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 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.
When Murray's high school free throw record is broken, he attends a banquet as the guest of honor.
Beverly learns that Barry lied about joining the wrestling team; Erica flakes on a promise to Adam.
When Erica cannot be consoled after her boyfriend dumps her, Murray steps in to help.
Adam is excited for his birthday party, but Barry thinks he should change the theme.
Beverly gets Adam out of the Presidential Physical fitness test; Erica's pen pal visits.
Murray retaliates when Beverly swaps out his favorite easy chair with something new.
Adam tries to impress Murray with his ice hockey skills; Murray pretends he likes Adam's movies.
Adam recruits Barry, Emma and some friends to search for some missing family jewelry.
Erica sneaks out to a college party and ends up needing Beverly to rescue her.
Beverly insists on chaperoning when Dana and Adam go to their first school dance together.
Beverly runs into her enemy, Betsy Rubenstone; Murray and Adam try to rent a video.
When Pops goes to the shop with Murray for a little change of pace, he criticizes the business.
Barry decides to sign up for the school’s holiday talent show but is bummed when the school doesn’t approve karate as a talent. Beverly is livid and brow beats the teacher in charge to change his mind.
Beverly can't resist a good sale, even if it is something the family doesn't really need.
The Goldbergs meet their new neighbors, the Kremps, an all-American family, very well put together and seemingly perfect.
When Barry receives his first driver's license, Beverly lays out the rules about using the car, including the most important..."Call me when you get there!"
Beverly loves Halloween, but is disappointed when all of the kids choose to not celebrate the holiday with her.
While cleaning out the garage, Adam, Erica, and Barry come across a box of letters written by Murray to a woman named Anita.
Barry gets an important lesson from Murray, while Adam and Pops secretly go to a scary movie.
Murray and Erica's long tradition of roller-skating is in jeopardy, while clothes shopping with Beverly and Adam goes awry.
As Adam captures family life on videotape, brother Barry celebrates his birthday with a present he doesn't expect.