Well excuuuuuse me, I think I’m already obsessed with¬†Arrested Development¬†season 4 and I haven’t even watched all 15 episodes six times each yet! ¬†All of our favorite Bluths and supporting characters are back and better than ever, and it feels like nothing has changed. ¬†The only hint that nearly a decade has lapsed between seasons is Portia deRossi’s unfortunate plastic surgery. (Was anyone else as distracted by this as I was? Why do beautiful people do this to themselves? Ugh.)
Anyway, in case you haven’t sat down for a full-on marathon yet, I’ve compiled 25 lines that we already have memorized–complete with GIFs! ¬†So sit back, grab a piping hot cornball and enjoy our 25 favorite moments from the new season.
1.) Lucille Austero is back, minus her brown points but with vertigo still intact. ¬†
2.) “Because of all the unpleasantness.” ¬†GOB Bluth, oh how we’ve missed you. ¬†Now who are you sleeping with? ¬†I think it’s the Bluth’s maid. ¬†Or Tobias.
3.) Forget-me-nows: “It’s so easy to forget, it’s so easy to forget.”
4.) “Perfect specimen of rugged manlessness.” ¬†George Michael, you haven’t changed a bit.
5.) “We’re like twins!”
6.) “You’re…a… crook, Captain Hook!” ¬†I don’t know what’s better, seeing¬†The Trial of Captain Hook again or Kirsten Wiig as a young Lucille in the audience. ¬†Love.
7.) “You tip African Americans?” ¬†Did anyone else notice the two workers’ name tags read “Emil” and “Emile”? ¬†And that they returned later in the season? ¬†Love it. ¬†Glad to see George Sr. is still a total dick.
8.) “Adios, brothiero!” ¬†Of course Michael still doesn’t know that “hermano” is Spanish for “brother.”
9.) “That’s a low blow, Loblaw.” I assumed Barry Zuckercorn would return, but Bob Loblaw was an added bonus.
10.) “You might get some stares.” ¬†
11.) “My beautiful hair!” Stan Sitwell, complete with toupees that get confused with kelp.
12.) “If you don’t sign, you will be fine.” ¬†I don’t think I’ve ever loved anything as much as I love young Barry Zuckercorn.
13.) “Do you want me to tell Ron Howard to go f*ck himself?” ¬†I’m so glad they kept the bleeps in.
14.) “How do you tell Ed Harris he’s simply not a Barney?” ¬†Ron Howard casting for the Andy Griffith movie? ¬†Genius.
15.) “Is there a little girl here all by herself?” We didn’t get to see him as quickly as I’d have liked since each episode was told from a different perspective, but once we did… worth the wait.
16.) Standard Tobias mini-musical number. I almost cried happy tears.
17.) The Oscar/George/Desert/Sweat Shack Scam plot line is crazy and perfect and thank you for casting John Slattery as a part of it.
18.) Carl Weathers doesn’t beg for permission.
19.) Methadone vs. Method One. Naturally Tobias confuses a methadone clinic with a method acting class.
20.) “If that bird had gotten through my second layer of makeup, it could have done permanent damage.” ¬†I hope Lucille 2 sticks around. ¬†Forever.
21.) Michael is such a rebel! ¬†The Rebel/Ron Howard/Michael storyline is the new “hermano” and I’m totally okay with that.
22.) “Look what they’ve done to me, Michael. ¬†Look at what the homosexuals have done to me.” It wouldn’t be complete without hearing Lucille say this at least 10 more times.
23.) ¬†”You’ve given me a new sense of purpose.” ¬†The GOB/Michael hermano-hood never gets old.
24.) ¬†Okay, so this isn’t a line or anything but that scene where Lucille is smoking into Buster’s mouth might just be the best visual I’ve ever beheld in my entire life.
25.) ¬†”Cinco de Quattro”¬†Of course young Lucille took away Cinco de Mayo for personal gain. ¬†Of course. ¬†Also- hello, Kristen Wiig and Seth Rogen!
(GIFs courtesey of zebrapartners.net)