The BEST Episodes of The Goldbergs (2013)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2021
Network: ABC (US)
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.
#1 - Livin' on a Prayer
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired May 13, 2014
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 - Aired Feb 25, 2015
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 - The Scrunchie Rule
Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 21, 2018
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.
#4 - Adam Spielberg
Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 7, 2018
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.
#5 - Have a Summer
Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired May 18, 2016
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.
#6 - Big Orange
Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired May 11, 2016
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 - Let's Val Kilmer This Car
Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired May 16, 2018
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.
#8 - The Dirty Dancing Dance
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 2, 2016
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.
#9 - Graduation Day
Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired May 17, 2017
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.
#10 - Cowboy Country
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 11, 2015
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.
#11 - A Night to Remember
Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 29, 2017
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.
#12 - The Kara-te Kid
Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 1, 2017
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.
#13 - Goldbergs Feel Hard
Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired May 13, 2015
Beverly and Murray react as Erica readies to head out of town for the summer, while Barry becomes the school mascot.
#14 - Smother's Day
Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired May 4, 2016
Beverly is upset on Mother's Day when she receives an obviously last-minute gift of "mom coupons."
#15 - Happy Mom, Happy Life
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 4, 2015
Beverly compromises Dana and Adam's assignment to parent a doll. Erica tries to get back at Barry.
#16 - Flashy Little Flashdancer
Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 11, 2018
After seeing "Flashdance," Beverly decides to take up dance with the Frentas and is rejected 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.
#17 - Dinner with the Goldbergs
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 10, 2018
Erica warns Geoff about going to dinner with her family, but he insists; by dinner's end, Geoff hits his breaking point.
#18 - We Didn't Start the Fire
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 13, 2017
Erica informs Beverly that she plans to spend the first night of Hanukkah with Geoff and his family, which leads Beverly to worry and begin a competition for the best Hanukkah party; Barry turns to Pops for advice on how to be cool.
#19 - A Wrestler Named Goldberg
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 6, 2014
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.
#20 - Colors
Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 28, 2018
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 backfires.
#21 - Love Is a Mixtape
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 24, 2014
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 - Agassi
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 8, 2017
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.
#23 - O Captain! My Captain!
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 4, 2017
Barry is mortified by Beverly, who, inspired by Mr. Keating from "Dead Poets Society," attempts to inspire his classmates as the substitute chemistry teacher. Meanwhile, Adam asks Erica for advice on how to be a better friend to Emmy.
#24 - Recipe for Death II: Kiss the Cook
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 9, 2016
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.
#25 - Parents Just Don't Understand
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 6, 2017
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.