What fictional band list would be complete without Dr. Funke’s 100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution? Arrested Development is famous for its oddball members of the Bluth family, but none were more odd than Tobias Funke. The band consisted of Tobia, wife Lindsay and their daughter, Maeby. A folk trio in styling, the band was an effort to promote the Natural Life Food Company and other organic endeavors. The funny part? Natural Life Food Company is a division of super company Chem-Grow. The troupe sang feel-good jams, but mostly about the pharmaceutical offerings of Chem-Grow, their number one hit was “Teamocil”. Dr. Funke’s 100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution broke up in the 1990s after familial tensions made it impossible for the group to continuing performing. A revival was staged in 2004 at the Los Angeles wellness convention, but shortly into the act the Funke’s band immediately dissolved again. A devoted fan jumped onstage to join Tobias, but the musical group didn’t survive past that event. Quite fittingly the band never took off, but there is an uplifting tune about anti-depressants that can take your mind off of that. Arrested Development was never short on laughs and having perpetual failure Tobias Funke lead a folk band sponsored by a mega conglomerate is just one highlight in a series full of many. Maybe audiences will get to see Tobias pull out the tambourines and give Dr. Funke’s 100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution one more shot.
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