The most wonderful time of the year is once again upon us. The Christmas season is here and with that comes Christmas TV episodes!
For the 25 days leading up til Christmas Day this month, we’ll be spotlighting some of the best Christmas-themed episodes from some of Geek culture’s greatest shows. Each day we’ll cover different shows and episodes and encourage you to watch along with us. So come one, come all, to the 25 Days of Geek TV Christmas!
Friday, December 24th, 2010 – Day 24: Arrested Development
Season 1, Episode 8: “In God We Trust”
Directed by: Joe Russo
Written by: Abraham Higgenbotham
Starring: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Liza Minnelli, Patricia Velasquez, Sam Pancake, Blaine Pate, B.W. Gonzalez, John Michael Higgins, and Henry Winkler
Original Air Date: December 14, 2003
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We all know that Christmas time is the season for family, and we know that families can be dysfunctional, but if you think your family is bad, just wait until you spend Christmas with the Bluths. “In God We Trust” does a great job of showing the sheer craziness that is the Bluth family and just how bad they all can be. The genesis of many great AD jokes start in this episode and while it’s not my favorite Christmas episode of Arrested Development, it’s still a fine episode of the show that is down right hilarious.
The family attorney announces that if $20,000 in bail money is raised, George Sr. can be released from prison in time for the Christmas “Living Classics Pageant.”
Join us tomorrow for a classic holiday episode of Arrested Development and let us know what you thought of “In God We Trust.”