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'Arrested Development' banana stand on world tour; don't count on a banana

May 09, 2013|By Amy Hubbard | This post has been corrected. See note below for details.

The "Arrested Development" frozen banana stand is open in London's Leicester Square! As fans of the comedy series know, there's always money in the banana stand -- if not a lot of chocolate-dipped frozen bananas.

On Wednesday, fans lined up to take their picture inside the banana-shaped Bluth booth.

The show's Twitter feed touted the banana stand queue Wednesday morning:

Netflix is set to stream 15 new episodes of the cult hit, which ran for three seasons on Fox, from 2003 to 2006. "Arrested Development" tells of the unconventional Bluth family -- including, to name just a few,  partriarch George Bluth (Jeffrey Tambor) and his three sons, lousy magician-illusionist Gob (Will Arnett), halfway-normal Michael (Jason Bateman) and Buster (Tony Hale), whose hand is bitten off by a seal.

Despite critical acclaim, the show was canned.  But as the accolades kept rolling in (IGN named it one of the top 25 funniest shows of all time in 2011), the show was resurrected. New episodes will stream -- available all at once -- on Netflix on May 26.

Throughout the show, the banana stand played a central role for the family, perpetually in a financial bind.  Thus, the "Arrested" publicity machine kicked off the Bluth's Original Frozen Banana Stand World Tour on May 8. 

So, the banana stand is headed to Los Angeles!  To find out when and where, you'll have to keep an eye on @arresteddev.

[For the Record, 12:58 p.m. PDT May 15: An earlier version of this post incorrectly gave actor Tony Hale's first name as Tom. Thanks to @lizgreenstuff for the catch.]


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