The Night Feed
, Posted on 5/14/2013 by
So yesterday the Bluth Banana Stand hit NYC. Lines wrapped around the block as fans of "Arrested Development" (i.e. every breathing human with a sense of humor) lined up to visit and get a frozen banana, as well as posters, stickers, and, of course, a picture for the internet to confirm that you did indeed have the memory that you remember having; or not having remembered it, a reminder that you did indeed do something that you did.
By yesterday afternoon all of the bananas were sold-out, but you are in luck (only if you live in Manhattan though; "Hahahahahaha" laughs the entitled New Yorker): today the banana stand will be in Columbus Circle, where you will have an opportunity to grab a treat and a memory that you did. But get there early! A source of mine said, "Everyone is losing their shit over the Banana Stand" and I confirm that it is true: many shits were lost yesterday.
With the Banana Stand PR/marketing jackpot, "Arrested Development" has confirmed its status from a semi-popular cancelled sitcom in 2006 to a phenomenon that has people waiting hours to eat frozen produce. More than anything it is a testament to the quality of the show, but also it's a testament to the power of the internet, without which there would have been no place for fans to actively and continually voice their desire for more "Arrested Development," and - perhaps most importantly - there wouldn't be a place to watch it. With Netflix, millions of paid subscribers (and countless friends and friends-of-friends who are "borrowing" someone else's username and password) can watch from their beds on a 13 inch screen.
So don't wait lest you have to settle for a Cornball. Columbus Circle. Today. There's money in the banana stand.