It means being stuck in your ways. Even passed the legal age where you're allowed to Smoke, Drink, Drive and call 1-800-Sex-Lines.
Boy (at age 25): Yo, you want to come over and play Nintendo with me.
Girl (at age 17): Sure, .... hold up, (perplexed) how old are you again?
Boy (at age 25): 25 going on 26?
Girl (at age 17): God Damn you got a Arrested Development. Why should I go out with a grown man when he hasn't grown out of Nintendo? You crazy as hell yo. I'm leaving.
Boy (at age 25): But I'm playing with my brother.
Girl (at age 17): At your Mama's house that you HAVEN'T MOVED OUT OF YET?
Boy (at age 25): But don't you like playing with him too.
Girl (at age 17): Yeah but ...
Boy (at age 25): (Interrupts her) Alright, then.
Girl (at age 17): It ain't gonna be alright when your brother says "Why you still playing Games at this age". I'm breaking up with you Vaahsiyance. (Hangs up)
Boy (at age 25): Jueehsa, wait. FUCK!! (Throws the phone)
Girl (at age 17): That nigga is a dork yo. He still plays Nintendo? I'm surprised I didn't see him walking down the street with a Power Ranger toy in his hand. (Laughing Her Butt Off)
Only the best show EVER to hit TV!
A new cult classic, like Seinfeld and Office Space
Did you see Jason Bateman in Arrested Development last night? He was arguing with GOB so much!
IMO, the funniest and most well written show on TV.
Buy the DVD's to fully grasp the greatness of this show.
From Arrested Development:
"Lucille: Well, apparently, mood-altering medication leads to street drugs. That's what this very handsome young doctor said on the Today Show.
Michael: That was Tom Cruise, the actor.
Lucille: They said he was some kind of scientist..."
(if you don't get the above quote, don't bother watching the show)
1) The best show you never saw. The Emmy Award winning show which survived for about two and a third seasons before being cancelled by Fox. Failed due to being far too smart for a mass audience who would rather watch Pamela Anderson "act" on Stacked.
2) Any act of getting completely screwed despite undeniable skills.
1) Fox jumped the shark when they gave the "Arrested Development" timeslot to "Prison Break."
2) When Michael Bluth was repeatedly passed over in favor of his amusing, inept, "illusionist" brother, Gob for leadership of the Bluth Compay, he was given the AD treatment.
1. A 1990s hip-hop band.more...
2. Critically-acclaimed television comedy which appeared first run on Fox from November 2003 to February 2006.
"Arrested Development" is the witty, tightly-written continuing saga of the Bluth family, a thoroughly dysfunctional clan of self-absorbed noveau riche from Orange Co. California -- a group whose gross incompetence in basic life skills is exceeded only by their corruption and sense of entitlement. The story centers around second son Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman), the sole capable and kind child of jailed patriarch George Bluth (Jeffrey Tambor) -- a man who as the story begins is "arrested" and jailed pending future trial by the U.S. government for allegedly making a quick buck building houses for Saddam Hussein in Iraq. It is left to good guy Michael to save the family's faltering financial empire from complete ruin during his father's imprisonment. Said financial empire consists entirely of the Bluth Company (a "development" firm whose central office is overpopulated by a score of witless drones) and the frozen banana stand from whence it sprung, located near the beach.
Living in a Bluth Co. model home of dubious quality with other family members, Michael must also attempt to raise his son, George Michael Bluth(Michael Cera) to be a good person amidst a sea of lunacy. Inmates of the asylum include Michael's twin sister, Lindsay Bluth Fünke (Portia de Rossi) -- a vapid, affection-starved thirty-something with a chronic case of ma...
Impeccable in every way, this canceled sitcom was the pinnacle of human achievement. Much like Van Gogh, its brilliance wasn't fully realized until after it bit the dust. Since its cancellation, Arrested Development has garnered a rabid cult following--a following that petitions, prays, and sacrifices small animals to the god Mitch Hurwitz in hopes of an Arrested Development movie.
Arrested Development: A cult following that WON'T poison and kill you!
Adj. Describes a state of socio-psychological growth in which the victim has ceased to progress socially and intellectually.
Quoting every line of the Dukes of Hazzard is a warning sign of Arrested Development.
The most original TV program in the noughties, HBO dissed it, and Fox fucked with it, denying millions of intelligent viewers and comedy aficionados good programming.
"How funny is that shit! hahahha! No... You don't get it...do you have arrested development syndrome? Is there something wrong with you?"