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The Goldbergs: Poker Night (S8EP20 ABC Wed 5 May 2021)

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Poker Night: In order to take her mind off of her heartbreak, Erica takes a trip to Los Angeles to see her best friend, Lainey Lewis (played by AJ Michalka), and they end up getting the band back together for a gig. Meanwhile, after getting caught taking part in an underground poker game, Adam gets sentenced to Pop-Pop (played by Judd Hirsch) duty, which turns out better than expected.

Guest starring is Judd Hirsch as Pop-Pop, AJ Michalka as Lainey Lewis, Ken Lerner as Lou Schwartz, Kenny Ridwan as Dave Kim, Zayne Emory as JC Spink and Zach Callison as Corbett.

“Poker Night” was written by Langan Kingsley and Elizabeth Beckwith, and directed by Lew Schneider.

Airdate: Wed 5 May 2021 at 20:00 on ABC

Season 8 Episode 20

Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the '80s. For geeky and movie obsessed youngest child 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. Mom Beverly is a classic "smother," an overbearing, overprotective matriarch who loves her delicious kids, but still rules this brood with 100% authority and zero sense of boundaries. Dad Murray is gruff and sometimes oblivious, parenting with half his attention span but all his heart. Sister Erica is popular and terrifying, doing her best to cover up that she's the smartest of the clan. Barry is a passionate dreamer, who maybe dreams a little too big and who always gets the short end of the stick. Adam is the youngest, a camera-wielding future director who's navigating first love, and growing up with his family. Rounding out the family is beloved grandfather Al "Pops" Solomon, the wild man of the clan, a shameless Don Juan who's learning as much from his family as he teaches them.