The Neighbors Season 1 Review “Halloween-ween” – Larry Bird Faces Trick-or-Treaters

This Halloween-themed episode of The Neighbors was actually an uptick in storytelling. Hopefully, it continues, as I think this episode illustrates how to make a show like this work.

Firstly, a quick recap of the storyline. Larry Bird and his clan generally regard October 31 as the annual night of invasion from little devils and zombies. Larry is honored to protect his people from this invasion every year, but once he learns the day is actually a human holiday, he falls into a depression. Once he finds out his children are engaging in the tradition (Dick as Debbie–Marty puppet included–and Reggie as a sexy nurse–more on that later), he becomes appalled and angry, and in a way, that probably puts him firmer in his resolution to be against the small children that invade his neighborhood each year. Jackie, however, is more than eager to take part in Halloween (or, according to Jackie and Larry, Halloween-ween), and even goes so far as to dress as Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games. Larry scares his people into thinking Halloween is terrible in order to keep his feeling of importance, but Jackie is able to talk him out of his easily-bruised male ego–she states he does such a good job protecting them every day of the year, it wouldn’t hurt to participate in his harmless holiday for just the one day. After giving one adorable ladybug girl a piece of candy, Larry conquers his Halloween-ween fears. Read More...


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