Tony Haleā€™s Buster is Arrested Developmentā€™s purest Bluth, even if his doofy facade belies a dark, twisted core thatā€™s been inexorably molded by a bizarre, codependent relationship his mother, Lucille. It isnā€™t too often that Busterā€™s darkness is allowed to emerge, and, in a new interview with IMDB, Hale makes it clear that he loves it when it does.

In the above video, which finds Hale recalling his five favorite Buster moments from the series, the actor fondly recalls his destructive meltdown upon discovering that, yes, he does have a hook for a hand. His favorite moment, however, goes back even further. In season oneā€™s third episode, ā€œBringing Up Buster,ā€ the youngest Bluth explodes in a lengthy, bleeped-out tirade that leaves his siblings gobsmacked. Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, and Will Arnett look so genuinely horrified by whatever heā€™s saying that one can only imagine the filth spewing from the characterā€™s mouth, especially considering the outburst ends with the words ā€œyou old, horny slut.ā€ No oneā€™s gonna top that.


But he wasnā€™t indulging in a blush-worthy blast of creative swears, Hale says, as heā€™s only got ā€œa solid three wordsā€ in his ā€œcuss vocabulary.ā€ Instead, he punctuated those particular swears by screaming out the alphabet, which is horrific in its own way, we suppose.

Busterā€™s sad, terrifying journey continues to unfold in Arrested Developmentā€™s fifth season, which just hit Netflix yesterday.