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The Neighbors: I Believe I Can Drive

After Amber and Reggie bring up the subject of taking drivers education, Larry and Jackie decide it is time they learned how to drive a car and they coerce Marty into giving them lessons.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x19
Airdate: Wednesday March 06th, 2013

Special Guest Stars
Sandra BernhardSandra Bernhard
As Ms. Porsche

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

Co-Guest Stars
Alden VillaverdeAlden Villaverde
As Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Katherine TokarzKatherine Tokarz
As Mary Lou Retton
Kevin W. HighKevin W. High
As DMV Tester
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): 5.74

Jackie listened to her favorite song "Semi-Charmed Life" 74 times during her first day of driving.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BarcelonaLess Than TwoDebbie apologizes to Jackie
The High ToppersMiracle DayJackie's second driving lesson from Marty
Third Eye BlindSemi-Charmed LifeEnd of episode

Episode Quotes
Amber: Hey, parents. I need $500, no questions asked.
Marty: For what?
Amber: So much for the no questions asked.

Reggie: Maybe it's time you finally learned how to drive, father.
Larry: Oh, I drive a golf cart. Don't you worry about me. I'm pretty fly for a white guy.

Larry: (to Marty) We piloted a vessel that carried us thousands of light-years. I think we can handle a mid-sized sedan.

Ms. Porsche: (to Amber) Key in ignition. Foot on brake. Shift into drive. Foot on gas. Key, brake, drive, gas... "k-b-d-g." You can remember by "kapow-bam-drive-go."

Jackie: I refuse to give up driving. I love it. The wind in my hair, my tune blasting...
Marty: Tune?
Jackie: Mm. I really only care for Third Eye Blind's, "Semi-Charmed Life." It's really the only perfect thing to come out of this planet. That and "Free Willy."

Larry: Amber, would you describe us as two unlikely best friends?
Amber: No. We're more like two neighbors who can't drive.
Larry: Yes. That's how I'd describe us, too. I'm just making sure we're on the same page.

Debbie: Everything okay?
Jackie: You tricked me, Debbie Weaver. I sat in traffic for hours while Max practiced his farting. And Abby walked me through the entire first season of "Spongebob Squarepants."

Amber: I was an accident?
Marty: You're eight years older than Max. Let's just say that your mother and I should not drink Long Island iced teas. You know, because it makes her a little... Amorous...
Amber: Got it.

Cultural References
Dick: (talking about Jackie) I'm the Laverne to her Shirley, the Gilmore Girl to her other Gilmore Girl.

Laverne & Shirley and the Gilmore Girls are two American situation comedies that featured the lives and loves of two female characters.

Ms. Porsche: (to Amber) You are no Danica Patrick, let me tell you, and I know.

Danica Patrick is a professional racing driver. As of the date of this episode's airing, she competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, the top racing series of the National Association for Stock Car Racing.

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
EditorDavid L. Bertman
CastingSusan Vash
Unit Production ManagerSuzanne Geiger
First Assistant DirectorRichard Rosser
Second Assistant DirectorAdam Martin
MusicJim Murphy  |  Chris Koch
Music EditorChris Foster
Music SupervisorJennifer Pyken
Costume DesignerKarla Stevens
Key GripJordan Garretson
Camera OperatorBuddy Fries  |  Adam Sklena
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 EditorLucyna Wojciechowski
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 StaffHilary Walker  |  Paul Threlkeld  |  Alan Brownstein  |  Jessica Chesak  |  Kimberly Leonard  |  Gloria Albarran Ponce
ThemeChris Koch
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistRobin Siegel
Dept. Head Hair StylistKerry Mendenhall
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