Would You Watch A Show Called 'The Goldbergs'?
Ah, Jews and the ’80s. Clearly a winning combination.
ABC’s fall lineup includes a time machine to society’s most amusing (or made-fun-of) decade, via “The Goldbergs.” There’s the typical Jewish mother Beverly ( Wendi McLendon-Covey — whose bright purple eyeshadow is thickly painted on), gruff dad Murray ( Jeff Garlin ), crimp-iron abusing oldest sister Erica ( Hayley Orrantia ), awkward pasty middle child Barry ( Troy Gentile — who really looks like a Barry) and wacky grandpa Al ( George Segal ).
Every loving (read: harsh and guilt-ridden) word is captured on videotape (it’s the ’80s after all) by aspiring director Adam ( Sean Giambrone ), who’s adult narrator voice sounds an awful lot like Patton Oswalt.
The show will provide Tuesday night comic relief from 9 p.m. to 10, airing right after the long-awaited “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
From what we can see in the trailer, it’ll either be incredibly amusing, offensive, or a combination of both, so long as the “Flava Flav” references are kept to a minimum.
What do you think? Watch the trailer below: