Month: August 2014

That’s A Goldies Wrap!

After six long weeks of having to click a button for your favorite Goldbergs things, the Goldnerds Fan Awards have come to a close. We’d like to thank each and every person who took the time to vote for their favorites (or write in their favorites when the choice wasn’t there). You made this a success!

We had some odd & funny write-ins, including:

  • “Barry eating donuts out of the trash” as his best talent
  • Vic & Mr. Kremp as favorite single guest star appearance (they’re in multiple episodes)
  • Uncle Marvin as favorite multiple appearance guest star (he’s in one episode)

But the best write-in had to be in the Adam’s “real” Best Friend category – someone simply wrote “Pops,” which is all kinds of heartwarming goodness.

You may have noticed the image on our trophy was none other than the funny, beautiful & talented Goldie Hawn. Who better to represent the award than Goldie herself?!funGoldie

All winners are listed below so you can relive the excitement and the percentages are available on all polls so you can find out how much your votes won (or lost) by. We can’t wait to find out what’s in store for Season 2 so we can get ready for Goldies 2015!

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Why “The Goldnerds”?

We are just 5 weeks from the Season 2 premiere of The Goldbergs on ABC! This little “Goldnerds” venture has come a long way during the summer between the seasons and we wanted to give you a refresher course on what we’re doing here.

goldnerdsIn its simplest form “The Goldnerds” are simply fans of The Goldbergs TV show. The name seemed too obvious once it came to mind after hearing Adam bullied with it during a few latter episodes. Nerd was a mildly derogatory term in the 80’s but, along with geek, has made an interesting resurgence/turnaround in the 21st century. It can even be used to describe overzealous fans of anything and that’s where it seemed appropriate to describe dedicated “Goldbergs” fans as Goldnerds.

As with almost anything these days, we assume that once we have a brilliant idea it’s already been taken. [Editor’s note: Many years ago when the annual McDonald’s Monopoly game was gaining popularity I thought of designing a website where people could come together and share their game pieces or discuss what they had and trade this for that. The name? McNopoly of course! It was perfect! So I typed McNopoly.com into the browser and there it was. Someone had already started it a year prior. How could my genius have already been matched?] We quickly Googled “Goldnerds” and found the most popular results pertaining to gold investors from Australia. They already had a lock on the name and we didn’t want to go up against the wealthy so it was time for a little more brainstorming.

goldnerds_logoWell, the show is actually called “The Goldbergs” so wouldn’t it be great to call fans “The Goldnerds”? Yes, yes it would. That name was not taken so we immediately set out to register all “thegoldnerds” names we could. This was successful until Twitter. It turns out someone already has @thegoldnerds and not very active. But @goldnerds was available so it was decision time. Common branding is very important and to make people use different names for different things can lose you fans/customers! In the end we decided to make Twitter the exception and go “thegoldnerds” everywhere else.

This is why you will find us at: instagram.com/thegoldnerds thegoldnerds.tumblr.com facebook.com/thegoldnerds thegoldnerds.wordpress.com thegoldnerdsATgmail.com and right here at thegoldnerds.com. Twitter is the exception twitter.com/goldnerds (@goldnerds). It’s not completely ideal but it’s working so far! We appreciate each and every person who takes the time to Like, Favorite, RT, Share, reblog, etc…our content. Goldbergs fans are the best and Goldnerds Never Say Die!

In order to foster a community aspect among fans we decided to create some cheap membership/business cards. They came out looking better than we had hoped but then came the challenge of actually distributing them to people. We’re not a business and don’t have a printing press at our disposal so we had to limit them to something manageable. Also international shipping can get pricey so we’ve had to keep the recipients in the USA. (We apologize to our international Goldnerds but we’re working on a way to get everyone involved)

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The question we get asked a lot is “How do I get a card?” There’s not a simple answer to that because the amount is limited in nature and therefore we can’t give them to just anyone who asks. We feel only the most dedicated fans of The Goldbergs – the true Goldnerds – deserve these cards, but that is something very hard to gauge. So if we see you tweeting, blogging, posting, sharing, commenting on (etc..) a great deal of positive Goldbergs stuff then we will offer one to you. (As of this writing less than half remain). It’s likely that we will miss many true fans and for that we are truly sorry, but the cards are just for fun and we hope to be able to offer more fun in the future.

Thank you for all of your support and for taking the time to read this little explanation. We hope to see you online and can’t wait to join in the fun that’s sure to happen during The Goldbergs Season 2 and beyond!

Get your VOTE on!

The stars have aligned this week and we have THREE options for all fans of the Goldbergs to vote and allow their voices to be heard!

First, all of you Goldnerds know that the Goldies has been running since July and we are down to the last few days of voting. All awards will be virtually handed out next week so get your last minute votes in below (including the newest category – Favorite Goldberg) or at this link.

fb-nanner3Next up, and also ending this week, is the EWwy awards hosted by Entertainment Weekly (EW). This is of course in response to the GIGANTIC Emmys snub of Wendi McLendon-Covey, so they created a whole awards event just for her. They had to sprinkle the love around to other people and categories just to make it seem fair (I mean, we love Emmy Rossum, but Shameless isn’t even a comedy!!!!), but we know why it really exists. Enough reading, just go vote for Wendi over here! tumblr_na5xjohLej1raqesqo1_500 And then come back and get this badge! (both badge and poster were created by the wonderful and talented @comedy_girl) wendibadgeLastly, but not leastly, on our list is the Totally Awesome Goldbergs Marathon (or the TAGM) which airs on ABC September 3rd at 8/7C. Here you can vote for your favorite 80’s moment (sound familiar?) from everyone’s favorite show. It says the top moments (plural) will be featured so while “Call Me When You Get There” is way out in the lead, there’s still hope for our favorite “Goldbergs Never Say Die” to show up. Vote for the TAGM here.

It’s an exciting time to be a member of the Goldnerds! Keep sharing for your chance to get one of the limited edition Goldnerds Membership cards that everyone is talking about

The Goldies – Week 5

Only 9 days left! It’s a perfect day to vote! And vote in all categories. Then vote again! You can now see results for all previous weeks, but if you don’t like what you see you can change it with your votes!

This week we’re looking forward and back. What would you like to see in Season 2? What did you like to hear in Season 1?

 

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