Previously, On Arrested Development

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


... is actually black

Before the show was cancelled, there are rumors that the writers were working towards a revelation about Tobias's race.

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

8 episodes feature this joke:

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

  • 3: Indian Takers

    Ninja, please.


  • 8: Red Hairing

    Lindsay thinks that Herbert Love, a black man, reminds her of Tobias back when they started dating. She has a type.