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The Neighbors: Cold War

The Bird-Kersees must face a new fear when the Weaver family gets sick with the common cold.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x12
Airdate: Wednesday January 16th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Nov 30, 2013

Guest Stars
Doug Jones (1)Doug Jones (1)
As Dominique Wilkins
Richard RiehleRichard Riehle
As Janitor Raymond

Co-Guest Stars
Kiersten LyonsKiersten Lyons
As Billie Jean King
Livia TrevinoLivia Trevino
As Older 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): 6.09

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Jim HensonRainbow Connection (as Kermit) 
Julie AndrewsA Spoonful of SugarJackie starts taking care of the Weavers.

Episode Quotes
Debbie: Let's try real hard not to get Abby's cold, okay?
Max: You're the one who's gonna kiss her and get us all sick.
Debbie: That's because I'm the one who has to take care of everyone. I'm this family's "Nurse Jackie".
Amber: You're this family's secret drug addict?
Debbie: Okay, clearly, I've never seen "Nurse Jackie."

Jackie: We've been told that there's a contagion in your house, and we've come to ensure it doesn't spread to the community.
Debbie: What?
Larry: We're here for the girl.

Jackie: What about Amber?
Debbie: Nothing makes Amber feel better. No, she just holes herself up in the room and rings a bell when she needs something. We leave the soup by the door, knock twice, and haul ass.

Debbie: Okay, sweetheart. Here is your meatloaf with a side of flank steak.
visual: Abby grabs a piece of steak with her hand and begins to eat.
Debbie: No fork, huh? Okay.
Abby: Next time, you can make it a little bit more rarer.
Debbie: Oh.
Abby: I like when I can taste the blood.

visual: Jackie sneezes.
Larry: Wait. You didn't say "I love you." You emitted one of their sickness gasps.

Larry: Now I have to set up an isolation tent in the backyard for you.
Debbie: No. I am not getting in an isolation tent. I will go back to the Weavers' to bask in the warmth of their germy camaraderie.
Larry: Fine. Go sniffle and wheeze with the phlegmy Weavers.

visual: Reggie gives Raymond a hug as Larry walks in.
Reggie: Oh, father. Uh, this isn't what it looks like.
Larry: It looks like you're embracing a custodian with a cold.
Reggie: Okay. It's exactly what it looks like.

Marty: It's just that you're so good at taking care of everyone, it's hard not to take advantage.
Debbie: I know. I'm like House M.D.
Marty: No. Honey, House is also a drug addict. You have to watch more TV if you're gonna do references.

Cultural References
Marty: (to Debbie and Amber) Can we just agree that Richard Gere and Ryan Gosling are the same amount of hot?

Richard Gere and Ryan Gosling are both actors and considered sex symbols of their generation.

Debbie: I'm this family's Nurse Jackie.
Amber: You're this family's secret drug addict?

Nurse Jackie is an American television series about an emergency room nurse who is battling drug addiction.

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 StaffRick Griggs  |  Joel Potter  |  Alex Schmidt  |  Kaylee Carson  |  Mike Cutler  |  Jim Stiritz
ThemeChris Koch
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistRobin Siegel
Dept. Head Hair StylistAudrey Futterman-Stern
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