The Goldbergs is like an explosion of awesome nostalgia, which is why I love watching it so much. Most of the episodes are inspired by films, TV shows, and other pop culture greatness from the '80s.
Some of the episodes were inspired by films such as The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Dirty Dancing, The Goonies, Say Anything, A Christmas Story, Knight Rider, Misery, and Commando. It was also recently announced that there will be a Karate Kid episode, which is sure to be a blast!
IGN is now reporting that Kevin Smith is set to direct an episode of the series, and the theme will be based around Tim Burton's classic 1989 film Batman! The episode will be titled "The Dynamic Duo," and when talking about it, Smith said:
"I grew up watching the Adam West Batman and I was in a sold out movie theater for Tim Burton's Batman on opening day, June 23rd, 1989, so I can't wait to recreate those early eras of Bat-amania in the Goldbergs Universe.
"Luckily, the funny folks in front of and behind the cameras who make this hysterical show every week will be doing all the heavy lifting in our time travel experiment."
Executive producer and creator of the series Adam F. Goldberg added:
"The hardest thing about having Kevin Smith direct an episode of The Goldbergs is playing it cool and not acting like a weirdo geek super fan. I’ve waited in long lines to have him sign my Bluntman comics, I’ve collected his Clerks action figures, I’ve forced my writers to watch clips of his speaking engagements and I shoe-horned in a part for him in my screenplay for Fanboys just so I could meet the guy. I even STAYED in Hall H at Comic-Con when J.J. Abrams escorted thousands of people to a Star Wars concert."
"This bearded hockey jersey wearing dude has been a hero of mine since I was at NYU film school. His movies have been a huge bonding point with my brother Barry and we’ve had entire conversations where we’ll quote Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. There is no better person out there to help bring our Burton’s Batman episode to life. Truly."
The episode will go into production next week, and I'm excited to see how it turns out! There's no doubt that Smith will give us something fantastically entertaining!