Previously, On Arrested Development

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


"That was a freebie."

The characters catch a lucky break.

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

7 episodes feature this joke:

Season 3

Season 4

  • 14: Off The Hook

    Buster destroys his neatly tailored Lucille replacement, and not Lucille herself.

  • 15: Blockheads

    George Michael: "I got kicked out of my dorm." G.O.B.: "That was a freebie."