You Opened The Door
Beverly & Adam safety dance and then dress alike (much to Adam’s chagrin) on the way to the school dance. Murray tells Barry that girls have a ‘Mike Schmidt’ in an attempt to explain the birds and the bees.
We’d really like to know what event this picture is from because you’ll see Bev’s “Perfetto” shirt (Italian for ‘perfect’) appear multiple times.
From Beverly: “The sweater was really ugly!!! What was I thinking? I was visiting Adam at camp Echo Lark circa 1980’s- he just revisited this camp last weekend for camp/LA friend’s bachelor party. His friend is a movie director, & they’ve known each other since they both went to camp when they were 10. Adam’s friends are forever.”
Adam’s cadre of friends grows even larger now that we are introduced to Emmy ‘Muscles’ Misrky. Barry almost ruins things when he tells Adam that men & women can’t be friends. A timely viewing of When Harry Met Sally further gums up the works.
In the photo Adam & Emmy are platonically painting each other with glue or something. Eat your hearts out Christian Grey & Dakota Johnson
Goldbergs Never Say Die
Witness the rise of Dave Kim! As we have stated before, this was the episode that sent our Goldnerd-dom into the stratosphere. Barry & Erica play a prank on Adam sending him into a Goonies frenzy that ultimately pays off when his grandma’s jewelry goes missing.
Dave Kim (yearbook picture above) has grown into a perfect friend/foil for Adam and thankfully this first time was not the last time we ran across this dude.
In case you haven’t noticed, sports aren’t really Adam’s thing. In an attempt to impress Murray he joins the Old York Road squad with less than impressive results. On the flip side Beverly’s attempts to help-then-undermine Erica’s SAT prep winds up plorpf-ing the whole thing.
This picture shows that if they wore hats instead of helmets on the ice, Adam would have been an enforcer that struck fear in the hearts of all who dared to oppose him.
For Your Own Good
The title comes from the war between Murray & Beverly in which they take away essential items from one another in the interest of ‘bettering’ them. It doesn’t work. We are also introduced to Nitrous and his bargaining skills. Adam, on the other hand, is having trouble on the bus (courtesy of JC Spink bullying him and calling him ‘Goldnerd’) and enlists Barry’s help. When Barry lets the power go to his head, Adam has to decide if it was worth it.
Eric is pictured while putting Adam in a headlock. Family clearly beats bullies every time, but sometimes just barely.
Part 4 will bring us to the end of Season 1!