Love Is A Mix Tape
Much like it is right now, last summer was an eternity waiting for new episodes of The Goldbergs. When it finally returned we found that the show didn’t miss a beat! Adam wants to declare is love for Dana in a way only the 80’s & 90’s knew how – make a mix tape of the most meaningful songs to woo her. Unfortunately Beverly intercepts the tape and assumes it’s for her. And then things get really awkward from there…
The other siblings conspire to get Barry a fake ID so he can make the beer run for the next party. Erica already has one emblazoned with the name “Sophia Lopez” and when Barry can’t think of a name, one is chosen for him: Carlos Del Monaco!
The picture above appears to be the real Barry’s fake ID. Unless he was born a few years earlier and didn’t live the family in Jenkintown, I think it’s safe to say this driver’s license is not up to snuff.
Friend of the Goldnerds – Susan Cinoman – pitched the main story of this episode to Adam and he liked it so much he made it into an episode! You can read about Susan’s experience here and listen to our exclusive interview with Susan on Episode 10 of The Goldnerds Podcast.
In the episode Adam doesn’t get the part he wants in the school play which leads to a showdown between “blonde monster” Bev and drama teacher Ms. Cinoman. Meanwhile Barry is upset at Murray for leaving sporting events too early so Murray tries to find someone else to go with him. It doesn’t work out so well. But we do find out that Vic is from Edmonton. Oh, Canada!
Pictured above is the argyled Mur-man with young Adam.
The Facts of Bleeping Life
“It sounds like nobody’s going to take it.” So says Pops upon hearing Barry & Adam’s Twisted Sister cover band. Realizing they need a gig, Barry proposes they play at Bev & Murray’s upcoming wedding vow renewals. Why renew? Well because Chuck & Diana had a wedding that was a little more majestic & regal than the Goldbergs’. Also vying for band superstardom is the Gal Pals – consisting of Lainey & Erica and a lot more talent. When Bev finds out Murray faked his vows she calls the whole thing off. Will they “sha la la la” happily ever after? Watch to find out!
The post-story-pre-credits scene showed Adam and Barry rocking out to something. Barry is playing bass in the photo above.
Shall We Play A Game?
In this episode the JTP arrive on the scene and your life will never be the same. After Barry & his crew see War Games they’re convinced that Adam and his computer can hack into the school and change their grades. Adam realizes this is much harder than it seems in a major motion picture, so he fakes out the crew so he can join their “cool” ranks. Also trying to be cool is Beverly who finds out that Erica & her friends hang out with one of the other moms who is super cool! The Bevernator tries to liven things up with her typical amount of success.
We’re going to go out on a limb and say that this picture is of Adam’s wife when she was a little girl. She definitely shows up later but this one has an air of mystery.
Family Takes Care of Beverly
It’s Halloween! In an attempt to break a non-existent Abba Zabba record Barry eats himself into the hospital with a blocked bowel. Before this happens, though, Barry invokes Bushido Code on Erica for saving her life by knocking a soda out of her hands after she ate some Pop Rocks. He wants her to talk him up to Lainey, but things backfire and the Abba Zabba takes hold of his insides.
Across town Pops is evicted from his apartment after burning it down during a Halloween party. Bev offers up the attic and jumps at the chance to have all of her boys under one roof. Even though Pops wouldn’t mind going to live at “Shady Willows” Bev is concerned her worst nightmare will come true – that everyone will leave her once they get older.
Adam & Beverly are pictured, and Adam’s reassuring hand says “I’ll never leave you….until I’m old enough, that is!”