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ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT will celebrate its return with free frozen bananas in New York on May 13 (photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images for Netflix)

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT will celebrate its return with free frozen bananas in New York on May 13 & 14 (photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images for Netflix)

Monday, May 13, Sixth Ave. at 50th St., free, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, May 14, Columbus Circle, free, 12 noon - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 15, Yankee Stadium, Gate 6, 3:30 - 8:00
Thursday, May 16, Times Square, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mitchell Hurwitz’s Arrested Development seems to have been in its own state of arrested development for years. The cult sitcom, which follows the trials and tribulations of the rather dysfunctional Bluth family, ran on Fox from 2003 to 2006, after which rumors have persisted that it would move to another network or maybe even be turned into a feature film. Ten years after its debut, however, Arrested Development is finally back, with fifteen new episodes airing on Netflix beginning on May 26. Everyone is joining in the fun, with Jason Bateman as Michael, Portia de Rossi as Lindsay, Will as Gob, Michael Cera as George Michael, David Cross as Tobias, Jeffrey Tambor as George, Jessica Walter as Lucille, and Ron Howard as the narrator; among the returning cast of guest characters are Henry Winkler as Barry Zuckerkorn, Mae Whitman as Ann Veal, Scott Baio as Bob Loblaw, and Liza Minnelli as Lucille Austero. To celebrate this new stage in the bizarre life of this wacky series, Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana stand, which the Bluth family started sixty years ago and had its official ribbon cutting fifty years ago, will be serving free treats across from Radio City Music Hall on Monday, May 13, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm; in Columbus Circle on Tuesday, May 14, from 12 noon to 7:00 pm; in front of Gate 6 at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, May 15, from 3:30 to 8:00; and in front of the Marriott Marquis in Times Square on Thursday, May 16, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, with a 12 noon reunion of the Never Nudes. Be on the lookout for stray fox feet, Mr. Bananagrabber, and spliffs, and never forget that “there’s always money in the banana stand.” And now, everyone join in: “Big yellow joint / big yellow joint / I’ll meet you down at the big yellow joint!”

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