Thanksgiving Is for the Bird-Kersees
Thanksgiving Is for the Bird-Kersees11
Season # 1
Episode # 8
Directed by: Chris Koch
Writen by: Scott King
Original Air Date: November 14, 2012
U.S. Viewers (millions) 6.82
Publication Order
Preceded by-
"50 Shades of Green"
Followed by-
"Merry Crap-mas"

"Thanksgiving Is for the Bird-Kersees" is the 8th episode of Season 1 in The Neighbors.


Marty’s in-laws usually join the Weavers for Thanksgiving, which no one is fond of. Marty’s dad, Dominic, makes him feel inadequate as a provider, and Marty’s mom, Theresa, makes Debbie feel like an awful cook – plus she makes ugly sweaters the kids have to wear.

Jackie’s sad because when they arrived on Earth, two of her sisters attempted a coup on Larry. They’ve since been locked up, so every fall, she misses her family. So Debbie invites the Bird-Kersees over for Thanksgiving as a nice gesture. Dick and Reggie free Jackie’s sisters to make her happy. It’s gonna be crowded.

Fairly quickly, things go wrong: Marty’s parents and Marty and Debbie are all fighting with each other, separately and together; the Weaver kids are destroying the sweaters; Jackie and Larry and fighting about Jackie’s sister; and Dick and Reggie are just sad about all this.

Dick has a nice chat with Theresa, and gets her to go easy on Debbie. As she thaws, Jackie’s sisters apologize for trying to overthrow Larry. Even Dominic eventually says he’s proud of Marty. The deep-fryer for the turkey catches the backyard on fire, but hey, it’s still a victory.

Guest StarsEdit

  • Leslie Jordan as Carla
  • Carla Renata as Leslie
  • Debra Mooney as Theresa Weaver
  • Stacy Keach as Dominick Weaver
  • Billy Malone as Greg Louganis


  • "Wishes and Stars" by Harper Simon
  • "Prayer of Thanksgiving" by Perry Como

Zabvronian RevelationsEdit

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