Arrested Development screencaps of Dead Dove: Do Not EatIt’s not dead! It’s just pining for the fjords!

The customs agent is a cameo of Birch from Leif & Thorn, although admittedly his chibi form is so stylized that you’d only know by the hair color.

“Dead Dove: Do Not Eat” is from a scene in Arrested Development. It’s a great shorthand for a more general principle of “this contains exactly the icky things it says on the label, and if you open it and are surprised, you have only yourself to blame.” (See fanfiction tagged with the phrase for some of the metaphorical uses.)

That said, BICP made it literal enough that I couldn’t resist just playing the scene straight.


Customs: Welcome back to the States, ma’am. Anything to declare?

Walker: Just this package.

Label: DEAD CORMORANT DO NOT EAT

Customs: Well, I’m going to have to take a look at it . . .

. . .

. . . I don’t know what I was expecting.