Previously, On Arrested Development

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

The Bluths

... drive a stair car

The Bluths had to sell their private plane, but still drive the stair car once used to access it.

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

28 episodes feature this joke:

Season 2

Season 4

  • 4: The B. Team

    Michael: "I'm used to a car with some stares [stairs]."

  • 13: It Gets Better

    George Michael drives the stair car into a low overhang on a parking garage on his first day at college.