Six best “Arrested Development” original songs: “Teamocil,” “Big Yellow Joint” and moreBy Matt Miller | May 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »
Did anyone else catch this snarky headline from the Atlantic Wire, “NPR Has Watched ‘Arrested Development’ More Closely Than You”? It’s an article in which the Atlantic Wire rather jadedly compares its own “Arrested Development” info graphic to NPR’s. Come on!? The fandom surrounding the return of the well-loved and short-lived Fox comedy has finally culminated into boy fights between bitter members of the media.
It’s been seven years since “Arrested Development” was canceled after three short, brilliant seasons, and during that time we’ve had nothing better to do than sit and obsess over those 53 episodes. But what’s missing in the many lists of favorite running gags and favorite moments is an appreciation for the show’s original music.
That’s why Reverb is writing about a show that has little, if anything, to do with music. We still sometimes find ourselves humming the Mock Trial with J. Reinhold theme song or trying to remember all the Teamocil side effects with Dr. Funke’s 100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution. So here they are, the six best original “Arrested Development” songs, including “Teamocil,” “Big Yellow Joint” and more. We’ve also included an artist bio with each. This list is not to be confused with the late ‘80s and early ‘90s nice-guy rap group that’s also called Arrested Development.
6) “Teamocil” — Dr. Funke’s 100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution
Artist bio: While the ’90s were saturated with Nirvana-wannabe grunge bands, one band decided to go against the trend and become one of music’s first indie-folk bands. Dr. Funke’s 100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution partnered with Natural Life Food Company, to use folk music to keep people alive. How will you remember each side effect to your daily dose of Teamocil without the two part harmonies, all-natural instrumentation and sing-along vocals of lengthy medical terms? DF100NGTFBS paved the way for Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers and many other indie-folk bands.