DVD Recommendation: Undeclared

I was hanging out at a friends house last night, she put on a DVD of a show that I hadn’t thought of in years.  The college based comedy sitcom, Undeclared, ran for one season in 2001 (this just happened to be my freshman year of college).  I remember catching bits and pieces of it here and there.  Last night, I laughed my ass off watching the first three episodes. 

The show was created by Judd Apatow (Freaks and Geeks) and sports an all-star cast ranging from Seth Rogan (Knocked Up / Superbad) to Amy Poehler, Charlie Hunnam and Timm Sharp.  Not to mention cameo appearances from Will Ferrell and Ben Stiller.  I feel as if the characters in this show are so much more relateable than previous college spoofs and it’s definitely part of the charm. They capture the insecurity of first getting to school, meeting your roommates, the girl that’s always on the phone with her boyfriend from home. It’s fantastic.

Anyway, after the jump you can check out a pretty great clip!

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“I suppose I’m buy-curious. I have a big TV opportunity.”

If your as excited as Chris Camp and I am about the prospect of an Arrested Development Movie then it might be a small comfort to know that all three seasons are out now on iTunes, it’s quite tempting, if only I didn’t already own seasons 1 and 2 on DVD. But for anyone else, great deal if you don’t care about extras! Via

Arrested Development on iTunes

There’s always money in the banana stand!

I’ve mentioned on this podcast multiple times that Arrested Development may very well be my favorite sitcom of all time.  This coming from a guy that stood by Seinfeld for years and years and years.  Anyway, a friend of mine passed a long some news that Jason Bateman confirmed talks of filming a major motion picture of this amazing show.  This as reported on Yahoo! Entertainment. 

 While the prospect of this excites me greatly, I’m also a little bit nervous that a movie done “the wrong way” can ruin something that is already so great.  Maybe Arrested Development doesn’t NEED this.  Maybe it should just be left a lone to our own devices.  We can all have our own mini episodes playing in our head of what happens after that terrific series finale. 

 I really shouldn’t doubt Ron Howard and Mitch Hurwitz though.  Crossing fingers now.