The Goldbergs

10 Best Episodes of The Goldbergs

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 these were his wonder 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.

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#1 - Livin' on a Prayer (Season 1 - Episode 23)

When Murray's high school free throw record is broken, he attends a banquet as the guest of honor; Barry decides to throw a party.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 567 votes.

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#2 - Barry Goldberg's Day Off (Season 2 - Episode 14)


Barry pretends to be sick so he can have an epic day off -- but things don't go as planned. Pops and Adam try to help salvage Barry's day.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 561 votes.

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#3 - Graduation Day (Season 4 - Episode 24)

Graduation Day is quickly approaching, and Erica cannot wait to get out of the house, until it dawns on her how much Beverly's love means to her. She attempts to delay her graduating so she can stay home. Later, Barry has plans for him and Lainey, but they turn to dust. Meanwhile, Dana makes a surprise visit just as Adam and Jackie officially become a couple.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 848 votes.

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#4 - The 'Dirty Dancing' Dance (Season 3 - Episode 17)


Beverly helps Erica plan a "Dirty Dancing" themed dance at school, only to turn on Erica when she realizes it may be inappropriate. Meanwhile, Murray tries to learn dancing with Adam with little luck.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 675 votes.

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#5 - The Goldbergs’ Excellent Adventure (Season 9 - Episode 1)

The family pays tribute to Pops, venturing down memory lane by visiting Pops' favorite stomping grounds. Adam films the outing, giving it a "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" theme.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 182 votes.

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#6 - The Age of Darkness (Season 1 - Episode 21)


When Erica cannot be consoled after her boyfriend dumps her, Murray steps in to help; Barry becomes obsessed with a new arcade game.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 577 votes.

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#7 - A Wrestler Named Goldberg (Season 1 - Episode 22)

When Beverly learns that Barry lied about joining the wrestling team, she takes matters into her own hands; Erica flakes on a promise to take Adam to the premiere of "Return of the Jedi.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 587 votes.

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#8 - Big Orange (Season 3 - Episode 23)


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.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 793 votes.

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#9 - Goldbergs Feel Hard (Season 2 - Episode 24)

Beverly and Murray react as Erica readies to head out of town for the summer, while Barry becomes the school mascot.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 536 votes.

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#10 - Have a Summer (Season 3 - Episode 24)


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.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 775 votes.

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    The Goldbergs - S4E19

    #11 - A Night to Remember (Season 4 - Episode 19)

    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.

    The episode was rated 7.92 from 1041 votes.

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    #12 - You're Not Invited (Season 1 - Episode 20)


    Adam is excited for his birthday party, but Barry thinks he should change the theme; Murray and Pops are captivated by the opening of Al Capone's safe.

    The episode was rated 7.92 from 594 votes.

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    #13 - Kara-Te (Season 1 - Episode 11)

    Barry signs up for a holiday talent show at the school, but karate isn't approved as a talent; Pops coerces Erica into performing in the show.

    The episode was rated 7.91 from 679 votes.

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    #14 - You Opened the Door (Season 1 - Episode 14)


    Beverly insists on chaperoning when Dana and Adam go to their first school dance together; Murray decides to talk about the birds and the bees with Barry.

    The episode was rated 7.91 from 606 votes.

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    #15 - Dinner with the Goldbergs (Season 5 - Episode 12)

    Erica warns Geoff about going to dinner with her family to celebrate her birthday, but he insists. Upon arrival, it’s apparent this will be no ordinary dinner out. By evening’s end, Geoff hits his breaking point.

    The episode was rated 7.90 from 607 votes.

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    #16 - For Your Own Good (Season 1 - Episode 18)


    Murray retaliates when Beverly swaps out his favorite easy chair with something new; Barry tries to rescue Adam when he is bullied on the school bus.

    The episode was rated 7.89 from 624 votes.

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    #17 - Recipe for Death II: Kiss The Cook (Season 4 - Episode 6)

    After learning of Murray's love of action movies, Adam uses the moment to garner the courage to ask his dad for money to film his own action film. But the production goes from bad to worse when Barry goes missing for playing the lead, and an unlikely replacement steps in. Meanwhile, Erica takes Beverly to go clothes shopping. When a situation at the hip store goes awry, Erica decides to make her own version of the popular outfit she wants -using Beverly's own sweaters

    The episode was rated 7.89 from 1051 votes.

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    #18 - Goldbergs Never Say Die! (Season 1 - Episode 16)


    Inspired by "The Goonies," Adam recruits Barry, Emma and some friends to search for some missing family jewelry.

    The episode was rated 7.88 from 608 votes.

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    #19 - Love Is a Mix Tape (Season 2 - Episode 1)

    Beverly intercepts the mix tape Adam made for Dana, thinking he made it for her. Barry shows off his new fake I.D., which is quickly confiscated.

    The episode was rated 7.88 from 677 votes.

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    #20 - Fonzie Scheme (Season 4 - Episode 21)


    When Murray is honored as one of Jenkintown’s top businessmen, his plaque is hung on a wall with all of the other honorees. And soon Beverly is dismayed to learn he has no discernable hobbies, and her attempts to help him find some backfire. Meanwhile, Barry creates a scheme stealing golf carts, but the situation goes awry and Erica comes to save the day.

    The episode was rated 7.88 from 977 votes.


    Last updated: feb 12, 2023

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