Drawing from real-life experiences of Jenkintown-born executive producer, ‘The Goldbergs’ hit the road in season 7 premiere

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“The Goldbergs” executive producer Adam F. Goldberg shared some of his fondest memories of family vacations ahead of the show’s season 7 premiere. (Image via Rich Fury/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9241525dn) Adam F. Goldberg speaks at the "Imaginary Mary" panel at the Disney/ABC portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association press tour, in Pasadena, Calif 2017 Winter TCA - Disney/ABC, Pasadena, USA - 10 Jan 2017)

The premiere of the seventh season of The Goldbergs“ features the family on a cross-country vacation, following the landmarks Jenkintown-native Executive Producer Adam F. Goldberg visited with his real-life family while traveling the country, according to a staff report from the Niagara Frontier Publications.

The inspiration for the episode that premieres on September 25 on ABC also came from the famous John Huges movie, Vacation.“

“‘Vacation’ was the one John Hughes movie we most related to,” said Goldberg. “In the Goldberg household, my mom, Beverly, was the Clark Griswold – always desperate to have family bonding time. This is why doing a ‘Vacation’ homage was the perfect way to start off season 7.”

Goldberg recalled how every family trip started by getting lost on an hourly basis because his father refused to use a map.

During the drives, his brother would drink too much soda and keep pestering their parents for a pit stop, but his mother would always refuse to make sure they stick to the schedule.

We weren’t the Griswolds, but we were close,” said Goldberg.

Read more about the season premiere at the Niagara Frontier Publications by clicking here.

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