The Best Episodes Directed by David Katzenberg
#1 - 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?
#2 - 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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#7 - The Adventures of Aunt Ally & the Lil' Bitch
Awkward. Season 1 - Episode 8
When Lacey's BFF Ally comes to town, they decide to "help" Jenna throw a rager. The next day, a forgetful and hungover Jenna struggles to reconstruct the events of the wild night and find out who she kissed.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - DannyDonnieJoeJonJordan
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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.
#26 - 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.
#27 - 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.
#28 - Shall We Play a Game?
The Goldbergs (2013) Season 2 - Episode 4
Adam accidentally gets Barry kicked out of a group of cool kids at school; Beverly is upset when she finds out that Erica hangs out with a friend's mother.
#29 - 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.
#30 - 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.
#32 - 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.
#33 - The Opportunity Of A Lifetime
The Goldbergs (2013) Season 5 - Episode 20
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.
#34 - 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.
#35 - 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.
#37 - Keaton
New Girl Season 3 - Episode 6
In an effort to reconnect with Cece, Jess throws a Halloween party at the loft. In an effort to change Schmidt's sullen behavior, the loftmates resort to "catfishing" him by pretending to be his childhood idol - actor Michael Keaton. Then, Schmidt makes a decision that could change the loft forever.
#38 - 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.
#39 - 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.
#41 - 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.
#42 - 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.
#45 - 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.
#46 - 21st Birthday
Ben and Kate Season 1 - Episode 4
When Ben decides to throw a birthday party for Kate against her wishes, her frustration soon turns into excitement when she realizes that Ben invited Molly, Kate's wild friend from high school, to her party. Meanwhile, Ben finds out that Darcy, the only woman he truly cared for, is moving into what used to be his and Darcy's dream home with her new husband, and Tommy comes clean to Kate about why he hates Molly.
#47 - 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.
#49 - 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.
#50 - 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.
#53 - In the Teeth
Ballers Season 3 - Episode 3
Spencer encounters resistance to his Las Vegas expansion initiative in Los Angeles and Oakland. Meanwhile, Charles feels slighted by Larry for not getting credit after he landed a coveted lineman; Joe takes a detour with Reggie; Jason rebukes Kisan for his lack of transparency; and Ricky jumps to conclusions.
#55 - 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.
#57 - A Chorus Lie
The Goldbergs (2013) Season 3 - Episode 2
As Adam enters puberty, Beverly does everything in her power to help him through this awkward phase, including his crackling singing voice. So when Adam gets a lead role in the school musical, Beverly convinces Ms. Cinoman to have Adam lip sync – just like the musical group Milli Vanilli – while performing in “A Chorus Line.” Meanwhile, Murray inspires Erica to go to the Homecoming Dance with JTP member Geoff Schwartz.
#58 - Major League'd
The Goldbergs (2013) Season 6 - Episode 14
Adam is initially terrified when he and his friends are recruited to the William Penn Academy baseball team, but he quickly catches on to Principal Ball's master plan. A short-sighted Barry is in denial about his pitching skills. Meanwhile, Geoff's dad interferes in his relationship with Erica.
#59 - 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.
#60 - The Birds of Granby
The Goodwin Games Season 1 - Episode 5
Jimmy decides to take a bigger role in his daughter Piper's life, so he introduces her to Henry and Chloe, and the young lady hits it off with her aunt. Meanwhile, Henry considers entering into a business deal with Piper's stepfather.