We all have to grow up, but this week’s episode of The Goldbergs showed us that even though aging is going to happen you don’t have to lose that part of you that allows you to see the good in everything. While Pops was dishing out wise words, Beverly was lying to get what she wanted out of Erica.
If we could hear Hayley Orrantia’s voice every week, it’d be a blessing. Girl can really sing, but alas we get it here and there and tonight I think we were all on Bev’s side when she would stop at nothing to insure her daughter for a solo in the big holiday concert. In between the battle we learned there aren’t too many Hanukkah songs out there that are on the same level of say “Joy to the World” and “Jingle Bells.”
While Bev was working her ways, Adam was losing his. After watching the Star Wars holiday special, he fell out of love with all he’d cared for as a kid. So, like a year or so ago. Anyways, he started to see the holes in plots, take down his posters and hate on Howard the Duck. Of course Murray was all for it, but Pops? We could see where Beverly gets it from because he worked around the clock to make sure his grandson didn’t grow up and lose the things that made him, him.
This reminded me of that South Park where Stan started to see everything as a piece of crap. It’s like we get older and forget what made us happy. I get that. I no longer want to go to every concert like when I was in college, but I still get as excited as ever when I do drag myself out of the house and hear my favorite songs live. I can see where Adam was coming from, but as I sit with a Backstreet Boys poster in the living room of the apartment I share with my boyfriend – I know Pops was right about not losing all of that childlike wonder. It keeps you from turning into a full on cynic. Even Murray, as crotchety as he can be still has a little of that wonder tucked away. We see it come out more often than not, and when he replaced all of Adam’s favorite posters – it shined bright.
That’s it for now. See you in the new year!