“Who Are You Going To Telephone”

The Goldbergs Podcast - "Who Are You Going To Telephone" : s1e6

Directed by
Victor Nelli Jr.     

Adam F. Goldberg
Chris Bishop
Kristopher Valentine

STORY ONE:  Adam Hangs Out with the Wrong Crowd.
Adam hangs out with troublemakers instead of going trick-or-treating with Pops.  He pays the price when he’s caught egging his own house.

STORY TWO:  Erica Wants to See Barry Fail
Erica takes Barry to a Halloween party to see him get his heart crushed.

STORY THREE:  Beverly Goes to a High School Party
Beverly decides to go Lexy Bloom’s Halloween party to save Barry from embarrassment.  Beverly gets too involved when Barry discovers her at Lexy’s party.


Halloween 1980-something (October 31st)

Taras & Todd talk about their Halloween costumes growing up.  Here is a little bit of what they each had to say:
Todd: My Mom was head of the English Dept, and also in charge of the Drama Dept in her High School.  Which meant I NEVER needed to buy a costume.  

Todd was:

  • Cowboy
  • Dracula
  • A Bald Monk
  • Darth Vader
  • Father Time —— Mom’s Idea – No kid or Adult knew who the hell I was somebody with a cap (Darth Vaders Cape)

Taras: Here’s the costumes I remember wearing:

  • Pirate
  • Kozak
  • Ghost
  • ??? something with one of those plastic masks that made you sweat your face off!



Trick or Treating as kids: Taras and Todd compare their Halloween experiences with the situations Adam found himself in during this episode.

Todd said he did not do too many bad things BUT then proceeded to explain how he would fill up his Super Soaker with gasoline and turn it into some kind of World War II “FLAMETHROWER”  and have to periodically run from the police late on some Halloweens.

Taras didn’t deny any accusations of destruction and mayhem.  Taras and his friends would steal people’s pumpkins and smashed them on our friends driveways.  They called them “hits”.  He recalls “one time we had like 20 pumpkins on our friends driveway all smashed and smeared…and classic stuff like toilet paper and Super Soaker (water, not gas) drive-byes.”


I think Taras was probably like Adam’s man-crush in this episode…  Evan Turner.  I mean he wore a Shark-Toothed necklace and his Dad owned an Arby’s!!!


Our Favorite Halloween Candy:

Todd:  Snickers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Mr.Goodbar, Krackel, Hershey’s Kisses, Butterfingers, Big League Chew,

Taras:  Twix, Starburst, KitKat,

The Goldbergs Podcast - "Who Are You Going To Telephone" : s1e6

The Goldbergs Podcast – “Who Are You Going To Telephone” : s1e6










Todd tells his Dan Aykroyd/Donna Dixon “Ghostbusters” story…He grew up in the same neighborhood as Donna Dixon’s (Dan Aykroyd’s wife) house.  So he got my meet Dan many times..and Todd’s Dad used to jog with Dan…AND had no idea who he was.  


Todd also tells a story of how his Mom pulled him and his friends out of the movie theater when she brought them to see “Weird Science” (1985)


PA House of Reps is now considering a resolution to mark our 140th anniversary. Which was last year. #betterlatethannever #Jenkintownfacts



Taras & Todd listed as many AWESOME movies that were released in 1985 as they could find!  This is an EPIC LIST!!!


The Goonies (1985)                                         Back to the Future (1985)

Weird Science (1985)                                      Explorers (1985)

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)                    Teen Wolf (1985)

Summer Rental (1985)                                    European Vacation (1985)

Police Academy 2 (1985)                                The Breakfast Club (1985)

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)            Commando (1985)

Red Sonja (1985)                                           Rocky IV (1985)


Legend (1985)                                               St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)

A View to a Kill (1985)                                    Enemy Mine (1985)  

Spies Like Us (1985)                                       Fletch (1985)

Silverado (1985)                                            Mask (1985)

Remo Williams (1985)                                    The Jewel of the Nile

Vision Quest (1985)                                       Better Off Dead… (1985)

Pale Rider (1985)                                           Witness (1985)

Just One of the Guys (1985)                           Return to Oz (1985)                 

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)                     Ladyhawke (1985)

Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)                Once Bitten (1985)

Fright Night (1985)                                       Real Genius (1985)

The Heavenly Kid (1985)                               The Last Dragon (1985)

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)                  Cocoon (1985)   

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)


Episode Tags:  adam f. goldberg, s1e6, who are you going to telephone, who are you going to call, the ghostbusters, dan aykroyd, donna dixon, hillbilly heaven, trick or treat, halloween, candy, the goldbergs, goldbergs, goldnerds, murray goldberg, beverly goldberg, erica goldberg, barry goldberg, the hulk, oscar the grouch, laney, proton packs, egg,

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