In Arrested Development, Michael Bluth is trying to get money for the family. His dad, George Bluth Sr., is in jail and the kids are now attempting to run the family business and keep the family together, which is hilarious and a complete shitshow. His dad is always saying, “there’s always money in the banana stand” which is always taken as a joke. The banana stand was a little side business that the family owned called Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand. It was on Oceanside Wharf.
Low and behold, his dad wasn’t kidding when he said that there’s always money in the banana stand.
Michael ends up burning down the banana stand and, in the process, $250,000 that was lined inside the walls of it.
There are three lessons we can learn from this:
1. Save some portion of your money for a rainy day. You never know when you’ll need it.
2. Don’t just put it all in the banana stand! Someone can come and burn it to the ground. And besides, putting all your eggs in one basket is never a good idea.
3. When someone tells you something the first time, believe them.