The Goldbergs is an American sitcom based in the 1980’s.
In season 4 they paid homage to the Robin Williams classic Dead Poets Society.
The time has now come where they dedicate an episode around the release of Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman. The episode will be directed by Kevin Smith.
“I grew up watching the Adam West Batman and I was in a sold out movie theater for Tim Burton’s Batman on opening day, June 23rd, 1989, so I can’t wait to recreate those early eras of Bat-amania in the Goldbergs Universe,” said Smith, who also co-hosts the podcast Fatman on Batman with Marc Bernardin. “Luckily, the funny folks in front of and behind the cameras who make this hysterical show every week will be doing all the heavy lifting in our time travel experiment.”
“The hardest thing about having Kevin Smith direct an episode of The Goldbergs is playing it cool and not acting like a weirdo geek super fan,” said Adam F. Goldberg. “I’ve waited in long lines to have him sign my Bluntman comics, I’ve collected his Clerks action figures, I’ve forced my writers to watch clips of his speaking engagements and I shoe-horned in a part for him in my screenplay for Fanboys just so I could meet the guy. I even stayed in Hall H at Comic-Con when J.J. Abrams escorted thousands of people to a Star Wars concert.”
The episode will be filmed this month and is due out at some point this Spring.