Spoiler for Arrested Development Season 5 Episode 3. The Dense History of Arrested Development Gags is woven into the episodes of the series like a rug. In the fifth season of the series, the beloved jokes of "no touching to anustart" will come back, but only one of these returning gags manages to connect even the latest film version of the narrator. Arrested Development Season 5 contains a reference to Solo: A Star Wars Story and of course it's George Michael.
The connection between Solo: A Star Wars Story and Arrested Development may not seem obvious to those who are unfamiliar with the series, but fans will not be surprised that the narrator of the series mentioned in the third episode of last season a "Han Solo Source Picture", Ron Howard, happens to be the director of the same Han Solo original picture that after the split from Phil Lord and Chris Miller to Variety
The Easter Egg appears in episode 3 of Season 5, following George Michael's return home visit of the Bluth model, and goes through what the narrator calls "total regression." He walks through a box of ancient artifacts, including the high school production of Much Ado About Nothing which he and Maeby almost kissed. and a DVD copy of Les Cousins Dangeroux. As his regression progresses, he decides to put on a helmet and return to his old passion: reinvent Star Wars scenes for the Internet.
The original scene, in which an old band trained by George Michaels's lightsaber skills is accidentally shown to his family, was inspired by one of the Internet's first viral videos, known as the "Star Wars Kid". The scene was one of many humiliating experiences that took place during the childhood of George Michael, but his embarrassment would only increase if the band repeatedly appeared in the series. His uncle GOB recorded the film, edited it in a student council ad for George Michael, and used the footage as proof of "TBD" for a dinner for a fake charity. The band even ends up in the hands of the FBI as they search for traces of corruption in the blood family that George Michael accidentally dubbed.
While the Star Wars video had been a source of pain for him, his step backwards allowed him to present his imitation lightsaber skills to a whole new audience. In Season 5, George Michael walks into the garage, where he films the first video, puts on a Darth Vader helmet and sends it to an attentive online audience to teach them how to fight their "Darth Vader" characters. The scenario is applicable to finding out that your dad went out with your girlfriend, "or whatever … apply your own scenarios to them." This plays with another running joke in Season 5, the idea of family self-defense classes, which are not meant to teach a family self-defense, but instead teach self-defense of their own family. [1
During his battle training, George Michael, played by the well-known action star Michael Cera, plays a pretty impressive windmill kick while holding a broom that the narrator moves to "an upcoming Han Solo Source Picture". has inspired.
Small Spoiler for Solo ahead! The reference could even be correct. There is a scene in the new Star Wars movie in which the audience sees Qi & ra (Emilia Clarke) arguing through a window. Your cape falls over in a way that suggests a George Michael kick. Final Spoiler
Between this possible solo reputation and a sneaking allusion to the Bloods in Avengers: Infinity War Detained Development has proved incredibly influential when it comes to placing blockbuster movies in space in 2018.
The series' love affair with Star Wars has long since become indispensable, from the Star Wars tribute to Lucille Bluth's famous "go see a Star War" line and a recent promotional video in which Ron Howard plays his part AD Narrator recapitulates the plot of Star Wars: A New Hope . The fact that the series returned to the Star Wars Kid video after all these years probably has something to do with Ron Howard's involvement in Solo but rather with George Michael waving around one Broom, as if it were a lightsaber, never stops being hilarious.
Editor's note: Season 5 is controversial over the presence of Jeffrey Tambor, who was fired by Transparent after he was sexually charged by harassment by two co-stars (he denies these claims) ; he also admitted and apologized for verbally harassing Jessica Walter on the Arrested Development which is set in a recent New York Times play. Co-stars Jason Bateman, David Cross, Will Arnett and Tony Hale have been criticized for defending Tambor and minimizing Walter's experience in the same interview. Bateman, Cross and Hale have since apologized.