Arrested Development Releases Official Fakeblock App
Spoilers if you still haven't gotten around to watching the fourth season of Arrested Development, or you haven't finished the season!
Fakeblock has arrived! Finally, an app that fulfills all of your Fakeblock needs. In an era when internet privacy has become more and more of an issue, the Arrested Development Fakeblock app does absolutely nothing to solve the concern. But if you've got the rhythm and a need of a digital wood instrument that's taking the wood percussion world by storm, now's your chance to get the official Fakeblock app. And it's free! Plus, it offers some fun
It's the OC's most popular woodblock app!
Netflix announced today that the Fakeblock app is now available for both Android and iPhone.
Here's where things get more spoilery. The backstory on the app is that, all throughout Season 4 of Arrested Development, we're made to believe that George Michael and his roommate are developing this new software that helps people protect their privacy on the internet. Had George Michael actually been doing that, he might have been able to finally squash that embarrassing Star Wars video still floating around out there…
Of course, later on in Season 4, it's revealed that George Michael's amazing new app, which he called Fakeblock - presumed to mean blocking Facebook and the like - was actually exactly what it sounded like. A fake block. Actually, what it sounded like was the rhythmic ticking of a corn baller timer, only this app's probably a bit more safe if left in a child's crib. Chalk George Michael's obsession with percussion up to his exposure to Baby Tock at a young age. Or maybe he just likes to rock.
The app works as you might expect. The screen is completely wood and you tap it to make the ticking sound. The more you tap, the more easter eggs you can open up. Those include clips and images, including the one below…
Once more from the bridge…
You also have the option to share the goodies you discover in the app via Facebook and Twitter. There's irony to social-networking your Fakeblock finds, I realize, and something tells me that's not entirely lost on whoever made the app.
It's probably fair to warn people that, as fun as this app can be, it can lead to a lot of awkward dancing when exposed to certain people. Case in point, Buster Bluth:
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