Journey to the Center of the Mall
Journey to the Center of the Mall
Season # 1
Episode # 2
Directed by: Chris Koch
Writen by: Dan Fogelman
Original Air Date: October 3, 2012
U.S. Viewers (millions) 6.32
Publication Order
Preceded by-
Followed by-
"Things Just Got Real"

"Journey to the Center of the Mall" is the 2nd episode of Season 1 in The Neighbors.


After Debbie and Marty see Larry Bird and Jackie Joyner-Kersee improperly teach their children about humanity, by kidnapping the former pair's children, Debbie suggests enrolling Reggie and Dick in public school this fall. Larry Bird, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Dick Butkus, and Reggie Jackson accompany the Weaver family to the mall where the Zabvronians learn how humans socialize, and the Weavers learn to appreciate each others company.

End TagEdit

After 3 hours have passed Dominique Wilkins declares himself the new leader of the community. He begins his new rule by issuing a new law stating that anyone who is late with paying there home owners due will be forced to pay an extra penalty. Just as Dominique attempts to continue making changes Kareem Abdul Jabbar directs the attention of the rest of the community to the returning Sedan containing the Weaver and Bird-Kersee family. Larry emerges from the back of the Sedan and delivers a for him very rewarding eat it Dominique Wilkins much to Dominique's dismay.

Guest StarsEdit

  • Doug Jones as Dominique Wilkins
  • Alden Ray as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Katherine Tokarz as Mary Lou Retton
  • Patrick O'Sullivan as Johnny Unitas


"Sailing" by Christopher Cross.


Jackie: [whispers to Larry] How does he know about Michael Bay

Larry: Ssshhh



  • This episode starts and develops the intented friendships between the Weaver and Bird-Kersees family. Abby and Max become friends with Dick. Marty becomes friends with Larry. Amber becomes friends with Reggie and Amber become friends and Debbie becomes friends with Jackie.

Running GagsEdit

  • Jackie asking Debbie if certain foods are made from what they are called (example if finger foods are made from fingers and if kids meals are made from kids.)

Zabvronian RevelationsEdit

  • Music appears to have a pacifying effect on Zabvronians as the music from the radio instantly calmed down the priorly to that point freaking out Bird-Kersee family.


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