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The Neighbors: 50 Shades of Green

The Zabvronians enter their mating season. Debbie and Jackie are both curious about each other's romantic ways and drag their husbands along for the ride. Meanwhile, when a boy asks Amber to a make out party, she struggles with her own feelings about romance while dealing with Reggie and his feelings for her.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x7
Airdate: Wednesday November 07th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Oct 26, 2013


Guest Stars
Grant HarveyGrant Harvey
As Jeremy

Co-Guest Stars
Kiersten LyonsKiersten Lyons
As Billie Jean King
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
Max CharlesMax Charles
As Max Weaver
Isabella CrampIsabella Cramp
As Abby Weaver
Episode Notes
Episode viewers (millions, Live + Same Day): 6.87

Marty catches a glimpse of a training film that reveals the real goal of the Zabvronians is the conquest of Earth.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ben RectorWanna Be LovedMarty & Debbie kiss on the golf course
RufusTell Me Something GoodDebbie tries to get romantic with Marty

Episode Quotes
Debbie: What the hell is going on around here?
Jackie: It's mating season.
visual: A man's howl is heard.
Marty: Oh, god.
Jackie: We do apologize for the power outages.
Larry: Our mating causes them.

Marty: So, baby, we have to talk to you
about something that's a little... grown-up.
Debbie: We wondered if you had any questions for us now that you're getting older.
Amber: Seriously? The sex talk? Awesome, 'cause I haven't learned Everything there is to know from TV, movies, the fifth grade health class, the seventh grade health class, the ninth grade health class. So the real question, parents, is do you have any questions for me? Because I'm pretty sure I have more answers than you do.

Marty: (to Debbie, referring to Amber) Okay, so no alien babies bursting out of her chest anytime soon. I'm gonna go eat some nachos and lay down.

Larry: (to Jackie) I really don't know what sort of weird you think I'm into, but I have no desire to touch you, wife.

Marty: I really hate to ask you this, but Debbie seems to be interested in how you guys... You know, do things. - So if you...
Larry: Come with me to my garage. I will show you everything.
Marty: Okay, but, Larry, I can't stress enough how much I prefer telling... over showing.

visual: Marty & Larry are watching the alien instructional video.
Marty: Okay, that's good enough for me.
Larry: Yeah. Feeling a little steamy.
Instructional video: And now module 8... Earth invasion. Phase one... kill all the bees.
visual: Larry hastily shuts off the video projector.
Larry: Oh, that was nothing. Good night, Marty.

Marty: Debbie, I want to give you what you need, okay? And if it's giving this alien routine a try, I'm in.
Debbie: Really? You know it requires a lot of talkin'.
Marty: Oh, I have a veritable buttload of nice things to say to you.

Larry: We have further questions.
Debbie: Oh! Okay.
Marty: Of course you do.
Larry: While I have been successful at human mating, Jackie Joyner-Kersee remains unable to achieve satisfaction.
Jackie: Is that normal?
Marty: No.
Debbie: Yeah.
Marty: Damn!

Cultural References
Amber: (to parents) Please tell me you didn't just ask who Mark Ruffalo is. Have you seriously not seen The Kids Are All Right? Oh, no. That's right. I forgot. You two only go to the big, crap-fest studio movies.
visual: Silence from Amber's parents.
Amber: He played the Hulk in The Avengers.

Mark Ruffalo is an American actor who played in both the 2010 film The Kids Are All Right, as well as the 2012 film The Avengers.

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 StaffJustin Harrold  |  Malia Miyashiro  |  Chuck McSorley  |  Kevin McSweeny  |  Jedrek Oquendo  |  Thomas Goodrich
ThemeChris Koch
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistRobin Siegel
Dept. Head Hair StylistAudrey Futterman-Stern
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