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“The Neighbors” is welcoming two sitcom legends in guest-starring roles. Reginald VelJohnson — formerly Carl Winslow of “Family Matters” — and Meredith Baxter — Elyse Keaton on “Family Ties” — will make an appearance on the show’s Thanksgiving episode.

But who will these comedy parents play? They will play parents, of course. They’re the parents of Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Toks Olagundoye), to be exact (as reported by EW.com). This means that the characters will a) be aliens and b) be really super weird.

That’s only to be expected on a show about aliens living in a gated suburb (adjacent to a golf course) in New Jersey. When the human Weaver family moves in, they get the honor of explaining the world to the athlete-named Zabrovnians. The results are interesting at best.

VelJohnson and Baxter are not the first alien parents to come for a visit. George Takei (“Star Trek”) guest-starred as Larry Bird’s (Simon Templeman) father in the first season finale episode.

“The Neighbors” airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m. on ABC.