History Series / TheGoldbergs

8th Jul '16 3:25:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheMentor: Pops dispenses wisdom to everyone from time-to-time, but mostly Adam.



* TheObiWan: Pops dispenses wisdom to everyone from time-to-time, but mostly Adam.
5th Jun '16 3:57:52 PM naazsingh
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* ParentalFavouritism: Beverly and Murray aren't ashamed to admit that [[MommasBoy Adam]] and [[DaddysGirl Erica]] are their respective favourites.
31st May '16 3:49:15 PM MegaMarioMan
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[[caption-width-right:250:Like your family was so cool in the 80s.]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:Like [[caption-width-right:350:Like your family was so cool in the 80s.]]]]



** The closest any character comes to explicitly mentioning the year is in the episode "Wingmom". During a conversation with Adam, Erica tells him that Pops is 80 years old, and that he was born in 1903...you do the math.( WordOfGod is that this exchange was worded very carefully however, so as to leave open the possibility that it was an exaggeration.)

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** The closest any character comes to explicitly mentioning the year is in the episode "Wingmom". During a conversation with Adam, Erica tells him that Pops is 80 years old, and that he was born in 1903...you do the math.( WordOfGod (WordOfGod is that this exchange was worded very carefully however, so as to leave open the possibility that it was an exaggeration.)



* BrickJoke: In the pilot, Beverly tells the cop who arrests Pops and the boys "Memorize this face. it will haunt your dreams!" The same cop later appears several times throughout the series, always frightened and/or annoyed when Beverly arrives.
** In the episode Cowboy Country, while Bill and Murray argue about which football team is the best, Barry says, "Can't we all agree the Giants suck?" In the later episode "Bill/Murray," [[spoiler:after Barry and Lainey were kissing in the broom closet, Bill and Murray have to visit principal Ball. Ball reveals he is a fan of the Giants, to which Bill and Murray start laughing, saying that they suck. This starts their friendship.]]

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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
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In the pilot, Beverly tells the cop who arrests Pops and the boys "Memorize this face. it will haunt your dreams!" The same cop later appears several times throughout the series, always frightened and/or annoyed when Beverly arrives.
** In the episode Cowboy Country, "Cowboy Country", while Bill and Murray argue about which football team is the best, Barry says, "Can't we all agree the Giants suck?" In the later episode "Bill/Murray," [[spoiler:after Barry and Lainey were kissing in the broom closet, Bill and Murray have to visit principal Ball. Ball reveals he is a fan of the Giants, to which Bill and Murray start laughing, saying that they suck. This starts their friendship.]]]]
** In "Edward 'Eddie the Eagle' Edwards", Adam and Barry get in an argument over the difference in sounds between SarcasticClapping and actual applause after Barry mistakes Adam's sarcastic clapping for applause. Later, in "Have a Summer", they get in another argument over what showers sound like after Barry makes a shower sound when threatening to put Adam in the locker rooms showers for Freshman Fear Week.



--> '''Adam:''' ''"You know, I was thinking, it might be better if you didn't call out your moves first."''
* {{Calvinball}}: Ball-Ball, in "Stop Arguing and Start Thanking" and "A Christmas Story".

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--> '''Adam:''' ''"You You know, I was thinking, it might be better if you didn't call out your moves first."''
first.
* {{Calvinball}}: Ball-Ball, in "Stop Arguing and Start Thanking" and Thanking", "A Christmas Story".Story", and "Edward 'Eddie the Eagle' Edwards".



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Pops has his lapses in judgment, but the man is a World War II veteran.
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Barry is this to Lainey after her father forbids her from dating him after her father, a Dallas Cowboys fan, is insulted by Barry and Murray, who are diehard Philadelphia Eagles fans.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Pops has his lapses in judgment, but the man is a World War II veteran.
veteran and gives good advice sometimes.
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: DatingWhatDaddyHates:
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Barry is this to Lainey after her father forbids her from dating him after her father, a Dallas Cowboys fan, is insulted by Barry and Murray, who are diehard Philadelphia Eagles fans.



** Also occurs in "The Most Handsome Boy on the Planet"

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** %%** Also occurs in "The Most Handsome Boy on the Planet"



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The show originally featured a lot of "found footage" taken from Adam's compulsive camerawork which is something [[TruthInTelevision the real Adam]] did a lot (this is where the footage at the ends of episodes comes from). However this was abandoned towards the end of the first season and the real aspects are usually before the credits.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
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The show originally featured a lot of "found footage" taken from Adam's compulsive camerawork which is something [[TruthInTelevision the real Adam]] did a lot (this is where the footage at the ends of episodes comes from). However this was abandoned towards the end of the first season and the real aspects are usually before the credits.



* EccentricMentor: Pops.
** Anytime Barry tried to teach Adam about being a man.

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* EccentricMentor: EccentricMentor:
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Pops.
** Anytime ** Barry tried anytime he tries to teach Adam about being a man.



* FrozenInTime: "It was mid-April, 19-eighty-something...'' The show purposely plays loose with the timeline in order to cram in as many '80s references as possible and to keep the family in a specific era as long as possible.

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* FrozenInTime: "It was mid-April, 19-eighty-something...'' " The show purposely plays loose with the timeline in order to cram in as many '80s references as possible and to keep the family in a specific era as long as possible.



* GuiltyPleasures : Probably lots, but The New Kids On The Block are referred to as this.

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* GuiltyPleasures : GuiltyPleasures: Probably lots, but The New Kids On The Block are referred to as this.



-->'''Beverly:''' Murray, wake the f**k up.

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-->'''Beverly:''' --> '''Beverly:''' Murray, wake the f**k up.



* NotSoAboveItAll: Barry makes fun of Adam and his nerd friends for playing Dungeons & Dragons, but he has his own character sheet made up and has memorized the rules...just in case they ever ask him to play.

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* NotSoAboveItAll: Barry makes fun of Adam and his nerd friends for playing Dungeons & Dragons, but he has his own character sheet made up and has memorized the rules... just in case they ever ask him to play.



* OnceASeason: So far, every season has featured one episode that parodies a classic 1980's movie...Goonies, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Risky Business, respectively.

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* OnceASeason: OnceASeason:
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So far, every season has featured one episode that parodies a classic 1980's movie...Goonies, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Risky Business, respectively.



* {{Retcon}}: The first Halloween episode plot deals with Adam breaking his childhood tradition of trick-or-treating with Pops. In season 3's Halloween show, this is ignored and it is instead shown via flashbacks that Adam had always (reluctantly) trick-or-treated with Beverly.

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* {{Retcon}}: {{Retcon}}:
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The first Halloween episode plot deals with Adam breaking his childhood tradition of trick-or-treating with Pops. In season 3's Halloween show, this is ignored and it is instead shown via flashbacks that Adam had always (reluctantly) trick-or-treated with Beverly.



* RousingSpeech: Barry gives one (with a tip of the cap to ''Film/{{Election}}'') in "The Other Smother" [[spoiler: to get elected class treasurer]]. It's basically a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech about moms who interfere in their children's lives, and even his opponent gives him a standing ovation.
* RunningGag: Whenever Beverly goes to complain to someone, she starts out by saying "thank you for agreeing to meet with me on such short notice," which is followed by the other person pointing out that she just barged in at an inopportune moment against their will.

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* RousingSpeech: Barry gives one (with a tip of the cap to ''Film/{{Election}}'') in "The Other Smother" [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to get elected class treasurer]]. It's basically a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech about moms who interfere in their children's lives, and even his opponent gives him a standing ovation.
* RunningGag: RunningGag:
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Whenever Beverly goes to complain to someone, she starts out by saying "thank you for agreeing to meet with me on such short notice," which is followed by the other person pointing out that she just barged in at an inopportune moment against their will.



** In "Smother's Day", Barry and Erica try to make it up to Beverly for forgetting Mother's Day by cooking her breakfast. The soundtrack for this is "The Greatest Love Of All" by Music/WhitneyHouston, an apt selection for such a heartwarming moment... except that the scene shows the stove on fire and the dishwasher overflowing, as Erica and Barry scramble to clean up the mess.

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** In "Smother's Day", Barry and Erica try to make it up to Beverly for forgetting Mother's Day by cooking her breakfast. The soundtrack for this is "The Greatest Love Of All" by Music/WhitneyHouston, an apt selection for such a heartwarming moment... except that the scene shows the stove on fire and fire, the dishwasher overflowing, and the kitchen in general disarray, as Erica and Barry scramble to clean up the mess.



** Adam's videos, based on the ones the real Adam Goldberg made as a kid. They look exactly like what a twelve year old kid with a camcorder would make.

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** Adam's videos, based on the ones the real Adam Goldberg made as a kid.kid (such as his Space Camp video or Transformers fan film). They look exactly like what a twelve year old kid with a camcorder would make.



-->'''Barry:''' ''"Oh yeah, you're a Mike Schmidt!"''
-->'''Murray:''' ''"Get your head out of your Orel Hershiser and get back down here!"''

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-->'''Barry:''' ''"Oh Oh yeah, you're a Mike Schmidt!"''
Schmidt!
-->'''Murray:''' ''"Get Get your head out of your Orel Hershiser and get back down here!"'' here!



* WildTeenParty: Barry and Lainey try to have one inspired by ''Film/RiskyBusiness'' in the episode "A Kick-ass Risky Business Party".

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* WildTeenParty: WildTeenParty:
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Barry and Lainey try to have one inspired by ''Film/RiskyBusiness'' in the episode "A Kick-ass Risky Business Party".
31st May '16 6:54:45 AM MegaMarioMan
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Not to be confused with the old time radio/sitcom '' [[NamesTheSame The Goldbergs]]'' from the early 50s. [[WildMassGuessing Or maybe not...]]

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Not to be confused with the old time radio/sitcom '' [[NamesTheSame ''[[NamesTheSame The Goldbergs]]'' from the early 50s. [[WildMassGuessing Or maybe not...]]



* AccidentalMisnaming: Adam's gym teacher, Mr. Mellor, keeps calling him Goldfarb, even when his name's written on the gym shirt. It's only until Adam does one pull-up on the fitness test that the gym teacher calls him Goldberg. This becomes a RunningGag as time goes on. Every so often the main conflict of the show is Adam vs. Mellor. Once Adam masters the particular skill Mr. Mellor wants him to, he calls Adam by his real name.

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* AccidentalMisnaming: AccidentalMisnaming:
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Adam's gym teacher, Mr. Mellor, keeps calling him Goldfarb, even when his name's written on the gym shirt. It's only until Adam does one pull-up on the fitness test that the gym teacher calls him Goldberg. This becomes a RunningGag as time goes on. Every so often the main conflict of the show is Adam vs. Mellor. Once Adam masters the particular skill Mr. Mellor wants him to, he calls Adam by his real name.



--> '''Adam Goldberg:''' ''"I was so excited for my dad to get home I could '''barely''' enjoy my algebra homework."''

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--> '''Adam Goldberg:''' ''"I I was so excited for my dad to get home I could '''barely''' ''barely'' enjoy my algebra homework."''
20th May '16 11:08:39 AM kawaiineko333
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* Also at the end of the season, Adam is seen taping one of the happy moments at the end of the episode as Narrator!Adam remembers it'll always be 1980-something to him. The camera is zoomed in on as we get a montage of clips from the season which have the show footage mixed in with the original home footage.
20th May '16 11:04:41 AM kawaiineko333
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* InitiationCeremony: In the Season 3 finale, "Have A Summer," all the 8th graders are thrown by older students into the showers as part of Freshman Week. Adam gets out of it by bodyslamming Barry in an adrenaline fueled frenzy, which humiliates him in front of the school. Barry later reveals that only the cool kids get thrown in the shower, and he never got hazed when it was his time.
19th May '16 4:32:21 PM Duncanthrax
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* LimitedWardrobe: "Big Orange" is all about Barry's favorite orange Phillies shirt. Even with Lainey and Beverly getting him to buy new clothes...he's right back in it!

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* LimitedWardrobe: "Big Orange" is all about Barry's favorite orange Phillies Flyers shirt. Even with Lainey and Beverly getting him to buy new clothes...he's right back in it!
17th May '16 3:01:56 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** Happens with Pop-Pop calling Adam "Barry".

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** Happens with Pop-Pop calling Adam "Barry"."Barry."



* CelebrityParadox: Charlie Sheen shows up in the Ferris Bueller's Day Off parody episode reprising his role from the film. A funny cameo, but logically confusing considering that the movie exists as fiction in the show and the characters have seen it.
** According to WordOfGod , the show's creators take this trope into consideration whenever they cast a big-name actor to appear as a character.

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* CelebrityParadox: Charlie Sheen shows up in the Ferris "Ferris Bueller's Day Off Off" parody episode reprising his role from the film. A funny cameo, but logically confusing considering that the movie exists as fiction in the show and the characters have seen it.
** According to WordOfGod , WordOfGod, the show's creators take this trope into consideration whenever they cast a big-name actor to appear as a character.



* ContinuityNod:A brief reference to Erica's fake ID from "Love is a mix Tape" occurs in "Lucky"

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* ContinuityNod:A ContinuityNod: A brief reference to Erica's fake ID from "Love is Is a mix Mix Tape" occurs in "Lucky""Lucky."



* CurbStompBattle: In-universe and in real life, this was pretty much what the 1984 Presidential Election was for Erica, with Walter Mondale winning only one state.

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* CurbStompBattle: In-universe and in real life, this was pretty much what the 1984 Presidential Election presidential election was for Erica, with Walter Mondale winning only one state.



* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Barry is this to Lainey after her father forbids her from dating him after her father, a Dallas Cowboys fan, is insulted by Barry and Murry, who are diehard Philadelphia Eagles fans.

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* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Barry is this to Lainey after her father forbids her from dating him after her father, a Dallas Cowboys fan, is insulted by Barry and Murry, Murray, who are diehard Philadelphia Eagles fans.
17th May '16 2:58:29 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** The Thanksgiving episode features Uncle Marvin buying a [=DeLorean=]. Early on, Adam asks Marvin if it can travel through time, an obvious nod to ''Film/BackToTheFuture''; but later on Pops hears news reports on the arrest of John [=DeLorean=] for drug trafficking. That happened in October 1982, three years before ''Back to the Future'' premiered.

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** The Thanksgiving episode features Uncle Marvin buying a [=DeLorean=]. Early on, Adam asks Marvin if it can travel through time, an obvious nod to ''Film/BackToTheFuture''; ''Film/BackToTheFuture,'' but later on Pops hears news reports on the arrest of John [=DeLorean=] for drug trafficking. That happened in October 1982, three years before ''Back to the Future'' premiered.



** In the episode Cowboy Country, while Bill and Murray argue about which football team is the best, Barry says, "Can't we all agree the Giants suck?" In the later episode "Bill/Murray," [[spoiler:after Barry and Lainey were kissing in the broom closet, Bill and Murray have to visit principal Ball. Ball reveals he is a fan of the giants, to which Bill and Murray start laughing, saying that they suck. This starts their friendship.]]

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** In the episode Cowboy Country, while Bill and Murray argue about which football team is the best, Barry says, "Can't we all agree the Giants suck?" In the later episode "Bill/Murray," [[spoiler:after Barry and Lainey were kissing in the broom closet, Bill and Murray have to visit principal Ball. Ball reveals he is a fan of the giants, Giants, to which Bill and Murray start laughing, saying that they suck. This starts their friendship.]]
17th May '16 2:57:06 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** In the episode Cowboy Country, while Bill and Murray argue about which football team is the best, Barry says, "Can't we all agree the Giants suck?" In the later episode Bill/Murray, [[spoiler:after Barry and Lainey were kissing in the broom closet, Bill and Murray have to visit principal Ball. Ball reveals he is a fan of the giants, to which Bill and Murray start laughing, saying that they suck. This starts their friendship.]]

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** In the episode Cowboy Country, while Bill and Murray argue about which football team is the best, Barry says, "Can't we all agree the Giants suck?" In the later episode Bill/Murray, "Bill/Murray," [[spoiler:after Barry and Lainey were kissing in the broom closet, Bill and Murray have to visit principal Ball. Ball reveals he is a fan of the giants, to which Bill and Murray start laughing, saying that they suck. This starts their friendship.]]
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