The Goldbergs (2013– )
8.0/10
272
1 user 2 critic

The Other Smother 

Micromanaging Barry and Erica's college searches pits Beverly against a rival meddling mom. Erica tells Pops that her efforts to enhance her college prospects are based on lies.

Writers:

Adam F. Goldberg (created by), Stacey Harman | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Beverly Goldberg
Sean Giambrone ... Adam Goldberg
Troy Gentile ... Barry Goldberg
Hayley Orrantia ... Erica Goldberg
George Segal ... Albert 'Pops' Solomon
Jeff Garlin ... Murray Goldberg
Annie Mumolo ... Betsy Rubenstone
Martin Starr ... Andre
Virginia Gardner ... Lexy Bloom (as Ginny Gardner)
Parker Harris ... Michael Rubenstone
Shannon McClung ... College Recruiter
Peter Ngo Peter Ngo ... Arnie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Meghan Deanna Smith ... Debate Club Student
Charlie Hulse Charlie Hulse ... Student
Edit

Storyline

Micromanaging Barry and Erica's college searches pits Beverly against a rival meddling mom. Erica tells Pops that her efforts to enhance her college prospects are based on lies. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The song played during the final scene is "Africa", by Toto. See more »

Goofs

When Adam and his father, Murray, go to the video store, there is a cutout of C3PO & R2D2 in the background of a few shots (most notable when they're at the counter talking to the clerk). However, this cut out portrays the characters as seen in the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars, not the original trilogy movies from the time this show is set. See more »

Quotes

Murray Goldberg: [to Adam] Here's your own video card. I'm banned, you're not. I prepaid for 50 movies, which should last you... about a month.
[Adam gets up and hugs him]
See more »

Connections

References Rhinestone (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Africa
(uncredited)
Performed by TOTO
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Meddling moms
15 September 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

Two Goldberg parents, two different wars. Beverly scrapping with a rival helicopter mom, and Murray in an irrational standoff with a rental store over a movie. The Beverly side of things is pure fluff, but the snarky video store clerk (Martin Starr in an ideal role) helps liven up the other half. And in the end, the resolution between father is son is both sincere and gratifying.

6/10


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed