The Goldbergs

The Goldbergs (2013)

8 mistakes in season 3

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A Kick-Ass Risky Business Party - S3-E1

Other mistake: Barry and Erica are watching Lany band with Beverly. They are hiding behind a bookshelf of board games. One of the board games is Showdown Yahtzee. This game did not come out until 1991.

A Chorus Lie - S3-E2

Factual error: A key plot point of this episode is the revelation of the Milli Vanilli lip-syncing scandal and that they didn't sing on their album, which happened in the fall of 1990, outside the 1980s setting of the series.


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Suggested correction: The first public sign that the group was lip-syncing came on 21 July 1989, during a live performance on MTV at the Lake Compounce theme park in Bristol, Connecticut. As they performed, a hard drive issue caused the recording of the song "Girl You Know It's True" to jam and skip, repeatedly playing the partial line "Girl, you know it's..." through the speakers. "I knew right then and there, it was the beginning of the end for Milli Vanilli," recalled Pilatus of the incident.

The mistake didn't point it out, although the episode did, but the issue wasn't the fact that they lip-sync'd but the fact that they didn't actually do any singing. The minor incident you mentioned wasn't news that "shook the country." The news that it wasn't Milli Vanilli singing on their own album didn't come out until 1990.


My point exactly; while Milli Vanilli were revealed to be lip-syncing during a single live performance in the summer of 1989, it wasn't confirmed that they didn't sing at all on their debut album until November 1990.


Double Dare - S3-E13

Factual error: When watching a game, Barry mentions what the Eagles need to tie he mentions a two-point conversion. The NFL didn't adopt this until 1994, so it wouldn't have been an option in the 1980s.

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Couples Costume - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: Flashback scene in the beginning shows that Beverly Goldberg has always trick-or-treated with Adam as he was growing up and it was a tradition. In Season 1 episode 6 the episode is about Adam breaking his tradition of trick-or-treating with Pops.

Wingmom - S3-E9

Factual error: Whilst Adam and Erika discuss their grandfather buying a timeshare in Florida Adam states that their Grandfather is 80 years old. Erika responds that he was born in 1903 - thus setting the episode in 1983. However Adam is wearing a "Queen A Kind of Magic" T-shirt - an album that wasn't released until 1986.

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Cowboys Suck! - S2-E12

Question: When Barry refers to the stop sign in his room he says "The stop sign where she wanted to go left and I wanted to go right, so I got nervous, went straight." As he was talking about Lainey, soon after Murray says "Well, let's get in the damn car. And bring the stop sign. We got to put it back. It's a serious crime." Is Barry's quote some kind of sexual innuendo, or is it that he actually, accidentally drove into it because of Lainey?

Answer: Not a sexual innuendo at all. Barry drove into it because he couldn't make a decision to either go his way or Lainey's way.


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