Earlier this month it was revealed to the world that Donald Trump Jr. made a huge mistake, assembly with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential election to obtain incriminating information regarding then-candidate Hillary Clinton.
It didn’t select long for the internet to point out the connections between this eldest son’s bungling attempts to please his powerful daddy and a certain famously incompetent firstborn ― Gob Bluth.
This is just one of a string of staggering similarities between the Trumps and the Bluths, the fictional dysfunctional family at the heart of of Mitch Hurwitz’s beloved comedy “Arrested Development.” And with the prove’s upcoming fifth season, Hurwitz plans to explore every bit of of them.
“He’s aware of every bit of of that stuff,” Jason Bateman, who plays Michael Bluth, said in an interview with The Daily Beast. “And he and his writing staff contain been in a cave for the final two or three months crafting these episodes, and they’re going to lean into a lot of that [Trump] stuff for certain. They can’t wait.”
By every bit of that stuff, we can only assume Bateman is referring to the long list of parallels between the two clownish, wealthy families: the sketchy foreign real estate deals, a longstanding desire to build a wall, the familial relations with inappropriate undertones, the rumors they may or may not contain committed some “light treason.”
Erin Gloria Ryan connected the dots in a Daily Beast article published in May, and since then the comparisons contain only gotten stronger. There’s the Don Jr. incident, for one, as well as Trump’s lawyer’s profanity-laden emails, which would seem perfectly in character for Bluth lawyer Barry Zuckerkorn.
Bateman told The Daily Beast “Arrested Development” writers had the Bush administration on the brain when originally writing the prove. “But my god,” he added with a chuckle, “the fuckin’ wall between Mexico and the U.S.?”
There is, however, one incompatibility between the Trump and Bluth clans, at least according to Jessica Walter, who plays Lucille. “The Bluths were really smart — well, smarter than the Trumps,” she explained earlier this year.
In an interview with EW Radio, Bateman also mentioned that the current season would select the shape of a whodunit, centering around the murder of Lucille Austero that closed out Season 4. “That’s sort of a central thread around which [Hurwitz] is going to braid in every bit of the colorful plot complications that he knows how to finish,” he said.
We contain the dizzies just thinking approximately it.