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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