Maybe We’ll Celebrate Alia Shawkat’s Birthday With The Best Of Maeby Fünke

Happy birthday, Alia Shawkat! The 23-year-old actress has impeccable comic timing, but we may never have been exposed to her greatness had she not spent her adolescence playing Maeby Fünke on Arrested Development. Though her cousin George Michael was one of the more awkward Bluths, Maeby also vacillated between laughably clueless, starved for attention, and utterly brilliant. Like her sexually-ambiguous dad Tobias Fünke, Maeby was skipping respectable pursuits like school in favor of harebrained schemes—remember when she played studio head or conned her peers into giving money to her fake wheelchair-bound cousin?

So to celebrate Alia’s birthday and her future pursuits (both as Maeby and beyond), we’re paying tribute to the crafty child with a gallery of screenshots and .gifs highlighting her best quotes and moments from the show. But to kick things off, here’s the hot new meme that she’s the center of: A mash-up between Maeby and Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Call Me Maybe”!

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