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The Neighbors: Sing Like a Larry Bird

Larry and Jackie go against the Weavers' advice and attend a Broadway show. Larry is so ecstatic afterward that he decides to put on his own show, but an accident causes the Bird-Kersees to risk everything by calling in outsiders for help.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x20
Airdate: Wednesday March 13th, 2013

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Doug JonesDoug Jones
As Dominique Wilkins
Caitlin ThompsonCaitlin Thompson
As Reporter

Co-Guest Stars
Nick EldredgeNick Eldredge
As High Pants Alien
Kiersten LyonsKiersten Lyons
As Billie Jean King
Patrick OPatrick O'Sullivan
As Johnny Unitas
Alden VillaverdeAlden Villaverde
As Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Katherine TokarzKatherine Tokarz
As Mary Lou Retton
Main Cast
Jami GertzJami Gertz
As Debbie Weaver
Lenny VenitoLenny Venito
As Marty Weaver
Simon TemplemanSimon Templeman
As Larry Bird
Toks OlagundoyeToks Olagundoye
As Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Clara MametClara Mamet
As Amber Weaver
Tim JoTim Jo
As Reggie Jackson
Ian Patrick (2)Ian Patrick (2)
As Dick Butkus
Max CharlesMax Charles
As Max Weaver
Isabella CrampIsabella Cramp
As Abby Weaver
Episode Notes
Episode viewers (millions, Live + Same Day): 4.72

The usual "The Neighbors" title is modified to include the words, "The Musical."

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Simon LyngeLove Comes Back to YouReggie waits in the park for Amber
Standard Fare051107Amber listens to the song in her room

Episode Quotes
Amber: So I was wondering if I could go to a lecture on cultural studies, sometimes referred to as a Jay-Z concert.
Debbie: When?
Amber: Night before Friday.
Debbie: So Thursday.
Amber: You could look at it that way, sure.

Debbie and Marty: What do you want, Larry?
Jackie: We want you to take us to a Broadway musical.
Larry: We've heard wonderful things... rumors of singing and dancing and Mormons and cats!

visual: Larry and Jackie run into Amber outside in the dark, all three obviously sneaking.
Larry: (Lowered voice) What are you doing out here, O Dark One?
Amber: (Lowered voice) Jay-Z concert tomorrow. I'm sneaking out to pick up tickets.
Larry: Ohh, badass!

Marty: You walked to a musical in New York City?Do you know what could have happened if you would have got discovered or run over? Do you want the scientists in the white coats to come and take over the community? I showed you "E.T.," didn't I?
Larry: Yes, you did, and it scared us, okay? Now let's move on.

Amber: (to Marty and Debbie) You see, something occurred to me as I sat in my room... unplugged. Parents don't have any real power. They can ground us, yes. But what if we say no?
Abby: Can we do that?
Max: (Lowered voice) Don't talk. Don't breathe. Let this play out.

Larry: I know. Let's call the police.
Jackie: Oh, honey, they split up in the '80s. Now Sting's off doing his own thing...

Debbie: Dick, are you okay?!
Dick: I'm well. Get it?
Larry: Stop that, Dick! It's not punny!

Jackie: Maybe we do need a little more guidance than we thought.
Larry: I know you'll be happy to hear that from now on, we'll stay at home and live vicariously through "3rd Rock From The Sun" reruns.
Debbie: Well, we don't want that.

Amber: Take my phone. I'm grounding myself.
Debbie: I already grounded you.
Amber: Whatever you need to tell yourself, Deb.

Dick: I don't know if this will work. That fence is pretty high.
Max: You can do it. You're an alien. You just have to focus. We're flying over that fence and across the moon.
Dick: Oh, what the hell. What's the worst that could happen?
Debbie: Absolutely not!
Max: But, Mom, Dick says he can do this!
Debbie: Okay, being grounded means no TV, no video games, no flying with aliens.

Cultural References
Amber: So I was wondering if I could go to a lecture on cultural studies, sometimes referred to as a Jay-Z concert.

Jay-Z is one of the most financially successful hip-hop artists in America.

Debbie: Besides, whatever you want to see, Hugh Jackman will eventually turn into a movie.

Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor involved in film, musical theatre and television who has compiled a wide ranging body of work.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDan Fogelman
Executive ProducerDan Fogelman  |  Chris Koch
Co-Executive ProducerKristin Newman  |  Kirker Butler  |  Kat Likkel  |  John Hoberg
Supervising ProducerScott King
ProducerBari Halle
Co-ProducerIsaac Aptaker  |  Elizabeth Berger (2)
Associate ProducerNick Pavonetti
Production DesignerP. Erik Carlson
EditorDavid L. Bertman
CastingSusan Vash
Unit Production ManagerSuzanne Geiger
First Assistant DirectorRichard Rosser
Second Assistant DirectorAdam Martin
MusicJim Murphy  |  Chris Koch
Music EditorChris Foster
Music SupervisorJennifer Pyken
Costume DesignerKarla Stevens
Key GripJordan Garretson
Camera OperatorBuddy Fries  |  Adam Sklena
Set DecoratorErica Rogalla
Location ManagerDuffy Taylor
Transportation CoordinatorRob Young
Property MasterPola Shreiber
Construction CoordinatorMichael Reinhart
Production Sound MixerMark Hopkins McNabb
Script SupervisorNila Neukum
Production CoordinatorJonathan Deiner
Assistant EditorLucyna Wojciechowski
Supervising Sound EditorRandy Thomas
Re-Recording MixerBrian Harman  |  Dean Okrand
Director of PhotographyJoe Pennella
Post Production CoordinatorSara Dolin
Costume SupervisorMichelle Matt
Visual Effects SupervisorCraig Weiss
Production AccountantVicki Perez
Chief Lighting TechnicianThomas Pugh
Original MusicAlan Menken
Production StaffPeter Van Eynde  |  Cybelle Jacobs  |  Jackson Beale  |  Ryan Manning  |  Carter Smith  |  Elizabeth Oh
Choreographed ByAnne Fletcher
ThemeChris Koch
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistRobin Siegel
Dept. Head Hair StylistKerry Mendenhall
LyricsGlenn Slater
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