If you've been eagerly awaiting the new season of Arrested Development, no doubt you've already made plans today to go to downtown Culver City sometime between noon and 7 p.m. today to check out the frozen banana stand.
For the uninitiated, that would be Bluth's Original Frozen Banana Stand, or one of Arrested Development's greatest props: In the show, the stand is a side business run by the Bluth family that's more or less considered the family's safety net (hence, "There's always money in the banana stand"). A lot happens to the banana stand during the course of the series -- it's torn down, rebuilt, set on fire, rebuilt and so on. And it has ties to a Korean immigrant. Right.
The banana stand is on a world tour to publicize the May 26 premiere of Arrested Developmentupwards of an hour in line for the chance to check out the stand, and for the free frozen banana.
And, yes, standing in line for upwards of an hour to check out a banana stand, and for a free frozen banana, might be a little absurd, but this is also a series where a lawyer is named Bob Loblaw and runs a blog called Loblaw's Legal Blog, and a word like "Seaward" is, as a matter of routine, punned. Standing in line, then, is probably the least absurd thing you can do.
The banana stand will be at 9300 Culver Blvd. in Culver City from noon to 7 p.m.