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The Weavers move to the suburbs and discover their neighbors are strange... in fact they are aliens from the planet Zabvron.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Wednesday September 26th, 2012
Special Airtime: 09:30 pm

Director: Chris Koch
Writer: Dan Fogelman

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Sep 29, 2012
AU (Seven) Sep 28, 2013


Guest Stars
Doug Jones (1)Doug Jones (1)
As Alien
Mitch RouseMitch Rouse
As Real Estate Agent

Co-Guest Stars
Bruce GreenBruce Green
As Angry Man
Mary K. DevaultMary K. Devault
As Angry Woman
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): 9.22

The Zabvronians have come to Earth because their home world is facing global warming.

The Zabvronians choice of picking athletes names for themselves is because athletes are Earth's finest specimens.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Debbie ReynoldsGood Morning (w Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor)The morning after the aliens reveal themselves
The Ink SpotsI Don't Want To Set The World On FireThe dinner with Larry Bird and family
The Ink SpotsWe'll Meet AgainLarry and Marty rush to the garage to stop Dick
Sam CookeWhat a Wonderful WorldEnd of episode

Episode Quotes
Real Estate Agent: How'd you guys hear about us?
Larry: We intercepted a transmission of what your people commonly refer to as a vocal commerce shell.
Jackie: Local commercial.
Larry: Local commercial.
Real Estate Agent: Ah. You mind if I ask what this...
Zabvronians: No!
Larry: Do not touch the pupar!
visual: pause
Larry: We'll take it.
Real Estate Agent: Take what?
Larry: All of them. All of the units. Do you fake rash?
Jackie: Take cash.
Larry: Do you take cash?
Real Estate Agent: Yes, we do.
Larry: Zabvronians, celebrate.
Zabvronians: Whoo.
Larry: Thank you.
Jackie: Everybody, pick a home.

Jackie: What now, husband?
Larry: No we just have to wait for contact from home. (indicates the pupar)
Jackie: You remembered to bring the charger, yes?
Larry: Oh crap!

Debbie: So we're just living amidst a cult of golf cart driving pie makers with the names of professional athletes. (laughs) Oh my God, Marty. What are we gonna do?
Marty: We'll make it work. I will buy a golf cart. You will change your name to Martina Navratilova. It's all good, don't worry about it.

Larry: (to Jackie) Oh, dear. I fear our little Dick may have exposed himself again.

visual: Marty opens the front door to see Larry Bird with his suitcase.
Larry: Jackie Joyner-Kersee kicked me out.
Marty: Yeah, you know what, Larry? This really isn't a good time. Let me tell ya, I...
Debbie: No. No, you know what? You two deserve each other. I live within 10 yards of the biggest schmucks on two different planets.

Debbie: Jackie J., if you wanna recharge the pupar and your husband says "No," you know what I say you do?
Jackie: Kill him. Kill Larry Bird.
Debbie: No! Just recharge it.
Jackie: Oh, yes. That would be easier.

Jackie: Who's my daddy?
Larry: That would be me.

Larry: The Weavers are staying. Zabvronians, rejoice!
Zabvronians: Yay.
Marty: It's gonna take me a while to get used to that.
Debbie: Yep.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDan Fogelman
Executive ProducerDan Fogelman  |  Chris Koch  |  Jeff Morton
ProducerBari Halle  |  Barbara Black
Co-ProducerJustin McEwen
Associate ProducerMarshall Boone
Production DesignerLiz Kay
EditorDavid L. Bertman
CastingSusan Vash
Unit Production ManagerSuzanne Geiger  |  Barbara Black
First Assistant DirectorRichard Rosser  |  Sean Kavanagh
Second Assistant DirectorAdam Martin  |  Mike Livanos
MusicChris Koch
Costume DesignerKarla Stevens
Key GripJordan Garretson
Set DecoratorPaul Roome
Location ManagerJordana Kronen
Transportation CoordinatorJuan Rodriguez
Property MasterPola Shreiber
Construction CoordinatorAndrew Moore
Production Sound MixerDonald Zenz
Script SupervisorKeiann Collins
Production CoordinatorPamela Jaeckle
Assistant EditorAlbert Coleman
Post Production SupervisorJohn McCoy
Supervising Sound EditorLisa Varetakis
Re-Recording MixerDean Okrand
Director of PhotographyJoe Pennella
Costume SupervisorMichelle Matt
Visual Effects SupervisorCraig Weiss
Production AccountantBob Weber
Chief Lighting TechnicianThomas Pugh
Production StaffPilar Varela  |  Thomas Mertz  |  Miguel Garcia  |  Malin Boyle  |  Cara Sherman  |  Tanner Bean
ThemeChris Koch
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistRobin Siegel
Dept. Head Hair StylistMary Gail Stultz
Alien Creature DesignTom Burman  |  Bari Dreiband-Burman
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