Previously, On Arrested Development

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


Blue Man Group

Tobias paints himself blue in an attempt to join this silent performance group (not to be confused with a support group for depressed men).

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

12 episodes feature this joke:

Season 2

Season 4

  • 8: Red Hairing

    Lindsay: "He blued himself." Lindsay's boyfriend Marky Bark accidentally blue glitter-bombs himself when Lindsay forgets to open the podium because she's flirting with the target.

  • 9: Smashed

    Tobias: "Pardon the mess. I just blue myself for the first time in five years."