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 Im 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 havent changed.
MUSIC: You see its getting late, Oh, please dont 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: Youre planting them too close together.
MOTHER: Edna, its going to be a beautiful wedding.
EDNA: Yea, maybe.
ANNCR/SUPER: Patience. Pass it on. A message from The Foundation for a Better Life.
Patience. Pass It On!