No, but George would do it in an instant. He could always have Oscar do his press conferences and appearances. Consider the double force they could be, and the great good they could be for our country!Jeffrey Tambor of Arrested Development • Discussing whether or not he’d run for political office in an interview with Politico. (BTW, when you’re done with that interview, read this one.)
When I showed my brother, who’s now a surgeon, a rough cut of the second episode of [Arrested Development] where George Michael burns down the banana stand, he said, ‘Oh, my god you burned down the Chipyard!’ I was very excited about that. It was a great expiation for both of us.Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz • Discussing the birth of The Chipyard, the banana-stand-like business he founded with his older brother in the ’70s. Intended to teach a lesson about the challenges of starting a business, it unexpectedly became a hit after a L.A. Times reporter wrote a story about the teenage owners. Hurwitz describes the situation as extremely stressful and the business difficult to shake off. “It created so much discord in the family,” he told Los Angeles Magazine. ”There was a divorce scenario playing out; it was a loaded time.”
Before John Beard was the news anchor du jour on Arrested Development, he once was a hero on a local KNBC newscast, working fast to swipe a gun away from a mental patient who was holding his newscast hostage way back in 1987. (It was revealed that the gun was merely a BB gun.) Betcha Tobias never did that in his career. (ht Mediaite)
I started sketching it out, and I had this funny idea for Maeby. It doesn’t quite fit into the master family story, but it’s funny for Maeby, and I do have this funny bit for Tobias where he writes pop songs. He’s written a song called “I Kissed a Boy.” I just had all these crazy notions, and suddenly I was overwhelmed by the task of squeezing all these unrelated stories into a movie that has a central plot. So I met with Ron Howard to say, “Hey, is there any way we can turn this into a trilogy?” He’s such a good guy. He was like, “I think it might be hard enough to get one movie made.” It was a good point. A studio might not want to spend $150 million on an Arrested Development trilogy. I can see that argument.