Tobias is the one who believes the "just follow your dreams" line that MeFites always rip into every time its variant gets posted here. Unlike all the other characters in season 4, who are each given moments where they examine themselves and ask whether or not they really are who they think they are, Tobias doesn't have a moment of doubt—because his ethical stance is entirely that you should persevere at doing what you want to do despite every sign that you should not be doing it. Instead he's given chance after chance to come to his senses, all of which he declines. Even when it means that his pursuing his dreams means that his new love will have to sell herself on the streets, or possibly die of a drug overdose, he keeps on at it. I've noticed that his storylines sometimes have the darkest underbellies of the show, whether it's him selling dangerous medications through song or getting a bunch of guys shot by having them tap dance in front of a gang. He's unwilling to let go of his dream even if it means hurting others in the process. I worry about becoming him too.
Maeby has no respect for anybody, because her parents are overtly the shittiest parents in existence, so she cheats and messes with people and occasionally tries to figure out just how deep her parents' lack of interest in her goes. And because she's so amoral, she meets with the sort of success that every other character on the show wants, the sort that requires no effort other than deluding people into thinking you're important or famous or powerful or what-have-you. Maeby in turn relies on George Michael, who's competent and earnest and hard-working enough to do all the things for her that she needs to get done, down to their very first meeting (where she plans on using his respectability to get the attention of her parents with a kiss).
For Lucille [...] she's the least deluded character, for all she's terribly racist and classist and drunk.
It had been cancelled, but, like everything that’s gone, it lived on in memory — in this case, through DVDs and, eventually, Netflix. Deprived of new episodes, we became students of the existing ones. Over time, we adopted a lexicon based on Arrested Development. Certain phrases worked their way into our conversations. Some of our adopted lines were merely a fun way to interact, to inject levity into the mundane: “You have to be some kind of She-Hulk” was a line we used whenever one of us tried to do something that ended up being a lot harder than anticipated. “Hot ham water” became a term for any new culinary experiment we were trying out for the first time. A variety of crazy chicken clucks seasoned our daily badinage.
The single is the first from Schwartz’s upcoming album Timekeeper, due August 6. And if you’re wondering how her song ended up snagging the high-profile spot in the show’s finale, well, it seems that AD creator Mitch Hurwitz is a big fan. “Lucy’s latest album is her Sgt. Pepper,” says Hurwitz. “Unbelievable. I can’t stop playing it or thinking about it. So brilliant and amazing.”
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