Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Netflix Instant Adds a Bunch of Fake 'Arrested Development' Shows and Movies

The new season of Arrested Development is set to debut on Netflix Instant in 2013, but today, Netflix's "Watch Instantly" just added a bunch of fake movies and TV shows from the first three seasons of Arrested Development to the streaming service. Titles like Girls with Low Self Esteem: Newport Beach, Les Cousins Dangereux, Scandalmakers, and Boyfights appear as "Watch Instantly" options. Although the links just go to Netflix's Arrested Development page, the cover art and synopses from these fake shows are pretty entertaining and an early example of some of the cool Netflix bonus material we might be getting when Season 4 debuts next year (Most of the art is taken from early seasons of the show and yes, the Girls with Self Esteem: Newport Beach cover reads Girls with Low Self Esteem: Orlando, Florida). The whole thing is kinda silly and weird, but it seems to just be a clever way to try to get fans to start rewatching the show before the new episodes kick off. Hit the jump for a look at all 10 of the fake Arrested Development movies and shows "available" on Netflix. Thanks to Avi Gold for the tip!

Girls with Low Self Esteem: Newport Beach
Sunshine and self-esteem issues collide as drunken, scantily-clad co-eds with low self-worth and absolutely no shame hit Spring Break in Southern California. It's a wild, weekend adventure that you'll never forget … but they'll wish they could.

Families with Low Self Esteem
Tobias Funke, the semi-renowned Freudian analyst/therapist and former chief resident of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, provides counseling to families deep in crisis in this deeply probing and emotionally uplifting series.

When faced with some of the toughest cases the mean streets of Los Angeles has to offer, by-the-books detective Frank Wrench realizes he needs to loosen up, break some rules and maybe even throw out the book entirely, in order to get tough on crime.

Les Cousins Dangereux
To escape the scorn of their dissaproving families, two cousins flee to a sleepy, provincial town in France but are forced to hide their incestuous affair from the prying eyes of local villagers in this awkward tale of forbidden romance.

No stone goes unturned and privacy means nothing in this reality series where sordid secrets and ugly truths come to light. Go behind the scenes of today's tabloid headlines with re-enactments of real-life incriminating scandals.

Ready, Aim… Marry Me!
After an acrimonious parting of ways with fellow Nazi hunter, Red McGibbon, Bullet shows he's nobody's sidekick by flying solo in search of comedic adventures. But along the way he discovers romance in the arms of a sassy socialite.

Mock Trial with J. Reinhold
All rise for actor Judge Reinhold as he presides over this reality courtroom/variety series, featuring music by American Idol sensation William Hung and his band, Hung Jury, as they take real families and put them through mock trials.

Caged Wisdom: Musings from Prison
Based on his book, "Musings From Prison," George Bluth presents the latest collection from his ongoing series of life lessons and motivational discourses on the Jewish faith, all while incarcerated at the Orange County Prison.

Sibling rivalry is taken to the extreme as brothers battle it out in this compilation of adolescent boyfights featuring "A Day in the Life of American Boys," A Boyfights Cookout," "Backseat Boyfights" and "I Don't Want to Go to Bed."

World's Worst Drivers
Classic crashes, funny fender-benders and stupid sideswipes are on all display in this series that tracks down the world's most terrible drivers on (and off) the road. There is nowhere to hide from these highway horrors.

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  • http://twitter.com/Shuruppag Shuruppag

    You missed "World's WORST Drivers" :)

  • http://twitter.com/robstraws Robert Strawsburg

    Now they link to some weird netflix stock footage type video….

  • http://twitter.com/Godsauce Club Sauce

    No Homeless Dad?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marvin-A-Lanier/1271856932 Marvin A. Lanier

      I just want my kids back.

  • http://sleepyblogger.com/ Robyn Tippins

    I was hoping to see "Love, Indubitably"…

  • Steve

    Why can't I find them on my Netflix?

  • Angus MacDonald

    Once I was watching AD and they had a clip from what I thought was a funny fake show, but "Mad Money" with Jim Cramer turned out to be not imaginary.

    I'm not kidding: I actually thought it had been invented by the AD staff, and that they had hired a gifted comic actor to clown around and yell about the stock market.

    Eventually, I saw it for real while channel-flipping through the "news" networks, and I thought… Christ on a crutch, I'm not sure what I thought at that point.

  • http://www.facebook.com/HeidmannMark Mark Heidmann

    I was hoping for "Mr. Bananagrabber" the animated series

    • guy_lombardo

      look! A Seagull!

  • bee

    I remeber something with will ferrell…

    • dan

      i bet your thinking of bitch hunter from 30 rock

  • Carol

    Where's "Wee Britain"?

  • Kaitlyn

    Oh, c'mon Netflix, just tell us when the new season will be available already!!

  • JonnyStoppard

    I was hoping for the hit album "Franklin Comes Alive"

  • Tauntaunsbelly

    I would murder a clown to watch an episode of El Amor Prohibido. They got robbed at the Desis.

  • Fard M.

    I love the fact that right after the fake shows, there's "A Charlie Brown Celebration", which dovetails to one of my favorite gags from "Arrested Development". ;-)

  • Guest

    And a PAIR OF SCTUAL SCREEN WORN NEVER NUDE SHORTS popped up on Ebay yesterday. There are dozens of us (add one more for whomever wins this awesome AD auction).


  • http://www.facebook.com/theraptureright Trevor Christian

    Yesterday a pair of David Cross/Tobias Funke SCREEN WORN NEVER NUDE SHORTS popped up on Ebay. There are dozens of us (add one to whomever wins these)


  • Catarina

    was this like a one-day thing or is it still on netflix?

  • Noodles Nebula

    Where's "Kegelin' with Joyce"?

  • http://www.primeblog.us/ Alesha

    Whether you are your dedicated fan of Arrested Development, or perhaps have only seen an episode or two, the acting constantly stands out as 1 of the show's shining achievements. Their cast of Arrested Development, whether they were popular before it started, or were nobody important, posses all moved on to become huge stars. adonis golden ratio