I tweeted about it and decided to send a tweet directly to Toks Olagundoye, Jackie Joyner- Kersee herself.
I was just hoping for a retweet to help get the word out.
Well, to my surprise, Ms. Olagundoye and Mr. Tim Jo called the podcast from on set! (Tim Jo plays her son, Reggie Jackson)
Yes, you read that right, the two actors took the time out of their schedules while filming for this season to call into the podcast and THEY were excited that the live chat was scheduled!
Seriously? I pulled MY excitement in and chatted with them for a few minutes and they are very fun people and very interactive with their fans.
You can listen to the podcast by clicking here or on the picture below:
Review w/ SPOILERS:
As far as the actual episode is concerned, I saw what I have come to expect from The Neighbors. It was funny, engaging, and filled with heartfelt moments. I can’t think of any other comedy show on TV currently that can deliver the mix of these elements so well.
Reggie and Amber’s relationship has progressed and the two set of parents decide they need to intervene after catching them kissing in the first few minutes of the show.
One of the best lines of the show comes from Abby Weaver: “Reggie gave Amber a new face.” This simple way of expressing that Reggie makes Amber happy was profound and just simply perfect.
Reggie and Amber are the Odd Couple of couples, not just in their differences of alien/human races but in personalities as well. Reggie is completely in love and unafraid to express it to the more emotionally closed off Amber.
The line that hit me hardest in the gut was his confession at the end that “I do have a soulmate and I was pulled through space and time to meet her, and it’s you Amber.”
The parents delivered great performances in the show as well with their portrayals of the trials of trying to help their children make the proper decisions to avoid being hurt emotionally. Two great moments were when Debbie offered to help beat up Reggie’s alien soulmate with Amber and Jackie made sure that Reggie loved her “Most.”
We NEED this kind of family-oriented comedy on TV and I am thankful for the writers and actors that deliver this programming excellence to us!