Arrested Development is back! And Pittsburgh takes a hit

Written by Maria Sciullo on .


In the wee hours of this morning (Eastern Standard Time, who knows what time it was in Wee Britain?), Netflix debuted its "semi-original" series, "Arrested Development." 

The long-awaited return of the old Fox series kicked off in grand style, with a clever "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" bit featuring Kristen Wiig as a young and (no big surprise here) equally nasty Lucille Bluth.

But come on AR, a Pittsburgh joke? It was funny when Calvin & Hobbes did it many years ago but we would like to think we've moved past that. On the first episode, Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) wants a copy of "Altitude," the Outwest Airlines in-flight magazine.

He's featured in the latest issue. So after having just been voted off the island (dorm-room speaking) and in a sad, sad state, he walks up to an airport ticket counter to ask for one.

ARThey won't cooperate unless he takes a flight, so he tells the guys at the counter he'll just buy the cheapest ticket to somewhere, anywhere.

"You lucked out -- today it's Pittsburgh," says the Outwest employee.

Michael pauses.... (wait for it): "What's your second-cheapest?"





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