The Goldbergs

The Goldbergs

The VCR-loving, mixtape-making, spandex-wearing Goldbergs are back! For geeky and movie obsessed youngest child Adam (Sean Giambrone), his wonder years were spent documenting the hilarious and awkward antics of his colorful family. Mom Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) is at her best when she’s meddling, matchmaking and bedazzling her way through life, while Dad Murray (Jeff Garlin) parents from the comfort of his recliner in his underpants. Oldest sister Erica (Hayley Orrantia) dreams of being a pop star if she can only overcome her secret love of all things uncool. Then there’s middle child Barry (Troy Gentile) who’s just as in touch with his emotions as he is with his sick rap skills, which is how he landed Erica’s best friend and the hottest girl in school, Lainey (AJ Michalka), as his girlfriend. Rounding out the brood is beloved grandfather Al “Pops” Solomon (George Segal), the wild man of the clan, a shameless Don Juan who enjoys family time with his grandkids almost as much as his weekly massages. This season finds the siblings fighting off huggies, snuggies and nubbies, as they navigate what it means to grow up as a Goldberg.
The VCR-loving, mixtape-making, spandex-wearing Goldbergs are back! For geeky and movie obsessed youngest child Adam (Sean Giambrone), his wonder years were spent documenting the hilarious and awkward antics of his colorful family. Mom Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) is at her best when she’s meddling, matchmaking and bedazzling her way through life, while Dad Murray (Jeff Garlin) parents from the comfort of his recliner in his underpants. Oldest sister Erica (Hayley Orrantia) dreams of being a pop star if she can only overcome her secret love of all things uncool. Then there’s middle child Barry (Troy Gentile) who’s just as in touch with his emotions as he is with his sick rap skills, which is how he landed Erica’s best friend and the hottest girl in school, Lainey (AJ Michalka), as his girlfriend. Rounding out the brood is beloved grandfather Al “Pops” Solomon (George Segal), the wild man of the clan, a shameless Don Juan who enjoys family time with his grandkids almost as much as his weekly massages. This season finds the siblings fighting off huggies, snuggies and nubbies, as they navigate what it means to grow up as a Goldberg.

Season 5 (22 episodes)

  • 1. Weird Science

    Original air date: 09/27/2017 Runtime: 21:37 min.

    Original air date: 09/27/2017 Runtime: 21:37 min. In the fifth-season opener, Erica heads to college and Beverly sleeps over in the dorm because she has trouble letting go. Meanwhile, inspired by the movie "Weird Science," Adam tries to build the perfect girlfriend for Barry.

  • 2. Hogan Is My Grandfather

    Original air date: 10/04/2017 Runtime: 21:37 min.

    Original air date: 10/04/2017 Runtime: 21:37 min. Pops' war stories bore Adam, so Pops tells more exciting stories based on an old TV series. Meanwhile, Erica returns home to confront Beverly for over-mothering her; and Murray insists Beverly teach Erica and Barry basic life skills.

  • 3. Goldberg on the Goldbergs

    Original air date: 10/11/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 10/11/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min. Coach Mellor and his brother fight and Adam and Barry each side with one of the coaches, prompting Beverly to point out to her sons that this could be them as adults. Meanwhile, Geoff and Erica struggle with their long-distance relationship.

  • 4. Revenge o' the Nerds

    Original air date: 10/18/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 10/18/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min. Beverly reinvents herself by going to night school so she can eventually own her own business, but Murray convinces her to get a perm instead. Meanwhile, Erica struggles to balance academics with her social life in college, so she turns to Adam for help.

  • 5. Jackie Likes Star Trek

    Original air date: 10/25/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 10/25/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min. Adam and Jackie disagree over their Halloween costumes, so Murray shows Adam to be a shell of a man in order to keep Jackie happy. However, this backfires quickly, and it also causes an issue for Murray and Beverly.

  • 6. Girl Talk

    Original air date: 11/01/2017 Runtime: 21:39 min.

    Original air date: 11/01/2017 Runtime: 21:39 min. Murray's business declines due to a new competitor, so Adam offers to make him a commercial starring Marvin, but things go awry. Meanwhile, Beverly offers to help Barry when he keeps striking out with a girl at school.

  • 7. A Wall Street Thanksgiving

    Original air date: 11/15/2017 Runtime: 21:40 min.

    Original air date: 11/15/2017 Runtime: 21:40 min. During the holiday, Uncle Marvin reveals he has become a stockbroker and convinces Barry and the JTP to invest their money with him. Murray intervenes. which has repercussions for Barry. Meanwhile, Erica tells Geoff she is in debt and gets swept up in the family investment. Later, Beverly invites 50 people over for a Thanksgiving potluck instead of stressing out cooking for the family, but the plan backfires and Beverly realizes some traditions shouldn't change.

  • 8. The Circle of Driving Again

    Original air date: 11/29/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 11/29/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min. Adam (Sean Giambrone) balks at learning to drive while Barry’s campus visit exposes the truth about Erica’s (Hayley Orrantia) reputation at college.

  • 9. Parents Just Don't Understand

    Original air date: 12/06/2017 Runtime: 21:37 min.

    Original air date: 12/06/2017 Runtime: 21:37 min. Adam and Barry decide to write a song like the iconic "Parents Just Don't Understand" and call it "Dads Just Don't Care." When they don't get the reaction they expect from Murray, the boys take appropriate steps to make amends. Meanwhile, Beverly keeps calling Erica in college, but she wants space from her mom. Beverly is forced to take drastic measures to change.

  • 10. We Didn't Start the Fire

    Original air date: 12/13/2017 Runtime: 21:37 min.

    Original air date: 12/13/2017 Runtime: 21:37 min. When Erica tells Beverly she is going to spend the first night of Hanukkah with Geoff and his family, Beverly worries and starts a competition for who hosts the best Hanukkah party. Meanwhile, Barry seeks advice from Pops on how to be cool and suggests entering into the school's talent show. However, when Pops hears Barry sing, he tries to stop him from performing.

  • 11. The Goldberg Girls

    Original air date: 01/03/2018 Runtime: 21:35 min.

    Original air date: 01/03/2018 Runtime: 21:35 min. Beverly seeks her kids’ advice on assembling a circle of friends in her later years. Erica looks to impress Geoff with a romantic gesture.

  • 12. Dinner With the Goldbergs

    Original air date: 01/10/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 01/10/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min. 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: The family changes tables multiple times, Beverly sends her food back, Murray insists Adam order off the children's menu and Barry wants to change his order, but it's too late. By evening's end, Geoff hits his breaking point.

  • 13. The Hooters

    Original air date: 01/17/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 01/17/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min. Adam tries to be funny in class but ends up distracting his woodshop teacher, who nearly injures himself when his tie is cut off so Murray grounds him. Meanwhile, Geoff and Beverly try to become more cultured so Erica will remain close when she decides she wants to attend a Phillip Glass concert but, in the end, they learn something surprising about Erica's taste in music.

  • 14. Hail Barry

    Original air date: 02/28/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 02/28/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min. Barry joins the football team but is quickly benched by Coach Mellor due to his lack of playing ability. He convinces himself the coach is testing him; but when Barry realizes the truth of his playing ability, Adam helps his brother understand there are other ways he can contribute to the team and comes up with their own version of the Super Bowl Shuffle. Meanwhile, Beverly designs jackets that she tries to get Murray and Erica to sell when a national TV channel won't.

  • 15. Adam Spielberg

    Original air date: 03/07/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 03/07/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min. Adam loves director Steven Spielberg so much and decides to film an original script he wrote about Indiana Jones and his passion for directing is called into question. Meanwhile, Murray and Barry make a bet about whether or not a cheesesteak sandwich in New Jersey is the best one ever.

  • 16. The Scrunchie Rule

    Original air date: 03/21/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 03/21/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min. When Beverly gets a glimpse into a soon-to-be empty nest, she replaces her kids with the Mellor brothers, nursing Coach Mellor back to health after falling off the rope climb. Meanwhile, Erica and her college roommate get on each other's nerves in their dorm room, especially when Valley Erica puts a scrunchie on the door and kicks Erica out.

  • 17. Colors

    Original air date: 03/28/2018 Runtime: 21:33 min.

    Original air date: 03/28/2018 Runtime: 21:33 min. Barry enlists the JTP to help him break up Beverly's group of friends so Barry can have all the attention but soon realizes he made a major mistake when Beverly gets into a fight with her friends. Meanwhile, Adam's attempts to trick Murray into loving theater backfire.

  • 18. MTV Spring Break

    Original air date: 04/04/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 04/04/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min. Hoping to get the true spring break experience, Erica and Barry visit Pops in Florida, yet it's nothing how they expected. Meanwhile, Adam tells the truth to Beverly and Murray but then gets a surprising reaction.

  • 19. Flashy Little Flashdancer

    Original air date: 04/11/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 04/11/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min. After seeing "Flashdance," Beverly decides to take up dance with the Frentas and is dejected when the family doesn't support her after telling them she is going to be in a recital. Meanwhile, when Emmy starts dating a cool guy, Adam thinks their friendship is in jeopardy, so he sets out to be cooler which backfires

  • 20. The Opportunity of a Lifetime

    Original air date: 05/02/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 05/02/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min. Barry gets the chance to throw the first pitch at a Philadelphia Phillies game and believes this is his chance to play professionally, but it's anything but. Meanwhile, Erica makes an important decision about her future in college.

  • 21. Spaceballs

    Original air date: 05/09/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 05/09/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min. Adam tries to start a Mel Brooks club after he sees the movie "Spaceballs," and Jackie mistakes his club advertisement for political satire and puts it in the school paper. Meanwhile, when Beverly and Pops come up for parents weekend at school, Erica plans on telling them an important decision she has made, but Murray surprises them and tags along.

  • 22. Let's Val Kilmer This Car

    Original air date: 05/16/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 05/16/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min. The Season 5 finale: When Lainey moves back to town, Barry asks her to the prom; but when she says no, he plans a senior prank with Principal Ball's car to get out of going. Meanwhile, Erica tells Murray she has made a final decision about her future in college, and he is furious and insists she pay her own way for rent and food.