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The Goldbergs: The Dating Game (S8EP18 ABC Wed 21 Apr 2021)



The Dating Game: Trying to move on from their breakup, Erica goes on a date with a guy from the coffee shop while Geoff ends up on an episode of “The Dating Game,” which winds up making things even more difficult for them both. Meanwhile, Beverly is thrilled to learn that Murray has spontaneously purchased a shore house until she realizes it’s not quite the luxury home she imagined.

Guest starring is David Koechner as Bill, Cedric Yarbrough as Vic, Richard Kind as Formica Mike, Erinn Hayes as Jane Bales, Jennifer Irwin as Virginia Kremp, Mindy Sterling as Linda Schwartz, Stephanie Courtney as Essie Karp, Noah Munck as Naked Rob, Shayne Topp as Matt Bradley, Ana Gasteyer as Ms. Cinoman, Beth Triffon as Joanne Schwartz and Anna Grace Barlow as Lisa Levine.

“The Dating Game” was written by Vicky Castro and directed by Ryan Krayser.

Airdate: Wed 21 Apr 2021 at 20:00 on ABC

Season 8 Episode 18

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.