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The Neighbors: Journey to the Center of the Mall

Larry & Jackie's children want to attend human school, so the Weavers take them clothes shopping at the mall.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x2
Airdate: Wednesday October 03rd, 2012

Director: Chris Koch
Writer: Dan Fogelman

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Oct 06, 2012
AU (Seven) Sep 28, 2013

Guest Stars
Doug Jones (1)Doug Jones (1)
As Dominique Wilkins

Co-Guest Stars
Alden VillaverdeAlden Villaverde
As Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (as Alden Ray)
Katherine TokarzKatherine Tokarz
As Mary Lou Retton
Patrick OPatrick O'Sullivan
As Johnny Unitas
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): 6.32

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Christopher CrossSailingIn Marty's car, on the way to the mall

Episode Quotes
Debbie: So you have no intentions of kidnapping our children?
Jackie: No.
Debbie: No alien mind-melding, no body-snatching, no plans to abduct, say, Max.
Larry: Well, if we were to abduct one of your children, it certainly wouldn't be Max.
Jackie: Larry Bird!
Larry: Well, he can barely do math.

Marty: Does your planet have an atmosphere?
Larry: Yes.
Marty: Can I breathe without a helmet?
Larry: No.
Marty: Is there water on your planet?
Larry: Yes.
Marty: Do you bathe in it?
Larry: No.
Marty: Do you drink it?
Larry: Yes.
Marty: Do you eat it?
Larry: No.
Marty: Does your planet have a moon?
Larry: Yes.
Marty: Does it have rings?
Larry: Yes.
Marty: How many rings?
Larry: Five.
Marty: Are we like ants to you?
Larry: Yes.
Marty: Is God real?
Larry: Next question.

Debbie: That's what neighbors do. They help each other out. They look out for one another. They do not abduct one another.
Larry: Oh, would you get off it? We don't want your dumb children.

Marty: Oh, look at us. Huh? Would you believe this?
Larry: Two grown males embracing in the middle of the republic of bananas.
Marty: (strained voice) Help.

Episode Goofs
Larry Bird tells the other Zabvronians that his family is the first of them to leave the community. But in the pilot, 2 Zabvronians sold their house to the Weavers and left.

Cultural References
Amber: (to parents) Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I spent the last two years trying to be accepted by popular kids at my old school, And now I have to start over again, all while living next to the cast of "District 9."

District 9 is a 2009 science fiction movie about aliens living on earth.

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-ProducerElizabeth Berger (2)  |  Isaac Aptaker
Associate ProducerNick Pavonetti
Production DesignerP. Erik Carlson
EditorDavid L. Bertman
CastingSusan Vash
Unit Production ManagerSuzanne Geiger
First Assistant DirectorRichard Rosser
Second Assistant DirectorAdam Martin
MusicChris Koch  |  Jim Murphy
Music EditorChris Foster
Music SupervisorJennifer Pyken
Costume DesignerKarla Stevens
Key GripJordan Garretson
Camera OperatorBuddy Fries  |  Bruce M. Pasternack
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 EditorAlbert Coleman
Supervising Sound EditorRandy Thomas
Re-Recording MixerDean Okrand  |  Brian Harman
Director of PhotographyJoe Pennella
Post Production CoordinatorSara Dolin
Costume SupervisorMichelle Matt
Visual Effects SupervisorCraig Weiss
Production AccountantVicki Perez
Chief Lighting TechnicianThomas Pugh
Production StaffEric Moreno  |  Matthew Hadfield  |  J.R. Vasquez  |  Patti Belin  |  Missy Mansour  |  Jeff Gutkin
ThemeChris Koch
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistRobin Siegel
Dept. Head Hair StylistAudrey Futterman-Stern
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