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I'm so bummed that Arrested Development isn't as funny this year, going the way of more slapdash slapstick. A series of water cooler conversations has led me to compile a three-point theory on what's gone awry. First of all, it would be hard to top the 22 episode perfection of the first season under any conditions. The term "masterpiece" applies. Second of all, building fresh storylines based on fairly one-dimensional characters is a tall order. Third of all, 22 episodes is way too many to maintain quality control with this kind of intricately overlapping storytelling. As one water cooler commentator pointed out, why do you think all the HBO shows are so good? They only have to squeeze out a dozen episodes or so without the arbitrary fall premiere pressure. All that said, Arrested is still funnier than almost everything else on TV. I guess you just never forget your first--let me finish--season.