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The Neighbors Recap: "Mo Purses Mo Money Mo Problems"

Last night’s episode of The Neighbors saw Debbie attempting to hold a garage sale after she damages her car. Determined to pay for the repairs with her own money but put off by the fact that she’s not good with money, she enlists Jackie’s help after Larry declares women are not fit for working outside the home – and Jackie is great at it! Things take a more stressful turn when Jackie makes a deal with a buyer, guest star Bethany Frankel, and gets them more money for purses that Debbie has made, provided they can produce more in just a couple of days. Inspired, Debbie goes out for material to make new purses, yet after a montage of purse production they’ve only made one, and they are just not going to make it in time. READ MORE...

The Neighbors: 'I Believe I Can Drive' Recap

This week’s episode of The Neighbors saw the residents of Hidden Hills tackling yet another everyday, human activity – driving. Well, sort of. When Amber goes to her parents citing a need for money to take a Driver’s Ed course she turns down Marty’s offer to teach her, however, Jackie and Larry (who were listening in on the conversation) decide that maybe they should learn to drive. What could possibly go wrong? READ MORE...

The Neighbors "Sing Like a Larry Bird" Recap

I know, I know – usually when we hear "musical episode" we all groan, "are they really doing that?" But – in the case of The Neighbors, where everything is zany, nothing is normal, and anything goes – this episode totally worked. The episode’s music, contributed by award-winning composer Alan Menken, lent itself to the Bird-Kersee’s desire to see a Broadway musical, and later stage something similar themselves. After the aliens mimic Amber’s attempt at flattering her parents to get what they want, Debbie and Marty turn them down – they will not bring them to New York and that’s final. READ MORE...

Review: 'The Neighbors' - 'Sing Like a Larry Bird'

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reviews "Sing Like a Larry Bird," the March 13 musical episode of ABC's "The Neighbors," and says it shows how far the sitcom has come from its humble beginnings. Read More... //www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/review-the-neighbors-sing-like-a-larry-bird-sending-our-love-down-a-well

The Neighbors Season 1 Review “I Believe I Can Drive” – Some Have the Gift, Some Don’t

I’m tired of The Neighbors narrating my life! It’s very strange. I don’t put this in every review of this show, but more often than not, The Neighbors has plot lines that speak more to my experiences than I expected it would. Even this episode, "I Believe I Can Drive," relates to me. I, like Larry and Amber, can’t drive. Well, that’s not entirely true–I can drive just as well as anyone else, but I choose not to. It’s way too stressful for me. But I identify with Larry and Amber’s annoyance and frustration with driving. Driving just seems to come easier to some people than others and it’s irritating when you can’t join the rest of the driving world. It’s like sitting at the geek table while watching the cool kids have fun. READ MORE...

The Neighbors Season 1 Review “Camping” – Manhood is Tested, Feelings Get Revealed

So, the recent episode of  The Neighbors , "Camping," was interesting in a lot of ways. Firstly, we got to see more of Marty’s childhood and why he is a big man-child and we also got to see more of Amberdealing  with her growing feelings for Reggie. We also saw the return of Jackie’s varying accents. To recap just a bit before I break plot points down–Both the Weavers and the Bird-Kersees feel like they need to get away. Marty wants to prove to his son that he can be just as much of a Paul Bunyan He-Man like his son’s grandpa. Meanwhile, Jackie and Larry are both at their wits’ end with their sons either toasting everything (in the case of Dick) or texting their girlfriend (in the case of Reggie). So acamping trip  it is! READ MORE...

The Neighbors Season 1 Review “Larry Bird Presents an Oscar-Winning Film by Larry Bird” – Spelling, Tea Parties and Daddy Issues

This episode of  The Neighbors , the long-titled "Larry Bird  Presents an Oscar-Winning Film by Larry Bird," is one of the best episodes of the season, I think. Part of the storyline is in the title, but the short of it is that Larry Bird decides to make an Oscar-winning film. The project unveils Dick Butkus’ approval issues with his father, Reggie Jackson’s longing to be a movie star, Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s constant need to care for a child (now funneled through Sandra Bullock’s  The Blind Side ), Max’s inefficient spelling capabilities and Marty’s freakout moment in high school. READ MORE...

The Neighbors Season 1 Review “Mother Clubbers” – The Moms Get Dolled Up

When one is feeling under the weather , one underrated form of medicine is laughter. Thankfully, I, who was feeling a bit listless and disgusting yesterday, got several chuckles from this episode of  The Neighbors , "Mother Clubbers ." In this episode, Larry endeavors to become more beautiful than his wife after learning that on Earth, he’s not the 10 he was on their home planet. Instead, Jackie has become the hot number. Marty also gets a makeover  to prove to Debbie that he’s not a man-child. READ MORE...

The Neighbors Season 1 Review “Space Invaders” Amber’s Heart Is Beginning to Thaw

Poor Amber, right?  The Neighbors  delves into young love and loss once again with "Space Invaders." It’s another Reggie-centric episode, but we’ve also got some Amber revelations to indulge in! Finally, Amber’s heart is  beginning to expand and realize the error of its ways! However, it’s too late! Things kind of go amok when Reggie asks Giselle, who’s now his study buddy, to marry him. He’s simultaneously falling for her and worried that he won’t be able to find someone  else to actually like him back. Reggie’s parents are already furious that he’s dating a human, but they’re horrified when he declares their impending marriage. READ MORE...

The Neighbors Season 1 Review “The Back Nine” – Race and Class Issues, The Zabvronian Way

"The Back Nine," this week’s episode of  The Neighbors , was very sneaky. I was pleasantly surprised it started bringing in one of the beauties of science-fiction ; the ability to talk about arbitrary race and class issues.Now the show is really beginning to be what I thought it would be from the pilot. This episode the Bird-Kersees got invited to a country club  and they feel it’s because they are finally being recognized for being superior beings. They also think it’s because Earthlings finally accept them. The Weavers feel getting accepted into the country club  could be their chance to finally feel accepted by others too, although they want the ritzy to want them to be a part of the hoity toity fold. READ MORE...