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The 10 “Arrested Development” secondary characters we want back for the fourth season

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Sure, we still don’t have a new season of “Arrested Development.” No, Mitch Hurwitz and the cast still haven’t started filming the show. And, yes, the chance of an “Arrested Development” movie hitting theaters any time soon seems to be diminishing rapidly, especially since Hurwitz never mentioned it during a recent Netflix event in Las Vegas. All of that stuff sucks for the time being, but at least we do have Bob Loblow.

At the event, Hurwitz confirmed that Bob Loblaw would have a role in fourth season of “Arrested Development.” We were overjoyed, and that got us thinking of the other characters we’d love to see return. Nearly every secondary or one-shot character in the show left some sort of impression, so we picked out our 10 favorites and listed them off below. In our opinion, a fourth season wouldn’t be complete without them.

Kitty Sanchez
If there’s anyone who’s going to bring down the Bluth family, it’s going to be Kitty Sanchez. When IFC caught up with Judy Greer recently, she said she wanted Kitty to come back with all the Bluth’s secrets and “take the whole family down.” While we don’t know if that awesome storyline is now officially jinxed, it would almost be criminal to have a fourth season of “Arrested Development” where we don’t say goodbye to these.

Steve Holt
You know you’re a character worth keeping when fans start a petition to get you involved with a new season of a show. Steve Holt is one of our favorite ongoing jokes in “Arrested Development.” And now that we know Maeby and Steve are not first cousins because her mother Lindsay was adopted, Gob Bluth’s bastard can again be the romantic competition for George Michael.

Annyong
Ah, Annyong, you got the greatest revenge of all on the Bluths when you orchestrated the second U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission raid on the family in the series finale. It only makes sense that Lucille’s adopted Korean son — real name Hel-loh — come back in some capacity in the fourth season. After all, he’ll obviously want to brag about how he brought the not-so-powerful Bluth family to justice. He at least should be happy to not be living in the model home’s walls anymore.

Rita Leeds
No, we didn’t just include Rita on this list because we’re desperate for Charlize Theron to return to the show. Not only was the British plotline in “Arrested Development’s” third season one of its funniest (and most tragic, to be fair), it’s also the closest Michael has ever come to happiness. He ended up canceling his engagement to the mentally challenged millionaire daughter of two first cousins (sorry George Michael and Maeby) once he found out about her retardation, but that should be no reason to prevent her from returning to the show — or at least being referenced — this time around.

Ann Veal
Will Michael remember Ann’s name if he saw her again in “Arrested Development’s” fourth season? Probably not. But that will make it even funnier if she comes back to the show. Maybe she and George Michael have gotten serious again, or maybe she’s still frisking around with Gob. Since Ann will likely be in her 20s now, it would be even more hilarious if she and Michael had started up a serious relationship (after all, he doesn’t like older women) but it is a mandatory requirement that she is involved with someone in the Bluth family.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…