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A wise philosophical examine the cult hit tv convey, Arrested Development
Arrested improvement earned six Emmy awards, a Golden Globe award, serious acclaim, and a devoted cult following--and then it used to be canceled. thankfully, this booklet steps into the void left by means of the show's untimely dying by means of exploring the attention-grabbing philosophical matters on the center of the quirky Bluths and their comedian exploits. even if it's reflecting on Gob's self-deception or digging into Tobias's double entendres, you'll watch your favourite scenes and episodes of the convey in an entire new way.
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helps you to sound super-smart as you rattle off the names of significant philosophers like Sartre and Aristotle to provide an explanation for key characters and episodes of the show
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