In the event you’re watching Arrested Growth Season 5 Half 2 and are somewhat confused concerning the Trump and Hillary feedback, there’s really a simple clarification. Season 5 takes place in 2015, shortly after Donald Trump was working for President. No, the season doesn’t happen in 2019. (This put up solely has very minor spoilers for Season 5 Half 2.)
At one level throughout Season 5 Half 2, we’re informed explicitly that it’s 2015. That’s fodder for fairly just a few jokes that may pop up through the second half of the season. At one level, Lucille refers to Hillary as “Shrillery” and laughs with delight concerning the concept.
The constructing of the Bluth wall can be a enjoyable level to distinction to Trump’s need to construct a wall in the present day and his ceaselessly voiced feedback about it through the marketing campaign. The Bluths even remark that since Clinton is clearly going to win the election, there’s no method the President can be attempting to construct a wall herself.
We’re explicitly informed it’s 2015 in Episode 13, when the narrator talks about how Buster is changed into each in style meme of 2015. In actual fact, that scene is a pleasant nostalgic journey down reminiscence lane, as we revisit some in style memes from 2015 which can be nearly by no means used in the present day. The juxtaposition of Buster’s face on these memes is a superb contact.
In Season 5 Half 1, Lucille had a second of being irritated that Trump was stealing her greatest concepts whereas working for President. So realizing the present is ready in 2015 isn’t new for the second half of Season 5.
Additionally in Season 5 Half 1, George Michael thinks about somebody who died that yr and verbally curses 2015, which informed followers once more what yr the present was going down.
In actual fact, at one level in Season 5 Half 1, Ron Howard mentioned because the narrator: “Keep in mind, this was in 2015, and lots of the offensive feedback nearly appear quaint by in the present day’s requirements.”
So we definitively know that Season 5 of the present is going down in 2015.