Netflix Adds ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT’S Fake Shows-Within-The-Show, Featuring A Bizarre Short Video

     December 19, 2012


If you have sometimes wished that the fake TV shows referenced in real TV shows were themselves real, then Netflix is making your Christmas dreams come true.  Hitching their cart to their upcoming revival of Arrested Development as the savior of all things Netflix, the purveyor of online streaming and DVDs through the mail has recently added a swath of fake entertainment referenced in the show, including Caged Wisdom: Musings from PrisonGirls With Low Self-Esteem: Orlando, and of course the film Les Cousins Dangereux.  Hit the jump for the full descriptions of each that Netflix has included.

Perhaps even stranger than these titles (which are glorious) is the fact that when you click to watch them, you get “an 11-minute video of an actor moonwalking, juggling and performing a monologue from Julius Caesar by a fountain,” which Vulture discovered is actually Netflix test footage, and a star in its own right. If you don’t have Netflix but want to check it out, you can do so below. The fourth season of Arrested Development begins on Netflix in 2013.


Caged Wisdom: Musings From Prison

Based on his book Musings From Prison, George Bluth presents the latest collection from his ongoing series of life lessons and motivational discourses on the Jewish faith, all while incarcerated at the Orange County Prison.

Cast: George Bluth Sr.

Genre: Mind & Body, Judaica, Faith & Spirituality


Girls With Low Self Esteem: Newport Beach

Sunshine and self-esteem issues collide as drunken, scantily-clad co-eds with low self-worth and absolutely no shame hit spring break in southern California. It’s a wild weekend adventure that you’ll never forget … but they’ll wish they could.

Cast: George Bluth Jr.

Genre: TV Reality Programming, Television


Families With Low Self Esteem

Tobias Fünke, the semi-renowned Freudian analyst/therapist and former chief resident of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, provides counseling to families deep in crisis in this deeply probing and emotionally uplifting series.

Cast: Tobias Fünke

Genre: Social & Cultural Documentaries, Documentary



When faced with some of the toughest cases the mean streets of Los Angeles has to offer, by-the-books detective Frank Wrench realizes he needs to loosen up, break some rules, and maybe even throw out the book entirely, in order to get tough on crime.

Cast: Moses Taylor

Genre: TV Action & Adventure, TV Crime Dramas, Television


Les Cousins Dangereux

To escape the scorn of their disapproving families, two cousins flee to a sleepy, provincial town in France but are forced to hide their incestuous affair from the prying eyes of local villagers in this awkward tale of forbidden romance.

Genre: Foreign, France, Romance



No stone goes unturned and privacy means nothing in this reality series where sordid secrets and ugly truths come to light. Go behind the scenes of today’s tabloid headlines with reenactments of real-life incriminating scandals.

Cast: Tobias Fünke, Lucille Bluth, George Bluth Sr.

Genre: TV Reality Programming, Television


Ready, Aim … Marry Me!

After an acrimonious parting of ways with fellow Nazi hunter Red McGibbon, Bullet shows he’s nobody’s sidekick by flying solo in search of comedic adventures. But along the way he discovers romance in the arms of a sassy socialite.

Cast: Jack Dorso

Genre: Screwball, Romantic Comedies, Action Classics, Classics


Mock Trial With J. Reinhold

All rise for actor Judge Reinhold as he presides over this reality courtroom/variety series, featuring music by American Idol sensation William Hung and his band, Hung Jury, as they take real families and put them through mock trials.

Genre: TV Reality Programming, TV Courtroom Dramas, Television



Sibling rivalry is taken to the extreme as brothers battle it out in this compilation of adolescent boyfights featuring “A Day in the Life of American Boys,” “A Boyfights Cookout,” “Backseat Boyfights,” and “I Don’t Want to Go to Bed.”

Cast: Michael Bluth, George Bluth Jr., Buster Bluth

Genre: TV Documentaries, Television


World’s Worst Drivers

Classic crashes, funny fender-benders, and stupid sideswipes are on all display in this series that tracks down the world’s most terrible drivers on (and off) the road. There is nowhere to hide from these highway horrors.

Cast: Lucille Bluth

Genre: TV Reality Programming, Television