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S06.11: The Wedding Singer

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Beverly is in her element as she prepares for Barry and Lainey's wedding; Geoff worries about Adam's shortcomings as a wedding videographer; Barry begins to have second thoughts.

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The Wedding Singer is going to irritate me for all eternity because they did a horrific job styling Drew Barrymore.  She was not 80’s at all.

The rest of the movie, I adore.

I loved the video of show Pops and real Pops.  That’s really what this show does best.

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1 hour ago, mojoween said:

I loved the video of show Pops and real Pops.

I wonder if the real Pops (if he's still around) was okay with them showing that video when he said delete it.

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44 minutes ago, Eataton said:

I wonder if the real Pops (if he's still around) was okay with them showing that video when he said delete it.

He is dead as is Murray. 

This episode was worth it for reminding me how adorable Lainey looked in the pink track suit when she rapped for Barry.

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I really liked how they weaved footage from the tv show in with scenes from the movie as if they were filmed as one story. Don’t think I’d seen a show do something like this before, and I liked how well the quality and feel matched. Nicely done.

I’m glad the teen engagement story is over. Never felt it worked or that it would happen especially after Schooled was announced. 

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As happy as I am the engagement is over, I definitely teared up at the end. 

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I found myself more interested in the Wedding Singer scenes than the show itself.  I hope next week’s is better, or at least, not as tired.

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12 hours ago, mojoween said:

I loved the video of show Pops and real Pops.  That’s really what this show does best.

That was the best part of the show IMO.

They made the engagement breakoff about as painless as they could, by making everybody secretly not wanting it all along.  The downside to this is that it all seemed kind of forced at the last minute.  It's not like they had shown signs of this all along.

Bringing The Wedding Singer in as real events as opposed to being a movie was an interesting idea, but I found it distracting.  Overall, I didn't care for it.  If that movie had been made in the '80s, it would have just been another background reference.  Adam must have really liked that movie to include it even though it was from the late '90s.

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Erica and Barry's back-and-forth about how the wedding got to this point was fantastically well done, and really captures the essence of Barry's character. His impulsiveness matched with his passion. I think my favourite line was "I'm not ready to get married, I'm still a child. I get angry and jealous when someone else gets a present and I don't!" 

I wonder if the wedding would have gone through had Schooled not officially been picked up, giving them a good option to defer it. Now, I'm secretly hoping for the return of Jamie Weisman. I liked her calm presence set against Barry's... Barry-ness.

The Adam story was actually very touching. I think a lot of us try to alleviate tension or tragedy with humour to help ourselves, without really understanding how it may impact those around us.

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This episode would've been better without artificially inserting The Wedding Singer into it.  The rest was both amusing and kind of touching.

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The Wedding Singer being an actual thing happening in the shows universe is an interesting idea, and I thought the movie being welded into the story was pretty seamless, if rather odd. Like, this whole show takes place in an eternally 80s universe where the whole decade is happening at once and up to 11 at all times. At least, until the 90s arrive soon.

The end of the engagement happened as painlessly as possible, with everyone secretly hoping that it would end the whole time because, as everyone both in and out of universe has said, its totally stupid. It was a bittersweet ending, I admit to getting a bit emotional at the end. I also liked how they handled the Adam stuff, and how he goes to stupid comedy even when it feels inappropriate because its how he copes with stuff. Just nicely done over all. 

Although, the saga of Barry and Lainey is clearly not over, with Adam saying how they wouldn't be together...at least in this decade....

The shots of Pops on the show and real Pops were great. My favorite parts of the show. 

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Something I enjoy about this show is  when there is something you are sure is fiction and, at the end, you find out it really happened - like Murray buying that car that fell apart the next day and then seeing the actual car.

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6 hours ago, reggiejax said:

another note, this episode is as close as we'll likely ever get to the show stating a real year. Adam Goldberg may rely on the "1980-something" crutch, but The Wedding Singer is expressly set in 1985.

We have gotten somiliar references that were tied to a specific year so I don’t understand what is different about The Wedding Singer. In this episode Adam had a poster of Can’t Buy Me Love which came out in 1987. 

For better or worse Adam Goldberg made a specific decision to set the show not in a specific year from the beginning saying that his memory often conflates different events in different years so I also don’t see it as a crutch but a basic premise of the show. 

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Just watched last night’s episode. With all of the comedy stuff and immaturity of Adam, as well as his stupid obsession with Garbage Pale Kids, and in the past when he sold his dad’s stamps, he’s such a pipsqueak dweeb. That being said, I hate Adam and the way that he is, since he’s portrayed as a huge pussy. 

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It seems like every episode of this show is turning into a parody, rehash, etc. of an 80’s movie or TV show (or, in this case, a movie set in the 80’s).

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I loved this episode. I found the Wedding Singer parts funny and I liked the storylines. Especially how everyone supported Barry in a sweet and sincere way. It really did tear me up to see him have tears. It really seemed so natural and a little different look for the Goldbergs show, in a good way. 

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I agree alexa, I really enjoyed the movie The Wedding Singer , and the way the movie scenes were edited into the tv episode was pretty good. I've enjoyed this series since day one and still want to tune in for every episode. Enjoyed the new season of Schooled, had a few LOL moments, cracked up to see Johnny A as a janitor at the school. Coach Mellor was awesome, looking forward to more of the season.

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17 minutes ago, reggiejax said:

The Wedding Singer is very much set in 1985. So if Beverly is commiserating with Jon Lovitz' character, she is doing so in 1985. Of course The Goldbergs never made mention of that in this episode, but fans of the movie know what year the movie takes place in. 

Since their are other references in this episode that are after 1985 it’s clear that the writers did not intend for the episode to take place in any specific time. 

A few years ago they had an entire episode set at Live Aid a specific event held on a specific day, also 1985, and Hands Across America another specific event on a specific day, May 1986, both of which are more high profile than the year in which The Wedding Singer takes place.

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35 minutes ago, biakbiak said:

Since their are other references in this episode that are after 1985 it’s clear that the writers did not intend for the episode to take place in any specific time. 

A few years ago they had an entire episode set at Live Aid a specific event held on a specific day, also 1985, and Hands Across America another specific event on a specific day, May 1986, both of which are more high profile than the year in which The Wedding Singer takes place.

I agree. The year the show is taking place is not a secret meant to be figured out. The date is meant to be accepted more as, say, wibbily wobbly timey wimey. If we're being scientific.

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I like how they don’t focus on the year and just use the 80s references as a whole, regardless of year. For this show it works and makes it simpler. 

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I felt like this episode wrapped up the engagement storyline well and in a realistic way. When I was in high school, I was convinced that I had found my one true love. Turns out I was just a dumb kid too and had no idea what real love is. I am glad that they didn't just end the engagement and have them continue to be together as if nothing happened, and it was nice to see Lainey attempting to grow up and be an independent single woman instead of being tied down with her old boyfriend. 

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22 hours ago, alexa said:

I like how they don’t focus on the year and just use the 80s references as a whole, regardless of year. For this show it works and makes it simpler. 

Yeah, it mirrors the way memories really work.

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Is there a forum for Schooled?  I totally forgot about it and missed the first episode.  Just wondering what people thought of it.

I liked the Wedding Singer clips being inserted into this episode.  I thought at first they had actually got Adam Sandler to appear, but then I saw Drew Barrymore and realised they were actually from the movie.

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28 minutes ago, Token said:

Is there a forum for Schooled?  I totally forgot about it and missed the first episode.  Just wondering what people thought of it.

Yes, it's a topic under "Other S Shows".  It did have it's own sub-forum, but for now they've moved it to being just a topic.  Maybe if it gets popular enough, they will give it its own sub-forum again..

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2 hours ago, rmontro said:

Yes, it's a topic under "Other S Shows".  It did have it's own sub-forum, but for now they've moved it to being just a topic.  Maybe if it gets popular enough, they will give it its own sub-forum again..

Weird.  I looked there but didn't see it.  I'll check again, though, thanks.

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20 minutes ago, Token said:

Weird.  I looked there but didn't see it.  I'll check again, though, thanks.

Maybe it was being moved when you looked for it.  I'm sure you've found it by now, but here's a direct link in case you didn't. 

It has 34 comments, pretty good for a TV show that only has aired one episode.

http://forums.previously.tv/topic/89472-schooled/?tab=comments#comment-4980185

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6 minutes ago, rmontro said:

Maybe it was being moved when you looked for it.  I'm sure you've found it by now, but here's a direct link in case you didn't. 

It has 34 comments, pretty good for a TV show that only has aired one episode.

http://forums.previously.tv/topic/89472-schooled/?tab=comments#comment-4980185

Thanks.

Some people seemed to think it was better than the Goldbergs.  Now I'm sad that I missed it.  

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I was rolling with laughter at Pops and Pops on the wedding video. It was so weird, I should have known it really happened.

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