Bathroom Etiquette
Bathroom Etiquette
Season # 1
Episode # 4
Directed by: Chris Koch
Writen by: Dan Fogelman
Original Air Date: October 17, 2012
U.S. Viewers (millions) 6.53
Publication Order
Preceded by-
"Things Just Got Real"
Followed by-

"Bathroom Etiquette" is the 4th episode of Season 1 in The Neighbors.


Dick and Reggie are headed to human school. Debbie and Marty are pretty sure Dick is going to be bullied. Larry and Jackie are getting fed up with the Weavers’ judgments, but they bite their tongues. But it’s Max who is beat up on Day One. By Dick.

After a meeting of kids and parents in the principal’s office, the Max vs. Dick slugfest is sorted out, though it’s clear tension remain between the Weavers and Zabvronians. (Larry repeatedly calling Dick “the victor” doesn't help.) That is until Dick finds Max getting bullied in the bathroom. Dick loses his cool and shows his true alien form, which lands them in the principal’s office again. The bullies are too scared to say much, and no one believes their story anyway. Would you?

Amber’s concerned about being popular, but Reggie helps her out by accusing her of breaking his heart by cheating on him with a “major American celebrity,” who he reveals to be Alan Alda. It still works, and Amber takes off with a popular jock named Jeremy.

The Weaver and Zabvronians make up and decide to help each other when they can, and leave the parenting judgments out.

Guest StarsEdit

  • Meagen Fay as Principal Birker
  • Grant Harvey as Jeremy
  • Madison West Gill as Bitchy Girl
  • Stephanie Little as Teacher
  • Christian Mooney as Ricky Newman
  • Aaron Zachary Philips as Adam Butler
  • Patrick O'Sullivan as Johnny Unitas
  • Alden Ray as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Katherine Tokarz as Mary Lou Retton



  • This is the first fight between the Weavers and the Bird-Kersees which resolves around the Weavers parents(mainly Debbie) interfering to much in how the Bird- Kirsees  should prepare Dick for school. Coincidently the second fight between the Weavers (occuring in the episode Space Invaders) and the Bird Kersee's resolves around a tense situation (once again caused by Debbie) which resolves around Larry and Jackie's oldest son Reggie Jackson.
  • Completely opposite to how his little brother's first day at school went Reggie Jackson's first day on went smooth without any problems.

Running gagsEdit

  • Larry or Jackie refering to Dick as the victor after which the Weavers or the Principal say he wasnt the victor.
  • Larry attempting to use sarcasm (and later sassyness)on a oblivious Debbie.


Zabvronian RevelationsEdit

  • Zabvronian children get their education by feeding on the brains of their elders.
  • The Zabvronians grow gardens in their bathrooms.
  • Zabvronians have three anuses.
  • When seperated from there parents even for a short while Zabvronian children perform an emotional love salut in which they tell there parents why they love them. 

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • The bullies refer to Max as "Harry Potter."
  • Reggie talks up Amber at school by claiming she's having a tryst with Alan Alda.


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