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The Goldbergs Prepping 'Very Expensive' John Hughes Homage

The Goldbergs John Hughes Episode

The Goldbergs is cooking up some kind of wonderful John Hughes tribute.

Series creator Adam F. Goldberg tells TVLine that a Season 2 episode will feature an homage to one of the late filmmaker’s classic ’80s flicks.

“We are writing it now,” he confirms. “I’m not going to reveal [which film] it is yet. But it’s going to be very difficult to shoot and very expensive. So it’ll be a real nightmare, but hopefully, it’ll turn out great.”

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The special outing will likely air midway through the season “when we’re starting to run out of steam,” Goldberg adds with a laugh. “We’ll hopefully gain some steam with our John Hughes episode.”

For her part, the show’s leading lady Wendi McLendon-Covey swears she hasn’t been told which Hughes pic will get the Goldbergs treatment. But if she had to guess… ? “I love Sixteen Candles,” she shares. “But it seems like The Breakfast Club might be a better fit.” (With reporting by Vlada Gelman)