In The Neighborhood episode “Welcome to Thanksgiving,” Dave (Max Greenfield) and Gemma Johnson (Beth Behrs) host a Thanksgiving dinner at their new home and invite neighbors Calvin (Cedric the Entertainer) and Tina Butler (Tichina Arnold). It’s a memorable affair as Dave’s politically incorrect and outspoken mother, Paula, unexpectedly visits from out of town. Paula is portrayed by Marilu Henner. Henner describes her character as a Nancy Reagan wanna be. She’s very conservative.
Marilu Henner is best known for her roles as New York City cab driver Elaine Nardo on Taxi, for which she was nominated for five Golden Globes. She’s also recognized for her roles on Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Vivian Ludley), Evening Shade with Burt Reynolds (Ava Evans Newton), and in the films L.A. Story (Trudi), Johnny Dangerously (Lil), and Cannonball Run II (Betty), among others. Fun fact: Henner is one of about 12 people known to have “Superior Autobiographical Memory”, see book link above. The Neighborhood airs Mondays at 8 pm on CBS, right before Happy Together.
With Shirley MacLaine in Cannonball Run II…
Marilu Henner and Shirley MacLaine in Cannonball Run II (1984) pic.twitter.com/cLVi538wao
— History Lovers Club (@historylvrsclub) October 25, 2018
With Burt Reynolds on Evening Shade…
Burt Reynolds and Marilu Henner in Evening Shade pic.twitter.com/WQObU3DSIb
— Brian, Loves Movies (@Brianlovesmovi) September 17, 2018