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Peacocks at the Garlyn Zoo in Mackinac County, MI.    

Peacocks at the Garlyn Zoo in Mackinac County, MI.    

Serval Cat at the Garlyn Zoo in Mackinac County, MI.     

Serval Cat at the Garlyn Zoo in Mackinac County, MI.     

Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge

Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge

American Alligator at the Garlyn Zoo in Mackinac County, MI.       

American Alligator at the Garlyn Zoo in Mackinac County, MI.       

Wolf of Rome Statue, Sault Ste. Marie Michigan. 

Wolf of Rome Statue, Sault Ste. Marie Michigan. 

Dimetrodon

Picture of Dimetrodon fossils taken at the University of Michigan Natural History Museum.

Dimetrodon

Picture of Dimetrodon fossils taken at the University of Michigan Natural History Museum.

Ann Arbor, MI

Ann Arbor, MI

Allosaurus

Photo taken at The University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of Natural History

Allosaurus

Photo taken at The University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of Natural History

The Godfather vs. Arrested Development

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Is “Arrested Development” a sitcom version of “The Godfather”? We’ll see… 

MICHAEL CORLEONE and MICHAEL BLUTH:

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In The Godfather, Michael Corleone wants to leave his family business behind and find a normal life on his own terms. However, he is forced into the family business when an attempt has been made on his father’s life, as he is the only one qualified amongst his brothers and sister to continue the family business. Michael is practically the only one who looks after his father, helping to evade further attempts on Don Vito’s life while he is incapacitated in the hospital. He has a spouse that dies during his stay in Italy, and is unable to sustain a functional relationship with his girlfriend/wife Kay because of his devotion to family affairs.

In the pilot episode of Arrested Development, Michael Bluth wants to leave his family business behind and find a normal life on his own terms. However, he is forced back into the family business when his father is taken to jail, as he is the only one qualified amongst his brothers and sister to continue the family business. Michael is practically the only one who looks after his father, visiting George Sr. frequently in jail. He has a spouse that died at some point in his past, and is unable to sustain functional relationships with various women because of his devotion to family affairs.

DON VITO CORLEONE and GEORGE BLUTH, Sr.:

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Don Vito Corleone is the patriarch of an olive oil manufacturing empire that is a guise for an organized crime syndicate that has connections with powerful individuals in America and abroad (Cuba in Part II). An attempt is made on his life and he is incapacitated, but still tries to run the family business and exercise power through his son, Michael.

George Bluth, Sr. is the patriarch of a real estate empire that is a guise for an illegal syndicate organization with a powerful individual abroad, Saddam Hussein. He is arrested and sent to jail, but still tries to run the family business and exercise power through his son, Michael.

SANTINO “SONNY” CORLEONE and GEORGE OSCAR “GOB” BLUTH:

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Sonny Corleone is the oldest son of Don Vito Corleone. Though he is the eldest and therefore first in line to run the family business after his father, his eccentric personality and arrogant temper prevent him from being qualified. When he acts on his own decree, he makes dumb, shortsighted decisions that threaten the efforts of the family as a whole. He is a relentless womanizer.

George Oscar Bluth II (“GOB”) is the oldest son of George, Sr. Though he is the eldest and therefore first in line to run the family business after his father, his eccentric personality and arrogant attempts at magic (and other occupations) prevent him from being qualified. When he acts on his own decree, he makes dumb, shortsighted decisions that threaten the efforts of the family as a whole. He is a relentless womanizer.

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Chimpanzee and child at the Detroit Zoo. 

Chimpanzee and child at the Detroit Zoo.