Aug 8, 2012
Since the initial trailers for ABC’s new fall show The Neighbors made their way online back in May, people have noticed little glimpses of a 2011 Duffy the Disney Bear in several shots.
Just a week or two ago, they began showing a new trailer in the US and my Mom is the one who caught it — the “More Heart than Humanly Possible” trailer includes a full shot of Duffy this time!
The Neighbors is set to debut on September 26 and, I will be in Spain that week for a travel blogging conference. Will try to catch it on Hulu or have Mom DVR it so I can watch when I am in the US in October.
While yes, it’s convenient product placement by ABC/Disney, and I am sure a number of people will complain, I am just excited to see Duffy make any sort of appearance on TV. It will be interesting to see if Duffy is an integral part of the show, and addressed by name, or just a mere prop who, at one point, is painfully ripped from the daughter’s hands by her brother in one show trailer. Poor Duffy!
New ABC ‘The Neighbors’ Trailer: More Heart Than Humanly Possible
If the video shows “only available in the US” try using this link to The Neighbors trailer as I was able to view it in Europe.
Original ABC ‘The Neighbors’ Trailer
In this trailer, you get a quick glimpse of Duffy as he’s ripped from the girl’s arm by her brother and you can see him again (well his paw anyways) when the family is all in bed together.
Premise of ‘The Neighbors’
If you are not familiar with the new show, it is written by Dan Fogelman (Cars, Tangled, and Crazy, Stupid, Love) who is also an executive producer with Aaron Kaplan, Jeff Morton (Modern Family) and Chris Koch (Workaholics, Modern Family).
The premise involves the Weaver family who moves to a private gated community in New Jersey and soon discovers their neighbors are from another planet, literally, and all have pro-athlete names.
The Neighbors stars Jami Gertz (Entourage, Modern Family, Still Standing, Ally McBeal) as Debbie Weaver, Lenny Venito (Bored to Death, Men in Black III, Person of Interest, Curb Your Enthusiasm) as Marty Weaver, Simon Templeman as Larry Bird, Toks Olagundoye as Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Clara Mamet as Amber Weaver, Tim Jo (Glory Daze) as Reggie Jackson, Ian Patrick (Wanderlust) as Dick Butkis, Max Charles (The Three Stooges, The Amazing Spider-Man) as Max Weaver, Isabella Cramp as Abby Weaver.
Guest starring are Mitch Rouse as the Real Estate Agent and Doug Jones as Alien. Co-Starring are Bruce Green as Angry Man and Mary K. DeVault as Angry Woman.
Will you be watching The Neighbors to catch a glimpse of Duffy in the series?