The Goldbergs

A Kick-Ass Risky Business Party - S3-E1

New this month 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.

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.


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.


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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

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)

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.


George! George Glass! - S4-E3

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


George! George Glass! - S4-E3

Visible crew/equipment: The film crew is reflected in the chrome of the right side mirror of Beverly and Murray's car.


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.

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.


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.


Lainey Loves Lionel - S3-E14

Factual error: Older Adam says "33 years before Adele's Hello, there was Lionel Richie." Lionel Richie's Hello was released in 1984, Adele's version was 2015.

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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.


The Circle Of Driving Again - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: After Adam crosses the railroad tracks in Grandpa's car, the next quick view through the front of the windshield to the back window of their car shows a street scene, and not the railroad crossing lights, gates, or tracks that should be there.


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