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The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs

Every episode of The Goldbergs ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Goldbergs!

Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up, and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the '80s. For geeky 11-year old Adam these were his wonder years and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the crazy. The Goldbergs are a loving family like any other, just with a lot more yelling.


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The best episode of "The Goldbergs" is "Barry Goldberg's Day Off", rated 8.8/10 from 726 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Barry Goldberg's Day Off" aired on 2/25/2015 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Dinner with the Goldbergs".

  • Barry Goldberg's Day Off
    8.8/10 726 votes

    #1 - Barry Goldberg's Day Off

    Season 2 Episode 14 - Aired 2015-02-25

    Barry pretends to be sick so he can have an epic day off -- but things don't go as planned. Pops and Adam try to help salvage Barry's day.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Dinner with the Goldbergs
    8.7/10 566 votes

    #2 - Dinner with the Goldbergs

    Season 5 Episode 12 - Aired 2018-01-10

    Erica warns Geoff about going to dinner with her family to celebrate her birthday, but he insists. Upon arrival, it’s apparent this will be no ordinary dinner out. By evening’s end, Geoff hits his breaking point.

    Director: Joanna Kerns

    Writer: Andrew Secunda

  • Livin' on a Prayer
    8.6/10 542 votes

    #3 - Livin' on a Prayer

    Season 1 Episode 23 - Aired 2014-05-13

    When Murray's high school free throw record is broken, he attends a banquet as the guest of honor; Barry decides to throw a party.

    Director: Claire Scanlon

    Writer: Adam F. Goldberg, Chris Bishop

  • The Darryl Dawkins Dance
    8.4/10 477 votes

    #4 - The Darryl Dawkins Dance

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2015-01-14

    Erica asks Beverly for help finding Barry a date. Adam and Pops get into an argument.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Goldbergs Never Say Die!
    8.2/10 498 votes

    #5 - Goldbergs Never Say Die!

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2014-03-04

    Inspired by "The Goonies," Adam recruits Barry, Emma and some friends to search for some missing family jewelry.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Love Is a Mix Tape
    8.2/10 501 votes

    #6 - Love Is a Mix Tape

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-09-24

    Beverly intercepts the mix tape Adam made for Dana, thinking he made it for her. Barry shows off his new fake I.D., which is quickly confiscated.

    Director: Seth Gordon

    Writer: N/A

  • DannyDonnieJoeJonJordan
    8.2/10 451 votes

    #7 - DannyDonnieJoeJonJordan

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-01-07

    After the family cleans out the garage, Adam and Barry become unlikely fans of a boy band.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Cowboy Country
    8.2/10 442 votes

    #8 - Cowboy Country

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2015-02-11

    Beverly can't accept Adam has deep feelings for Dana. Murray watches football with Lainey's dad.

    Director: David Katzenberg

    Writer: Stacey Harman

  • The Goldbergs’ Excellent Adventure
    8.2/10 342 votes

    #9 - The Goldbergs’ Excellent Adventure

    Season 9 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-09-22

    The family pays tribute to Pops, venturing down memory lane by visiting Pops' favorite stomping grounds. Adam films the outing, giving it a "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" theme.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • You Opened the Door
    8.1/10 473 votes

    #10 - You Opened the Door

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2014-01-21

    Beverly insists on chaperoning when Dana and Adam go to their first school dance together; Murray decides to talk about the birds and the bees with Barry.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Happy Mom, Happy Life
    8.1/10 424 votes

    #11 - Happy Mom, Happy Life

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2015-03-04

    Beverly compromises Dana and Adam's assignment to parent a doll; Erica tries to get back at Barry.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Goldbergs Feel Hard
    8.1/10 406 votes

    #12 - Goldbergs Feel Hard

    Season 2 Episode 24 - Aired 2015-05-13

    Beverly and Murray react as Erica readies to head out of town for the summer, while Barry becomes the school mascot.

    Director: David Katzenberg

    Writer: Adam F. Goldberg

  • Couples Costume
    8.1/10 408 votes

    #13 - Couples Costume

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-10-28

    Adam chooses to spend Halloween night with Dana rather than Beverly, who decides to teach her son a lesson about the dangers of the holiday. Adam regrets taking Barry and Erica's advice to visit a haunted house when he's expected to go back inside to find Dana's lost promise ring.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The 'Dirty Dancing' Dance
    8.1/10 394 votes

    #14 - The 'Dirty Dancing' Dance

    Season 3 Episode 17 - Aired 2016-03-02

    Beverly helps Erica plan a "Dirty Dancing" themed dance at school, only to turn on Erica when she realizes it may be inappropriate. Meanwhile, Murray tries to learn dancing with Adam with little luck.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Have a Summer
    8.1/10 375 votes

    #15 - Have a Summer

    Season 3 Episode 24 - Aired 2016-05-18

    Adam and his soon-to-be freshman pals live in fear of the hazing they expect to get from the senior class, but then Adam body slams his way to earning their respect in the Season 3 finale. In other happenings, Erica and her friends decide what to put in a time capsule.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Kara-te Kid
    8.1/10 390 votes

    #16 - The Kara-te Kid

    Season 4 Episode 16 - Aired 2017-03-01

    Inspired by the "Karate Kid" films, Adam and the other Adam Goldberg face off in a karate match to settle once and for all a long-running feud. Barry and Adam go to Uncle Marvin for training, but the only thing they learn is how to clean an apartment. Meanwhile, when Erica and Geoff's relationship becomes public, they realize that they aren't the good guys.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Proposal
    8.1/10 226 votes

    #17 - The Proposal

    Season 8 Episode 22 - Aired 2021-05-19

    Geoff shares with the JTP that he is planning on asking Erica to marry him and gives them the engagement ring for safekeeping. Like any good romantic comedy, several miscommunications and misunderstandings between Geoff and Erica’s friends and family result in a potential derailing of the proposal, forcing Adam to step in to keep the couple’s special moment alive.

    Director: Lew Schneider

    Writer: Chris Bishop, Alex Barnow

  • Kara-Te
    8.0/10 493 votes

    #18 - Kara-Te

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2013-12-10

    Barry signs up for a holiday talent show at the school, but karate isn't approved as a talent; Pops coerces Erica into performing in the show.

    Director: Seth Gordon

    Writer: N/A

  • You're Not Invited
    8.0/10 447 votes

    #19 - You're Not Invited

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2014-04-08

    Adam is excited for his birthday party, but Barry thinks he should change the theme; Murray and Pops are captivated by the opening of Al Capone's safe.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Wrestler Named Goldberg
    8.0/10 457 votes

    #20 - A Wrestler Named Goldberg

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2014-05-06

    When Beverly learns that Barry lied about joining the wrestling team, she takes matters into her own hands; Erica flakes on a promise to take Adam to the premiere of "Return of the Jedi.

    Director: Ken Marino

    Writer: Sally Bradford, Vanessa McCarthy

  • The Facts of Bleeping Life
    8.0/10 451 votes

    #21 - The Facts of Bleeping Life

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2014-10-08

    Prince Charles and Lady Di's impending nuptials inspire Beverly to plan a vow renewal. Barry hopes his band will win him Lainey's attention.

    Director: Fred Savage

    Writer: N/A

  • Big Baby Ball
    8.0/10 430 votes

    #22 - Big Baby Ball

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-11-12

    Beverly intervenes after Mr. Meller singles Adam out; Erica beats Barry at a new board game.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Van People
    8.0/10 413 votes

    #23 - Van People

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2015-02-18

    After Murray takes Erica's car privileges away, she and Barry retaliate by purchasing a used van; Adam is disappointed when he is voted "nicest guy" in the yearbook.

    Director: Victor Nelli Jr.

    Writer: Alex Barnow

  • The Lost Boy
    8.0/10 406 votes

    #24 - The Lost Boy

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2015-03-25

    Adam attends a Phillies game with his dad and ends up lost in the stadium after Murray allows him to leave his seat on his own. Elsewhere, Beverly's guilt trip backfires when Erica and Barry drive off without her during an argument on their way home from the mall.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Adam Bomb
    8.0/10 388 votes

    #25 - The Adam Bomb

    Season 2 Episode 17 - Aired 2015-04-01

    Adam and Barry get in a prank war, while Erica tries to become a pop star.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A