The 70 Best Jokes From "Arrested Development" Season 4

In case you want to relive those 15 episodes you marathoned. Here are some of the funniest jokes and running gags, presented in chronological order. WARNING: This will spoil the new season — go ahead and watch it first.

1. Lucille is the Grinch.

Netflix

2. Showstealer Pro.

Netflix

This watermark appeared on all flashbacks to the original series.

3. Michael wants to call George Michael “Boy George.”

Netflix

The subject of another public restroom sex scandal.

4. The vulture.

Netflix

“That’s not a great sign,” Michael notes.

5. Attitude Magazine.

Netflix

The cover of this gay magazine references Boy George, George Michael, and their shared sex scandals.

6. Michael gets run over by an ostrich.

Netflix

7. Henry Winkler’s son Max Winkler plays young Barry Zuckerkorn.

Netflix

The resemblance is uncanny for a reason.

8. Halliburton Teen.

Netflix

9. Heartfire tries to order at the bar.

Netflix

Turns out not everyone can understand her.

10. The security cameras get hosed down.

Netflix

Because maritime law requires that the cameras be waterproof.

11. Buster realizes he accidentally witnessed his parents having sex.

Netflix

Lucille wasn’t talking to Buster. :-(

12. Lucille finds a way to smoke.

Netflix

And give Buster lung cancer in the process.

13. The science question.

Netflix

(The answer is B.)

14. The in-flight magazine advises passengers to use their phones.

Netflix

15. George Sr. learns to communicate like Heartfire.

Netflix

He doesn’t have the most pleasant thoughts.

16. Lucille feels persecuted.

17. Tobias and the Roomba both run out of juice.

Netflix

He couldn’t even finish his…

18. Garden Grove Methadone Clinic.

Netflix

Tobias thinks it’s a method acting class. (Method One, obviously.)

19. The sign says hotel soaps are no longer accepted.

Netflix

This is shortly after Marky Bark tries to barter with hotel soap.

20. The goose.

Netflix

It’s a Thanksgiving miracle!

21. Kitty’s ID card.

Netflix

You’ll never have to “say goodbye to these” again.

22. The Jerry Bruckheimer Films sign.

Netflix

Like the Imagine Films sign, it’s very literal.

23. Michael tells Kitty to watch her back because there are movers behind her.

Netflix

She misinterprets.

24. Andy Richter implies that Conan only hires female writers to sleep with them.

25. Tobias gets a confusing license plate.

Netflix

He just wants “a new start”!

26. Tobias has a stick up his bunghole.

27. DeBrie has a butter face.

Netflix

That’s what happens when you rub butter all over your face.

28. Tobias inadvertently commits a hate crime.

Netflix

Wait, is Sue Storm a Nazi?

29. Lucille thinks she’s being insulted.

Netflix

He was being literal.

30. Ron Howard’s daughters are named after where they were conceived.

Netflix

Which means there must be a particularly kinky story behind Rebel Alley.

31. Gob can’t remember Ann’s name.

Netflix

So he just calls her “plant.” :-(

32. Gob thinks “egg” refers to Ann.

Netflix

In his defense, it is her nickname.

33. Tobias stars in an anti-abortion propaganda film.

Netflix

Embryo Dan: It Would Have Been a Wonderful Life.

34. HER?

Netflix

Ann can’t even catch a break at her own wedding.

35. Locker Hawkers.

Netflix

Gob ends up on a Storage Wars-type show where he’s described as a “feral Jesus.”

36. Lindsay tries to fake cry.

37. Lindsay uses the alias “Cindy Featherbottom.”

Netflix

It’s a reference to Tobias’ “secret” identity as “Mrs. Featherbottom,” but also a literal reference to Cindy the ostrich, who has a feather bottom.

38. Tobias gushes about DeBrie.

Netflix

She’s seen better days.

39. Tobias suggests that he and Michael lick each other’s wounds.

Netflix

40. Tobias explains himself.

41. DeBrie passes out in front of debris.

Netflix

42. Lucille is on a new reality show.

Netflix

Coming soon to Bravo!

43. Lucille can’t handle a fast talker.

Netflix

44. Lucille’s examples of dangerous brothers include Zack and Cody.

Netflix

They get namechecked again later in the season.

45. Michael confuses another frozen dead dove for ice cream.

Netflix

It says “DOVE (BAR)” because it’s a dead dove that Rebel got at a bar.

46. Oscar loves donkey punch.

Netflix

It’s a drink, OK? It’s not whatever else you think it is.

47. Michael and Gob become convinced that the other is seeing Julie Bowen.

Netflix

Hard to explain why this is as hilarious as it is. Just go with it.

48. Gob spits blood into his water.

Netflix

His magic trick was biting his tongue. Hard.

49. Tobias helps Gob fill the vacant houses with sex offenders.

50. Tony confuses Ann’s name with the indefinite article “an.”

Netflix

This seems to happen to her a lot.

51. Gangie V: Gangie on the Ganges.

Netflix

Maeby’s Gangie horror series is going strong.

52. The shaman/Charmin pun.

Netflix

53. Tobias gets choked up, literally.

Netflix

Maeby thinks her dad is getting emotional, but nope, just a bug.

54. Maeby Featherbottom.

Netflix

Maeby adopts her dad’s Featherbottom alias for one of her yearbook pictures. She also uses the term of endearment “pussy.” Thanks for that, Rita.

55. Maeby suggests calling it “The Fakeblock.”

Netflix

A lot of George Michael’s software development storyline parodies The Social Network. He’s much softer than Mark Zuckerberg, though.

56. The mouth unit.

Netflix

Aren’t you glad there’s a scientific explanation for what a terrible kisser George Michael is?

57. George Michael’s Spanish lover asks him to make her cry.

58. George Michael gets confusing advice about tutoring Maeby.

Netflix

59. The Ann/egg confusion.

Netflix

Poor Egg.

60. George Michael realizes exactly how long his internal monologue has been going on.

Netflix

61. Buster looks through Lupe’s bag to make sure she hasn’t stolen anything.

Netflix

Just like Lucille would have wanted.

62. The Vince Vaughn Psycho.

Netflix

When Buster goes a little Norman Bates, the narrator invokes the terrible Gus Van Sant remake.

63. Buster does the John-John Kennedy salute.

Netflix

64. Buster’s sign.

Netflix

65. Lucille hates Buster’s giant hand.

66. Buster pushes the swing too hard.

Netflix

He hasn’t learned how to control his giant hand!

67. George Michael’s sex offender neighbor suggests new team divisions.

Netflix

68. George Michael sends Lem to go play with a town full of sex offenders.

Netflix

Don’t worry, they’re more scared of Lem than he is of them.

69. Everyone wants to put it into Bluth.

Netflix

George Michael is a little naive.

70. George Michael urges everyone to put up this wall.

Netflix

This is, of course, a reference to the Berlin Wall — only backwards.

Favorite jokes or sight gags that we missed? Add yours in the comments.

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

Facebook Conversations
          
    More News
    Now Buzzing