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Neighbors from Hell was a short-lived Flash animated sitcom created by South Park veteran Pam Brady that premiered on June 7, 2010 on TBS. The plot basically concerns the adventures of a family of devils that must relocate to Texas in order to keep a powerful new drill with the ability to plow straight into Hell itself from becoming active, thereby destroying their underworld.

TBS did not renewed the series for a second season, with no plans of a revival in the foreseeable future.

Although produced by DreamWorks Animation (through the very short-lived MoonBoy Animation banner), the series is produced by 20th Century Fox and owned by that company's current parent Disney, making it one of the very few shows that DreamWorks Animation's parent NBCUniversal does not own the rights to. Ironically, 20th Century Fox distributed DWA's films from 2013-2017.

It should not be confused with a series of PC games by the same title.


  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: In the pilot, a man in hell is tortured by being accused to listen to Britney Spears music.
  • Death Seeker: Marjoe's dog wants to die than live another moment with her. But many attempts end in failure or bad timing (usually thanks to Marjoe).
  • Dissimile: Ashley from "Guns for Mutts" comes out with a few of these.
    Josh: (about a secret experiment facility) Woah! This place is weird.
    Ashley: You think this is weird? You should see my experiment shed at home. And by experiment shed I mean my underpants.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Tina is constantly repulsed by the disgusting and politically incorrect demeanor of her new neighbor Marjoe. Tina's daughter Mandy breaks up with Killbride's son because he's cruel to unpopular, or disabled kids. Even Satan himself is disconcerted by how amoral and evil Killbride can be.
  • Everyone Meets Everyone: Hellmans, meet weirdos from Texas.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The main characters are demons from hell and live as everyone else's neighbors in the suburbs.
  • Fartillery: In episode 1, Marjoe farts (purposely) in her suicidal dog's face just for laughs.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Josh loves animals and animals seem to love him back, sardonic considering he's a devil.
  • Guilty Pleasure: One of the triggers of the whole premise. Bal loved secretly watching Earth television, which is considered one of the most horrible things in existence in Hell. This leads to Bal knowing more about humans than any of the other devils, which makes him Satan's choice for the job up on earth.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Tina is almost never seen without some kind of alcoholic beverage (usually, though not always, a martini) in hand.
  • Hate Sink: Marjoe is meant to be the most revolting neighbor one can imagine: she has an annoying voice, pops up at every interval, delves deeply into TMI territory when discussing the "things" she does with her husband (and her poodle) (sometimes bringing them up with strangers), she's a racist (even naming her fancy goldfish N-Word Privileges because it's black). Even Tina (a demon) can't stand her.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: So much so, they make DEVILS look good, especially Don Killbride.
  • Idiot Hero: Balthazor. He's the hero of the show and isn't the brightest bulb in the book.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: The female executive producer that sexually harasses Balthazor is voiced by Jane Lynch, and basically looks like a caricature of her to boot.
  • Noble Demon: Even for literally being a devil, Balthazor's actually a pretty nice guy all things considered.
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  • Only Sane Man: Balthazor is this several times, as he's the only one in his family that actually tries to act like a rational human being. Despite being a demon, he's more rational than every other human in the show.
  • Our Demons Are Different: They treat sinful repentance as a punch-in-and-out day job and act seemingly human, with families.