'Arrested Development': The Funniest Running Jokes

20 gags that stand out from the cult-comedy's 76 signature bits

GOB's "Dare" Marriage

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As narrator Ron Howard explains, "GOB met a woman one night, and after a series of escalating dares, married her." The marriage wasn't consummated, though GOB makes it a point to note that it was; in fact, GOB doesn't even remember he has a wife until she files for divorce one season later. Played by Amy Poehler (Will Arnett's real-life wife at the time), GOB's wife ends up joining the Army ("It was during her time in the service that her penchant for daring found a natural outlet"). The best part of this gag is the ridiculous freeze-frame of the marriage (pictured at left), which is shown every time Poehler is mentioned.

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