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The Neighbors: It Has Begun…

The Bird-Kersees intrude on Marty and Debbie's romantic getaway to Atlantic City, where Jackie decides she wants to have a real wedding. Meanwhile, Larry's father contacts Dick with an important message for him only that could change everything.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x22
Airdate: Wednesday March 27th, 2013

Director: Chris Koch
Writer: Kirker Butler

Special Guest Stars
George TakeiGeorge Takei
As Grandfather

Guest Stars
Lora PlattnerLora Plattner
As Giselle
Mark HamillMark Hamill
As Commander Bill

Co-Guest Stars
Keith AllanKeith Allan
As Roulette Dealer
Anthony MarcionaAnthony Marciona
As Card Player (as Anthony Marciano)
Holly WalkerHolly Walker
As Dealer
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): 5.52

Amber and Reggie have their first kiss in this episode.

It is learned that Larry and Jackie have been married for 472 years.

Reggie has 2 tongues.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Alison KraussWhen You Say Nothing At AllThe spaceship arrives

Episode Quotes
Debbie: And then there's Dick. You're the smartest.
Dick: True.
Debbie: The most responsible.
Dick: Check.
Debbie: The most likely to rat out your fellow children.
Dick: Max steals.
Debbie: Not yet.
Dick: Excellent choice, Deborah. I've been chomping at the bit to get this place in shape.

Reggie: What are you doing?
Amber: What?
Reggie: You always do this, Amber. I get closer to Giselle, you get closer to me. I start to have feelings for you again, you pull away, I get hurt. So I'm going to tell my girlfriend who I really am, unless you have something new to say. Because if you do, you should say it now.
visual: Amber stares back mutely.
Reggie: That's what I thought.

Marty: We're gonna do one bet, Larry. $5,000, then we walk away. Larry, $5,000 is a lot of money for us. I cannot lose.
Larry: Marty, I can see through the cards. I like your odds.

Larry: My goodness gracious me, you seem genuinely upset. I thought you were joking about the $5,000 being a lot of money. How poor are you?
Marty: Larry, I think I have to kill you.

Jackie: (to Larry) 472 years ago, I met you on opposing sides of an intergalactic battlefield. And when you won and started mutilating all of my fellow freedom fighters, I knew that...
Debbie: Jackie. Jackie. People are starting to look, so let's just move it along, okay?

Jackie: I stole it from housekeeping. A maid of honor should look like a real maid.
Debbie: Awesome.

Larry: (to his father) I'm not going back, and neither is my family. We like it here.
Abby: Really? 'Cause all you do is piss and moan about how much you hate it here.

Cultural References
Marty: And no parties. I've seen "The Hangover."
Amber: Great reference, Dad. It's very relevant.

The Hangover is 2009 comedy about friends who travel to Las Vegas for a bachelor party, not relevant at all to the Weavers' scenario.

Grandfather: Now how do you get this damn thing to work?
Commander Bill: What? Are we gonna "beam" something somewhere? (chuckles)
Grandfather: Perhaps you'd like to watch a bunch of Teddy bears dance in a tree, hmm?

Commander Bill's referernce to "beaming" refers to actor George Takei's long running role on Star Trek. Grandfather's reference to Teddy bears refers to the Ewok's appearance in the Star Wars films that Mark Hamill starred in.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDan Fogelman
Executive ProducerChris 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
CastingSusan Vash
Unit Production ManagerSuzanne Geiger
MusicChris Koch  |  Jim Murphy
Music EditorChris Foster
Music SupervisorJennifer Pyken
Costume DesignerKarla Stevens
Key GripJordan Garretson
Camera OperatorBuddy Fries
Set DecoratorErica Rogalla
Location ManagerDuffy Taylor
Construction CoordinatorMichael Reinhart
Script SupervisorNila Neukum
Production CoordinatorJonathan Deiner
Assistant EditorLiza Cardinale
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 Miller (4)  |  Thomas Wagner (3)  |  David L. Glazer  |  Brock Helfer  |  Chuck McSorley  |  J.R. Vasquez
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistRobin Siegel
Dept. Head Hair StylistKerry Mendenhall
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