Scoop: The Goldbergs to Pay Homage to Ferris Bueller's Day Off

TROY GENTILE, SEAN GIAMBRONE

Goldberg? Goldberg? Goldberg?

ABC’s sophomore comedy will channel Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for its upcoming John Hughes episode, TVLine has learned.

“Ferris Bueller exuded cool. He got the girl, he had the epic day off, he outsmarted his teachers, parents, siblings and classmates,” creator Adam F. Goldberg said in a statement. “And the way John Hughes captured that epic day of fun, it was the obvious choice to send the Goldbergs on a quest to recreate that awesome day off.”

“My older brother Barry and I had little in common growing up, but we shared an equal obsession with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” he continued. “Watching it over and over was how we bonded and we quoted lines from it as if it was our secret language. We saw ourselves in the iconic character of Ferris, the popular schemer who could do no wrong. However, we all knew the reality — neither of us was a Ferris. Sadly, we both more resembled Cameron, Ferris’ hapless sidekick.”

The half-hour — which will air midway through the season, Goldberg previously told TVLine — is the latest in a string of ’80s homages on the ABC series. Most notably, the laugher staged a Goonies episodes last season.

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4 Comments
  1. Jenna says:

    Haha. This should be fun!

  2. Eric says:

    I was shocked last year when I absolutely loved The Goldbergs. And now an episode based on one of my favorite movies? Wow. I hope this show is on for years to come.

    • Dan says:

      I agree. I initially disliked the pilot very intensely. I couldn’t tell if it was trying to be more like The Wonder Years or That 70s Show….now I know it’s something all its own. I stuck with it and it’s one of my favorite shows on TV. Look forward to it every week, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is the best movie of all-time!

  3. rowan77 says:

    I thought the pilot was okay, but trying too hard, but I quickly came to love the series and now it’s a must see show for me. The Goonies episode is my favorite and since I also love Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, I can’t wait to see what they do with it.