If there was one defining statement that embodies the Arrested Development TV show, this is it... mad comedy brilliance disguised as a respectable sitcom, so subversive it got cancelled due to terrible ratings... it took a while for people to recognize the dark comedy aspect of the show, myself included... just didn't see it at first glance, and what a mistake that was... much like Family Guy, it took it's cancellation to finally understand the brand of funny it was trying to sell... gotta love it, those end up being the best shows!
Needless to say, we had to create an Arrested Development Shirt that at least attempted to capture the essence of this genius slice of comedic mayhem.
Initially we wanted to roll with Buster Bluth doing his Franklin the puppet bit... "I Don't Want No Part of Your Tight Ass Country Club, Ya Freak Bitch!"... which was one of the strangest, unusual, hilarious and most unexpected moments in television comedy history... but ultimately we decided against it, figuring most of you wouldn't be able to wear that kind of Buster Bluth quote on a tee shirt too often... instead we took it to left field, subtle, subversive and highly unusual... exactly where Arrested Development lives.
Maybe next time we'll do something with the Banana stand. :)