What better way to spend the day before the premiere date of Arrested Development's fourth season on Netflix by lounging around watching nothing but Bluth family madness? Of course, if you have a Netflix subscription, you may already have plans to do that, but IFC's also getting in on the action, airing a mega-marathon of Arrested Development, beginning early Saturday morning.

Starting Saturday, May 25 at 6:00 a.m. ET, IFC will air all 53 episodes of the original three seasons of Arrested Development. That's 26 and 1/2 hours of Bluth family shenanigans, beginning with the that fateful boat trip and running all the way to that… fateful boat trip.

Sure, all you need is a Netflix subscription to watch all of the episodes of Arrested Development back-to-back commercial free, but there's an argument to be made for watching the episodes on IFC. It's sort of like how TBS does that Christmas Story marathon on Christmas Eve every year. Even if we own A Christmas Story on DVD or some old tape we break out once a year to watch Ralphie beg for that Red Ryder BB Gun, come Christmas Eve, we turn on TBS anyway and watch the movie in bits and pieces as we prepare for the big day. Or maybe that's just me. I see the marathon as the TV equivalent to Bing Crosby or egg nog and peppermint-flavored seasonal candies. And if Arrested Development's return were a great big 'Christmas' present for fans, then IFC's marathon would be the Christmas Story loop that comes before it, right?

On the subject of Arrested Development's return, see what series creator Mitch Hurwitz and stars Jessica Walter and Jeffrey Tambor had to say about the new season here.

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