The BEST episodes directed by David Katzenberg

Barry Goldberg's Day Off
star
8.17
674 votes

#1 - Barry Goldberg's Day Off

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 14

Barry fakes being sick in order to have an epic adventure like the one in the film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," except things don't go as planned and turn from bad to worse when Pops and Adam get involved.

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Jenna Lives
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8.03
1134 votes

#2 - Jenna Lives

Awkward. - Season 1 - Episode 5

Jenna's big accident is a distant memory, and she actually starts to feel normal again until a strange stalker brings her suicide stigma back to life. Jenna even starts to wonder if her "that girl" reputation is preventing Matty from seeing her as girlfriend material or. does he already have one?

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Big Orange
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8.01
903 votes

#3 - Big Orange

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 3 - Episode 23

Barry's favorite shirt is hated by Beverly and Lainey, so they hatch a plan together to destroy it. Once his shirt goes missing, Barry asks Adam and Erica to investigate. Meanwhile, Murray decides to tear down the family tree house, leaving Adam distraught.

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Have a Summer
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8.01
828 votes

#4 - Have a Summer

The Goldbergs (2013) - 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.

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Adam Spielberg
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7.98
613 votes

#5 - Adam Spielberg

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 5 - Episode 15

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.

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The Scrunchie Rule
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7.98
549 votes

#6 - The Scrunchie Rule

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 5 - Episode 16

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.

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Let's Val Kilmer This Car
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7.97
526 votes

#7 - Let's Val Kilmer This Car

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 5 - Episode 22

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.

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The Dirty Dancing Dance
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7.97
712 votes

#8 - The Dirty Dancing Dance

The Goldbergs (2013) - 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.

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Old Jenna
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7.96
367 votes

#9 - Old Jenna

Awkward. - Season 3 - Episode 18

Lacey starts her new job at Palos Hills and Jenna has a wake-up call that puts everything almost back to normal.

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Cowboy Country
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7.96
710 votes

#10 - Cowboy Country

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 12

When Adam passes on a family ring to convey his feelings for Dana, Beverly can’t seem to accept her little boy having such deep feelings at his age. Meanwhile, new couple Lainey and Barry convinces Murray to watch football with Lainey’s dad. They soon realize the fathers root for opposing teams and Barry is left to decide between his love for the Eagles and his love for Lainey.

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Night Games
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7.95
318 votes

#11 - Night Games

Back in the Game - Season 1 - Episode 6

After spending every past Halloween with his mom, Danny decides to make his own plans by rallying The Angles for a night of trick-or-treating. But when the team fears that David and his friends will be out to get them, Danny devises a plan to outsmart the bullies. Meanwhile, Lulu teaches Terry how to celebrate Halloween as an adult, and The Cannon gets competitive during a visit to the cemetery on a special Halloween episode.

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Goldbergs Feel Hard
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7.93
653 votes

#12 - Goldbergs Feel Hard

The Goldbergs (2013) - 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.

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Dance Party USA
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7.91
666 votes

#13 - Dance Party USA

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 22

When Adam thinks he can harness some of Pop's luck, he ends up losing his toys on a gamble; Erica's dream to dance on a TV show is derailed when Barry gives her pink eye.

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Smother's Day
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7.90
874 votes

#14 - Smother's Day

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 3 - Episode 22

Beverly is upset on Mother's Day when she receives an obviously last-minute gift of "mom coupons."

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Danny Chase Hates Brad Paisley
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7.88
522 votes

#15 - Danny Chase Hates Brad Paisley

The Crazy Ones - Season 1 - Episode 19

While trying to channel Simon, Zach makes big promises during a pitch and must get Brad Paisley to sing a jingle written by Danny Chase.

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Parents Just Don't Understand
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7.88
669 votes

#16 - Parents Just Don't Understand

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 5 - Episode 9

Adam and Barry don't get the reaction they expect from Murray when they write a song called "Dads Just Don't Care"; Beverly takes drastic measures to change Erica's mind about needing some space.

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Agassi
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7.88
1016 votes

#17 - Agassi

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 4 - Episode 13

Adam feels like he's losing his best friend, Chad, so he attempts to join the tennis team. When Chad picks Dave Kim as his partner, Adam vows to take him down with Barry in a tennis match, changeling Andre Agassi. Meanwhile, with the help of Beverly, Erica deals with her post-break up depression just in time for Valentine's Day.

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Stefan King
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7.87
1020 votes

#18 - Stefan King

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 4 - Episode 5

Adam decides to start writing horror stories after being inspired by Stephen King; when Beverly finds out that the monster in Adam's story is based off of her, she makes him stay home on Halloween to rewrite the story to depict her in better light.

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The Lost Boy
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7.85
700 votes

#19 - The Lost Boy

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 16

Adam attends a Phillies game with his dad and ends up lost in the stadium after Murray allows him to leave his seat on his own. Elsewhere, Beverly's guilt trip backfires when Erica and Barry drive off without her during an argument on their way home from the mall.

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Dungeons and Dragons, Anyone?
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7.84
840 votes

#20 - Dungeons and Dragons, Anyone?

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 3 - Episode 20

It's the nerds vs. the jocks, with Adam as the latter's leader, playing Dungeons and Dragons. Meanwhile, Erica makes a decision about the college she wants to attend, but neither Beverly nor Murray are on board.

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As You Wish
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7.84
687 votes

#21 - As You Wish

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 21

Murray is happy to hear that Adam wants to participate in a school sport -- until he finds out it's fencing; Beverly tries to play matchmaker for Barry's wrestling coach and Erica's voice teacher.

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Weird Science
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7.83
931 votes

#22 - Weird Science

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 5 - Episode 1

Beverly and Murray move Erica into her dorm, where her roommate is also named Erica; Adam tries to give Barry the perfect girlfriend.

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Boy Barry
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7.82
780 votes

#23 - Boy Barry

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 3 - Episode 5

Upset by Barry's insecurity in their relationship, Lainey sets out to teach him a lesson with Erica's help. However, the situation turns into something totally different and Barry goes to school dressed like Boy George hoping it will change. Meanwhile, Beverly doesn't approve Murray's new mustache so she shaves it off but it backfires.

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The Campaign Fail
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7.81
414 votes

#24 - The Campaign Fail

Awkward. - Season 3 - Episode 17

Jenna decides that it is time to change her ways but could it be too late?

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Breakfast Club
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7.81
1098 votes

#25 - Breakfast Club

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 4 - Episode 1

The Goldbergs pay homage to the classic 1980s John Hughes' film "The Breakfast Club" when the kids start off a new school year by earning themselves Saturday detention courtesy of a new substitute teacher, who just happens to be their mom.

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Double Dare
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7.81
776 votes

#26 - Double Dare

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 3 - Episode 13

Adam and Emmy are excited when their favorite TV game show "Double Dare" holds auditions at their school. Their friendship is tested, however, when they secretly ask Pops and Handsome Ben to be their respective partners. Meanwhile, a superstitious Barry comes to believe that Beverly is the key to ending the Philadelphia Eagles' losing streak.

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Girl Problems
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7.80
228 votes

#27 - Girl Problems

Ben and Kate - Season 1 - Episode 12

Tommy finally brings around his new girlfriend, Lila, to meet the gang. But when Kate suggests the two women get to know each other, things don't go as planned. Meanwhile, Ben moves forward with his "Rail Mall" business plan.

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Darth Mellor
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7.79
213 votes

#28 - Darth Mellor

Schooled - Season 1 - Episode 9

Lainey encourages Glascott to trust his niece and let her get her driver's license, only to find Felicia isn't trustworthy. CB and the student "Star Wars" club bring Mellor along to the premiere of "The Phantom Menace," but Mellor's thoughts on the movie cause the club to dissolve.

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DannyDonnieJoeyJonJordan
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7.78
776 votes

#29 - DannyDonnieJoeyJonJordan

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 10

Beverly is ordered to clean out the garage by Murray, who wants everything gone except for one trunk that he's particularly sentimental about. Meanwhile, Adam and Barry discover Erica's old collection of New Kids on the Block memorabilia.

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Baio and Switch
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7.77
734 votes

#30 - Baio and Switch

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 3 - Episode 12

Beverly decides to volunteer for Hands Across America in an attempt to get closer with Barry and Erica. She gets them to spoil her with affection after she promises an appearance from Scott Baio, but the plan fails. Meanwhile, Adam gets himself into a sticky situation when he promises to take his best friend and his girlfriend, Dana, to the school dance.

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Titanic Love
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7.77
123 votes

#31 - Titanic Love

Schooled - Season 2 - Episode 13

The hit film has love on everyone's brain, and Lainey has a realization about CB. Meanwhile, Principal Glascott uses the season's bad football team to teach Coach Mellor how to be both a good winner and a good loser.

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Hogan Is My Grandfather
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7.76
876 votes

#32 - Hogan Is My Grandfather

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 5 - Episode 2

Adam decides to make a movie about his grandfather for a class assignment but finds all of Pop's war stories mundane; Erica confronts Beverly about her mothering style; Beverly worries about teaching Erica and Barry basic life skills.

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Bill/Murray
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7.75
688 votes

#33 - Bill/Murray

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 23

Erica makes a music video to get into college, while Murray and Bill's friendship grows.

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Goldberg on The Goldbergs
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7.74
843 votes

#34 - Goldberg on The Goldbergs

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 5 - Episode 3

When Coach Mellor tells Beverly about his strained relationship with his brother, she intervenes, prompting a face-off; Geoff and Erica struggle with their long-distance relationship

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12 Tapes for a Penny
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7.73
722 votes

#35 - 12 Tapes for a Penny

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 3 - Episode 18

Adam schemes to get as many cassette tapes as possible from a mail-order music club, but when Beverly gets wind of this scam she points the blame at Erica. Meanwhile, Barry is determined to get closer to Lainey's dad, Bill, even though it's an uphill battle.

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Lucky
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7.71
740 votes

#36 - Lucky

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 3 - Episode 7

Barry's dream of having a dog comes true, but he's disappointed when the pup takes an immediate liking to Murray; at the same time, Beverly is upset not to be included when Erica and Lainey plan a girls-only sleepover.

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Lainey and Erica's High School Reunion
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7.71
221 votes

#37 - Lainey and Erica's High School Reunion

Schooled - Season 1 - Episode 8

When her high school reunion is held at William Penn, Lainey tries to hide her teaching job from old classmates, pulling a "Romy and Michele" lie with the help of Erica Goldberg (Hayley Orrantia) and CB. Meanwhile, Mellor's distraught to learn his star athlete alum, Ruben Amaro Jr. (Niko Guardado), sees Glascott as more of a mentor than Mellor

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Cousin Vinny
star
7.70
474 votes

#38 - Cousin Vinny

The Hard Times of RJ Berger - Season 2 - Episode 2

In an attempt to win over the girl of his dreams, RJ asks Jenny on a date. When she says "yes," he and Miles prepare with a G-T-L makeover from Cousin Vinny (Jersey Shore's Vinny Guadagnino).

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Big Baby Ball
star
7.70
856 votes

#39 - Big Baby Ball

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 6

When Mr. Meller singles out Adam during a game of Dodgeball, Beverly intervenes to protect Adam and gets Meller fired. But soon, Murray and Adam see him in a new light, so Beverly tries to get his job back…will she succeed? Meanwhile, Barry can't accept Erica is better than him in a new board game… Trivial Pursuit.

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Revenge o' the Nerds
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7.69
833 votes

#40 - Revenge o' the Nerds

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 5 - Episode 4

With the children growing up, Beverly decides to reinvent herself; Erica struggles to balance her academic and social life in college, and seeks Adam's assistance.

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Ride and Die
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7.68
2132 votes

#41 - Ride and Die

Ballers - Season 3 - Episode 4

A key owner's blessing to bring professional football to Las Vegas hinges on equally critical meetings for Spencer and Joe. Meanwhile, Ricky stages his own private workout after being spurned by his new teammates; Vernon seeks a second chance; and tensions escalate between Charles and Larry after a Kisan's tryout.

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I Caddyshacked the Pool
star
7.67
737 votes

#42 - I Caddyshacked the Pool

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 3 - Episode 4

As Adam goes to great lengths to avoid swimming at school, jealousy prompts Barry to undermine Erica’s effort to make the world a better place.

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Bull Rush
star
7.67
2246 votes

#43 - Bull Rush

Ballers - Season 3 - Episode 2

In Las Vegas on business, Spencer gets reacquainted with Chloe, an old flame now working for Wayne, while Ricky challenges the odds in a game of dice. Set up by Joe to represent top running back Kisan, Jason ends up sweating it out in a tough neighborhood. Charles gets a public-speaking primer from Julie; Vernon and Reggie make a risky endorsement deal.

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Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Hills Have Eyes
star
7.67
1136 votes

#44 - Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Hills Have Eyes

Riverdale - Season 2 - Episode 14

When Hiram suggests that Veronica and Archie head up to their lake house for the weekend, Veronica decides to invite Betty and Jughead to join them. Determined to uncover Hiram’s plans for Riverdale, Jughead uses his time at the lake house to press Veronica about what she may know. Back in Riverdale, Cheryl makes a surprising connection with an unlikely friend, while Josie lands in hot water after revealing a secret to Kevin.

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The Better Man
star
7.65
261 votes

#45 - The Better Man

The Hard Times of RJ Berger - Season 2 - Episode 12

RJ receives shocking news from Lily and faces off with Max Owens for the title of "Mr. Pinkerton."

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The Most Handsome Boy on the Planet
star
7.65
873 votes

#46 - The Most Handsome Boy on the Planet

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 9

Barry is excited when a modelling representative approaches him, but Erica thinks it's a scam.

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Three's a Crowd
star
7.64
847 votes

#47 - Three's a Crowd

Awkward. - Season 2 - Episode 3

Jenna and Jake's relationship is finally going smoothly that is untill Matty starts tagging along and tries to tempt Jenna constantly.

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Wingmom
star
7.64
730 votes

#48 - Wingmom

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 3 - Episode 9

Inspired by “Top Gun,” Barry decides to join ROTC. Convinced it will help discipline him, Murray orders the Captain to prevent Barry from quitting when the going gets tough, prompting Beverly to join Barry, too! Meanwhile, Adam helps Pops get his swag back with a special librarian.

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La Biblioteca Es Libros
star
7.64
670 votes

#49 - La Biblioteca Es Libros

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 19

Beverly has a plan to help Adam succeed in Spanish class, while Barry tries to impress Murray with a job.

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My Super Bittersweet Sixteen
star
7.64
1122 votes

#50 - My Super Bittersweet Sixteen

Awkward. - Season 1 - Episode 9

Jenna's sixteenth birthday isn't very sweet as she suffers one embarrassing experience after the next. Jenna is still reeling from the aftermath of her house party and dealing with the repercussions of everyone she's alienated. After failing her driving test and getting humiliated in the school cafeteria, Jenna wonders if she can repair her relationships with Matty and Tamara.

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