Previously, on 'Arrested Development': NPR's epic guide to the show's running gags

The Bluths are back, and your friends in public radio have obsessively compiled all their recurring jokes.

Good grief! A wealth of "Arrested Development" references, including all references to Peanuts. Screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET

Watch out for that stair car... and any of the other numerous running jokes from resurrected cult hit " Arrested Development ."

In honor of the show's triumphant return to Netflix , with 15 new episodes set to start streaming May 26, NPR has compiled, logged, and cross-referenced all the recurring gags from the show's original three seasons to make sure you don't miss a beat.

The app on the NPR Web site is meticulous in its level of detail, chronicling just about every chuckle-worthy line or sight gag from the first three seasons and connecting the dots between combined jokes.

The question of why NPR, of all outlets, has taken this project on is perhaps the only thing more perplexing than Lindsay's many charities. There's some sort of a joke in there about public radio using pledge dollars to gush over a cancelled network show. I'm envisioning some sort of scene in which Buster gets his head stuck inside a Nina Totin'bag.

That's comic gold right there. ("Arrested Development" writer) Mr. Mitchell Hurwitz, feel free to have your people call my people.

About the author

Crave freelancer Eric Mack is a writer, radio producer, and podcaster based in Taos, N.M., but he lives in Google+. He's also managing editor of Crowdsourcing.org and has written e-books on both Alaska and Android. E-mail Eric.

 

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