Ron Howard’s Most Memorable Lines As The Narrator Of ‘Arrested Development’

We all know that Arrested Development is easily the most quotable show of the past decade. But even though it’s known for it’s quotability, most of the time, people aren’t repeating the narrator’s lines. So to shine a little light on the voice behind the show and to celebrate Ron Howard’s 61st birthday, we’ve gathered some of his most memorable lines.

On the next… Arrested Development:

“GOB. was intrigued. He also suspected he couldn’t return a completely frozen dove to a pet store and get the full refund he felt he was entitled to.”

“Then, mistaking a group of garishly dressed men for pirates, Tobias boarded a van full of homosexuals.”

“On the next… Arrested Development, Tobias quietly overcompensates.”

“If Steve had a father, he would have warned him not to go into the woods with strange men, but he didn’t.”

“Buster so excelled at being neither seen, nor heard, that he remained at the school, undetected for a full two semesters after he was supposed to graduate.”

“Although George Michael had only gotten to second base, he’d gone in head first, like Pete Rose.”

“As a child, Buster had a pet parakeet who, after landing on their housekeeper Rosa’s wig, flew away when she took out the trash, and into a transformer. When Buster found out, he destroyed the family’s kitchen– believing this to be where Rosa lived.”

“As it turns out, she had gotten up early and had taken pain medication because of a hangover-related headache. However, she mistook the drowsy-eye alcohol warning for a winking-eye alcohol suggestion.”

“GOB had not mailed the letter, but in an act of defiance, dramatically hurled the letter into the sea… This proved a more difficult dramatic gesture than he’d anticipated.”

“Indeed, Ice had always bounty hunted to support his first love: party planning.”

“The family continued to chant ‘speech, speech, speech’ for no one in particular.”

“Jessie had gone too far, and she had best watch her mouth.”

“…Which beat scissors. Unfortunately, the whole incident was covered by the paper.”

“On the next… Arrested Development, Buster moves to the kitchen.”

“Tobias listens to a day’s worth of his own words to see what Michael was referring to.”

“And George Michael was about to come across a hot seaman of his own.”

“Mr. Mayamoto said ‘I thought the older lady was pretending as a monster, but she was just out of vodka.'”