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

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No Touching is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
No Touching

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George Bluth Sr.’s Lessons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
George Bluth Sr.’s Lessons

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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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Never Nudity is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Never Nudity

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Blue Man Group is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Blue Man Group

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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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Tobias in the Closet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Tobias in the Closet

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Banners is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Banners

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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

The Funniest Food References on Arrested Development

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Lucille/Loose Seal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Lucille/Loose Seal

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

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Buster Hiding Like a Milford M... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Buster Hiding Like a Milford Man

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Gene Parmesan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development

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Forget-Me-Nows is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Forget-Me-Nows

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Hop-Ons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Hop-Ons

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

Black Panther Movie Quotes

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The Sound of Silence is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
The Sound of Silence

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

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

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

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

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Rape Horn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Rape Horn

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Marry Me is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Marry Me

25 Awesome Arrested Development Tattoos

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Tobias Is Black is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Tobias Is Black

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Is Oscar Buster’s Father? is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Is Oscar Buster’s Father?

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Carl Weathers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development

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Buster’s Various Studies is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Buster’s Various Studies

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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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Buster’s Juice Habit is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Buster’s Juice Habit

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

32 Things You Didn't Know About Wolverine

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Hot Cops is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Hot Cops

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Lindsay’s Charities and Campai... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Lindsay’s Charities and Campaigns

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Hot Ham Water is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Hot Ham Water

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Frightened Inmate #2 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Frightened Inmate #2

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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 Is Fat is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Lindsay Is Fat

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G.O.B.'s Segway is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Craig A Bowers added G.O.B.'s Segway

Which 'Arrested Development' Character Are You Based On Your Zodiac?

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

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Lupe’s Sweaters is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Lupe’s Sweaters

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

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

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

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

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Operation Hot Mother is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development
Operation Hot Mother

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