Barry's hopes for a car on his 16th birthday are smashed by his parents, especially his mother who is having trouble letting go. Pops bonds with Adam by helping him with his romantic crush.
Beverly forces Murray to reconnect with Erica after she notices Murray starting to distance himself since Erica became a woman. Adam is mortified by the new clothes that his mother picked out for him and asks Pops for help.
-- Come Sail Away
Murray tries to teach Barry a lesson about earning money but Barry proves too good a student. After being scared at a movie he wasn't supposed to see, Adam seeks comfort from his mother and she soon becomes addicted.
Adam and Barry bond when they accidentally discover a scrambled adult channel on their television. Beverly uses her matchmaking skills to find her father someone special.
Old love letters to a former fiancee lead Murray into big time trouble with Beverly. Adam asks Pops for romantic advice for a neighbor girl.
Beverly once again butts into her kids' lives, this time Barry is her target. Adam wants to hang with the cool kids instead of trick or treating with Pops, but at what cost?
Barry gets his license to drive, and a whole set of rules laid down by Beverly. Erica tries to assist him in skirting his mother's laws, with little success.
The Goldbergs have new neighbors, but when the Kremps don't take a shine to her, Beverly goes all out to make them like her.
It's Thanksgiving at the Goldberg house, and every year Murray's brother Marvin visits and the brothers end up fighting. This year, Beverly is determined to have a pleasant holiday dinner and receive her just thanks for a job well done.
Beverly and Erica butt heads when Erica's new job allows a discount for family members and Beverly abuses the privilege. Pops uses psychology on Barry to convince him he is not a jinx.
The high school talent show throws the Goldberg family into chaos as Barry wants to participate, but his parents have differing opinions while Erica doesn't want to participate, but Pops is pressuring her to try.
Songs: Pat Benatar
-- Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Stan Bush -- The Touch
Murray has a problem when Beverly pushes him to get Pops out of her hair. Adam decides it is time to out away his toys when a girl shows interest in him.
Beverly goes overboard trying to help Barry when a school election, but are her motives pure? Murray feuds with the video store clerk, much to Adam's dismay.
It's Adam's first school dance and he has a problem; he needs someone to teach him how to dance. Desperate, he asks Beverly, opening a door he wishes he had left closed. Meanwhile Beverly orders Murray to give Barry "the talk" that Murray avoided years before.
Beverly and Erica fight constantly over trust, or more specifically, Beverly's lack of trust of Erica. Things come to a head when Erica manages to sneak off to a college party. Meanwhile, Adam starts to doubt his relationship with his best friend Emmy after a comment from Barry.
Adam gathers his best friends to help him find lost treasure, just like in his favorite movie, "The Goonies". Beverly tries to take control of Pops' poor financial habits.
Adam tries his best at peewee ice hockey as a way of bonding with Murray, while Erica prepares for her S.A.T.s with Beverly's help.
From wearing the same shoes to always eating a bagel with cream cheese for breakfast, Murray is a creature of habit in and around the house. When Beverly changes his favorite easy chair with something new and "better," he flips out. So he repays the favor to Beverly by removing the oven in the kitchen so she can cook food in the "better" microwave. Soon, it becomes a heated game of back and forth between the couple as more things around the house get changed. Will they reach a breaking point and get their lives back to "normal?" Meanwhile, Adam is being bullied on the school bus by eighth grader JC Spink and looks to Barry to come to his rescue.