Alexander C. Hart compares the fictional family of Arrested Development to Libya's tyrannical clan:
Extremely well-educated and somewhat inept, Saif Al Islam and Buster Bluth have plenty in common. For all his training in cartography, Buster can’t figure out which color on a map the water is, and, despite all his education, which includes architecture, engineering, and political science, Saif allegedly didn’t write his own dissertation. Both have their rebellious moments, such as Saif’s repeated calls for democracy in Libya or when Buster goes swimming in the ocean, stays in the army against his mother’s wishes, and dates his mom’s arch-nemesis. But, in the end, both sons are loyal to their families.