
Bob Loblaw Scott Baio

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152 104
Carl Weathers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
Carl Weathers Carl Weathers

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159 114
Lucille Austero is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
Lucille Austero Liza Minelli

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122 43
Gene Parmesan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
hedgehog_fuzz added Gene Parmesan Martin Mull - Martin Mull

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119 80
J. Walter Weatherman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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142 99
Hel-loh "Annyong" Bl... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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110 84
Larry Middleman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
Larry Middleman Bob Einstein

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132 103
Steve Holt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
Steve Holt Justin Grant Wade

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138 119
Kitty Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
Kitty Sanchez Judy Greer

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126 111
Ann Veal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
Ann Veal Mae Whitman

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79 75
Wayne Jarvis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
Wayne Jarvis John Michael Higgins

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103 100
Maggie Lizer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
Maggie Lizer Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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96 105
Rita Leeds is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
Rita Leeds Charlize Theron

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40 3
Narrator is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
lionelstevens1 added Narrator James Stewart, Jouji Yanami, Lorraine Bracco

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72 62
Rebel Alley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
carlybobarly added Rebel Alley Isla Fisher

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70 81
Stan Sitwell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
Stan Sitwell Ed Begley, Jr

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49 67
Herbert Love is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
carlybobarly added Herbert Love Terry Crews

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Jack Dorso is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
joeyreds47 added Jack Dorso Martin Short

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20 4
Phylidia Featherbottom is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
lionelstevens1 added Phylidia Featherbottom David Cross

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18 8
Wife of Gob is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
lionelstevens1 added Wife of Gob Amy Poehler

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Sally Sitwell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
lionelstevens1 added Sally Sitwell Christine Taylor

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31 72
Argyle Austero is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
carlybobarly added Argyle Austero Tommy Tune

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19 11
Tony Wonder is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
lionelstevens1 added Tony Wonder Ben Stiller

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13 6
White Power Bill is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
lionelstevens1 added White Power Bill David Reynolds

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12 7
Andy Richter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
lionelstevens1 added Andy Richter

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13 12
Ron Howard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
lionelstevens1 added Ron Howard

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John Beard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
lionelstevens1 added John Beard John Beard

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8 9
Beth Baerly is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
lionelstevens1 added Beth Baerly Heather Graham

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8 9
Johnny Bark is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
lionelstevens1 added Johnny Bark

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6 7
Nellie Bluth is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
lionelstevens1 added Nellie Bluth

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7 9
Marta Estrella is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
lionelstevens1 added Marta Estrella Patricia Velásquez

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6 8
Starla is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
lionelstevens1 added Starla Marguerite Moreau

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Tom Jane is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
lionelstevens1 added Tom Jane Tom Jane

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Jessie Bowers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
lionelstevens1 added Jessie Bowers

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Marky Bark is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
lionelstevens1 added Marky Bark

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Mark Cherry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
lionelstevens1 added Mark Cherry

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Perfecto Telles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters
lionelstevens1 added Perfecto Telles

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