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The Neighbors: Juan of the Dead

When Juan, the beloved local gardener dies, the Zabvronians have a new human trait to struggle over. Larry Bird, however, is determined to "solve" the problem of death.

Episode Info


Episode number: 1x10
Airdate: Wednesday December 12th, 2012


Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Nov 16, 2013

Guest Stars

Co-Guest Stars
Nick EldredgeNick Eldredge
As High Pants Alien
Recurring
Kiersten LyonsKiersten Lyons
As Billie Jean King
Recurring
Laura DashLaura Dash
As Man-Woman Alien
Karan SoniKaran Soni
As Indian Alien
David St. JamesDavid St. James
As Minister
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
Ian Patrick (2)Ian Patrick (2)
As Dick Butkus
Max CharlesMax Charles
As Max Weaver
Isabella CrampIsabella Cramp
As Abby Weaver
Episode Notes
Larry's full human name is Larry Herbert Walker Bird.

Episode viewers (millions, Live + Same Day): 5.40



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
GalanisCellar DoorMarty emptys trash, sees Larry sitting on the curb
Katie HerzigHey Na NaStart of episode
(Unknown artist)I've Been Working on the RailroadFuneral home (sung by the Zabvronians)


Episode Quotes
Marty: I'm telling you, Larry, you aliens are missing out, man. The bacon cheeseburger is one of the finest joys of life.
Larry: You humans are just monkeys in tennis shoes.

Larry: Wife?! Marty Weaver made me eat a cow!

Debbie: Guys, Juan isn't ignoring you. He's... you know. Dead.
Jackie: Dead?
Marty: Dead.
Debbie: Dead.
Larry: Well, make him stop.

Marty: Do you guys not know what death is?
Larry: Of course we do. Since taking human form, we die every night for six hours.
Jackie: Preferably eight.
Larry: And in the morning we un-die, refreshed. Sometimes I die after mating with Jackie.
Jackie: I die during.
Marty: I see.
Debbie: Sleep! You're talking about sleep!

Max: But if you guys die, I'll be all alone.
Marty: Hey, what if I promised you that we all die at exactly the same time? Would that make you feel better, sport?
Max: Are you nuts? How would that make me feel better?
Debbie: Did you just promise our son a murder/suicide pact?
Marty: I'm regretting the choice.

Debbie: If you're sad, Max, it's okay. Men can cry. You've seen Daddy watch the Mets.

Larry: Good news, everyone. I figured out how to beat death. Juan has returned.

Debbie: He brought our gardener back from the dead.
Larry: Yes I did.
Max: I don't understand.
Larry: All you need to know is, Larry Bird 1, Death 0.



Cultural References
Debbie: You've seen Daddy watch the Mets.

The New York Mets are an American professional baseball team.

Amber: What's our policy on Facebooking this?

Facebook is a social networking service used as a means of exchanging information.



Analysis
The title of this episode is a reference to the 1978 film Dawn of the Dead. Like the film, the character Juan is reanimated and behaves in a zombie-like manner.



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 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
Production StaffPaul Threlkeld  |  Peter Van Eynde  |  Cybelle Jacobs  |  Jackson Beale  |  Mike Cutler  |  Angelique Keenan
ThemeChris Koch
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistRobin Siegel
Dept. Head Hair StylistAudrey Futterman-Stern
 
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