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“Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?”
The Goldbergs is poised to find that out when the ABC comedy pays tribute to John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club in its season four premiere.
The 1980-something comedy is set to take on the classic tale of a group of misfits finding themselves during a weekend detention session. The series will feature its three young leads getting stuck in a Saturday morning detention session.
The premiere tribute is not to be confused with the show’s annual event is known as “Adam’s Folly,” which has not yet been determined for season four.
The premiere will air Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. Breakfast Club, which starred Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall and Ally Sheedy — collectively known as The Brat Pack — ranked at No. 27 on The Hollywood Reporter‘s list of Hollywood’s 100 Favorite Movies of all time.
The episode will be similar to the season three premiere that featured the show’s take on Risky Business.
The Breakfast Club homage becomes the latest homage of sorts featured on the series. The semi-autobiographical comedy based on showrunner Adam F. Goldberg’s life previously featured tributes to Dirty Dancing (season three), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (season two) and The Goonies (season one).
For his part, Goldberg told THR in April 2014 that he hoped to take on both Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller, both of which now have become a reality.
“We decided after the Goonies episode that every year we’re going to do one big “Adam’s Folly” episode and straight up homage to an ‘80s movie,” Goldberg said at the time. “We’re already batting around which John Hughes [Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, etc.] movie it will be.”
The Goldbergs returns in its new slot at 8 p.m. starting Sept. 21 on ABC. Production begins Monday on season four.
Access Hollywood first reported the news.
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