'Arrested Development': The Funniest Running Jokes

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

The Chicken Dance
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The Chicken Dance

"Has anyone in this family ever even seen a chicken?" Michael asks his family at one point, and we must admit, he has a point. The Bluths won't just settle for calling Michael a chicken – they must show him, and in their own ways. GOB is the most frequent offender with his aggressive style: "Caw! Ca-Caw! Ca-Caw! Ca-Caw!" his goes, accompanied by hand clapping (as Buster points out, chickens don't clap). George Sr.'s is more of a flamboyant cluck with casual flapping: "Coo-coo-ca-chaw!" Lindsay's is all about the dance that accompanies the "Chaw! Chee-chaw!" squawk: legs flailing, palms-out, hand to her forehead like she's a rooster. Lucille's feels awfully Lucille: nagging yet oddly ladylike, with its lightly flapping arms and an "a-coodle-doodle-doo!"