The Goldbergs : Glaring goof 2/8/17 episode

Glaring goof 2/8/17 episode

Valentines episode that features Adam playing tennis outside in shorts, leaves on trees. Yep, February in the Philly suburbs.

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I didn't notice because I am ferklempt about IMDB shutting down their message boards.

Maybe the episode took place in an alternate '80s Philadelphia with global warming.

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Still can't believe they are doing that. Lazy on IMDB's part. It will cut down on the time I spend on this site greatly. This is just a stupid decision.

And for those wondering. On Feb 14, 1986 (If we go by the Quicksilver release date), the temp was a high of 30 and a low of 12. So yeah it was cold as hell.

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I thought for sure you were going to say Adam wearing a Back to the Future II shirt, while discussing the movie Quicksilver. A little problem. Quicksilver came out in '86 and Back to the Future II in '89. I actually think the real Adam does this on purpose to rile people up. I think it's annoying and a tad lazy.

But I do have to hand it to them about 1 thing. Quicksilver actually came out on Valentine's Day. So score one for them on that point.

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The website about the Goldbergs vs reality:

http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/the-goldbergs/

(be sure to look at the link with an article by Chad Kremp)

has a couple paragraphs about timelines and accuracy and anachronisms, quoting Adam:

"At the beginning of nearly every episode of The Goldbergs, the TV show's narrator (Patton Oswalt) reminds us that the current episode takes place in "1980-something." As Vulture.com points out in their interview with the real Adam Goldberg, this ambiguity with regard to time finds the characters discussing Poltergeist, released in 1982, at the same time the brother, Barry (Troy Gentile), is super-excited about the Reebok Pump, which was invented in the late-eighties. The main reason for the mildly confusing (though often easy to overlook) issue with the show's time frame is that if the show was set in a specific year, like 1985 for example, the creators would have to wait up to five years (five seasons) to include references to certain '80s staples like Say Anything (1989), the Reebok Pump and the Nintendo Power Glove.

"I should be so lucky to be five years in on a show," says the real Adam Goldberg. "And for now I only have twelve episodes. He added that for most of us, when we recall our memories of the 1980s, we usually don't remember the exact year anyway. "When I think, When did I win Legend of Zelda? I don't remember what year it was. I only remember that it was somewhere in the mid to late eighties. ... So we decided to set it in '1980-something.'" This idea of having an undependable narrator was "so liberating creatively. We could do anything ... It's kind of a melting pot of the eighties. It's how you remember it."


Has the show slipped up with regard to historical accuracy?
Yes. Although the show overlooks certain 1980s time frame issues, it has included some post-eighties elements in its story lines. "I know I've slipped up a couple times," admits the real Goldberg. Near the end of the premiere episode, "The Circle of Driving," non-1980s cars can be seen in the background as Murray (Jeff Garlin) sings REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling." In another instance, they used the term "re-gift," which wasn't said until after the 1980s (Vulture.com)."

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Yes. Yes. I know about the concept of the show. I am just saying that he easily could have had the character Adam wearing like a Goonies shirt. It just frustrates me at times when he does this.

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I only posted it because it quoted Adam - there have been so many threads on these subjects - having just re-discovered the history website! When I first learned about it here I saved some pictures and they are dated November 2015 (when they were downloaded). I got my internet service in December 2014 (I had dialup service until about 2010 but I never used the message boards until I got this smartphone).

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The glaring anachronisms that flood this show is why I quit watching after the first season. I actually came back to see if the writers had stopped being so sloppy and saw this topic and got my answer. It's a shame too. I wanted to like this show and give it another chance, but I guess it's not going to happen.

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I guessed it would have been Beverly going to discos before getting married and having kids.

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Valentines episode that features Adam playing tennis outside in shorts, leaves on trees. Yep, February in the Philly suburbs.

To be honest, I didn't even make the connection, however I did notice that while Adam was talking to Chad on the tennis court, there's a shot from behind where you can see his breath, indicating that it's pretty cold out. It's right after Adam tells Chad that they're going to be doubles partners and then he's startled by a ball. Right as he says "Sorry..." the camera is behind his right shoulder and you can clearly see his breath.


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Yeah...I didn't notice that, either. Hmm....

Oh...and yes, I'm also pissed about the boards being shut down. They will realize their error when their traffic goes down substantially.

I have made the proclamation that the boards will be up and running again...about a month after they are shut down on February 21st.

If they come back...GREAT! If not....nothing I can do about it.

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I hope the boards do come back. Not holding my breath though.

I am glad another poster did mention another board. I will probably check that one out.

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Omg I came on here for that reason!! Very noticeable

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Funny. When I watched that scene I didn't notice the leaves but I did notice everyone had big white tan lines on their quads that were exposed by the short-shorts of the 80's. I was thinking they should have spray tanned everyone's legs up to their bean bags before shooting the scene.

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Stranger Things is the only 80s based show that is much closer to the period itself than The Golbergs. I love The Goldbergs, but you have to admit that the clothing they wore was a little far fetched, especially for fall or summer wear. In Stranger Things, the kids/adults all worn fall clothing that was correct for the time period. With The Goldbergs, everything is more anachronistic than the last.
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