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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.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Oddly enough, the holiday with the greatest potential for conflict is the very same holiday that brings families the closest together.

Thanksgiving isn’t the day for reading long blogs (even Jimmy’s Daily Planet), but for spending time with family, friends and loved ones. So, accordingly, this post will be short and sweet.

Thanksgiving should be like a harlequin clown that’s riding a unicorn while doing a high-five with a dolphin (an actual Beverly Goldberg sweater). In other words: Ridiculously joyful.

Happy Thanksgiving!

A Big, Tasty Thanksgiving

Giving thanks is a bit more complicated than simply saying, well, “thanks.”

With a little more than a week until we gather with friends and family to carve a turkey and celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s important to reflect on what we’re thankful for this holiday season. So many things happen to us during the course of one year that we need to make sure we don’t neglect to speak to these forces for good that made us a better person. How did we help one another in a time of need? We should tell people what they truly mean to us on a deeply personal level.

OR, you could do a Thanksgiving toast Barry Goldberg/Big Tasty-style.

If I replace his ninja sword with my lightsaber…

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!