Previously, On Arrested Development

NPR's guide to the running gags from the show.

The Bluths

... always leave a note

The Bluths compulsively leave each other notes — often in the background of shots — thanks to a childhood lesson.

  • Occurrence of a joke
  • Joke in the background
  • Foreshadowing
  • Combined joke

8 episodes feature this joke:

Season 1

Season 3

Season 4

  • 10: Queen B.

    A frozen dove labeled "Dove (bar) Dead Dove Do Not Eat" is found in Rebel Alley's freezer. She killed the dove by whacking her purse on the counter, ruining G.O.B.'s illusion in the standard fashion.

    Related Joke: ... messes up a trick.