There are certain things you want from the Bluths: stair cars, bad magic, blinged out hook hands and potential cousin-on-cousin action. That’s why the 90-second trailer for the upcoming reboot season of “Arrested Development” is almost perfect.
The cult comedy is coming back on May 26 in a 15-episode all-at-once season on Netflix that brings us up to speed on what the key family members have been up to since we last saw them. And fans of the low-rated, but beloved original series will have plenty to love in the snapshots of the Bluths being, well, the Bluths.
A few highlights:
» The “sane one,” Michael, opens the trailer at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor airport, where he arrives in search of a new place to live, only to burn his hand on the super-heated door handle of a waiting taxi. He gets an unwelcome surprise in the next scene, when he pops in to visit son George Michael in his college dorm room … where the freshman appears to be shacked up with his favorite cousin, Maeby.
» In a quick-cut montage we get re-introduced to the whole insane gang: Michael, Gob, Lindsay, George Michael, Lucille, Tobias Funke, George, Maebe and Buster, who is, of course, freaking out about something.
» The world’s most confounding couple share a tender moment, when blonde beauty Lindsay tells sexually ambiguous Tobias, “I really love you,” and he responds, “Oh, Lindsay, we’ve got to get you to that acting class.”
» Family patriarch George telling someone over the phone, “I just want my son to have a job where his incompetence won’t be out of place,” over a shot of Gob ripping the corner off of a counter while trying open a Mike’s Hard Lemonade bottle.
» Michael standing in front of his new home and lamenting, “Well, that’s not a great sign,” as the camera pans to a giant vulture sitting on his mailbox.
» The final 30 seconds, set to the stains of Europe’s “The Final Countdown,” features an ostrich on the loose indoors, Gob trying to pick up a woman at a bar with a terrible virginity magic trick/joke (only to be informed she has the disease lupus), Lucille wishing night terrors on the perpetually freaked out Buster and Michael trashing a Christmas display with his rented stair car.
Sounds about right.