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
Geoff shares with the JTP that he is planning on asking Erica to marry him and gives them the engagement ring for safekeeping. Like any good romantic comedy, several miscommunications and misunderstandings between Geoff and Erica's friends and family result in a potential derailing of the proposal, forcing Adam to step in to keep the couple's special moment alive.
Erica fears that Geoff has moved on from their breakup and started dating someone else. Meanwhile, Adam decides to find Dave Kim a date to prom, once he remembers his pact with Dave that they won't go to prom if they both don't have dates.
In order to take her mind off of her heartbreak, Erica takes a trip to Los Angeles to see her best friend, Lainey Lewis, and they end up getting the band back together for a gig. Meanwhile, after getting caught taking part in an underground poker game, Adam gets sentenced to Pop-Pop duty, which turns out better than expected.
Following Erica and Geoff's breakup, Murray decides to take Erica out on a daddy-daughter date to cheer her up. Meanwhile, Adam is excited to participate in the school senior prank until his conscience catches up with him and he enlists Beverly's help to get him out of it.
Erica goes on a date with a guy from the coffee shop, while Geoff ends up on an episode of "The Dating Game"; Beverly is thrilled to learn that Murray has spontaneously purchased a shore house.
Beverly involves herself in Erica and Barry's relationships; Adam and Brea are cast opposite of each other in the school play, but their excitement for one another's success grows dim when one starts to outshine the other onstage.
When Barry and Joanne crash Erica and Geoff's peaceful weekend camping trip, they end up in a competition to see who is the better couple; Adam seeks to prove to Brea that he doesn't have an easy, privileged life.
When the NFL players go on strike and the football season is threatened, Barry gets concerned that he and Murray will no longer have anything to talk about; Beverly decides to start selling a nutritional product from a sketchy company.
As Adam's girlfriend, Brea, heads to visit her cousin at the University of Virginia, Beverly projects her own insecurity onto Adam, convincing him to make a grand gesture to prevent Brea from choosing UVA for college.
Beverly is thrilled to have co-workers for the first time and sets out to make them all love her; Geoff competes in a beauty pageant to prove to Erica that he can be seen as desirable by other women.
Beverly enlists the help of Barry and Erica to teach Adam to be more assertive; Murray resolves to be a better friend after learning that Vic doesn't think he can confide in him.
A sentimental Beverly decides to get more involved at Adam's school, much to Principal Ball's dismay.
Beverly convinces Murray to get a hot tub to spark romance and spend time together; Geoff decides to try out a new look for himself, which is not well received by Barry.
Beverly enlists Erica's help to sue her cookbook publisher after finding her book in the bargain bin at a bookstore; Adam and Pops bond while taking a trip on the wild side.
Inspired by his obsession, Adam helps Beverly plan a murder mystery party for the family; Erica, tasked with declaring her major, bumps up against Barry's cockiness as she considers going the pre-med route.
Pops surprises the family with an ill-advised winter cruise to Canada; Erica stirs up holiday trouble at home.
Adam sets out to create a movie that will tackle racism but realizes he is out of his depth on the subject due to his sheltered upbringing; Geoff is determined to teach Erica and Barry to become better people.
Beverly's meddling in Adam's relationship with Brea leads to a confrontation with her divorced mother; Barry struggles to reunite the JTP following his breakup with Ren.
Bill is getting married and Beverly and Jane have only 24 hours to plan it; a fortune teller at the wedding reception could change the future for Adam, Erica and Barry's romantic life.
Geoff and Erica realize they are in different places in college; Beverly tries to find a new purpose in her life as she seeks political office as the city comptroller.
Adam wrestles with the fact that he is a cool kid and no longer a nerd while his original friend group isn't as lucky; Beverly attempts to have a more grown-up relationship with Erica and Barry before they head back to college.
Beverly surprises the family with an end-of-summer vacation to Miami; Geoff accidentally spills to Erica the real reason for the trip.