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The Ballad of Big Tasty: 7 Questions With Troy Gentile of “The Goldbergs”

ABC’s hit The Goldbergs is back, and moves to Wednesday nights beginning Sept. 24 at 8:30pm ET/PT. In the Season 2 premiere, “Love is a Mix Tape,” Adam (Sean Giambrone) makes a heartfelt mix tape for Dana (Natalie Alyn Lind), but it falls into the wrong hands. Meanwhile, Barry (Troy Gentile) gets a fake ID. But discretion has never been Big Tasty’s strong suit, and showing it off to everyone at school ends up costing him. (Fittingly, the series premiere dealt with Barry getting his drivers license.) David Spade guest-stars as Gus, an unscrupulous employee at FotoFun. The role of […]

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“The Big Bang Theory” and “The Goldbergs” celebrate Star Wars Day

CBS’ The Big Bang Theory and ABC’s The Goldbergs celebrate Star Wars Day (May the 4th) with special Star Wars-themed episodes (though neither of them actually air on May 4). First up, The Big Bang Theory on CBS Thursday, May 1 at 8pm ET/PT, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) goes on a journey of discovery guided by his childhood idol and mentor, Professor Proton (guest star Bob Newhart), who helps him cope with grief. Leonard (Johnny Galecki) turns a relationship milestone into a competition with Penny (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting). Meanwhile, Amy (Mayim Bialik) and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) make a “Star Wars Day” gift […]

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Totally ’80s The Goldbergs recap: The Ring

Totally ’80s The Goldbergs recap: The Ring When a box of old love letters Murray wrote to an ex is discovered in the garage, Beverly learns the origin of her ring. Adam learns that romance doesn’t work like it does in the movies after his attempt to impress a girl backfires. (Original airdate on ABC, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013) Best Line: “You see? She doesn’t give a crap. That’s what a strong marriage is: mutual not giving a crap.” – Murray Microfiche! Old Forty One: Pops appears to be drinking a bottle of beer with Old Forty One on the […]

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Totally ’80s The Goldbergs recap: Why’re You Hitting Yourself?

Totally ’80s The Goldbergs recap: Why’re You Hitting Yourself? (Original airdate on ABC Oct. 15) Beverly tries to play matchmaker for her father, while Adam and Barry bond after they discover a scrambled adult TV channel. Totally Well Done: “I ordered the steak, she ordered the me.” – Pops Totally ’80s Randomness: Another Voltron t-shirt, Carly Simon lips, partially ripped Hulkamania T-shirt, General Hospital‘s Luke and Laura HA! I kill me!: “ALF eats cats and says what he thinks.” – Barry Cable TV Remote Or Accordion? Cable TV “remotes” were monstrosities, though provided us with more fun as kids than […]

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Totally ’80s The Goldbergs Blog: Mini Murray

Totally ’80s The Goldbergs Blog: Mini Murray (original airdate on ABC Oct. 8, 2013) Wanting to buy a pair of Reebok Pumps, Barry works with Murray to earn the money and discovers a knack for selling furniture. Beverly uses Adam’s fear of Poltergeist to get affection. Totally Best Line: “Here’s the thing about your dream. It’s stupid.” – Murray Totally Pumping Up, Airing Out: Barry wants the Reebok Pump basketball shoe (original retail price $175!) to compensate for being truly horrible at basketball. Totally The Least Popular Of Disney Mice: The Great Mouse Detective (1986) was indeed a real movie. […]

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“The Goldbergs” Totally ’80s Recap: Daddy Daughter Day

The Goldbergs Totally ’80s Recap: Daddy Daughter Day (original airdate on ABC, Oct. 1, 2013) Murray tries to bond with Erica, while Beverly and Adam have a dispute over back-to-school clothes. ALSO SEE: The Goldbergs Totally ’80s Recap: Circle of Driving Totally Best Line: “That’s how I remember my dad: Pantsless, pissed off and far from a millionaire” – Adult Adam Totally In The Fortress Of Ultimate Darkness: Adam has a poster of Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits on his bedroom wall. Nine-Volt Battery Totally Not Included!: The thing that looks like a Star Wars AT-AT on Adam’s dresser is actually […]

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Totally Goldbergs Recap: Circle of Driving

The Totally Goldbergs Recap: “Circle of Driving” (originally aired on ABC Sept. 24, 2013) ALSO SEE: Complete list of fall 2013 new shows Fall TV 2013 new comedies 5 lessons from the fall 2013 TV family sitcoms In the new ABC sitcom The Goldbergs (Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT), 1980s are relived through the eyes and video camera lens of young Adam Goldberg (Sean Giambrone). Adam’s parents (played by Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin) are, like, totally embarrassing and just don’t understand that REO Speedwagon cassette tapes and wearing your sister’s hand-me-down jeans are grody to the max. At least grandpa […]