ABC’s The Goldbergs has determined its annual tribute episode and it’s coming sooner than expected.
The yearly installment will air Sept. 26 as the season six premiere and feature a sendup of John Hughes’ Sixteen Candles.
The episode takes place on Adam’s (Sean Giambrone) 16th birthday but his parents are too distracted by Barry (Troy Gentile) and Lainey’s (AJ Michalka) engagement, and Erica’s (Hayley Orrantia) band ambitions to remember their youngest son’s big day. But the situation presents an opportunity for Adam to ask Erica to put him on the high school social map. Meanwhile, Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) thinks she can scare Barry and Lainey straight with the reality of being adults.
The episode will be penned by Alex Barnow and directed by Lew Schneider with creator Adam F. Goldberg exec producing.
Sixteen Candles joins a list of previous episodic tributes that have included The Breakfast Club, Dirty Dancing, Ferris Bueller, The Karate Kid and Goonies.