Pairing TV Shows with Three-Course Meals: Arrested Development

I was recently looking back at old entries and realized that some of my posts are about a bajillion words long. In an effort to be more concise (sometimes), I’m trying to narrow the scope of my entries, a bit. So, in the latest installment of “Pairing TV Shows with Three-Course Meals,” (click here to see the first post) I decided that I would just highlight one excellent comedy series: Arrested Development.

Likely my favorite comedy show of all time, Arrested Development is full of wit, snark, epic storytelling, and distinguishes itself from all other shows because of my love/hate relationship with every single goddamn character. Also, there are few comedies that make both me and my husband laugh aloud. You know the kind where you’re totally not prepared to burst out laughing, so you end up spraying an inappropriate amount of saliva over your furniture/loved ones?

So, as far as the menu goes, I went in a more literal direction, since there are so many food-related gems in the series. Without further ado, I present to you my very heavy three-course meal for Arrested Development.

Course One: A Mayonegg Banger in the Mouth
Scotch Eggs: Hard boiled qual egg wrapped in sausage, coated in breadcrumbs, then fried. Should probably be fried in the very dangerous cornballer.

George Michael: She sometimes takes a little pack of mayonnaise and she’ll squirt it in her mouth all over. And then she’ll take an egg and kind of…mmmm! She calls it a ‘mayon-egg.’ Are you okay?

Mrs. Featherbottom: Who’d like a banger in the mouth? Oh, right, I forgot. Here in the states you call it a sausage in the mouth.
Michael: We just call it a sausage.

Course Two: Annyong’s Improved Hot Ham Water
Budae-Jjigae: Army stew with kimchi, spam, bacon, hot dogs, ramen noodles, baked beans, mushrooms, onions, and cabbage

Course Three: The Banana Stand’s Ten Dollar Cornhole
Deep-Fried Banana Corn Fritters with Honey

Lucille: Everyone’s laughing and riding and cornholing except Buster.

Coming Up…Meal Planning 101: On Creating a Menu for Dinner Guests, Plus Recipes for Hainanese Chicken Rice, Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Shallots in Fish Sauce Vinaigrette, and Nigella Lawson’s Chocolate Loaf Cake with Bourbon and Coffee

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