Do These Four New Arrested Development Clips Get You Excited for the Show's Return? (VIDEO)

Guys, I really don't know what to think of this Arrested Development revival. On one hand, hey, more Arrested Development! On the other, bigger hand that won't get out of my face, there's a deep fear lingering inside me that it just won't be the same. Netflix did not screen episodes widely for critics, which is usually a very bad sign; but then again, Netflix doesn't play by regular rules so who knows why the didn't give us an advanced look? Still, most of the promotion for the series has been a series of posters calling back on old jokes, real-life Bluth banana stands, and one trailer that eased most fears. Instead of spending its own marketing money, Netflix seems more than content to just let the internet promote the hell out of the show all by itself, which it is doing to a near-nauseating degree.

Now, with just a day and a half until the Bluths return (all the episodes will be available on Sunday), Netflix has released these four snippets from the new season. However, they're out of context and they aren't really the best way to show off Arrested Development's trademark layered humor. Though I guess that forces the question, is there really a way to properly promote a show like this? 

None of those made me LOL or ROFL or LMAO, but Arrested Development really can't be contained to 10-second clips. What did you think?


Arrested Development returns May 26 on Netflix (subscription required). 

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The first two episodes were ok, not bad but not great either, but I thought it got better around episodes 3 and 4.
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As long as Franklin make's an appearance I'll be satisfied
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I have high hopes. But I also had high hopes when Futurama came back too. And Futurama came back a pale imitation of itself.

Still... Fingers crossed
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I'm hoping for the best, I hope I like these new episodes. I just hope they don't recycle old jokes and end up stale. But I hope for the best :D
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Neutral, those were smirks but not laughs.
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Whether or not it will live up to its older seasons is one thing, but I can't see it ending up being bad. After all, this new season is being done by the same group of people that brought us those first three seasons, unlike a certain other show that turned to crap after its showrunner and a few key writers left in its 4th season (*cough*Community*cough*), it's clear from interviews that Hurwitz does have a plan in place for the series' return (not just for this season, but a three-part plan which includes this season and a movie), plus, while it's hard to really appreciate/fully understand the jokes in these videos and the trailer, they are entertaining overall, and seem to capture the essence of the show's older season. Of course, it's not impossible that it will turn into trash despite all this, but I'm pretty confident I'll at least enjoy the season to some extent whenever I end up watching it (I want to rewatch the first 3 seasons first, and don't know when I'll be doing that).
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One of the best Comedies on TV is coming back, how is it possible not to be excited?
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People thinking this is one of the best comedies is the reason comedy doesn't exist on TV anymore.
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no reason to be negative Tim. It was us fans who brought it back to life, it is us fans who will appreciate every single second of it. Why would I even begin trying to compare it, haven't we learned from Anger Management and 2.5 Men what happens if you compare? The writing of AD was brilliant, unmatched in my opinion, he Hurwitz had 4 Seasons in mind when he started it and has now 15 episode for 30 minutes to let it all out. It will be brilliant because Hurwitz is brilliant.
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Not that this is anyone's fault, but this time of year sucks!! There's only three new articles since I had my coffee yesterday morning and two of them are about THIS show!

I'M SOOOOOO BORED!!
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Tim, aren't we being a bit negative, I mean, it is very likely that the show won't be as good as it was in its original run, but acting like it it is awful before even watching is only going to lead to you being disappointed about the new episodes. I plan to watch with an open mind, and to try my best not to compare it too much to the original seasons. Hopefully it will be just as enjoyable in this new format.
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"I mean, it is very likely that the show won't be as good as it was in its original run, but acting like it it is awful before even watching is only going to lead to you being disappointed about the new episodes."

I've actually always had the opposite experience. Whenever I go into a show thinking negatively and with low expectations, I tend to be "pleasantly surprised" if it's even decent, so I end up feeling better about it. It's when I go in with high expectations that I'll likely be disappointed.
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That is true.
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Hey Tim, I know there's zero way to make good on this, but I bet you ten billion dollars you're not gonna like the new episodes, regardless of quality. It's the same reason you hated the new Community. You're a hater, Tim. It's who you are.
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So his love for the first three seasons of Community is...
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i think Tim's hating for season 4 of community is justifiable...there were a lot of elements that, while very original and creative to some, were also very annoying and stupid to others. it's not that he's a hater, he's just part of the group of people (myself included) who can't enjoy the new version (even though i desperately want to)....but i do agree with you that his lack of enthusiasm in this article is much lower than it should be.
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Original and creative to those who don't understand the concept of comedy and annoying and stupid to those who do.
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ugh stop being a negative nancy and just be get excited for it to return
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Must... resist... watching clips.
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Rewatching. Up to season 2 episode 8, I love this show, just preparing for the new eps, forgot how many subtle jokes are always throw in, so excited.
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I have watched season one and two again, and I remember how much I love this show. Every actor on this show fit so well in each role they played. The show is just hilarious and I can't wait to see the new Episodes.
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I laughed at 3 out of 4 so that is good enough for me.
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Only two out of the four for me. The ostrich didn't do much for me.
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first 3?
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Yep
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Tim, I think your problem is you haven't re-watched any of the old episodes recently? I can see why these clips might not be funny if the characters aren't in your head. I finished re-watching every episode just the other day, and all these clips made me laugh. Not because of the context, because like you said we don't know it yet, but the characters are the same as they've always been, their mannerisms alone are hilarious.
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So, in other words, it's not really funny.
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Of course am I excited! Good on Netflix for making this dream come true! All we need now is a Pushing Daisies 2.0. and I will forever be in hog heaven!
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There were talks about making a Pushing Daisies movie or a mini series or a 12 issues long comic book series to wrap up things properly. But so far nothing :/ Although a part of the comic book series has been written I think but they have never gotten published.
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Even if its crap it`ll still be better than most of the sticoms on right now.
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That's not saying much.
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Amen!
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