AFTER SEEING A BROADWAY MUSICAL, LARRY DECIDES TO CREATE
ONE OF HIS OWN, ON ABC'S "THE NEIGHBORS"
Academy Award-winning Composer Alan Menken Writes Original Songs
"Sing Like a Larry Bird" - Increasingly comfortable exploring the world outside of their gated community, the Bird-Kersees ignore the Weavers' concerns and decide to go to into the city to see a Broadway show. Inspired by the experience, Larry decides to put on a musical of his own, which goes well until Dick literally missteps. Instead of going to Marty and Debbie for help (as they have done many times before), the Bird-Kersees risk exposing their true identities when they call 9-1-1, on "The Neighbors," FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (8:31-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. Academy Award-winning Alan Menken composed original songs for the episode. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 3/13/13)
"The Neighbors" stars Jami Gertz as Debbie Weaver, Lenny Venito as Marty Weaver, Simon Templeman as Larry Bird, Toks Olagundoye as Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Clara Mamet as Amber Weaver, Tim Jo as Reggie Jackson, Ian Patrick as Dick Butkus, Max Charles as Max Weaver and Isabella Cramp as Abby Weaver.
Guest starring are Doug Jones as Dominique Wilkins, Katherine Tokarz as Mary Lou Retton, Patrick O'Sullivan as Johnny Unitas, Alden Ray as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kiersten Lyons as Billie Jean King, Caitlin Thompson as reporter, Nick Eldredge as high pants alien and Tristen Winger as clown.
"Sing Like a Larry Bird" was written by Tracy Oliver and directed by John Fortenberry.
"The Neighbors" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.
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