Sometimes the last thing you want to do for somebody ought to be the first. In "Neighbors," the creators wanted to portray a person who, in many ways, wasn't "deserving" of help. The character of Edna is a grouchy person. Yet the mother has taught her daughter the important lesson that their job as neighbors is to help out, without an expectation that their good gesture would be equally reciprocated.
DAUGHTER: Seventh grade. What was this jumper made of?
DAUGHTER: You let me go to school dressed like a seat cover?
MOTHER: You convinced me that it was good for you.
DAUGHTER: Uh-oh. Edna.
EDNA: You know I’m having this wedding here tomorrow, and your weeds are growing through the fence! Do you care?
MUSIC: Think of your fellow man, lend him a helping hand. Put a little love in your heart..
DAUGHTER: I see some things haven’t changed.
MUSIC: You see it’s getting late, Oh, please don’t hesitate, put a little love in your heart.
MOTHER: Take this to Edna while I change into my garden clothes.
DAUGHTER: Why me?
MUSIC: And the world will be a better place, put a little love in your heart.
EDNA: You’re planting them too close together.
MOTHER: Edna, it’s going to be a beautiful wedding.
EDNA: Yea, maybe.
ANNCR/SUPER: Patience. Pass it on. A message from The Foundation for a Better Life.
I asked my 10 yr old son to help an elderly lady who was pushing a bike with a basket of groceries in the snow in front of our house...she smacked him with a newspaper and shouted, "You leave me alone! Go away!" (Shades of Edna) The lesson I tried to give my son was lost that time!
Toni 5 months ago from Auburn WA
Edna is so funny!
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sara almost 2 years ago from St. Louis
This is a very god video and I like it
Benjamin Yilcord over 2 years ago from school
i used this for my project i got an A for creativity!!!!!!!!!!!
lauren over 2 years ago from las vegas
I love the Commericals that you have. They are so inspirational. Thank you. It's nice to see good, wholesome things on the TV. Thank you with all my heart.
Robin H. almost 3 years ago from Jasper, GA
I am just so proud this mission was implemented! Your efforts are appreciated and valued. God Bless...
Valerie Powell about 3 years ago from United States
I love these I'm 12. Very funny and heart changing thanks.
Mackenzie B over 3 years ago from Trinity North Carolina
The TV Spots are very interesting and thought provoking. Keep up the good work. I sincerely feel the people should view and learn (get back to the basics). Good job friends!
Sudheer Tavta over 3 years ago from India
Your TV spots are wonderful--they are beautifully done! They bring a tear to my eye and a smile to my face. Keep up the good work!
Sally P. almost 4 years ago from Penn Valley, CA
Inspiring.....brilliant work. Uplifting.
Britt P over 4 years ago from Massachusetts
I think we've all experienced that type of person in our lives. What a great message to reach out regardless if one is reciprocated or not. The wonder and beauty is in the reaching out, not in the receiving back (anyhow). Love it!
Bev M. over 5 years ago from Canada
I was blown away by them. They're thought provoking and very moving. Thanks.
Silvia R. over 5 years ago from Chicago, IL
I'd like to say I'm very proud and happy for this Foundation... Great job!
I pass it on to all my friends, I do my best. Thank you for that!
Alessandra S. almost 6 years ago from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
Very effective- kindness to unpopular people is sorely needed! Thanks for the reminder.
Susan S. almost 6 years ago from Bethlehem, PA
I know someone like that...amazing!
Dexter G almost 7 years ago from Phil
I lived with a woman who always thought those who complained the most were the ones who needed the most love. They were hurting and all it took was one person to reach out...often it was my Nanny...Thank you warmly for the reminder.
Lady Samm almost 7 years ago from Toronto, Canada