"neighbours" a racist dogwhistle used by white people.
Daniela just moved to a new place they keep complainig about all the "neighbours" living in the area
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Soap Opera set in Ramsay Street, Erinsborough, Australia.
Quick, turn on the TV, Neighbours is on.
by Tom Riddle August 13, 2004
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a hard word to describe...it is a soap in australia that is stupidly silly, yet highly addictive....u have to physically peal urself from it
"man...did u watch neighbours yesterday...a plane crash happened"

"i can't believe u watch it" "i can't help it...its ruining my life but i cant turn from it"
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The best soap ever. in england it is aired on the bbc twice a day, and as well as covering some really deep and emotional storylines (custody battles, alcoholism, divorce etc) it has a really good blend of humour (tango lessons, lou and harold, fashion for the over-45's etc) as well as taking the mick out of soaps in general (recently, libby and susan got addicted to a brazilian soap, libby ended up sleeping with an actor guy from it (alessandro cortezzzzzzzzz)and then left, so lyn had to break the news in a bizzarly over-soapy manner 'she was orphaned as a child, had to fend for herself on a desert island, and has a condition where she goes mad'... fantastic).

You have to watch neighbours, because it is uber-fantastich!!
wots the haps in neighbours? its crazy an makin me cry
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A stupid TV soap which was made before Home and Away (which is a great show) but now copies Home and Away story lines, has totally pathetic lame acting, cheap production, has the feel of an English tv show (boring and old) and is a waste of a good timeslot of television viewing. It always competes with Home and Away for the bigger audience but doesn't come close, Home and Away just has that extra edge and hotness to it. The reason it's so succesful is coz the English people in England and the English in Australia love it....boringggggg
Some loser: Yay neighbours is on now!
A normal person: I'd rather watch the news...actually lets watch neighbours coz I need something to laugh at...like their acting skills..

If you're a nobody actor then join neighbours....remember Big Brother's Blair acts on it...or if you wanna be a squeeky singer, but can't get a record deal then join Neighbours first...Kylie Minogue, Natalie Imbruglia (ok at least this one can actually sing), Holly Valance are a few...the list goes on

If you're a boring old person watch Neighbours, if you're a hot, cool teenager watch Home and Away.
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Neighbours is a long-running Australian soap opera, running daily episodes of 22 minutes (excluding commercials). It originally aired on the Seven Network in Australia in 1985; however, they cancelled the series later that year. The series was immediately picked up by rival Network Ten. It began screening on that channel in early 1986 and has remained popular with its core teenage audience ever since. The show was created by Reg Watson and is produced by the Reg Grundy Organisation.

The series follows the daily lives of several families who live in the fictional Ramsay Street, Erinsborough – although in fact it is restricted to the small cul-de-sac of six houses at the end of the street – and includes the usual soap staples of births, deaths, and marriages. The show features a regular turnover of attractive young actors mixed in with the more stable cast of older people. Though it is not commonly mentioned so as to not alienate viewers in other Australian cities, Erinsborough (nearly an anagram of 'Our Neighbours') is undoubtedly supposed to be a suburb of Melbourne. The show is filmed in Melbourne, and for street scenes uses Pin Oak Court in Vermont South, a suburb in eastern Melbourne. Erinsborough is often contrasted with the neighbouring, and equally fictitious, suburb of Eden Hills. Other locations often mentioned (and sometimes seen) in the show include West Waratah, Waratah Heights and Anson's Corner.

Many successful Australian actors and singers had some of their earliest work on Neighbours, including Kylie Minogue, Jesse Spencer, Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe (brief guest appearance), Natalie Imbruglia, Jason Donovan, Holly Valance, Mark Little, Radha Mitchell, Delta Goodrem and Natalie Bassingthwaighte. Actor Alan Dale who had previously starred in The Young Doctors, played the central character of Jim Robinson for the show's first seven years and is now a recognisable star in US series such as 24 and The O.C.. One of the most enduring characters currently on the show is Harold Bishop, played by actor Ian Smith who has also written many of the scripts for the show.

Neighbours celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2005 with a special episode which featured appearances from several former members of the cast.

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The show is also popular in the United Kingdom where it quickly gained a cult following after it began to be broadcast there in 1986. BBC One began by screening it at lunchtime, but it was soon given an early evening repeat slot by controller Michael Grade on the advice of his daughter. In the late 1980s it regularly had a UK audience in the tens of millions and was sometimes watched by more people than the population of Australia at that time. The episodes in the UK are now generally shown between one and three months after they are seen in Australia, as the BBC often removes the show from its schedule during major sports tournaments such as Wimbledon and bank holidays in order to take into account the fact that the show usually takes a four week break over the Christmas/New Year in Australia for the Southern Hemisphere summer. Accounting for the duplication of viewers across its two UK showings a day, the show rates on average over five million viewers a day, making it arguably the highest rated commonwealth import on British television.

It also airs every evening on Irish TV station RTÉ Two at 5.30. These episodes are also about three months behind the Australian network.

The show has also been sold to networks in many other countries. Episodes from 1999 were aired for a six-week trial basis on the American channel Oxygen in March of 2004. At first, it was shown in the afternoon opposite higher-rated American soaps such as The Young and the Restless and All My Children, which gave the show anemic ratings from the first airing; the people who would be most interested in the show were watching other, more established serials. After a couple of weeks, the show moved to a late-night time slot and eventually left the air entirely. It was the sixth Australian soap opera to be aired in the United States (The Sullivans, Prisoner, Home and Away, Paradise Beach and Pacific Drive are the other five).

It has been long aired by Television New Zealand and screens twice daily at 5:05am and 5:00pm.
The Seven Network (1985)
Network Ten, Australia (1986-)
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An Australian weekday soap opera broadcasted on Network Ten, Australia. Neighbours originally aired on The Seven Network in 1985 however Channel Seven canceled the series later that year. Network Ten bought rights to the series in 1986 and has screened it ever since.
Neighbours 1985-
Network Ten, Australia
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