- ABC’s The Goldbergs continues the tradition of paying homage to a 1980’s classic film with the premiere of season eight.
- This year, the comedy classic is Airplane!, which starred Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty and Leslie Nielsen.
- The trailer includes multiple references to the famous line “Don’t call me Shirley.”
- ABC has also released a poster that pays tribute to the original, featuring an inverter plane rather than one tied with a knot with the family sliding down the escape slide.
- The Goldbergs returns Wednesday, October 21st, at 8:00 pm ET.