Arrested Development

The WORST episodes of Arrested Development

Every episode of Arrested Development ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Arrested Development!

Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

Last Updated: 6/5/2022Network: Netflix
Taste Makers
346 votes

#1 - Taste Makers

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/15/2019

Michael jumps at a chance to spend more time with George-Michael, who seeks a clueless president for Fakeblock. Tobias relocates his makeshift family.

Directors: Troy Miller
Chain Migration
335 votes

#2 - Chain Migration

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/15/2019

As George Sr. attempts to win back Lucille, Michael assembles a mold of their scheme. Meanwhile, Buster gets caught up in Tobias and Gob's business.

Directors: Troy Miller
Saving for Arraignment Day
326 votes

#3 - Saving for Arraignment Day

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/15/2019

As the trial kicks off, the Guilty Guys throw the family for a loop. Lucille learns surprising news about Dusty. George-Michael plots a distraction.

Directors: Troy Miller
The Untethered Sole
325 votes

#4 - The Untethered Sole

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/15/2019

Buster's brief appearance in a TV weather report puts the Bluths back in hot water, but Michael has a plan involving his son's definitely real company.

Directors: Troy Miller
Unexpected Company
372 votes

#5 - Unexpected Company

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/15/2019

Buster fails to show for his own prison release party. Michael examines company financial records. George-Michael seeks Anonymous help to deceive Rebel.

Directors: Troy Miller
Sinking Feelings
454 votes

#6 - Sinking Feelings

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/29/2018

The Bluths receive/present their award, but it weighs on George Sr. and creates new problems. Michael and George-Michael have a deep conversation.

Directors: Troy Miller
Premature Independence
436 votes

#7 - Premature Independence

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/29/2018

As the Second of July parade approaches, Sally steps up her campaign against Lindsay while the Bluths again struggle to keep their stories straight.

Directors: Troy Miller
Courting Disasters
313 votes

#8 - Courting Disasters

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/15/2019

George and Lucille overestimate their new lawyer's expertise in the courtroom. Two familiar faces testify, and a video sheds more light on the case.

Directors: Troy Miller
Family Leave
572 votes

#9 - Family Leave

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/29/2018

Surprises greet Michael at the penthouse and Sudden Valley. George-Michael confides in Maeby, who's trying to avoid Sudden Valley.

Directors: Troy Miller
Watch Now:Amazon
510 votes

#10 - Self-Deportation

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/29/2018

For varying reasons, most of the Bluths (even Steve Holt) feel compelled to run off to Mexico. Michael tries to convince Buster to go to the police.

Directors: Troy Miller
An Old Start
458 votes

#11 - An Old Start

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/29/2018

Gob acquires a new office for the company with a "premium view." Michael gets a shock when he returns to a place that holds a lot of memories.

Directors: Troy Miller
Watch Now:Amazon
Everyone Gets Atrophy
475 votes

#12 - Everyone Gets Atrophy

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/29/2018

The family unites behind Lindsay’s campaign, but Michael senses that something is amiss. Maeby has an idea that George-Michael likes a little too much.

Directors: Troy Miller
Check Mates
333 votes

#13 - Check Mates

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/15/2019

George Sr., Lucille and Maeby give honesty a try. Good news becomes bad for George-Michael. Michael remembers there's always money ... somewhere.

Directors: Troy Miller
Emotional Baggage
450 votes

#14 - Emotional Baggage

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/29/2018

Michael attempts to bail out Buster. George-Michael finally meets the Howards, and Ron informs Michael that his plans for the movie have changed.

Directors: Troy Miller
The Fallout
328 votes

#15 - The Fallout

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/15/2019

As the Bluths come together to unveil a wall, they once again discover that they deserve nothing more than to be saddled with each other forever.

Directors: Troy Miller
Borderline Personalities
2009 votes

#16 - Borderline Personalities

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/26/2013

George Sr. comes up with a get rich quick scam after his family falls apart.

Watch Now:Amazon
443 votes

#17 - Rom-Traum

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/29/2018

George-Michael thinks he's being lied to by Michael, who thinks he's being lied to by George Sr. Gob hires guys to help with his "closet conversion."

Directors: Troy Miller
Indian Takers
1765 votes

#18 - Indian Takers

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/26/2013

Lindsay tries to reclaim her sense of self while traveling and getting back to her political activist roots.

Watch Now:Amazon
Double Crossers
1512 votes

#19 - Double Crossers

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/26/2013

George Sr.'s new business hits a rough patch, and he must bribe a politician to get his scam back on track.

Watch Now:Amazon
Flight of the Phoenix
2191 votes

#20 - Flight of the Phoenix

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/26/2013

Michael says goodbye to the family business and starts his own. And the life of the family is turned upside down when their mail man Pete dies.

Watch Now:Amazon
Staff Infection
2773 votes

#21 - Staff Infection

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/14/2004

When Michael discovers his family has been receiving paychecks without working, he forces them all to get jobs within the company. Lindsay questions his management skills, and Tobias checks himself in at George Sr.'s prison to research a film role.

Directors: John Fortenberry
Watch Now:Amazon
1359 votes

#22 - Smashed

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/26/2013

Tobias returns to his roots and reunites with his leading lady after a rough few weeks.

Watch Now:Amazon
Switch Hitter
2435 votes

#23 - Switch Hitter

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/16/2005

The Bluths rival development company hires Gob, who finds the company president a father figure, in preparation for the Bluth-Sitwell softball game; Lindsay hallucinates from taking anti-depressants.

Watch Now:Amazon
Queen B.
1381 votes

#24 - Queen B.

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/26/2013

Lucille finds that her children have started dividing up her things, and adjusts to her new home.

Watch Now:Amazon
Burning Love
2421 votes

#25 - Burning Love

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/30/2005

Michael reunites with his long, lost love Sally Sitwell, but faces interference from parents. Meanwhile, the two Lucilles need someone to bid on them at the bachelorette auction with Buster already in a relationship.

Directors: Paul Feig
Watch Now:Amazon

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