The BEST Episodes of The Goldbergs (2013)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 23, 2019
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
#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.
#2 - Barry Goldberg's Day Off
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.
#3 - Graduation Day
Season 4 - Episode 24
As graduation quickly approaches, Erica can't wait to leave home, until she realizes how much Beverly's love means to her; Barry's plans for him and Lainey fail; Dana makes an unexpected visit just as Adam and Jackie make their relationship official.
#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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - Big Orange
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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - Dinner With The Goldbergs
Season 5 - Episode 12
Erica warns Geoff about going to dinner with her family, but he insists; by dinner's end, Geoff hits his breaking point.
#12 - 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.
#13 - A Night To Remember
Season 4 - Episode 19
Barry puts together some romantic gestures for Lainey; Erica and Geoff attempt to go to prom together, but it doesn't go as planned; Adam is flattered when a nerdy but cute junior asks him out, but he gets scared when Beverly gets involved.
#14 - 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.
#15 - Let's Val Kilmer This Car
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.
#16 - Recipe for Death II: Kiss the Cook
Season 4 - Episode 6
Adam uses Murray's revelation of love for action movies to ask him for the money to film his own action film; the production is put in jeopardy when Barry goes missing while playing lead and an unlikely replacement actor is brought in.
#17 - The Kara-te Kid
Season 4 - Episode 16
Adam and the other Adam Goldberg are inspired to settle their long-running feud with a karate match inspired by "The Karate Kid"; Barry and Adam ask Uncle Marvin for help training, but just end up cleaning his apartment.
#18 - Smother's Day
Season 3 - Episode 22
Beverly is upset on Mother's Day when she receives an obviously last-minute gift of "mom coupons."
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - The Kremps
Season 1 - Episode 8
Beverly invites the Kremps -- the all-American and seemingly perfect new neighbors -- over for a barbecue.
#23 - Parents Just Don't Understand
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.
#24 - The Spencer's Gift
Season 4 - Episode 14
When both Barry and Erica gets jobs working at Spencer’s Gifts, Erica gets jealous at how good of an employee Barry is. Meanwhile, Muray is thrilled that two of his children have jobs, so he insists that Adam gets one, despite Beverly’s adamancy that he should focus on filmmaking,
#25 - Deadheads
Season 4 - Episode 17
Barry feels threatened when school deadhead Matt starts hanging out with the JTP and soon finds himself kicked out of the group when he becomes too controlling.