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The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development  

Lisa Waugh
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Arrested Development running jokes make the show what it is. Those jokes became our own inside jokes, carving new neural pathways into our brains. Every time someone calls an illusion a trick, you know your brain goes there and corrects them, G.O.B.-style. 
 
The best jokes from Arrested Development usually involve deep flaws in the Bluth family, from Buster’s thing for juice and his mother to Lindsay’s self-image to the way the whole family doesn’t get chickens or marijuana, not to mention their chronic ostrich problems.  
 
The running jokes on Arrested Development are the very heart of the show. From Tobias’s never-nude policy to George Michael’s slow walk away to the Peanuts theme, the show can be counted upon for recurring jokes with each watch. These are also the backbone of any Arrested Development drinking game: any episode with Annyong alone would have your guests flat out on the floor of the Aztec Tomb.  
 
Which funny Arrested Development jokes do you like best or repeat with your friends the most? Are you partial to a Bluth running gag, the ever-present Carl Weathers, or to the many lessens George Sr. tries to teach his children? Vote your favorite recurring joke to the top. And if you don’t see your favorite running joke from the show, add it! Everyone do the chicken dance in celebration! 

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None of the Bluths Can Imperso... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
None of the Bluths Can Impersonate a Chicken
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I’ve Made a Huge Mistake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
I’ve Made a Huge Mistake
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Her? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Her?
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No Touching is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
No Touching
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Analrapist is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Analrapist
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Money in the Banana Stand is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Money in the Banana Stand
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Blue Man Group is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Blue Man Group
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George Bluth Sr.’s Lessons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
George Bluth Sr.’s Lessons
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Lucille Winking is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Lucille Winking
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Never Nudity is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Never Nudity
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Banners is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Banners
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Tobias in the Closet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Tobias in the Closet
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Hey Brother/Hermano is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Hey Brother/Hermano
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G.O.B.’s Illusions is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
G.O.B.’s Illusions
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Charlie Brown Moments is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Charlie Brown Moments
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Hop-Ons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Hop-Ons
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Forget-Me-Nows is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Forget-Me-Nows
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Buster Hiding Like a Milford M... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Buster Hiding Like a Milford Man
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Lucille/Loose Seal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Lucille/Loose Seal
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The Sound of Silence is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
The Sound of Silence
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Gene Parmesan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
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Tricks Are What Wh*res Do for ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Tricks Are What Wh*res Do for Money
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Steve Holt! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Steve Holt!
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The Cornballer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
The Cornballer
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Annyong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Annyong