Previously, On Arrested Development

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


... messes up a trick.

G.O.B. kills several doves and showers countless people with lighter fluid over the course of the series. But where did the lighter fluid come from?

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

16 episodes feature this joke:

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

  • 7: Colony Collapse

    Ann bats away several of G.O.B.'s ear mice.

    G.O.B. drowns two doves, a rabbit and a handful of "micellaneous" mice.

    G.O.B. can't undo the secret compartment for his handcuff keys and misses his wedding to Ann.

    G.O.B.'s dummy has a dead dove on top of it.

  • 10: Queen B.

    Rebel Alley killed a dove by whacking her purse on the counter, ruining G.O.B.'s illusion in the standard fashion.