Somehow (I think we can all figure out how) I always thought that Arrested Development was an African American variety show, a la The Carol Burnett Show, only spawning the careers of very famous and funny black people, like somehow I thought it was old enough to spawn the careers of Will Smith, which would have made it a cross between Carol Burnett, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and the band Arrested Development.
I found out recently that I was wrong. And after a fun train ride home from The Yellow Ticket last night with Michael and Sarah, they urged me to watch it—all of it—before new episodes air this Spring.
So I got into bed and watched the pilot. I don't think there was one black person in it. But it was funny. And who knew it launched the career of that hilarious European American actor, Michael Cera????