Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up, and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the ‘80s. For geeky 11-year old Adam (Sean Giambrone) these were hiswonder years and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the crazy. The Goldbergs are a loving family like any other, just with a lot more yelling.
Cast: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, Jeff Garlin, George Segal
Adam and his soon-to-be freshman pals live in fear of the hazing they expect to get from the senior class, but then Adam body slams his way to earning their respect in the Season 3 finale. In other happenings, Erica and her friends decide what to put in a time capsule.
Beverly and Lainey team up to destroy something they both despise: Barry's favorite shirt. But once it goes missing, Adam and Erica agree to help their brother investigate what exactly happened to it. Meanwhile, Murray decides to tear down the family tree house, which makes Adam upset.
Beverly is upset on Mother's Day when she receives an obviously last-minute gift of "mom coupons."
Barry accuses Beverly of liking Adam best; and Murray immediately takes a disliking to Erica's new beau, while Erica develops a fondness for the band Rush.
It's the nerds vs. the jocks, with Adam as the latter's leader, playing Dungeons and Dragons. Meanwhile, Erica makes a decision about the college she wants to attend, but neither Beverly nor Murray are on board.
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Adam learns about a mail-order music club and sets up a scheme to get as many tapes as possible, but Beverly believes Erica is behind it all. Meanwhile, Barry works on getting the approval of Bill, Lainey's father, but he refuses to budge.
Beverly helps Erica plan a school dance with a "Dirty Dancing" theme, but turns on her daughter once she realizes it may be inappropriate. Meanwhile, Murray and Adam try to become better dancers, without much luck.
When Barry sees underdog Eddie the Eagle in the Olympics, he decides to popularize Ball Ball in order to gain respect at school. Meanwhile, Beverly catches wind that Murray's store sales are down and intervenes by selling the latest furniture craze.
Visiting her grandmother from out of town, Dana is not enthusiastic about going to a Weird Al concert, so Adam comes to accept their relationship may end. Meanwhile, when Erica and Barry become peer counselors at school, they soon discover Murray exhibits all the signs of depression and have a "counsel-off"
Adam and Emmy are ecstatic their favorite TV game show "Double Dare" is hosting auditions at their school. But when Adam secretly asks Pops to be his partner, and Emmy secretly asks Handsome Ben, the two get into a fight
Beverly promises to bring Scott Baio to Jenkintown for Hands Across America causing a war between Barry and Erica as to who gets to hold his hand. Adam seeks dating advice from Pops after he ends up with two dates to the Harvest Hop.
Murray doesn't budge when Beverly wants to remodel their kitchen like the Kremps. Beverly devises a plan to do the work herself, but messes up on purpose, so Murray is forced to fix it; but it doesn't go exactly as planned.
Tired of her unenthusiastic family during the holidays, Beverly creates "Super Hanukkah" to get them into the spirit, but it's a little too similar to Christmas. Meanwhile, Barry spends more time with Lainey so Adam is annoyed and "triple dog dares” Barry to stick his tongue on a pole outside.
Inspired by "Top Gun," Barry decides to join ROTC. Convinced it will help discipline him, Murray orders the Captain to prevent Barry from quitting when the going gets tough, prompting Beverly to join Barry, too! Meanwhile, Adam helps Pops get his swag back with a special librarian.
Beverly insists the entire family gather for the holiday, but tension builds when brother-in-law Marvin tricks Pop-Pop into thinking Thanksgiving was at his house. Meanwhile, Pops passes the torch to Barry and Erica to give the holiday toast, resulting in them trying to one-up each other.
Barry begs Murray to get a dog, and when they finally do, Barry is disappointed to find the dog would rather spend more time with Murray than with him. Meanwhile, Erica and Lainey plan a girls-only sleepover... without Beverly. But when Erica finds out she wants to join them, it puts a rift in their mother-daughter relationship.
Murray's (Jeff Garlin) mustache ignites a feud between Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) and his best friend, Bill (David Koechner). Barry (Troy Gentile) is convinced he's lost Lainey (AJ Michalka) to Boy George.
Upset by Barry's insecurity in their relationship, Lainey sets out to teach him a lesson with Erica's help. However, the situation turns into something totally different and Barry goes to school dressed like Boy George hoping it will change. Meanwhile, Beverly doesn't approve Murray's new mustache so she shaves it off but it backfires.
Adam forms a plan to avoid swimming at school -- even though a friendship could be affected; Barry joins a school club formed by Erica.
Murray builds a robot with Adam but creative differences drive them apart; Barry accidentally tapes over Beverly's treasured video of his fifth birthday party.
Beverly asks Miss Cinoman to let Adam -- who is going through puberty -- lip sync in the school musical; Murray inspires Erica to go to the homecoming dance with Geoff Schwartz.
Lainey, Erica and Barry plan a big party while Lainey's father is out of town; Murray is annoyed by the amount of time Adam spends on the phone talking to Dana.