Worst & Best Arrested Development Episodes





Title: Arrested Development
Genre: US Sitcom
Series
: 5
Episodes: 84
First Transmission: 2003-2019

When his father is imprisoned, Michael Bluth takes over family affairs, but the rest of his dysfunctional family is making his job unbearable.

 

Episode Rankings

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Notes

*The Standard Deviation (SD) of the ratings is a measure of how much spread there is in the numbers. The median represents the middle value of the ratings

The top-rated episode differs from the mean-rated episode by 1.69 standard deviations.

The bottom-rated episode differs from the mean-rated episode by 2.29 standard deviations.

 

Best Episode #53

Development Arrested (2006) – After returning home from Iraq, George Sr. is finally cleared of all charges, and Michael is relieved to be the head of a successful company for a change. The real brains behind the madness is revealed, and just as the family begins to celebrate their victory, a whole new set of problems emerge.

2nd Best Episode #38

Meat the Veals (2005) – Michael sets up a meeting between Ann’s ultra-conservative parents and George-Michael’s family, hoping that will break them up. However, the plan backfires when Michael realizes Ann’s family is just as screwed up as his.

3rd Best Episode #28

Afternoon Delight (2004) – Buster looks for ways to get out of serving in Iraq. Meanwhile, Lindsay’s intention to score a date at the Bluth Company Christmas party backfires after Gob’s sexual harassment speech. Michael and Maeby get in trouble singing Afternoon Delight but are quickly overshadowed by Oscar and Lucille’s afternoon delight.

4th Best Episode #26

Good Grief! (2004) – George is declared dead in Mexico, so the Bluth family holds a wake for him. Meanwhile, But George isn’t dead and is in the USA, only to be found by a newly dumped George Michael.

5th Best Episode #10

Pier Pressure (2004) – Buster asks George-Michael to buy him marijuana to treat Lucille Austero’s vertigo, so Michael stages a phony heist to teach George-Michael a lesson.

Worst Episode #82

Saving for Arraignment Day (2019) – As the trial kicks off, the Guilty Guys throw the family for a loop. Lucille learns surprising news about Dusty. George-Michael plots a distraction.

Full Episode List

Key:-Blue episodes rated above par. Brown episodes rated below par.

#1 Pilot (2003)
#2 Top Banana (2003)
#3 Bringing Up Buster (2003)
#4 Key Decisions (2003)
#5 Charity Drive (2003)
#6 Visiting Ours (2003)
#7 In God We Trust (2003)
#8 My Mother the Car (2003)
#9 Storming the Castle (2004)
#10 Pier Pressure (2004)
#11 Public Relations (2004)
#12 Marta Complex (2004)
#13 Beef Consomme (2004)
#14 Shock and Aww (2004)
#15 Staff Infection (2004)
#16 Altar Egos (2004)
#17 Justice Is Blind (2004)
#18 Missing Kitty (2004)
#19 Best Man for the Gob (2004)
#20 Whistler’s Mother (2004)
#21 Not Without My Daughter (2004)
#22 Let ’Em Eat Cake (2004)
#23 The One Where Michael Leaves (2004)
#24 The One Where They Build a House (2004)
#25 Amigos (2004)
#26 Good Grief! (2004)
#27 Sad Sack (2004)
#28 Afternoon Delight (2004)
#29 Switch Hitter (2005)
#30 Queen for a Day (2005)
#31 Burning Love (2005)
#32 Ready, Aim, Marry Me (2005)
#33 Out on a Limb (2005)
#34 Hand to God (2005)
#35 Motherboy XXX (2005)
#36 The Immaculate Election (2005)
#37 Sword of Destiny (2005)
#38 Meat the Veals (2005)
#39 Spring Breakout (2005)
#40 Righteous Brothers (2005)
#41 The Cabin Show (2005)
#42 For British Eyes Only (2005)
#43 Forget Me Now (2005)
#44 Notapusy (2005)
#45 Mr. F (2005)
#46 The Ocean Walker (2005)
#47 Prison Break-In (2005)
#48 Making a Stand (2005)
#49 S.O.B.s (2006)
#50 Fakin’ It (2006)
#51 Family Ties (2006)
#52 Exit Strategy (2006)
#53 Development Arrested (2006)
#54 Flight of the Phoenix (2013)
#55 Borderline Personalities (2013)
#56 Indian Takers (2013)
#57 The B. Team (2013)
#58 A New Start (2013)
#59 Double Crossers (2013)
#60 Colony Collapse (2013)
#61 Red Hairing (2013)
#62 Smashed (2013)
#63 Queen B. (2013)
#64 A New Attitude (2013)
#65 Se\\u00f1oritis (2013)
#66 It Gets Better (2013)
#67 Off the Hook (2013)
#68 Blockheads (2013)
#69 Family Leave (2018)
#70 Self-Deportation (2018)
#71 Everyone Gets Atrophy (2018)
#72 An Old Start (2018)
#73 Sinking Feelings (2018)
#74 Emotional Baggage (2018)
#75 Rom-Traum (2018)
#76 Premature Independence (2018)
#77 Unexpected Company (2019)
#78 Taste Makers (2019)
#79 Chain Migration (2019)
#80 Check Mates (2019)
#81 The Untethered Sole (2019)
#82 Saving for Arraignment Day (2019)
#83 Courting Disasters (2019)
#84 The Fallout (2019)