Wendi McLendon-Covey Previews THE GOLDBERGS' Emotional, Unexpected Tribute to George Segal - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

Wendi McLendon-Covey Previews THE GOLDBERGS’ Emotional, Unexpected Tribute to George Segal

August 26, 2021 by  

The Goldbergs Pops tribute

THE GOLDBERGS – ABC’s “The Goldbergs” stars Hayley Orrantia as Erica Goldberg, Sean Giambrone Adam Goldberg, Wendi Mclendon-Covey Beverly Goldberg, Troy Gentile as Barry Goldberg, George Segal as Pops, and Jeff Garlin as Murray Goldberg. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

THE GOLDBERGS will be paying tribute to star George Segal (who played Pops), who died March 2021, when the comedy returns.

“He passed away two days before we wrapped for the season, so we couldn’t address it during last season,” series star Wendi McLendon-Covey (who plays Beverly) said during a Television Critics Association panel. “Every time we open a season, it’s always a movie tribute. So I gotta hand it to our writers: we are doing a movie tribute that actually takes us on the journey of where to spread Pop’s ashes.”

As such, the annual movie homage-turned-honoring of Pops in the season 9 premiere “is not only a traditional tribute, but it’s hysterically funny, and you will cry your eyes out because Sean Giambrone and I could barely get through it.”

But that won’t be the last time Pops is brought up, McLendon-Covey promised: “We’ll be mentioning George a lot during the season.”

THE GOLDBERGS, Season Premiere, Wednesday, September 22, 8/7c, ABC

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