Visiting Dignitaries

Netflix Paid for an Ostrich to Walk the Red Carpet at the Arrested Development Premiere

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Ostrich. (Photo: Getty Images/Michael Buckner)

Ostrich? (Photo: Getty Images/Michael Buckner)

Last night’s premiere for the new season of Arrested Development, helmed by Netflix, brought out your usual gambit of stars. A scruffy Jason Bateman appeared, Portia de Rossi brought along her real-life YouTube video/wife Ellen Degeneres, and Jessica Walter still looks flawless since we last saw her.

But there was also an ostrich. It wasn’t a jokey reference from seasons past, and it wasn’t David Cross doing David Crossy things, like, say,dressing up as an ostrich. Nope, the flightless bird was sharing red carpet space alongside the stars of the Netflix-produced show, which premieres May 26.

The only reasonable explanation for the ostrich’s appearance is that it appears in the first episode of the new season:

“There are a lot of ostriches,” creator Mitchell Hurwitz told Entertainment Weekly last year. “I would describe this season of Arrested as being bird-heavy.'”

We’re calling the Balboa Island Humane Society for animal abuse.

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