Now the story of a wealthy family who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice, but to keep them all together.
With Jason Bateman as Michael, the hypocritical and pessimistic protagonist.
His twin sister, Lindsay Bluth, a materialistic and shallow woman.
His older brother, Gob Bluth, played by Will Arnett and a personal favorite in the series. A magician and self-perceived ladies man.
His son, George Michael Bluth. Michael Cera's first role, George Michael is a shy and easily cowed boy, and one of the funniest and most subtle sources of humor in the show.
His niece, Maeby Funke. Simultaneously stupid and wickedly cunning, this deceptive teenager spents the brunt of the show making money or scheming against her parents. Also has the notable distinction of managing to go between being a "looker" and "not a looker" between shows.
His younger brother, Buster Bluth, played by Tony Hale. Fucking hilarious, and actually prompted me to make this thread when, as I was watching the 16th episode of the 2nd season, he got a hold of the black puppet Franklin and, shocking even himself, shouted "I DON'T WANT NO PART OF YOUR TIGHT-ASS YA FREAK BITCH" to his mother. Coddled and sheltered to a fault, Buster is not so good with the social interaction. This role would be nothing without Tony Hale.
His brother-in-law, Tobias Funke, played by David Cross. It's just...David Cross, making gay euphemisms, being a bad actor and spouting bullshit psychology, and it is glorious.
Finally, his father and mother, played by Jeffrey Tambor and Jessica Walter. Each manipulative, each condescending, and each with enormous problems, they basically tie the show together.
And who can forget the narrator, one Mr. Ron Howard.
So. It's my favorite show. It doesn't have a bad episode, but it definitely picks up a lot
in the second season. Eccentric without being arbitrary, clever without being stifling, and chocked full of inside jokes as a little reward to the fans, this show was taken long before it's time due to constant slot-swapping and a cult audience.
Go. Talk about it. If you haven't watched it, you owe it to yourself.