When I’m having a conversation about with someone and of the random “that time Tom Croom” did something stories shows up, I usually just search my own blog and forward folks likes to the story about whatever item/legend/lie they heard. Recently, I was talking sitcoms with a friend on the Bookface, and I mentioned to her that I had once gotten into a discussion with the creator of The Goldbergs, Adam Goldberg, about a mistake the series had made in presenting a toy from The Transformers.
You know – because I take that shit seriously.
If you’re not watching The Goldbergs, you should. My friend Ryan tried to push it on me when the first season aired, but I’m a hard sell when it comes to sitcoms. During the second season, Shannon watched an episode and insisted I take the time to watch it. I was immediately hooked.
(Ryan, if you’re reading this, congrats. I just told the Internet that you were right.)
It like how the show takes elements of the eighties and makes the elements an anchor for the stories vs. how The Big Bang Theory thinks that making clever pop culture references counts as jokes. In short: it’s worth your time – and I say that without having even seen the first season.
Here’s my Transformers toy discussion from last year for reference:
@TomCroom Prop fail. I let me know!
— Adam F. Goldberg (@adamfgoldberg) January 20, 2015
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