Tribute to a show gone too soon...
Friday, February 10, 2006

Oh, Fox. I love and hate you. On one hand, if it were not for you I would have never known this show. On the other hand, you axed it. So thanks an all, but damn you.

No, I am not talking about Firefly. I am talking about Arrested Development. What will most likely be the last four episodes of the show aired tonight. For two hours, I laughed so hard I cried.

Now, I cry only for the loss of one of the greatest comedies to air, ever. For me, it was 53 episodes of pure enjoyment. This is one of the rare shows that, like Firefly, hooked me from the pilot and never let me go. The first season was amazing. Then, the second season came and knocked me off my feet (this season holds a special place in my browncoat heart: Alan Tudyk guest starred as Pastor Veals in "Meet the Veels" easily one of the best episodes of the series). The third season... it has been a ride. I won't spoil anything for those fans who did not see the final four episodes tonight, but I will say -- wow. Some of the funniest episodes of the show, especially the last one.

There has been talk that perhaps ABC or Showtime will revive the show, but as of now the show is indeed arrested, and prospects are quite grim. Still, it had a good run, longer than corporate logic would dictate it should have, considering its ratings. The second and third seasons were shortened (down to 18, then 13 episodes from 22), but... well, hey, it was more than Firefly got, and I was greatful for every second.

So, everyone do your worst impression of chicken while listening to the Final Countdown and hold up your glasses in tribute to the story of a wealthy family who lost everything, and the one son who was forced to bring them all together...

RIP Arrested Development (2003-2006)



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