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The ’80s Called and Want You to Leave a Message

Goldbergs creator (and star of sorts) Adam F. Goldberg delivered yet another insanely awesome flashback to 1980s-something wrapped in network sitcom gold.

Without diving deep into the episode, which has been done in the past, tonight’s post will be light-hearted and brief. This despite the engaging premise of the older sister-younger brother favor disguised as a hang-out. This dynamic rings especially true as a younger brother who has always been a die-hard movie fan (generally, not just the movie Die Hard).

Instead, I want to draw your attention to something quite simple and straightforward from the October 18, 2017, episode of The Goldbergs. A phone number appears during a (spoiler-free) moment that is presumed to be as fictional as certain parts of the episode exaggerated for comedic and dramatic effect. However, Adam F. Goldberg and Co. know their fans because they are fans themselves. Therefore, they prepared and I’m glad they did.

Here’s the number, so dial with your landline now.

(215) 883-4400

Notice the area code above is Philadelphia, PA. Well played, Adam F. Goldberg, well played.

Thank goodness ABC employed some nerds for its primetime television programming, despite that whole “pantry-raiding” incident.

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It’s Monday…

Today is one of those days. It (as a wise woman once told me) inhales profusely. We’ve all had them, we’ve all become stressed because of them and we’ve all just wanted them to end.

Except me and except for today.

I want to remember this feeling equally comprised of anger, depression, hopelessness and, oddly enough, reassurance. If you’re doing something and/or are around someone who is constantly making you feel under-appreciated, unwelcome and miserable, then a change, however painful, is necessary for basic human happiness.

Life is too damn short.

And while I am not in the mood for levity at the moment, Chuck Lorre may be the only person who just might get me to achieve this impossible feat today. Not out loud, but inside, where the fire burns. And, apparently, that place deep down where the fire burns is precisely where Chuck Lorre “amateur comedy writer” slowly evolved into Chuck Lorresitcom king.”

From feelings of upchucking to Chuck lifting me up a little in a single bound interview.     

That’s a super story of winning made for TV.

Sounds Like Animal’s Spirit

Dave Grohl.

Now that I have your undivided attention…

America’s rock ‘n roll ambassador (Dave Grohl) made a special appearance on the latest episode of The Muppets on ABC. After traveling for much of the day and enduring cancellations and weather delays at the airport, seeing the following the drum-off was a great way to end this memorable Wednesday.

Four sticks, three back-and-forths, two drum sets and one unforgettable performance for kids (and adults) made for a special television event.

This drum-off does beg the question posed by Jason Segel in The Muppets movie:

Man or muppet?

Staging Nostalgia’s Message

As Americans resume their loving relationship with The Goldbergs, the intrigue into everything that goes into creating and producing this sensational sitcom reaches new heights with each new episode.

Fortunately, the people at The Hollywood Reporter and Haley Orrantia (Erica) joined forces for a behind-the-scenes tour of everything special about one of the greatest gifts from the ’80s.

Greatest gift meaning that we get to relive that decade’s amazingness every Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. on ABC.

Oh, and a bit of social media awesomeness happened last night at the end of The Goldbergs…

(The Goldbergs Twitter)

(The Goldbergs Twitter)

My favorite moment this season!