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The Best Arrested Development Episodes  

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List of the best Arrested Development episodes, as determined by voters like you. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Arrested Development episodes of all time are. Fans of Arrested are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

This list features classic episodes like "The Righteous Brothers" and "Fakin' It". But what is the best Arrested Development episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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Good Grief is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Dec 05 2004
Lucille hires a bounty hunter, Ice, to find George Sr., who may be closer than everyone thinks. Gob tries to pull off an elaborate illusion, Maeby tries to set Lindsay up with Ice, and Michael ...more
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Meat the Veals is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Apr 03 2005
George Sr. tries to find a way to attend an anniversary dinner for Lucille while Michael deliberately offends Ann's devout Christian parents. Tobias goes overboard performing his "Mrs. ...more
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Top Banana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Nov 09 2003
Michael puts George Michael in charge of the Bluth Bannana Stand, and his son subsequently burns down the stand. Elsewhere, Tobias auditions for a commercial, and Lindsay inadvertantly gets the
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Pier Pressure is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Jan 11 2004
Buster realizes that medical marijuana will help cure Lucille 2's vertigo, and pays George Michael to get it for him from Gob. Lindsay sends Maeby to spend a day with Lucille to punish her for ...more
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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Nov 02 2003
Meet the Bluths. In the pilot, Michael decides to take a job in Arizona after being passed over by George Sr. for head of the Bluth Company. George Sr. is jailed, and the family realizes they ...more
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Motherboy XXX is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Mar 13 2005
Lucille abducts George Michael for a mother-son dance, Buster adjusts to having a hook for a hand and Gob reunites with his estranged wife. Also, Tobias stars as George Sr. in a biopic about the ...more
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Amigos is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Nov 21 2004
Michael is increasingly frustrated over being abandoned by the family, and when the staircar is found in Mexico, Michael vows to find his father and give him a piece of his mind. Also, Buster ...more
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Afternoon Delight is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Dec 19 2004
Gob stages mass firings after being inadvertently roasted at the Bluth Company Christmas party. Michael is forced to rebuild the Banana Stand, and Buster plays hooky from the Army at an arcade
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Bringing Up Buster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Nov 16 2003
Michael spends quality time with Buster. George Michael auditions for a school play to get closer to Maeby. Gob breaks up with his girlfriend and has nowhere to go.
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Let 'Em Eat Cake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Jun 06 2004
In the first season finale, George Sr. has a heart attack, and Maeby is jealous when George Michael likes another girl. Meanwhile, Lindsay decides to leave Tobias until a book he wrote a long ...more
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My Mother, the Car is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Dec 21 2003
Michael loses his short-term memory, which Lucille uses to her advantage. Gob attempts to use the family yacht before Michael sells it. George Michael and Maeby attempt to see an R-rated movie ...more
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Development Arrested is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Feb 10 2006
After returning home from Iraq, George Sr. is finally cleared of all charges, and Michael is relieved to be the head of a successful company for a change. The real brains behind the madness is ...more
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The Righteous Brothers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Apr 17 2005
Gob hides George Sr. while the model home's plumbing is checked; George Michael helps Ann protest Maeby's new movie; Tobias takes a liking to Kitty after Michael asks him to keep an eye on her.
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Best Man for the Gob is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Apr 04 2004
George Sr. uses Gob's bachelor party as an opportunity to set up his accountant in a compromising position so that he can blackmail him. Meanwhile, Michael tries to prove he's a fun guy, and the ...more
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Forget-Me-Now is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
killakane94 added Oct 03 2005
George Sr. is placed under house arrest by the family's new attorney Bob Loblaw, and finds that it's not exactly a walk in the park. Michael sets up his first date with Rita, but Rita has an ...more
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The Immaculate Election is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Mar 20 2005
George Michael runs for student body president, which Gob manages to ruin. Buster has an affair with Lupe, who is being sought after by Lindsay and Tobias attempts to move out of the model home, ...more
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Fakin' It! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Season 3 Episode 10: Although George Sr. finally gets a new lawyer, Michael worries when he hears news of a surprise witness and Buster pretends he's in a coma so he doesn't have to testify.
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Meat The Veals is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Season 2 Episode 15: Michael decides that the best way to stop George-Michael from getting pre-engaged to his girlfriend is to have the girlfriend's parents meet the Bluth family.
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Immaculate Election is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Season 2 Episode 14: While George Sr. decides to become a Christian, Michael tries to help George-Michael with his campaign for student body president by having Gob produce his campaign video.
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Making a Stand is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Dec 19 2005
Michael is tired of his father always having Gob compete with him, so Michael gets Gob his own banana stand franchise, only to find that Gob has set it up 20 feet from the old one. After the two ...more
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Spring Breakout is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Apr 10 2005
Gob confronts the editor of the videos that showcased his magic mistakes. Michael tricks Lucille in to rehab, and then attempts to get her out after George Sr. is kidnapped.
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Staff Infection is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Mar 14 2004
When Michael discovers his family has been receiving paychecks without working, he forces them all to get jobs within the company. Lindsay questions his management skills, and Tobias checks ...more
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Sword of Destiny is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Mar 27 2005
Gob and Buster team up for some magic tricks with the help of Buster's fake hand, but when Tony Wonder, a rival magician, starts to mentor them, somebody gets the finger. Meanwhile, Michael is ...more
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The One Where They Build a Hou... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Nov 14 2004
Michael is driven crazy by Gob when he impresses the board as the new company figurehead due to Michael's legal troubles. Meanwhile, George Sr. is arrested in Mexico for a crime Oscar committed, ...more
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Notapusy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arrested Development Episodes
Nov 07 2005
To prove he's a man to Rita, Michael and his nephew Steve Holt compete in the Church And State Fair's annual triathlon. George Sr. tries to scare some at-risk youth, and Tobias tries to help ...more