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Ever wonder where the idea for Arrested Development's frozen banana stand came from? Check this:

The year was 1976. Michael Hurwitz, 15, and Mitchell Hurwitz, 13, were too young to get summertime jobs. 

Why not open a business that the boys could operate with a product never before sold anywhere: a truly genuine chocolate chip cookie – not like those you could buy in bakeries or grocery stores but the real thing, just like mothers made in homes across America, with real butter, fresh eggs, and the finest pure chocolate.

Michael and Mitchell’s father, Mark Hurwitz, found and rented a small, abandoned taco stand on the bay at Newport Beach, California. Patricia Beaver helped develop a special recipe. The boys scrubbed and painted. An oven, refrigerator and floor mixer were installed, along with a hand-lettered sign that read “The Chipyard.” 

The Chipyard, which sells cookies (not frozen bananas) is still active today, with one location in Boston.

EDIT: Mitch Hurwitz recently talked to Los Angeles Magazine about the story behind The Chipyard.


“Arrested Development” Easter Egg

In episode 13 of season 4, George Michael, while studying in Spain, watches “Sit Down, Shut Up”,  animated TV-series created by Mitchell Hurwitz.  Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Henry Winkler were the voices of Larry Littlejunk, Ennis Hofftard and Willard Deutschebog :)

The ‘Arrested Development’ cast will reunite for The New Yorker Festival next month

This year’s New Yorker Festival has just announced what will surely be it’s most anticipated panel, “The Bluth Family Reunion”.

That’s right, the cast of Arrested Development will come together on October 2 in NYC for a panel focusing on the show and its cult following. The series’s creator Mitchell Hurwitz, plus cast members Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, David Cross, Portia de Rossi, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jessica Walter are all confirmed for the event.

Tickets for panel go on sale Wednesday (September 21st) and will cost $30. You can get all of the details about the event and how to get tickets here.

In addition to the AD cast, Chris Colfer, William H. Macy, Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis, and Owen Wilson are also appearing at the festival. Get the full schedule here.

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