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February 6, 2016

‘Arrested Development’ Takes Over D.C.

Everyone’s favorite dysfunctional family is coming to Netflix on May 26 (Squee!) and binge TV watchers everywhere are rejoicing at the return of “Arrested Development.”

Also barely able to contain themselves are the political types. Last week, for example, the House Republicans spoofed the show with the YouTube clip “Arrested Economic Development,” which compared the Democrats’ economic policy to the Bluths’.

And today the Democratic super PAC American Bridge 21st Century has released a website comparing vulnerable California Republican Rep. Gary G. Miller with the hilarious but morally bankrupt George and Lucille Bluth.

The website has users decide whether Miller or one of the Bluth family members completed a certain suspect action. The quiz itself is pretty easy, but the point is pretty obvious: slamming Miller on a series of alleged transgressions.

The quiz also suggests that Miller’s views on issues such as immigration are pretty similar to those of the Bluth family, equating Lucille Bluth claiming that immigrants “didn’t sneak into the country to be our friends!” with Miller’s positions.

We reached out to Miller’s office, and Chris Marsh, Miller’s very funny district director, promised that someone would get back to us with a comment as soon as possible.

We’ll update when they do.

In the meantime, HOH has discovered that “Arrested Development” is a show that straddles the partisan divide, and we would like to take this time to remind you that there’s always money in the banana stand.

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  • AP

    there’s always MONEY in the banana stand

    • Sara Bondioli

      Thank you. We’ve fixed this, and we appreciate your “Arrested Development” fanhood and diligence.

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