'Arrested Development': The Funniest Running Jokes

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

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The Banana Stand
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The Banana Stand

George Sr.'s words of advice have become more of an Arrested Development mantra than a running gag, but it's hard to deny the significance of the Bluths' banana stand on the Newport Beach boardwalk. The stand is a source of frustration for George Michael and Maeby and a piece of history for Michael, but it's most definitely not a source of revenue. What George meant by "there's always money in the banana stand" is that he hid $250,000 in the interior of the banana stand. . . which the family burned down.

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