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SHANDA DEZIEL October 25 2004
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DVD

SHANDA DEZIEL October 25 2004

DVD

Bateman couldn’t get arrested

Jason Bateman’s

never really been in a great TV show or movie—until now. In the DVD extras for Fox’s Arrested Development, Bateman mocks his resumé of lame sitcoms and ’80s movies like Teen Wolf Too, while relishing his

good fortune at being cast in Arrested, this year’s Emmy-winner for best comedy series.

The DVD offers no end of tidbits. Executive producer/narrator Ron Howard asked his childhood babysitter, Liza Minelli, to guest star. David Cross (Mr. Show) didn’t have to audition and in fact got to pick the role he’d play. And the party boat from the pilot episode is the same one Bateman had his prom on. These random facts may not change your life-but the first 22 episodes, which also happen to be on the DVD, just might. SHANDADEZIEL

SHANDA DEZIEL