The BEST episodes written by Chris Bishop

Have a Summer
859 votes

#1 - 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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The Scrunchie Rule
558 votes

#2 - 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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A Night to Remember
1125 votes

#3 - A Night to Remember

The Goldbergs (2013) - 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.

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Smother's Day
899 votes

#4 - 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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1050 votes

#5 - 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
1066 votes

#6 - 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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Do Drew and Kate Have Sex?
68 votes

#7 - Do Drew and Kate Have Sex?

The Drew Carey Show - Season 5 - Episode 16

Kate tells Drew that she is ready to have sex with him. They get into an argument, and Kate ends up leaving. They apologize the next day and agree that they were feeling too much pressure. Kate suggests that it would be easier if things were spontaneous. Drew realizes that he is not very good with spontanaeity, and plans a romantic evening. He asks Lewis and Oswald to get Speedy out of the house so that he and Kate can be alone, and to cut the lights. (They remember this by singing "Leave, Dog, Lights" to the tune of the Spiderman theme.) Kate figures out what is going on, but doesn't get mad. Speedy outwits Lewis and Oswald and gets back into the house. Drew trips over him on the way back from the bathroom and sprains his penis. The doctors and interns continually gawk at him and laugh at his injury. When Mimi fails to get pregnant for several months, she and Steve consult a specialist. They learn that they both have fertility problems. Mimi begins taking hormones, which

The Nat'ral
179 votes

#8 - The Nat'ral

Breaking In - Season 2 - Episode 12

Contra competes for bragging rights against an old enemy, while Cameron encounters an old flame.

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Who's the Boss
769 votes

#9 - Who's the Boss

Breaking In - Season 2 - Episode 2

When Veronica doesn't approve of Contra's annual contract with a lingerie company to protect an extremely valuable diamond-encrusted bra, the team goes behind her back to pull it off (the mission, not the bra).

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Double Dare
798 votes

#10 - 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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The Proposal
168 votes

#11 - The Proposal

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 8 - Episode 22

Geoff shares with the JTP that he is planning on asking Erica to marry him and gives them the engagement ring for safekeeping. Like any good romantic comedy, several miscommunications and misunderstandings between Geoff and Erica’s friends and family result in a potential derailing of the proposal, forcing Adam to step in to keep the couple’s special moment alive.

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Cash of the Titans
182 votes

#12 - Cash of the Titans

Breaking In - Season 2 - Episode 11

Oz sells Contra, only to find that Veronica wants to take the company in a different direction.

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Darth Mellor
213 votes

#13 - 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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A Kick-Ass Risky Business Party
843 votes

#14 - A Kick-Ass Risky Business Party

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 3 - Episode 1

Lainey, Erica and Barry plan a big “Risky Business” inspired party at her home, just like the movie, while Lainey’s dad is out of town. Later, when the party gets out of control, Beverly jumps to the rescue and Lainey is happy to have a mother figure like Beverly in her life, but for how long? Meanwhile, Adam’s relationship with Dana by talking to her for hours on the phone angers Murray. As a result, Adam tries a bunch of new ways to contact her since she’s moved away.

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705 votes

#15 - 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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The Facts of Bleeping Life
906 votes

#16 - The Facts of Bleeping Life

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 3

Prince Charles and Lady Di's impending nuptials inspire Beverly to plan a vow renewal; Barry hopes his band will win him Lainey's attention.

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The Adam Bomb
737 votes

#17 - The Adam Bomb

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 17

Adam and Barry get in a prank war, while Erica tries to become a pop star.

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Lainey and Erica's High School Reunion
221 votes

#18 - 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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Bohemian Rap City
476 votes

#19 - Bohemian Rap City

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 6 - Episode 7

Adam’s obsession with toys is cause for concern for Beverly and Murray, and they try to distract him with a new hobby. Meanwhile, the Dropouts’ decide to audition for “Star Search,” but their egos threaten the band’s future.

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Pretty in Pink
229 votes

#20 - Pretty in Pink

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 7 - Episode 23

Adam and Brea decide to go to prom together, but when Adam worries he won't be Prom King, Beverly's actions jeopardize the event. Barry teaches Erica how to be compassionate and caring when Geoff's dad is in the hospital.

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A Goldberg Thanksgiving
891 votes

#21 - A Goldberg Thanksgiving

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 2 - Episode 7

As a bet, Beverly challenges Erica to participate in Jazzercise after she thinks her mom's obsession is lame. When she wins, Erica decides to opt out of celebrating Thanksgiving so Beverly must find a way to win her daughter back to celebrate the holiday with the family. Meanwhile, uncle Marvin shows up for his annual visit to the Goldberg home and unexpectedly bonds with Adam, which annoys Murray.

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I Lost on Jeopardy
422 votes

#22 - I Lost on Jeopardy

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 6 - Episode 21

Having become obsessed with game shows since leaving college, Erica tries out for "Jeopardy!"; a new crush makes Barry realise he might not be over Lainey.

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495 votes

#23 - Fiddler

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 6 - Episode 6

Murray becomes an overzealous stage parent when he learns Adam has no interest in the school production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” Meanwhile, Beverly can’t seem to keep from interfering with Erica’s latest career plan.

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396 votes

#24 - Vacation

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 7 - Episode 1

Beverly insists the family take a road trip to go on vacation to Disneyland before Erica and Barry go off to college; Erica worries about her relationship with Geoff when he tells her they need to talk.

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389 votes

#25 - Breakin'

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 6 - Episode 23

Adam lets it slip that Barry never completed his community service requirement, so the brothers join together to throw the greatest breakdancing battle in the history of William Penn. Geoff's stress levels are at an all-time high, so Erica makes an adult decision and plans for them to follow the Grateful Dead all summer. Finally, it's the end of an era when the JTP (The Jenkintown Posse) graduates from high school.

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Mom Trumps Willow
392 votes

#26 - Mom Trumps Willow

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 6 - Episode 22

After Adam decides to see "Willow" instead of spending Mother's Day with Beverly, he must find a way to get back into her good graces; Barry is tired of his status as middle child and fights Erica for his right to the college of his choice.

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The Fake-Up
239 votes

#27 - The Fake-Up

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 7 - Episode 22

Adam and Brea's relationship is going well until Beverly's over-involvement causes them to fake a breakup. Meanwhile, Lainey is back in Jenkintown which throws Barry for a loop regarding his blossoming relationship with Ren

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Who Are You Going to Telephone?
1102 votes

#28 - Who Are You Going to Telephone?

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 6

Beverly is disappointed when the kids don't want to celebrate Halloween with her; Beverly tries to get Barry's crush to go out with him.

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Need for Speed
1437 votes

#29 - Need for Speed

Breaking In - Season 1 - Episode 3

When Oz's childhood friend, race-car champion Jimmie Johnson, asks him for help investigating a security leak on the speedway, Cameron is forced to recruit his least-favorite person to the team: car enthusiast Dutch. Meanwhile, Cash thinks the office photocopier has come to life.

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Tennis People
160 votes

#30 - Tennis People

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 9 - Episode 9

After weeks of waiting, Adam finally receives news that he has been accepted into NYU. His excitement is soon diminished when he learns Brea has been accepted into her dream school, Brown University. Fearing the distance will affect their relationship, Adam attempts to find ways to keep his girlfriend close. Meanwhile, with Virginia’s help, Beverly begins looking for venues to hold Erica’s wedding shower. She discovers her nemesis’ tennis club and is determined to become a member even if it means embarrassing herself.

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Money for RENT
229 votes

#31 - Money for RENT

Schooled - Season 1 - Episode 5

After Mellor tells Lainey that sports are king at William Penn, she sets out to put on the Broadway hit musical "Rent" to show Mellor the arts are just as important as athletics. Meanwhile, Glascott and CB struggle to modernize the school's outdated boy's health education program.

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The Wedding
146 votes

#32 - The Wedding

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 9 - Episode 15

After learning no one made the deposit on the wedding venue, Geoff scrambles to help fix the oversight before Beverly finds out. To make matters worse, a weather advisory threatens a major storm is imminent which could jeopardize the entire event.

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Oates & Oates
222 votes

#33 - Oates & Oates

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 7 - Episode 21

While throwing a telethon at their college to raise money for Earth Day, Barry attempts to woo Ren when he overpromises he can get Hall & Oates to perform. Meanwhile, Beverly attempts to set Bill up, but things go awry when he finds happiness with a woman he meets through Beverly's enemy

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Adam Graduates!
134 votes

#34 - Adam Graduates!

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 9 - Episode 22

Graduation day is approaching and everyone, especially Adam, is ready — except for Beverly who is not coping well with the idea of an empty nest. Meanwhile, with Geoff’s encouragement, Erica decides to try out for Cyndi Lauper as a one-time backup singer replacement. Ultimately, resurrecting her singing dreams doesn’t manifest, but bigger and exciting new beginnings await her and the Goldbergs.

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Another Turkey in the Trot
114 votes

#35 - Another Turkey in the Trot

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 10 - Episode 8

It’s Thanksgiving, and no one crushes Turkey Day like Beverly Goldberg; though, with the loss of Murray, this holiday feels a bit different. Geoff and Erica are stressed over the new baby; and, even more worrisome, an unexpected Goldberg relative arrives. With everyone highly suspicious of this unforeseen visitor, things are likely to go off the rails at any moment.

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130 votes

#36 - School-ercise

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 9 - Episode 18

When Beverly steps in for PE coach at William Penn Academy, Adam reluctantly takes her Jazzercise class. He is surprised to find enjoyment in it, until Beverly suffers an embarrassing incident, causing Adam the ultimate humiliation. Brea steps in to show Adam his mother’s good intentions and he ultimately comes to her defense. Meanwhile, Barry and Geoff find themselves both up for the same medical internship, which creates conflict in their budding friendship.

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Bill’s Wedding
218 votes

#37 - Bill’s Wedding

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 8 - Episode 4

Bill is getting married and Beverly and Jane have only 24 hours to plan it. Meanwhile, a fortune teller at the wedding reception could change the future for Adam, Erica and Barry’s romantic life.

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Still the Fun One
82 votes

#38 - Still the Fun One

Still Standing - Season 4 - Episode 8

When Bill and Judy finally meet a couple they both really enjoy, they start competing against one other to see which of them the couple likes best. Meanwhile, Brian makes an interesting discovery when he mixes up his cell phone with Linda's.

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One Exquisite Evening with Madonna
131 votes

#39 - One Exquisite Evening with Madonna

The Goldbergs (2013) - Season 9 - Episode 21

After a mold issue at home forces Erica and Geoff to stay at the Goldberg house, Beverly senses tensions in their marriage and seizes the opportunity to impart a little marital advice.

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Hush Little Baby
90 votes

#40 - Hush Little Baby

The Drew Carey Show - Season 6 - Episode 17

Mimi and Steve cannot get their son to stop crying. He becomes quiet instantly when Drew comes for a visit and interacts with him. Steve becomes ill, and Mimi orders him to leave so that he doesn't infect the baby. He stays at Drew's house, where Oswald and Kate look after him. He convinces the reluctant Drew to stay at his house and help Mimi with the baby until he recovers. The baby will only stop crying when Drew is holding him, and refuses to eat. Much to his horror, Drew must hold the baby while he breast-feeds. He then learns that Steve has strep throat and cannot return for two weeks. Drew finally becomes fed up and says that Mimi and Steve will have to learn to take care of their child on their own. Mimi, disheartened by her inability to bond with the baby, tries to leave him with Drew. When a still-ailing Steve comes over to visit, the baby stops crying after Mimi yells at Steve to get out. Drew concludes that the baby had grown used to Mimi's irascible behavior whi