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
Erica's graduation, Barry's summer plans and Adam's relationship go awry.
As the school year comes to a close, Barry and Erica wonder what they'll be voted for in the yearbook and pressure Adam—who's on staff—to see the rough layout before it goes to print. But when they accidentally delete it, mass panic ensues and messes up Adam's relationship with Jackie. Meanwhile, Murray is annoyed when Marvin comes to visit for money, but Beverly convinces him to help Marvin out with a plan, because he's family.
The TV movie "The Day After" freaks out Barry, who attempts to convince Murray to build an underground bunker. Meanwhile, Erica and Adam try to use over-the-top Mother's Day gifts to get what they want, but it ultimately backfires
Beverly's attempts to find Murray a hobby backfire; Erica comes to the rescue when Barry's scheme to steal golf carts goes awry.
Feeling left out, Barry attempts to create a divide between Adam and Pops' relationship, as they debate the merits of the recently released Batman movie. Meanwhile, Erica purposely blows her college interview so she will go to her first choice. Hoping Murray will help as an alumni donor, Beverly and Erica learn a secret about Murray.
The Goldberg kids have big plans on prom night, all of which go awry. The night includes Barry's big romantic gestures for Lainey; Erica's attempt to go to prom with Geoff; and Adam being asked out by a nerdy but cute junior.
Erica starts to receive acceptance letters from college; at the same time, Barry wonders if he should modify his dream to become a doctor in order to attend the same school as Lainey. Meanwhile, Murray decides that his love for the dog is greater than that for his children since Lucky won't ever leave the nest.
Barry's JTP membership is in jeopardy while a family swear jar is introduced.
An homage to the movie "The Karate Kid" finds Adam preparing to settle his long-standing feud with the other Adam Goldberg once and for all. As part of his training, he and Barry end up cleaning their Uncle Marvin's apartment. Meanwhile, Erica and Geoff take some heat for their new relationship.
Beverly is on a mission to transform Adam into a teenage heartthrob after a local kid talent agent insists he's only right for nerd roles. Meanwhile, Barry decides to go punk and Murray attempts to become more involved in Erica's life, but it backfires.
Erica and Barry get jobs at Spencer's Gifts, then Murray insists that Adam get a job as well, but Beverly is adamant that Adam focus on filmmaking.
Adam attempts to join the tennis club to stay close to a friend; Beverly helps Erica go through her post-breakup depression.
Adam and Barry learn something new about Murray while Erica's college application has a surprise for Beverly.
Barry tries to prove Beverly wrong in his chemistry class while Adam needs Erica's advice for his friendship with Emmy.
Beverly encourages Erica to write the perfect Hanukkah song for the holiday pageant, while Barry also sets his sights on becoming a hitmaker with music. Elsewhere, Adam is upset that some of his favorite things from years past aren't any more.
Adam tries to imitate the Globetrotters on the court after seeing them in action for the first time; and ends up irritating Barry, who challenges his little bro to an epic battle at the school gym. Meanwhile, Beverly ignores Murray's protests by planning him a surprise 50th birthday party.
A school musical production creates animosity between Adam and Barry, who's jealous that his little brother has been cast in a romantic role opposite Lainey. Meanwhile, substitute teacher Beverly makes Erica's easiest class a nightmare.
Adam gets between Murray and Marvin when they go without him to the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day parade to see K.I.T.T. from "Knight Rider" in person.
Adam makes his own action movie, but an unlikely replacement steps in when Barry goes missing for playing the lead.
Adam tries to be a horror writer in the vein of Stephen King. However, his efforts get him grounded on Halloween when Beverly discovers that she's the basis for the monster in his story. Meanwhile, a desperate Erica forces Barry to be her "date" at the school's costume dance.
Murray and Pop-Pop wage a war of words after the Goldbergs get their first-ever answering machine. Fed up with their fighting, Erica, Barry and Pops hope to broker a peace using a trip to a hockey game as leverage. Meanwhile, Beverly worries about Adam's social standing after he begins spending his lunch period with some lovable geeks in the computer room.
Erica and Adam deal with their relationship issues, while Beverly deals with Murray's stubbornness.
Erica and Lainey try to find Bill a love match using some new dating technology and Adam's fillmmaking skills. But they face some competition from Beverly, who insists on taking an old-fashioned approach to matchmaking. Meanwhile, a "failed" aptitude test leads Barry to decide to pursue being a gym teacher as Coach Mellor's apprentice.
As a new school year begins, the Goldberg kids end up in Saturday detention.