‘The Goldbergs’ Episode Guide (April 29): Barry Deals with Arcade Game Obsession

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‘The Goldbergs’ Episode Guide (April 29): Barry Deals with Arcade Game Obsession

“The Age of Darkness” (04/29/14) – Despite her best efforts, Beverly is crushed when she cannot console Erica when her boyfriend, Drew Kremp, dumps her. So Murray steps in to help his daughter. Meanwhile, Barry is obsessed with a new arcade game and continually asks Pops for money to play. When he takes the situation to a desperate level involving Adam, an intervention is planned, on “The Goldbergs,” TUESDAY, APRIL 29 (9:01-9:31 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest starring is Jennifer Irwin as Virginia Kremp, Tyler Stokes as Drew Kremp, Luke Benward as Bruce, AJ Michalka as Lainey Lewis, Joey Luthman as Roger McFadden, Terrell Lee as Pawn Shop Guy, Jessica McKenna as Waiter and Ben Zelevansky as Dale.

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 (Sean Giambrone), 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. Mom Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) is a classic “smother,” an overbearing, overprotective matriarch who rules this brood with 100% authority and zero sense of boundaries.

Dad Murray (Jeff Garlin) is gruff, hot-tempered and trying to parent without screaming. Sister Erica (Hayley Orrantia) is 17, hot, terrifying and not one to mess with. Barry (Troy Gentile) is 16, an overly emotional teen with severe middle child syndrome. Adam (Sam Giambrone) is the youngest, a camera-wielding future director who’s crushing on an older woman. Rounding out the family is beloved grandfather Al “Pops” Solomon (George Segal), the wild man of the clan, a shameless Don Juan who’s schooling Adam in the ways of love. When Pops buys a new sports car and offers his Caddy to middle child Barry, it’s enough to drive this already high-strung family to the brink of chaos.

“The Goldbergs” was written and executive-produced by Adam F. Goldberg (“Breaking In,” “Fanboys”) and also executive-produced by Doug Robinson (“Rules of Engagement”) and Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses). The pilot was directed by Seth Gordon (“Identity Thief,” “Horrible Bosses”). “The Goldbergs” is from Adam Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison, and is produced by Sony Pictures Television. It is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound.

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