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The Neighbors Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

22 Episodes 2012 - 2013

In the inaugural season, Marty Weaver (Lenny Venito), his wife, Debbie (Jami Gertz), and their kids (Clara Mamet, Max Charles and Isabella Cramp) move from a crowded urban area to a gated community in suburban New Jersey—where the residents are extraterrestrials from the planet Zabvron. The Zabvronians, who have taken the names of famous athletes as cover, are led by the husband-and-wife duo of Larry Bird (Simon Templeman) and Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Toks Olagundoye), who live next door to the Weavers with their sons, Dick Butkus (Ian Patrick) and Reggie Jackson (Tim Jo). Initially wary of each other's customs and lifestyles, the Weavers and the Zabvronians eventually discover that the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the universe, because marital and parenting problems are the same everywhere.

Episode 1


Wed, Sep 26, 2012 30 mins

A sitcom about a family who move to a gated community in suburban New Jersey where the residents are extraterrestrials from the planet Zabvron. In the premiere, the Weavers are hesitant to stay, but decide to remain when they bond over universal issues such as marital problems and parenting dilemmas.

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Episode 2

Journey to the Center of the Mall

Wed, Oct 3, 2012 30 mins

The Weavers take their new alien friends, the Bird-Kersees, to the mall for back-to-school clothes after persuading them to let their kids get an education outside Hidden Hills. Meanwhile, Debbie and Jackie suspect each other of being dishonest.

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Episode 3

Things Just Got Real

Wed, Oct 10, 2012 30 mins

Marty and Debbie try to keep Larry and Jackie at a distance so they can spend time with their human friends, but that doesn't stop the Zabvronians from crashing Marty's poker night or Debbie's girls' night out.

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Episode 4

Bathroom Etiquette

Wed, Oct 17, 2012 30 mins

Marty and Debbie help Larry and Jackie's kids, Dick Butkus and Reggie Jackson, get ready for their first day at school with humans. But when an antibullying tactic goes awry, the Bird-Kersees grow frustrated with their neighbors' parenting advice.

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Episode 5


Wed, Oct 24, 2012 30 mins

The Weavers look forward to their first Halloween in the suburbs, but first have to sell the idea of trick-or-treating to the Zabvronians, who have always viewed the holiday with suspicion. Meanwhile, the Weaver children are skeptical of their parents' costume plans.

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Episode 6

Larry Bird and the Iron Throne

Wed, Oct 31, 2012 30 mins

The Bird-Kersees learn more about humans when Jackie helps Debbie plan a birthday party for her daughter Abby, and Larry sees first-hand what Marty does at work. Meanwhile, Reggie Jackson searches for a gift for Amber.

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Episode 7

50 Shades of Green

Wed, Nov 7, 2012 30 mins

The Zabvronian mating season coincides with Debbie and Marty's wedding anniversary, and Debbie and Jackie are intrigued by, respectively, alien and human expressions of love. Meanwhile, Amber is invited to a party by a handsome boy, and Reggie Jackson tags along.

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Episode 8

Thanksgiving Is for the Bird-Kersees

Wed, Nov 14, 2012 30 mins

Debbie invites the Bird-Kersees for the Weavers' first Thanksgiving in Hidden Hills, but first must persuade Marty to discourage his mom and dad from coming—a task that proves too difficult for Marty to accomplish in the face of parental pressure. Meanwhile, Dick arranges for his mother's estranged sisters, Serena and Venus, to attend after learning what the holiday is all about.

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Episode 9

Merry Crap-Mas

Wed, Dec 5, 2012 30 mins

Debbie and Marty ask the Bird-Kersees to hide the Christmas presents they bought for Amber, Max and Abby, but decide to return the gifts and purchase a family vacation instead after hearing the Weaver kids' off-putting attitude toward the holiday. But there's one problem: Larry Bird opened one of the packages, and the other aliens followed suit, leaving the Weavers with no presents or money for the trip.

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Episode 10

Juan of the Dead

Wed, Dec 12, 2012 30 mins

Debbie and Marty explain the concept of death to the aliens after the Hidden Hills' longtime gardener dies, but Larry Bird isn't quite ready to accept it.

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Episode 11

The Gingerbread Man

Wed, Jan 9, 2013 30 mins

Larry lends his leadership expertise to Debbie when she tries to find her way through PTA politics and render negligible its meddlesome president. Meanwhile, Jackie helps Marty coach soccer, but her competitive spirit may be too much for the team.

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Episode 12

Cold War

Wed, Jan 16, 2013 30 mins

The Weavers all get sick with the common cold, an ailment unknown to the Zabvronians, so Larry decides to quarantine their house after learning there is no cure.

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Episode 13

Dream Weavers

Wed, Jan 23, 2013 30 mins

The Weavers and Bird-Kersees chaperone Amber and Reggie's high-school dance, which conjures up an adolescent fantasy for Debbie, who tries to re-create a long-ago romantic episode with Marty, while Jackie reconsiders how she and Larry met after hearing the story of Debbie and Marty's teenage courtship.

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Episode 14

The Back Nine

Wed, Jan 30, 2013 30 mins

A competition between the Weavers and the Bird-Kersees for membership at a new country club comes to a head at an open house for prospective members.

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Episode 15

Space Invaders

Wed, Feb 6, 2013 30 mins

Debbie gives relationship advice to Reggie Jackson when he starts dating a nerdy girl, though his parents can't even believe he has romantic interests. Meanwhile, Amber's new boyfriend is a dumb jock, but she doesn't want to talk to her mom about him.

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Episode 16

Mother Clubbers

Wed, Feb 13, 2013 30 mins

Debbie and Jackie try to shed their "mom" personae by going out to a hot new club called Hell. Meanwhile, Marty and Larry get makeovers from Amber to improve their self-esteem.

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Episode 17

Larry Bird Presents an Oscar-Winning Film by Larry Bird

Wed, Feb 20, 2013 30 mins

Max and Dick Butkus go head-to-head in the school spelling bee, a competition that Larry and Reggie—who've become obsessed with winning an Academy Award—think would make a compelling story for a documentary.

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Episode 18


Wed, Feb 27, 2013 30 mins

A camping trip for the Weavers and Bird-Kersees gives Marty a chance to show he's a chip off the old block, though he needs some secret help from Debbie and Jackie to prove he's inherited his father's outdoorsy DNA.

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Episode 19

I Believe I Can Drive

Wed, Mar 6, 2013 30 mins

Marty gives driving lessons to Larry and Jackie—though operating a car is quite different than piloting a spaceship. Meanwhile, Amber winds up with an unusual driver's-education teacher when she refuses her father's advice.

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Episode 20

Sing Like a Larry Bird

Wed, Mar 13, 2013 30 mins

The Bird-Kersees see a Broadway show in New York City, and Larry is so inspired he decides to create a musical of his own, but a 911 call after an emergency tests the limits of their contact with the outside world. The episode features original songs by Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken ("The Little Mermaid").

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Episode 21

Mo Purses Mo Money Mo Problems

Wed, Mar 20, 2013 30 mins

Debbie starts a business making purses with help from Jackie, whose negotiating skills come in handy—until they promise more products than they can deliver.

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Episode 22

It Has Begun...

Wed, Mar 27, 2013 30 mins

In the Season 1 finale, the Weavers take the Bird-Kersees to Atlantic City, where Marty is amazed to find out that Larry can count—and see through—cards, and Jackie expresses a desire for a human wedding. Meanwhile, back in Hidden Hills, Dick gets a call from his grandfather, which could mean it's time for the Zabvronians to go home.

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