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The Neighbors: Thanksgiving is for the Bird-Kersees

Marty and Debbie decide to make their first Thanksgiving in their new home special, by not inviting anyone and making it just for themselves. Things don't go as planned as both Marty's parents as well as the Bird-Kersees end up as guests, as well as Jackie's estranged sisters.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x8
Airdate: Wednesday November 14th, 2012

Director: Chris Koch
Writer: Scott King

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Nov 02, 2013

Guest Stars
Debra MooneyDebra Mooney
As Theresa
Stacy KeachStacy Keach
As Dominick
Carla RenataCarla Renata
As Leslie

Co-Guest Stars
Billy MaloneBilly Malone
As Greg Louganis
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): 6.82

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Harper SimonWishes and StarsMarty's parents head home.
Perry ComoPrayer of ThanksgivingThanksgiving dinner.

Episode Quotes
Marty: Why don't we just not have them (Marty's parents) come this year?
Debbie: Don't tease me, Martin Weaver. Don't you dare tease me.

Max: Wait. I know what we should do. Let's deep fry a turkey!
Marty: Max, yes. You are brilliant! I don't care what the testing says!
Debbie: An in-law free, deep fried Thanksgiving!
Marty: Whoo!
Max: Wait. What did the testing say?

Debbie: Okay, how are you gonna explaing the Bird-Kersees to your folks?
Marty: Well, you know, they're... they're better at blending in now. And when my parents see a white guy with a black lady, an Asian kid, and a redhead, they're not gonna be much into conversation, so...
Debbie: At last, an upside to racism.

Reggie: (to Jackie's sisters) Ladies, although you've been exiled for attempting to overthrow my father, out mother misses you. Therefore we come neither as judge nor friend, but with a question.
Dick: Want to come to Thanksgiving?

Theresa: Who's ready for a sweater? I got the patterns from Rosie O'Donnell's craft book. For a lesbian crackpot, she does have some darling ideas.
Amber: Awesome! I always wanted to wear genocide.

Marty: Here you go, Pop.
Dominick: What the hell is this?
Marty: It's a microbrew, the best money can buy.
Dominick: (scoffs) Microbrew. So I guess you're a raging liberal now, too, huh?

Dominick: Where are you folks from?
Larry: Florida.
Jackie: Downtown.
Reggie: I look Asian.
Dick: My biological mother was a redhead.

Theresa: Where are you guys from?
Larry: Mexico.
Jackie: Midtown.
Reggie: My biological mother was a redhead.
Dick: I'm Jewish.

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
EditorJonathan Schwartz (3)
CastingSusan Vash
Unit Production ManagerSuzanne Geiger
First Assistant DirectorMatt Hinkley
Second Assistant DirectorAdam Martin
MusicJim Murphy  |  Chris Koch
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 EditorLiza Cardinale
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 StaffLaura Gonzalez (2)  |  Alan Brownstein  |  Christine Kirby  |  Dan Tanger  |  Melissa James  |  Launa Staehle
ThemeChris Koch
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistRobin Siegel
Dept. Head Hair StylistAudrey Futterman-Stern
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