Before the summer break, the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs got a visit from a certain big-headed parody of Darth Vader in an episode that paid homage to Spaceballs, complete with a voice cameo from Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet himself. Now the show that waxes nostalgic about the 1980s will be paid a visit by an icon from the horror genre just in time for Halloween.
Robert Englund, who has portrayed the sharp-gloved, severely burned dream stalker Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, will reprise the famous role in the Halloween-themed episode coming this October. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 by Fred Topel
The Goldbergs stars Sean Giambrone and Hayley Orrantia were at the ABC party for the Television Critics Association this week. The comedy, based on creator Adam F. Goldberg’s life, is entering its sixth season in September.
Season 5 ended with Erica (Orrantia) dropping out of college to pursue singing and Adam (Giambrone) helping Barry (Troy Gentile) get prom cancelled. And now, season 6 will pay tribute to an iconic John Hughes movie: Sixteen Candles.
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Earlier this week, we learned the surprising news that Rick Moranis was coming out of pseudo-retirement to reprise one of his most famous big screen roles. The comedian will be appearing as the Spaceballs bad guy Dark Helmet, a parody of Star Wars villain Darth Vader, on tonight’s episode of The Goldbergs on ABC. But if you don’t usually watch that show, you don’t have a DVR, and you’re not going to be around to see it, we’ve got you covered.
A clip from The Goldbergs featuring Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet has surfaced online. It’s all part of a dream sequence that Adam Goldberg (Sean Giambrone) has in the middle of the night, where he ends up in a Schwartz ring battle with the villain before finding out all about the plot for Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money. Read More »
After establishing himself as one of the most beloved actors of the 1980s and ’90s, Ghostbusters and Honey I Shrunk the Kids star Rick Moranis took a lengthy break from acting and largely stepped out of the limelight, raising his children after his wife’s death and being more choosy about the projects in which he appears. He went back to his roots and reprised his role of Bob McKenzie for an SCTV reunion show last year, and now we’ve learned he’ll be reprising another of his famous roles again very soon.
A new reports says that Moranis will play Dark Helmet, his character from Mel Brooks’s 1987 Star Wars comedy spoof Spaceballs, on an upcoming episode of the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs. Read more about the Rick Moranis The Goldbergs guest appearance below.
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In this edition of TV bits:
- ABC Orders The Goldbergs Spinoff
- Netflix is already planning Lost In Space season 2
- Ian Somerhalder will star in Netflix’s vampire drama Series
- Mr. Mercedes season 2 coming in August
- A Little Help with Carol Burnett has a premiere date
- HBO will make a documentary about John McCain
- Showtime and Bad Robot are producing a James Corden pilot
- The trailer for Dear White People season 2
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The Goldbergs is currently in the middle of its fifth season, but you might remember that over a year ago we heard about the world of the 1980s-set sitcom expanding with a spin-off that would take us to the 1990s. Unfortunately, that series didn’t get ordered to series, but the pilot was ordered and shot, and fans will get a chance to see it on this season of The Goldbergs.
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The movie-themed episodes of The Goldbergs have been fan favorites, and favorites of creator Adam F. Goldberg. Movies like The Karate Kid, Dirty Dancing, Short Circuit and Batman have provided the basis for several episodes of the family sitcom. On a Television Critics Association set visit to the Sony Studios lot, Goldbergs star Wendi McLendon-Covey told reporters that the show is doing a Weird Science episode for its fifth season premiere.
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All of the networks are making moves for the 2017-2018 season as their upfronts presentations next week near closer. Soon enough, we’ll have details on all the new shows that network and cable channels will be rolling out this fall, but in the meantime, we have word on shows that have been renewed for another season or canceled completely. Plus, we’ve also heard about some new shows that have been ordered for the fall before networks roll out trailers and more extensive details.
Find out which shows are dead, which will return, and which ones to look forward to at ABC, NBC and FOX in this edition of TV Bits. Read More »
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We already know that the second half of the fourth season of The Goldbergs will feature an episode dedicated entirely to The Karate Kid, but since nostalgia for the 1980s is the show’s modus operandi, that won’t be the only movie from that decade prominently featured later this season.
The Goldbergs will have an episode dedicated to the excitement of the release of Batman, the 1989 film directed by Tim Burton that had audiences going crazy to see the Dark Knight on the big screen for the first time in decades. In addition, that episode will be dedicated by Bat-fan, comic book writer, and filmmaker Kevin Smith.
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The ABC sitcom The Goldbergs is deeply entrenched in the nostalgia of the 1980s. Currently in its fourth season, the series has paid tribute and featured plenty of homage to favorites like The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Dirty Dancing, The Goonies, Say Anything, A Christmas Story and more. So it should come as no surprise that another iconic 1980s movie will get the same treatment (confounding the show’s true timeline even more) in an episode coming in 2017.
The Goldbergs will deliver their annual homage episode to the 1984 sports drama The Karate Kid. But which of the Goldberg children will take on the mantle of the student? Find out after the jump. Read More »