TV 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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I’ve Made a Huge Mistake is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
I’ve Made a Huge Mistake

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None of the Bluths Can Imperso... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
None of the Bluths Can Impersonate a Chicken

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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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Analrapist is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Analrapist

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George Bluth Sr.’s Lessons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
George Bluth Sr.’s Lessons

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Hey Brother/Hermano is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Hey Brother/Hermano

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Money in the Banana Stand is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Money in the Banana Stand

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No Touching is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
No Touching

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Lucille/Loose Seal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Lucille/Loose Seal

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Lucille Winking is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Lucille Winking

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Blue Man Group is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Blue Man Group

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Never Nudity is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Never Nudity

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Gene Parmesan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Gene Parmesan

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Buster Hiding Like a Milford M... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Buster Hiding Like a Milford Man

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Hop-Ons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Hop-Ons

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Banners is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Banners

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G.O.B.’s Illusions is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
G.O.B.’s Illusions

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Tobias in the Closet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Tobias in the Closet

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Charlie Brown Moments is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Charlie Brown Moments

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Tricks Are What Wh*res Do for ... is listed (or ranked) 20 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) 21 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Steve Holt!

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Forget-Me-Nows is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Forget-Me-Nows

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Annyong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Annyong

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Marry Me is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Marry Me

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Maritime Law is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Maritime Law

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The Cornballer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
The Cornballer

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Tobias Is Black is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Tobias Is Black

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Hot Ham Water is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Hot Ham Water

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The Sound of Silence is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
The Sound of Silence

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Hot Cops is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Hot Cops

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Buster’s Various Studies is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Buster’s Various Studies

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Rape Horn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Rape Horn

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Freebies is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Freebies

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Bees is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Bees

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Carl Weathers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Carl Weathers

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Frightened Inmate #2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Frightened Inmate #2

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Lindsay Is Fat is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Lindsay Is Fat

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Is Oscar Buster’s Father? is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Is Oscar Buster’s Father?

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Buster’s Juice Habit is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Buster’s Juice Habit

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Mr. Bananagrabber is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Mr. Bananagrabber

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Lindsay’s Charities and Campai... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Lindsay’s Charities and Campaigns

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Sitwell/Standpoor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Sitwell/Standpoor

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The OC is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
The OC

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Saddam Hussein is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Saddam Hussein

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Operation Hot Mother is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Operation Hot Mother

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Incest is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Incest

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Ice Cream Sandwiches is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Ostriches is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Ostriches

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Face Blindness is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Face Blindness

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Aztec Tomb is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Aztec Tomb