Maren Morris Mourns Loss of ‘Arrested Development’ Star Jessica Walter With Her Favorite Lucille Quote

by Jon D. B.

Country megastar Maren Morris is mourning the loss of the irreplaceable Jessica Walter Thursday. Posting her favorite quote from the icon’s award-winning turn as ‘Arrested Development’s’ Lucille Bluth, Morris sheds further light on how terribly Walter will be missed.

“RIP Jessica Walter,” the country star shares to her official Twitter. Within, Morris includes “One of the funniest lines still ever delivered.” The line?

Michael: Get rid of the Seaward.
Lucille: I’ll leave when I’m good and ready.”

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As a fellow ‘Arrested Development’ fan – finding its original run still the funniest show ever filmed – this loss cuts deep. Jessica Walter will forever be remembered as one of the most brilliantly-gifted comedic actors (and actors in general) of her generation.

Maren Morris’ 791k followers agree, as well. Fans are responding with favorite Lucille Bluth quotes of their own:

Lucille: I’ll have the “Ike and Tina Tuna.”

Waitress: Plate or platter?

Lucille: I don’t understand the question, and I won’t respond to it.

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“Classic. She was the goods,” follower G-Hock responds of Jessica Walter, including their own favorite ‘Arrested Development’ quote:

Lucille: “get me a vodka rocks!”

Michael: “Mom, its breakfast”

Lucille: “And a piece of toast”

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And last but not least, courtesy of Morris-follower Mike Conlin:

“Take it back! If I wanted something that touched your finger I’d eat the inside of your ear!”
-Lucille Bluth

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Remembering Jessica Walter

Tragically, the multi-award-winning, iconic Jessica Walter died Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Walter’s daughter, Brooke Bowman, confirms her death Thursday to Deadline. According to Bowman, her mother “passed away while asleep at her New York City apartment,” Outsider’s Matthew Wilson writes.

“It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of my beloved mom Jessica,” Bowman said in a press release Thursday. “A working actor for over six decades, her greatest pleasure was bringing joy to others through her storytelling both on-screen and off. While her legacy will live on through her body of work, she will also be remembered by many for her wit, class, and overall joie de vivre.”

Best known to modern audiences for her hysterical tenure as Lucille Bluth on ‘Arrested Development’ and Malory Archer on animated hit ‘Archer,’ Jessica Walter’s career has been a remarkable one.

With over five decades of Hollywood credits under her belt, Walter became a household hit with classic TV series like ‘Trapper John M.D.’ and ‘Streets of San Francisco.’ Both performances would earn her Emmy nominations.

Rest In Peace, Jessica Walter. All our best from Outsider to her surviving daughter, family, friends, and fans.