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There are so many great episodes of Arrested Development in season 1, but which are your absolute favorite? This list ranks every episode of Arrested Development season 1 from best to worst, with the help of your votes.

The first season of Arrested Development debuted on Fox on November 2, 2003, introducing TV viewers to the dysfunctional, formerly wealthy, Bluth family. Season 1 of Arrested Development was an instant critical darling, winning five of its seven Emmy Award nominations, including "Outstanding Comedy Series."

Which Arrested Development season 1 episode did you like better, "In Gob We Trust" or "Key Decisions"? Vote up the best episodes from Arrested Development season 1 that you'd like to see at the top of the list.

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Best Man for the Gob is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes From Arrested Development Season 1
Best Man for the Gob 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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Not Without My Daughter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes From Arrested Development Season 1
Not Without My Daughter Apr 25 2004 Michael takes Maeby to work with him on Take Your Daughter to Work Day. After being slighted by Michael, Tobias, George-Michael and Gob all go to the mall to prove that they are just manly. ...more

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Whistler's Mother is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes From Arrested Development Season 1
Whistler's Mother Apr 11 2004 Michael deals with numerous requests for some unfrozen money, and chastises Lucille for being too coddling with Buster. Lindsay decides to protest the war to boost her self esteem while Tobias ...more

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In God We Trust is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes From Arrested Development Season 1
In God We Trust Dec 14 2003 Michael attempts to fire the family's incompetent, but likeable attorney. George Michael impresses Maeby with a muscle suit for a "Living Classics" pagent. Tobias has a psychological ...more

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Bringing Up Buster is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes From Arrested Development Season 1
Bringing Up Buster 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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My Mother, the Car is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes From Arrested Development Season 1
My Mother, the Car 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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Beef Consommé is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes From Arrested Development Season 1
Beef Consommé Feb 15 2004 After learning that Marta has feelings for him, Michael goes to her and they decide to get permission from Gob before taking things to the next level. Meanwhile, Lindsay and Tobias finally get ...more

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Let 'Em Eat Cake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes From Arrested Development Season 1
Let 'Em Eat Cake 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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Charity Drive is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes From Arrested Development Season 1
Charity Drive Nov 30 2003 Michael and Lindsay try to prove their charitable sides to each other. Gob demands George Michael's respect, and Buster continues avoiding Lucille 2.

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Marta Complex is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes From Arrested Development Season 1
Marta Complex Feb 08 2004 When Lucille throws an anniversary party for Tobias and Lindsay on Valentine's Day, Michael gives an impassioned speech about love. This makes Marta realize she has feelings for him and Lindsay ...more

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Pier Pressure is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes From Arrested Development Season 1
Pier Pressure 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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Storming the Castle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes From Arrested Development Season 1
Storming the Castle Jan 04 2004 Michael cannot go through with his plan to break up Gob and Marta. A thug magician wants to take Gob's "legs". Maeby wears all leather to get back at her mother, and Lucille decides to ...more

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Visiting Ours is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes From Arrested Development Season 1
Visiting Ours Dec 07 2003 Michael sets up an "intimate conjugal visit" for his parents, while it is revealed that George Sr. had an affair with Kitty, his secretary who recently slept with Gob. Tobias and ...more

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Public Relations is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes From Arrested Development Season 1
Public Relations Jan 25 2004 When George Michael is a rejected by a private school due to the family's reputation, Michael hires a publicist from his gym who he's been flirting with to change the public perspective of the ...more

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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes From Arrested Development Season 1
Pilot 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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Top Banana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes From Arrested Development Season 1
Top Banana 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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Staff Infection is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes From Arrested Development Season 1
Staff Infection 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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Shock and Aww is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes From Arrested Development Season 1
Shock and Aww Mar 07 2004 Michael falls for his George Michael's ethics teacher, whom his son also has a crush on. Meanwhile, Lucille adopts a 14-year old Korean boy, and George Sr.'s "Caged Wisdom" tapes have ...more

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Missing Kitty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes From Arrested Development Season 1
Missing Kitty Mar 28 2004 Gob attempts to make good on his promise to make the family yacht disappear. Meanwhile, Lindsay and Maeby try to track down Lindsay's grandmother, Tobias seeks George Sr.'s respect, and Michael ...more

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Justice Is Blind is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes From Arrested Development Season 1
Justice Is Blind Mar 21 2004 Gob steals a file on the government's case against the Bluth Company that Maggie had given to Michael. Tobias is sent to Maggie's house to get evidence, George Michael tries to prove Maeby's ...more

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Key Decisions is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes From Arrested Development Season 1
Key Decisions Nov 23 2003 Gob decides to lock himself in his father's prison for 24 hours to get back in with the alliance, and to spend quality time with his father. Michael takes Gob's girlfriend to an awards show, and ...more

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Altar Egos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes From Arrested Development Season 1
Altar Egos Mar 17 2004 Michael attempts to have a one-night stand with an attorney whom he doesn't know is not only blind, but the prosecutor who is trying to put his father in jail. Also, Gob gets married on a dare, ...more