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[ # ] The Goldbergs take a Vacation, Stumptown crashes on to ABC
September 25th, 2019 under ABC, How I Met Your Mother, The Goldbergs


We have seen The Goldbergs take on Goonies, Sixteen Candles, Spaceballs and Breakfast Club. Tonight at 8p, they are going to do their own version of National Lampoon’s Vacation with two of the movie’s stars Christie Brinkley and Anthony Michael Hall.

Barry and Erica are getting ready to go away to college and Bev (Wendi McLendon-Covey) wants to do one more family trip before they leave. Of course, she is the only one who wants to do it, until she tells Murray (Jeff Garlin), Adam (Sean Giambrone), Erica (Hayley Orrantia), Barry (Troy Gentile) and Gramps (George Segal) that they are going to go to Disneyland. Then they are all in.

They pack their bags, load the station wagon and then the six of them are off. Before they leave, Geoff (Sam Lerner) tells Erica that he has something he wants to tell her. However, he does not want to ruin her trip. Which of course, he does. That is the first problem that they run into on their long journey across America.

Adam, who is sick of being in the middle seat tells Barry that he is going to be starting all over again in college as a freshman and now the middle child is scared to go away to school. Now Barry’s trip is ruined.

After hours of being smushed in the car, they make a stop at a Western Town, where the Goldbergs do their thing. The poor town will never be the same.

Time for them to get back on the road. This time they stop at a motel and Barry does a Barry and destroys everyone’s night.

Will things get better once they are back on the road? Nope, they crash their car in the middle of nowhere. Will they make it to Disneyland? Will the happiest place on Earth be their saddest one? Not if Bev has anything to do with it.

This episode is another perfect homage from The Goldbergs. Every season we see Adam F. Goldberg live out his dreams as he shares his childhood with the rest of us. A childhood we are all happy to watch through the bad times and the good ones. Since this is a sitcom they are a lot more good days for this family and lots of great Wednesday nights for us.

Plus, who doesn’t love seeing that Christie Brinkley hasn’t aged a day in over 35 years? Anthony Michael Hall has, but he was teenager back then. None of us want to look like an awkward teenager when we are not.


Then at 10p, Cobie Smulders returns to TV in Stumptown. The dramedy is based on the graphic novel with the same name.

Dex Parios (Smulders) is a take no sh!t, ex-marine, taking care of her disabled brother and she is in major debt. She needs a job, but she really does not know what she wants to do.

One day while she is gambling (and losing money) at a local casino in Portland, Or, the owner tells Dex to go find her granddaughter who ran away. Dex has no problem finding her. However, while driving Nina back to her grandmother’s, they get into a fender bender. What Dex didn’t know is the person who hit her is trying to get Nina back. After a close fight, Dex loses and they take Nina with them.

Now, she is going to have to use all of her training to get Nina back. She will work with Detective Hoffman (Michael Ealy) and Lieutenant Cosgrove (Camryn Manheim) to ensure her safe return.

Since she does not work with anyone, she will get herself in trouble as she gets close to the kidnappers. Will she be able to rescue Nina back before it is too late?

Even though she thinks things are not going smoothly, she is considering becoming a private investigator. It is not like she can do worse.

Although, she is having flashbacks to her days overseas and that makes things worse for her with everything else she is going through.

Will she make Portland less safe or more safe? I am thinking the former which is why we will be tuning every week to our latest addiction.

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