Celebrating Lindsay Bluth Fünke’s Entitlement Complex On ‘Arrested Development’

Growing up in a life of wealth and privilege, Lindsay Bluth Fünke bravely carries on, at times willfully oblivious to the fact that her family’s world is coming undone around her on  Arrested Development, and at other times, seemingly indifferent to it. With her non-existent work ethic, sham marriage, hands-off parenting style, and hysterically misguided attempts at charity, Lindsay is a true original. Here are some of her most entitled moments in celebration of the news that more are surely on the way.

“Great. So now we don’t have a car or a jet? Why don’t we just take out an ad in “I’m Poor” magazine?”

After Michael announces the sale of the family’s corporate jet, Lindsay is aghast at yet another blow to their social stature. She also clearly has no idea what being poor entails.

“You see, if I show up with you, it’ll just make me seem like I’m a mother.”

Lindsay gives her daughter, Maeby, some thoughtful advice as to why she shouldn’t be allowed to attend the office Christmas party, for appearance sake.

“I hate the Wetlands. They’re stupid and wet, and there are bugs everywhere, and I think I maced a crane, Michael.”

Trying to prove her generosity by volunteering for an environmental cause, Lindsay quickly realizes she’s not able to contend with the reality of everyday nature.

“Did you enjoy your meal, Mom? You drank it fast enough.”

A seminal example of Lindsay’s volatile relationship with her mother, Lucille. What often starts as cutting remarks often explodes into something beyond anyone’s control.

“So I didn’t even fail, and I don’t see you giving me credit for that.”

Constantly trying to prove herself to Michael, Lindsay desperately wants even her failures to be acknowledged for their effort, if nothing else. 

“Michael, it was shoplifting, and I’m white. I think I’m going to be ok.”

Wondering where she’s getting the money for new clothes, rather than admit she had taken a job as a shopgirl, Lindsay tells Michael that she’s simply resorted to shoplifting.