Let’s Remember ‘Arrested Development’s Best Guest Stars

Arrested Development will be returning to Netflix for a fifth season sometime in 2016, and fans couldn’t be more pleased. While the core cast of the Bluth family is uniformly excellent, one of Arrested Development‘s greatest strengths has been its ability to attract talented guest stars. Whether they’re playing a fictional version of themselves or someone else who briefly enters the Bluths’ orbit, dozens of stars have come and  gone over the course of four seasons. As we look ahead to Season 5, let’s remember some of the best guests to appear on the show. Just watch out for hop-ons. You always get hop-ons.

Mae Whitman as Ann Veal

Her? Nearly everyone on the show hated George Michael’s fundamentalist girlfriend, but her value as a guest star was as plain as the Ann on nose’s face.

Henry Winkler as Barry Zuckerkorn

Oh, Barry. Terrible at law, but with a knack for boneheaded sexual harassment.

Judy Greer as Kitty Sanchez

“Say goodbye to these!” turned out to be the emptiest of threats. George Sr.’s assistant and Gob’s sexual nightmare always seemed to pop up at inopportune moments.

Liza Minnelli as Lucille Austero

Poor Lucille 2 truly loved Buster, but she could not compete with his mother. Never get involved with a Motherboy, Lucille. It never ends well.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Maggie Lizer

Before she was scheming her way to the Oval Office on Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus was faking blindness and a pregnancy to gain sympathy in the courtroom.

Amy Poehler as Gob’s Wife

Their marriage may not have lasted, but they will always have the night of escalating dares.

Carl Weathers as Himself

He was a terrible acting coach, but the man knows how to get a stew going.

Martin Mull as Gene Parmesan

Gene is a master of disguise, and Lucille’s squeals of delight over his many reveals is one of Arrested Development‘s greatest gags.

Ben Stiller as Tony Wonder

Tony Wonder was Gob’s rival and possible soulmate. He’s here! He’s queer! And now he’s over here!

Ed Begley, Jr. as Stan Sitwell

George Sr.’s business rival is constantly losing his eyebrows; if he looks surprised, it’s only because he put them on too high. Only Arrested Development could make alopecia hilarious.

John Michael Higgins as Wayne Jarvis

The man is a damn professional and is not afraid to invoke the Patriot Act.

Scott Baio as Bob Loblaw

Bob Loblaw doesn’t need double-talk, just his law blog.

Thomas Jane as Himself

He may have tricked Lindsey into thinking that he was really homeless, but he was really just going method. He just wants his kids back!

Isla Fisher as Rebel Alley

A woman of mystery and Ron Howard’s lovechild was one of the highlights of Season 4. Michael really does have a weakness for redheads.

Terry Crews as Herbert Love 

As a Herman Cain-esque right wing politician, Love learns that it rarely ends well for people who get involved with the Bluths.