I’ve only been a part-time follower of the zany Bluth family, so in preparation for this post I went to Wikipedia and refreshed my memory of the primary characters, complete with family tree.
I can almost hear narrator Ron Howard trying to “explain” George, Lucille, Buster, Lindsay and Tobias…if you’ve never seen episodes from the critically acclaimed series Arrested Development, I think it’s worth a peek simply for the combination of an excellent cast and comedy of the absurd.
I’m not current with the series, but I have seen enough of the shows to know that the family’s Original Frozen Banana Stand is its own character.
And this weekend, as part of the publicity tour for the release of 15 new episodes to Netflix, the Bluth banana stand will make its way to Balboa Island, home of the fictional Bluth family. We don’t live on Balboa Island, but we’re frequent visitors–and one week every summer is spent in Newport Beach/Balboa.
So I’m very tempted to make another visit.
The Bluth’s won’t be selling any actual frozen bananas this weekend, but there are other places to purchase the iconic treat.
I am so tempted to be a part of this zany banana stand tour, but my experience on Marine Avenue on any given weekend without the hype of a publicity stunt, tells me we’d have difficulty finding a square inch of parking.
Of course, we could park on the peninsula and take the ferry over to the island…
Or if the ferry is busy, there are some interesting yachts. I wonder if we could borrow this one?
Once we get there, other delights tempt us unrelated to the Bluth’s Frozen Banana Stand.
Would you like to join me? There are lovely places to eat and spots to sit and people watch, and if you’re inclined, you can shop till you drop!
I guess I’m always on the go…June 1st is summer on MY calendar.
And there are 1,100 miles of beautiful California coastline, so I plan to use long summer days to visit many little beach pockets similar to Balboa–although I don’t think I’m going to be able to get to the Bluth Banana Stand this Sunday. Still, I am so tempted!
I have other things tempting me even more. It’s been a year since I’ve seen Balboa Island from the sky. I’m “home” sick.