Although "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman told GQ that the fourth installment -- due out on Netflix in two weeks -- can be watched in any order, like a "choose your own adventure" book, show creator Mitch Hurwitz today tweeted that fans should watch the show in its given order. Apparently, the jokes don't hang together well enough to pull off the ambitious format:
To get an idea of how complex and interwoven the recurring jokes are, check out this helpful infographic, which maps references from seasons 1 through 3.
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