The Goldbergs

The Other Smother - S1-E13

Factual error: The model UN uses the new South African flag, but this flag only came into use in 1994.

9

I Rode a Hoverboard! - S2-E8

Factual error: Adam doesn't want to tell Emmy how he broke his arm, so he says he rode a hoverboard. He says he watched the whole BTTF trilogy, but only part 1 was released in 1985. Part 2 was released in 1989, and Part 3 in 1990.

AdrianMC2002
7

The Facts of Bleeping Life - S2-E3

Factual error: The main theme of the episode was the "Royal Wedding" (Lady Spencer and Prince Charles) which happened in 1981. Erica and Lainey are singing Eternal Flame by the Bangles which wasn't release until 1988.

9

A Chorus Lie - S3-E2

Factual error: A key plot point of this episode is the revelation of the Milli Vanilli lip-syncing scandal, which happened in the fall of 1990, outside the 1980s setting of the series.

zendaddy621
6

Just Say No - S2-E20

Factual error: In a previous episode, Adam's uncle gives him a power glove and they talk about "The Wizard" which came out in 1989. A few episodes later, they talk about Reagan getting reelected, which happened in 1984.

5

The Dynamic Duo - S4-E20

Factual error: Adam narrates that it is "April 5th, 1980-something" and is going to see the new Michael Keaton "Batman" movie with his Grandpa, but "Batman" was released on June 23rd, 1989, not in April of that year.

Scott215
6

Agassi - S4-E13

Factual error: Adam is outside playing tennis at school. The episode takes place "February 1980 something" and the students are all in shorts and the trees and grass are all lush and green. This wouldn't be the case in February in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

QTPitootyFL
7

Show generally

Factual error: There is an episode where Reagan is running for president in 1980, and later in this episode they are watching "America's funniest home videos" which started in 1989.

4

Mama Drama - S2-E2

Factual error: Murray and Barry go to a Philadelphia Flyers home game. In the episode the Flyers are wearing orange jerseys. In reality the home team wore their white jerseys in the 1980's. When they watch the replay of Ron Hextall's goal on TV, you see the Flyers wearing white. (00:05:00 - 00:06:00)

4

A Kick-Ass Risky Business Party - S3-E1

Other mistake: Barry and Erica are watching Lany band with Beverly. They are hiding behind a bookshelf of board games. One of the board games is Showdown Yahtzee. This game did not come out until 1991.

3

The Circle Of Driving Again - S5-E8

Factual error: The show is set sometime in the 1980's, but as Adam drives the family around the neighborhood in his grandfather's car, there are SUV models from the mid-2000's to current passing by them.

Scott215
4

The Most Handsome Boy on the Planet - S2-E9

Factual error: At the very beginning of the show, they are standing in line to watch the movie ET in "1980 something." The kid starts asking if Yoda was just a puppet and if ALF was just a puppet. ET came out in 1982. ALF did not come out until 1986. Later in the show, they mention Kokomo by The Beach Boys which did not come out until 1988. ET was out of cinemas by then.

4

Barry Goldberg's Day Off - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: When Barry tips the pool chair and falls into the pool, the chair falls with him. However in the next clip when his mother jumps into the pool to save him you can see the same pool chair still sitting on the diving board.

3

A Wall Street Thanksgiving - S5-E7

Factual error: Adam is excited the new Atari video game of "E.T.: The Extraterrestrial" was just released. In the same episode, Uncle Marvin is telling Barry he just saw the movie "Wall Street." Problem is, the "E.T." Video game was released in December, 1982, while "Wall Street" was released in December, 1987.

Scott215
3

Food in a Geoffy - S7-E3

Character mistake: Beverly waves a university brochure in Adam's face and tells him he's going to go "to UCLA. That's in Hollywood." UCLA is in Westwood.

Steven Lee
2

The Day After the Day After - S4-E22

Factual error: This episode takes place around Mother's Day, which is in May, but everybody just saw the TV movie "The Day After", which aired November 20, 1983, six months after Mother's Day.

Scott215
2

I Caddyshacked the Pool - S3-E4

Factual error: We Are the World was new on TV (came out in 1985) but later Adam is seen playing a Gameboy, which was released in 1989.

dpepe79@hotmail.com
1

George! George Glass! - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: Beverly turns her head to the right twice while talking with Murray in the car.

Scott215
1

George! George Glass! - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: The front view of Jeff shows him wearing a backpack with black straps, but the straps disappear in the rear view of Jeff.

Scott215
1

Baio and Switch - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: When the gym teacher holds hands with the students, he, Barry and Erica are close together in the tight shots, but further away from each other in the long shots.

Scott215
1

A Wall Street Thanksgiving - S5-E7

Trivia: Uncle Marvin is teaching Barry and the JTP hand signals to use on Wall Street. It is obvious he is making up the gestures, but when he says "Tell her that I'm sorry" he is using an American Sign Language sign for 'bullshit'.

Stacey Powell Krieger
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Cowboys Suck! - S2-E12

Question: When Barry refers to the stop sign in his room he says "The stop sign where she wanted to go left and I wanted to go right, so I got nervous, went straight." As he was talking about Lainey, soon after Murray says "Well, let's get in the damn car. And bring the stop sign. We got to put it back. It's a serious crime." Is Barry's quote some kind of sexual innuendo, or is it that he actually, accidentally drove into it because of Lainey?

Answer: Not a sexual innuendo at all. Barry drove into it because he couldn't make a decision to either go his way or Lainey's way.

Scott215
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