:: Saturday, February 11, 2006 ::
Arrested Development: gone, but not forgotten
Last night's two-hour farewell to Arrested Development was superb, full of C-list celeb cameos, plot twists and wordplay and sexual, incestual tension, and ending with a cameo from Ron Howard. Too bad that Fox didn't see fit to promote this finale, but the ending left plenty of openings for the show to continue. Let's hope it does.

Meantime, Michele took the news of the show's demise even harder than I did. (I can see why. Michele's a fan of John Irving -- or at least The Hotel New Hampshire -- and there seem to be several common threads running between that great novel and this late, great TV show.) See her impassioned post (warning: headline contains strong language and profanity) about it. But at least she's found a new Internet crush, which should soften the blow a bit.

Merlin didn't like the way Fox handled the programming, either, likening it to the Red Sox's decision to trade Babe Ruth (more strong language).

For those of us who want to hang on a little longer, Fox's official site for the show is still up and running, and it has video clips, outtakes and bloopers. And you can download audio clips from the o.p. (hat tip to Army of Gnomes for the link).


:: Andrew 10:36 + ::

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