‘The Goldbergs’ Episode Guide (Oct. 12): Murray and His Dad Square Off

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‘The Goldbergs’ Episode Guide (Oct. 12): Murray and His Dad Square Off

“Crazy Calls” (10/12/16) – After getting their first-ever answering machines, Murray and Pop-Pop wage a message war on one another.

Fed up, Erica, Barry and Pops try to stop the fighting by offering a trip to a hockey game as an olive branch.

Meanwhile, Adam finally finds a lunch-time home with some lovable geeks in the computer room, but Beverly worries about his social standing and intervenes, on “The Goldbergs,” WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.

Guest starring in this episode are Judd Hirsch as Pop-Pop, Stephen Tobolowsky as Principal Ball, Tim Meadows as Mr. Glascott, Kenny Ridwan as Dave Kim, Sean Marquette as Johnny Atkins, Alex Jennings as Carla, Niko Guardado as Ruben Amaro, Jr., Zach Callison as Corbett, Zayne Emory as JC Spink, Joshua Carlon as Michael C. Levy, David Bloom as Michael Z. Levy, Michael C. Levy as Tech Guy #1 and Michael Z. Levy as Tech Guy #2.

“Crazy Calls” was written by Steve Basilone and directed by Lew Schneider.

The VCR-loving, mixtape-making, spandex-wearing Goldbergs are back! For geeky and movie obsessed youngest child Adam (Sean Giambrone), his wonder years were spent documenting the hilarious and awkward antics of his colorful family.

Mom Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) is at her best when she’s meddling, matchmaking and bedazzling her way through life, while Dad Murray (Jeff Garlin) parents from the comfort of his recliner in his underpants. Oldest sister Erica (Hayley Orrantia) dreams of being a pop star if she can only overcome her secret love of all things uncool.

Then there’s middle child Barry (Troy Gentile) who’s just as in touch with his emotions as he is with his sick rap skills, which is how he landed Erica’s best friend and the hottest girl in school, Lainey (AJ Michalka), as his girlfriend. Rounding out the brood is beloved grandfather Al “Pops” Solomon (George Segal), the wild man of the clan, a shameless Don Juan who enjoys family time with his grandkids almost as much as his weekly massages.

This season finds the siblings fighting off huggies, snuggies and nubbies, as they navigate what it means to grow up as a Goldberg.

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