Arrested Development is chock full of recurring jokes, wordplay, and iconic quotes. This makes it an excellent source for trivia team names, and the players of Sporcle Live’s Pub Trivia Champions League have definitely spun the straw of a multi-hour Netflix binge into some golden team names. Here are the 17 best Arrested Development trivia team names.
1. Blue Man Understudies
If you know there’s a blue man inside you, let him come out. If you’ve got a couple friends with blue men inside them, you’ve got a whole team going. You can’t perform without risking a cease-and-desist letter though, so you’ll have to rely on trivia wins to get some green. And if you blow it, there’s always next week, a new start.
2. The Never Nudes
The nice thing about being a never nude is that no one will be able to tell, 90% of the time. The less nice thing is that denim short-shorts are super inconvenient under a vast majority of outfits. Even worse, they get really heavy when wet, and take ages to dry. Even worse is the chafing. But a few rounds of trivia would be soothing for sure, and this team name lets any other Never Nudes know that they aren’t alone. It says, no, screams, “There are dozens of us! Dozens!”
If only G.O.B. or Michael had kept up with Sporcle quizzes, they could have avoided that “hermano” mix-up entirely. Spanish vocabulary isn’t so hard if you practice a little bit, and you never know when it’ll come in handy. This team name is both a chance to show off your Arrested Development knowledge and a little reminder to study up.
4. Hey Brother
Buster may refer to everyone in his life by their relationship to him, but we don’t recommend following his example. “Hey waiter,” and “Hey trivia master,” just don’t have the right ring to them. And nothing will ever sound quite the same as “Hey father-uncle-dad”.
5. Dr Fünke’s 100% Natural Good-time Family Band Solution
The extremely relatable lyrics of DF1NGFBS could apply to anything, including a trivia team. “There’s no ‘i’ in Teamocil, at least not where you’d think,” is clearly an instruction to trust your teammate’s instincts on trivia answers, even when they don’t lead to an answer you’d think of. Obviously. (Unless it’s the team member who plays the woodblock. In that case ignore them completely.) And who knows, if you show off a little, you might even land a gig selling kombucha nutrition pills or something.
6. There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand
Speaking in code is always a risky proposition. Even riskier if the person you’re trying to reach doesn’t know that you’re trying to send them a secret message or that the code even exists. So attempting to illegally transfer money by telling someone a coded statement about where you hid it is basically a terrible idea. It would probably be even worse to broadcast the secret phrase to an entire bar by choosing it as your trivia team name. But give it a try anyway! There’s always a chance.
7. I’ve Made a Huge Mistake
Sometimes all you can do is look at your life, look at your choices, and say to yourself, “I’ve made a huge mistake”. Choosing this name shows that you’re not afraid to take accountability and free yourself from the burden of pretending you know what you’re doing. This team name is perfect for the players who are ready to embrace being a hot mess. Plus, it’ll be pretty great if you win, because then every other team gets to lose to the “huge mistake” team, and how’s that look for them?
8. Bob Loblaw’s Law Blog
Bob Loblaw’s Law Blog is a low-blow label for your band of brew-loving buddies, so it may get you some blow-back from your tongue-tied host. But if they give you any lip, Bob Loblaw’s Law Blog can always drop a law bomb: you’re technically following the rules.
9. The Cornballer
Yo soy loco por los cornballs! This name is only marketed in Mexico, but use it and you will burn the competition. Guaranteed.
10. Men with Low Self-Esteem
Please do not flash anyone during trivia. You’re not in Newport Beach. We don’t even run a show in Newport Beach (yet). So it’s a firm no on flashing. You are welcome to pass out hats saying “I had low self esteem in Newport Beach” but… you’re not in Newport Beach. As previously mentioned.
11. The Milford Men
Choosing the right spot to sit is critical for this team. Ideally, your table will be behind a column or curtain, but nestling into a dark corner is acceptable as well. It might be hard to get service while being neither seen nor heard, but that’s a small price to pay for the dignity of The Milford Men.
12. Chicken Dance
This name has one serious perk; it comes with a built-in victory dance. Real overachievers, however, will make sure that every team-member has a completely unique, terrible, and loud take on the chicken dance.
13. The Men in the $3000 Suits, COME ON!
This team will obviously be the best dressed, but is the pub really the place for a $3000 suit? You could spill beer on it. Someone could get their grubby little hands on it when you go to turn in your answer slip. You could drop a french fry with ketchup on it. COME ON!
Order a round of mayon-eggs for the whole table and really get into the Yam mindset. And don’t worry about anyone judging your culinary choices, because while The Milford Men may be neither seen nor heard, Bland is both seen and heard… and then promptly forgotten. If you win though, the other teams will actually remember your name next week. Maybe.
15. The Featherbottoms
When you put a squirt of frosting down your throat, before we take our medications… in the most delicious way! Mrs. Featherbottom is 90% Mrs. Doubtfire, 10% Mary Poppins, and 100% a great excuse to use a silly voice all night. Make sure you write your real name on the bill though.
16. No Touching
Hopefully the trivia host will give this name the proper mix of authoritative yelling and exasperated bureaucratic frustration when they read it to the room. Even if they don’t, though, this team name makes the team policy on touching known to all. You wouldn’t think that it would need so much repeating, but there’s nothing wrong with crystal clear boundaries.
17. Steve Holt
Are there any good Arrested Development trivia team names that didn’t make the list? Let us know your favorites in the comments below.