The Coincidental Critic

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DannyDonnieJoeyJonJordan (SPOILERS)


“DannyDonnieJoeyJonJordan” is my favorite episode of “The Goldbergs” to date.

The best part of the episode was the credits.  Creator, Adam F. Goldberg outdid himself.  Side by side, we were shown clips of Barry and Adam’s “New Kids on the Block” music video.  On the right side was Adam F. Goldberg’s home video.  On the left side was the fictional remake of this home video.  The fictional version was a perfect recreation.  The moves were the same, and even the outfits were similar.  I was impressed and entertained.  I’m glad that Adam F. Goldberg isn’t afraid to share his childhood videos with the world.

A great scene in “DannyDonnieJoeyJonJordan” was when Beverly was in the storage unit.  Her head and face were concealed with a scarf and sunglasses.  And then, she said, “No, no, Gabe, this will be a strictly cash transaction.  No paper trail that way…See I had all these pieces of my kids in these boxes, and someone tried to take them away from me.  We can’t have that, can we, Gabe?”  No wonder Gabe looked concerned.

It was so sweet that all the siblings went to the “NKOTB” concert, especially since “NKOTB” was all of their guilty pleasures.

Boy bands are popular now as they were in the 80s and 90s.  While “NKOTB” may be too old for some viewers, they can totally related with other boy bands of their time.  Most viewers can appreciate the excitement and obsession that comes with being a fan of a boy band, whether it’s a guilty pleasure or not.

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