Arrested Development is one of the best-written television series of all time, and one of the main reasons it's such a good series has to do with the intricate jokes woven throughout the episodes. The series likes to play the long game when it comes to jokes, often taking several episodes or seasons for a payout.
A line uttered in a passing moment in the first season may not see any sort of punchline until season three, which makes it hard for any viewer to catch all of the jokes, jabs, or puns the first time they see it. That's one of the reasons the series is so great, and often demands a second or third viewing.
Even the most ardent of fans don't pick up on everything the first time around, which is especially true of the series' reliance on well-placed foreshadowing. Events that don't occur until several seasons later often have intricate nudges suggesting what is to come, and most people only catch these on a re-watch.
These ten examples are only some of the best intricate details from Arrested Development most people didn't catch the first time watching the show. See if you saw any of these things the first time around, and share any in the comments we didn't cover in this article.
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