Watch out for hop-ons: 'Arrested Development' stair car arrives in DC
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The iconic Bluth family stair car from “Arrested Development” made stops in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday as part of a campaign to promote the show’s upcoming fifth season.

“Arrested Development” — the story of a wealthy family who lost everything — has launched a faux online campaign in which the fictional Bluths are vying to be named “Family of the Year.”

The signature Bluth Company stair car was parked outside of Union Market in Northeast D.C. during the first half of the day. From 3:15 p.m. until 7 p.m., fans can see, and maybe even hop on, the vehicle at The Yards Park in Southeast D.C. 

The car is making stops in five cities to promote the upcoming season. It drove through New York on Monday and will make future stops in Los Angeles, Seattle and Austin, Texas.


In an homage to character Tobias Fünke, a series of “never-nude meet-ups” are planned to promote the show as well. However, D.C. will miss out on that event, as they are only scheduled for San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago and Philadelphia.

"Arrested Development" aired on Fox from 2003 to 2006. Netflix revived the show for a fourth season in 2013. The fifth season will premiere on Netflix on May 29.

The series centers on the fictional, wealthy Bluth family of Southern California, whose assets dwindle following criminal investigations into fraud, embezzlement and "light treason." The stair car was originally paired with the company jet, which was sold off.