Previously, On Arrested Development

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


insensitivity to Tracy's death

Michael's wife died of cancer, but it didn't take long for his family to get over it.

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

10 episodes feature this joke:

Season 2

Season 4

  • 4: The B. Team

    Ron Howard: "I think it's a lot more fun if we see her die." Michael: "That would be fun."