Arrested Development is the most intelligent humour I’ve seen in years for an American TV show.
Lindsay: “You know, maybe if you stopped judging her, he’d trust you. Look, if you say no, you’re just going to drive him right to her.”
George Michael, walking in: “Oh hi Dad, can you drive me over to Ann’s house?”
Michael: “Nnnnnn… yeah.”
Maybe it’s just me, or maybe you just need to watch, ‘kay? How about this one (same ep):
Pastor Veal: “Oh, are you a churchgoing man?”
Michael: “I am. Sometimes. Yes. I don’t go religiously.”
Cut tragically short, though I’d swear the spirit lives on in 30 Rock. Or at least it did, before this writers’ strike (c’mon guys, we’d only just shaken the whole ‘reality’ thing off, and then you go and strike?!).
Coincidental good news, everyone: talks are underway to make an Arrested Development movie! Hooray!