Wednesday November 26, 2014

TV Blog Buzz: Deciphering Honey Boo Boo, 'Arrested Development' Easter eggs

Sara Reddy has a long list of duties as executive producer for the inimitable "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," including the critical job of translating the family's southern drawl into English. She tells Entertainment Weekly's Inside TV ( that it takes about 15 to 20 hours of work to decode and subtitle all the dialogue for an episode, and sometimes requires getting 10 co-workers to study the tape to figure out what the cast members are actually saying.


One the of buzziest items to come out of the Television Critics Association press tour was news that the producers of "Dexter" were coyly dropping hints about wanting to do a spinoff at the end of this final season. Yahoo!'s OMG! blog ( runs down three possible characters that might be able to carry their own series: Vince Masuka, Deb Morgan and Harrison Morgan.


Who needs an excuse to re-watch the latest season of "Arrested Development" on Netflix this long weekend? New York magazine's Vulture blog has catalogued a bunch of Easter eggs and subtle jokes you may have missed the first time around.

Episodes 1 and 2:

Episodes 3 and 4:

Episodes 5 and 6:

Episodes 7 and 8:

Episodes 9 and 10:

You're on your own to hunt for hidden gags in episodes 11 through 15.


For more "Arrested Development" trivia check out The Onion's AV Club interview ( with casting director Allison Jones who worked on the show and a number of other classic comedies including "Family Ties," "Golden Girls," "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air," "Freaks And Geeks," "The Office" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

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