After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the Arrested Development Documentary Project was released last Friday, and sure enough, it was packed with tons of cast/crew interviews and fun trivia about this little show that could. If you haven't had the chance to watch it yet - and you should, it's currently available on Video on Demand - Vulture put together a list of six facts about the series that were previously unknown before the documentary. But seriously, you should watch it.
1. Lindsay Bluth was the only character Mitch Hurwitz rewrote for an actor after being taken by how funny their audition was.
2. Ricky Gervais, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Christopher Walken all wanted to be on the show, but it was canceled before Hurwitz could find somewhere to use them.
3. Henry Winkler's favorite part of playing Barry Zuckerkorn is that he got to keep the ties. 4. Because of his thick New York accent, Scott Baio overpronounced the "aw" in Bob Loblaw and had no idea the name was a joke at first.
5. Mitch Hurwitz's script for the pilot was 70 pages long, which is double the standard length.
6. At their first Emmys, as Will Arnett and Michael Cera walked the red carpet together, all they could hear were photographers yelling, "Michael Cera! Michael Cera!" What they soon realized was that Cera was standing between Michael Douglas and Sarah Jessica Parker, and they were actually screaming, "Michael! Sarah! Michael! Sarah!"
Seventy pages may be double the average length of a television pilot script, but with this show, we're sure it was just 70 pages of genius. Who else is dying to read that thing?