Previously, On Arrested Development

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Justification for some of the odd legal loopholes in the show. Read it.

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4 episodes feature this joke:

Season 2

Season 3

  • 10: Fakin' It

    Thanks to the PATRIOT Act, anything said in the mock trial is legally binding.

  • 12: Exit Strategy

    George Sr.'s CIA file reveals that he was acting within the confines of the PATRIOT Act.