A Goldbergs Gift Guide

So maybe you missed out on winning The Ultimate Goldnerds Gift Pack, but you still want to get some good items for The Goldbergs fan in your life (or yourself….let’s be honest). Well you are in luck! The Goldnerds have teamed up with CafePress to highlight some of their greatest Goldbergs-themed gift items from various designers that you will definitely want for the holidays.

Remember that these designs are available on more than just T-Shirts, so customize them to get exactly the gift you desire! Here are some of our favorites (click on each picture to go to that item):

Ball-Ball Champion The Goldbergs Baseball Jersey
Recently seen in “A Christmas Story”, Ball Ball and its ever-changing rules is a game for the ages
Big Tasty featuring Lil' Yum Yum
From the Season 3 premiere comes a rap duo no one ever expected
Goldbergs Social Awareness Club T-Shirt
From “I Caddyshacked The Pool,” if a cause matters to you then the Social Awarness Club will put it on a shirt!
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You technically can’t say JTP if you’re not in the JTP, but no one said anything about merchandise
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Lainey finds out in the Season 3 premiere that being a Goldberg kid means experiencing the Demanding of Excellence
I'm So Flappy The Goldbergs
Also in the Season 3 premiere Beverly wears exactly how she feels (or the opposite)
I Believe T-Shirt
A Goldnerds classic! Let the whole world know where your allegiance is
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Hulu For The Holidays

IF for some reason you haven’t heard yet, ALL episodes of The Goldbergs are available to watch on Hulu.com for subscribers.

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This means everything from the Season 1 pilot to the just-aired “A Christmas Story.” To commemorate this and the holiday season, Hulu sent out an e-mail that was Goldbergs specific. Check it out below!

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EW Season Finale Awards!

It’s hard to believe it’s been a week since The Goldbergs Season 2 finale! Even harder is the fact that we have to wait FOUR MORE months until Season 3. Ugh! Us Goldnerds feel hard too!

Fear not – it’s time to activate the Goldnerds for awards season! First up is the Entertainment Weekly Season Finale Awards. Now, it would be easy just to write in The Goldbergs for every category, but we’ve taken the guesswork out of some of the categories for you and came up with our own list to help you fill in the blanks. As always you are free to make your own choices, but these are our suggestions for nominations in each of the categories

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  • Best Romantic Cliffhanger: Dana leaves for Seattle and gives Adam his ring back – Goldbergs Feel Hard
  • Unforgettable Line: Did you have a fart that fooled you? – Coach Mellor – The Goldbergs
  • Funniest Finale: The Goldbergs – Goldbergs Feel Hard
  • Best Serious Moment in a Comedy: Dana leaves for Seattle & gives Adam his ring back – Goldbergs Feel Hard
  • Best ‘Shipper Moment: Lainey tells Barry “I Love You” – Golbergs Feel Hard
  • Top Tissue Moment: Dana leaves for Seattle and gives Adam his ring back – Goldbergs Feel Hard
  • Best Non-Romantic Cliffhanger: Who was in the Fighting Quaker suit? – Goldbergs Feel Hard
  • Best Use of Music – If You Leave by OMD as both Dana & Erica are leaving – Goldbergs Feel Hard

What else should we put in there? So many lines are unforgettable it’s hard to pick just one! You can refresh and keep submitting. Let’s get The Goldbergs nominated!

Spoilers & Special Guests

This week we had two reruns on The Goldbergs, but on The Goldnerds Podcast we had two ALL NEW episodes! Not only that, these episodes featured some very special guests!

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From upcoming episode ‘The Lost Boy’ (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)

On Wednesday we had the pleasure of speaking to the man himself: Adam F. Goldberg. Adam was kind enough to spend over an hour with us talking about The Goldbergs and other projects he is working on. He even shared some spoilers and upcoming information (including the next new episode “The Lost Boy”) that you haven’t heard anywhere else! If you’re any kind of fan of The Goldbergs, and want to know more about the show (and if there’s going to be a Season 3) you NEED to listen to this podcast! Click here to go to PodcastGarden and listen/download, or click here to subscribe to the show on iTunes so you never miss a minute!

Adam & the Phanatic from 'The Lost Boy'
Adam & the Phanatic from ‘The Lost Boy’ (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)

Wednesday night was a double-header of The Goldbergs beginning with “Mama Drama.” Regular visitors to thegoldnerds.com will remember that the REAL Miss Cinoman shared her story of that episode with us way back in September. Well, on Friday we had the chance to bring her on the podcast and talk to her more in depth about that episode and her history with Adam (and Beverly) Goldberg. We had a fun time chatting with her and we’d like you to listen to the result!

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THE GOLDBERGS – “Mama Drama” (ABC/Tony Rivetti)
SUSAN CINOMAN, SEAN GIAMBRONE

The Goldbergs airs on ABC Wednesday nights at 8:30/7:30c. March 18th is a repeat of “Shall We Play A Game?” while March 25th sees the return of new episodes with “The Lost Boy”

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2014 Wrap-up

AKA – Goldnerds: Year One!

goldnerdsAs we look back on 2014 we realize it was a great year for both The Goldbergs and the Goldnerds! Anything that’s good for the show is great for its fans and that mean #1980something was awesome in 2014.

The Goldnerds launched back in May just in time for the Season 1 finale. The only thing we knew was that more and more people needed to watch this show and thus the fandom was born! Right out of the gate we got some fun followers on Twitter and the dream became a reality.

We were faced with the problem of launching a fandom in the summer between the seasons, but thankfully ABC helped us out with two episodes of The Goldbergs on most Wednesdays throughout the summer. Also, to unify the fans, we decided to create and rally behind #Emmy4Wendi. Oh, and we also instituted #FunFactFriday throughout most Fridays of the summer. And this was just what we started in May!

In June we hit full stride on the #Emmy4Wendi campaign and received some great artwork help from the WendiFanSite. Unfortunately an official nomination was nowhere to be found so it was up to the fans to take matters into their own hands. The Goldies was/were born in July!

The first annual Goldies (Goldnerds Fan Awards) was a smashing success and ran through August. With Season 2 in full swing some categories are already shaping up for next year! (You can see last year’s winners right here.) July was also the month we debuted our first series of Goldnerds membership cards. Towards the end of July the cast was back at it and gearing up for Season 2 and August brought more hints of what was to come!

September began the 23 Days of Goldbergs leading up to the Season 2 premiere. The Season 1 DVD was released to great acclaim and we launched our first line of Goldnerds clothing & accessories (which was quickly shut down due to the fact that we had no idea Sony was planning on doing something similar the following month). You can still believe in 1980something however, because our re-design was eventually approved for purchase. Click here to order!

October saw the release of the Goldnerds Downloadable Collectible (which didn’t get quite the traction we were hoping for, but contained brilliant almost minimalist designs from @comedy_girl that you shouldn’t have missed). Season 2 was rockin’ onscreen and in the ratings so it was time for a November surprise! That’s right – Goldnerds Cards: Series 2! The release of the new cards actually occurred in December, but the giveaway hasn’t quite gone as planned & we’re still stocked with new cards we’d love to give to you (see giveaway post for details).

Though we have come to the last day of the year it really only feels like the Goldnerds are just getting started. There’s obviously plenty of news to be shared for the rest of The Goldbergs Season 2 (more on that in a later post). It looks like 2015 holds a lot of promise for the fans.

Happy New Year Goldnerds! See you in 2015

GOLDNERDS GIVEAWAY

***UPDATE: The podcast is LIVE over at Podbean or on iTunes! Listen to the December 3rd episode, e-mail the Top5 to thegoldnerds@gmail.com and WIN!!!

First things first – there is a NEW episode of The Goldbergs tonight on ABC entitled “I Rode A Hoverboard” and it looks amazing as always. Be sure to watch tonight at 8:30/7:30C

Now, on to the giveaway. Many of you noticed last week when we posted both old and new Goldnerds cards that we had in our possession. It’s taken quite a bit of brainstorming trying to figure out a way to distribute them but we have finally come up with a way!

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New cards!

This morning our CEO (Joe Goldnerds) made his audio debut on TheFlickStop podcast talking about all things Goldbergs. It was an awesome experience and throughout the show he listed his top 5 favorite episodes so far. If you would like a pair of these fancy new Goldnerds cards, all you need to do is listen to the show in its entirety (watch our Twitter & Facebook feeds for the link) and e-mail Joe’s top 5 to thegoldnerds@gmail.com. If you’re one of the first 30 to correctly send in the list then you win and will be contacted for further details!

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Original Goldnerds Memebership Cards

Keen Goldnerds followers know that on Facebook we also announced that we found an extra TWO original Goldnerds Membership Cards. This means that two lucky winners will be selected at random to ALSO receive one of those highly-coveted & highly-laminated bundles of joy!

Happy Holidays from The Goldnerds

Goldbergs News!

In the middle of the Marvel internet freakout, some really cool news about upcoming episodes of The Goldbergs was released that you may have missed.

  • Ferris Bueller Tribute Episode

On Tuesday it was announced that the John Hughes homage is finally set – “Adam’s Folly” will be based on the hit 1986 classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. From The Hollywood Reporter:

“Ferris Bueller (played by Matthew Broderick) exuded cool. He got the girl, he had the epic day off, he outsmarted his teachers, parents, siblings and classmates. And the way John Hughes captured that epic day of fun, it was the obvious choice to send the Goldbergs on a quest to re-create that awesome day off,” Goldberg said in a statement. “My older brother Barry and I had little in common growing up, but we shared an equal obsession with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Watching it over and over was how we bonded and we quoted lines from it as if it was our secret language. We saw ourselves in the iconic character of Ferris, the popular schemer who could do no wrong. However, we all knew the reality — neither of us was a Ferris. Sadly, we both more resembled Cameron (Alan Ruck), Ferris’ hapless sidekick.”

We’re looking forward to the many possibilities this episode can bring. Compared to a 22-minute episode, the hilarity-ensuing hijinks of Ferris are virtually limitless. Here’s to hoping Ben Stein gets a cameo, we get to hear “Oh Yeah!” (maybe with a Twix or two), and that Barry walks out in his robe at the end saying “You’re still here? It’s over. Go home!”

  • New Kids on the Block tribute

On Wednesday, also from Lesley Goldberg at The Hollywood Reporter, we found out a little more information about an upcoming episode entitled “DannyDonnieJoeyJonJordan” based on those guys with the ‘Right Stuff,’ NKOTB. Says Adam:

“I have a whole episode mapped out in my head about the time that me and Chad Kremp became obsessed with the New Kids. It started out in jest, and we ended up really loving their music. And that’s perfect for Adam and Barry.”

  • The Return of Big Tasty

If you missed last night’s Halloween Episode – “Family Takes Care of Beverly” – you missed the return of Barry’s rap persona/alter-ego Big Tasty. With the JTP (Jenkintown Posse) beatboxing in the background Big Tasty rapped his love for Lainey (or L to the Y to the N to the E). With news that a mini-Bev called Evelyn is on the horizon to be set up with Barry for an episode 2015, and word that Lexy Bloom will return, it sounds like the tough-but-gentle warrior will have his hands full with the ladies this season!

  • Upcoming episodes – November sweeps

IMDB has the order all out of whack, but the press releases for the next few episodes are as follows:

November 5th – The CMA Awards take over all of ABC’s Wednesday night lineup so new episodes are pushed back a week.

November 12th – “Big Baby Ball”

“When Mr. Meller singles out Adam during a game of Dodgeball, Beverly intervenes to protect Adam and gets Meller fired. But soon, Murray and Adam see him in a new light, so Beverly tries to get his job back…will she succeed? Meanwhile, Barry can’t accept Erica is better than him in a new board game… Trivial Pursuit”

November 19th – “A Goldbergs Thanksgiving”

“As a bet, Beverly challenges Erica to participate in Jazzercise after she thinks her mom’s obsession is lame.  When she wins, Erica decides to opt out of celebrating Thanksgiving so Beverly must find a way to win her daughter back to celebrate the holiday with the family.  Meanwhile, uncle Marvin shows up for his annual visit to the Goldberg home and unexpectedly bonds with Adam which annoys Murray.”

Which means it’s quite possible that Dan Fogler – 2014 Goldies winner for best guest star – will be returning! Wonder if we’ll see Nitrous (Dustin Ybarra) again this season as well?

Which episode are you most looking forward to in November?

23 Days of Goldbergs

The NEW season of The Goldbergs starts on Wednesday September 24th so we decided September 1st is a great time to re-watch all of the episodes (one per day) leading up to the premiere! There were 23 episodes in Season One, so this conveniently works out. Be on the lookout in our various social media outlets for different quotes, screencaps, clips, gifs, etc, from each episode every day until Season Two!

We are also launching our #1000Goldnerds campaign to find out if we can get to 1,000 followers on Twitter by the Season Two premiere. Thank you to everyone who has joined us on this journey since May and we can only imagine what can happen when all Goldnerds (fans of The Goldbergs) join forces to create the best fandom 1980-something has ever seen!

All we need is your help, so keep sharing all of your favorite Goldbergs & Goldnerds content! To sweeten the deal we are holding on to one very low-number Goldnerds Membership Card. The 1000th follower (providing it’s a real individual person) will receive #5 as a token of our appreciation!

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Goldnerds Never Say Die!!

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 – FINALE

The FINAL Goldies category is here! (Explanation of the Goldies can be found here)

Next week we will reveal all the winners. Thank you to everyone who participated! Share & vote through the end of this week!

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