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There are so many good episodes of The Goldbergs, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Barry Goldberg's Day Off" the best, or is "The Darryl Dawkins Dance" the funniest episode of The Goldbergs? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of The Goldbergs are, let's rank every Goldbergs episode from best to worst.

The Goldbergs, a sitcom set in the '80s and based on creator Adam F. Goldberg's childhood in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. The period series stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, Sena Giambrone, and Troy Gentile. The Goldbergs premiered on ABC on September 24, 2013, and is currently in its fifth season with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Although the show does follow a story, you can enjoy most episodes of The Goldbergs on their own, so if you want to try and pick the funniest episodes of The Goldbergs from this list, there's nothing wrong with that.

Vote up your favorite episodes of The Goldbergs, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Goldbergs episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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The Most Handsome Boy on the P... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 2 Episode 9: A modeling representative approaches Barry in the mall, which leads him to believe he's about to become famous, while Beverly threatens the rep to land her son a gig. Elsewhere, Adam tries to make peace between Murray and his grumpy Pop-Pop.
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Barry Goldberg's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 2 Episode 14: Barry fakes being sick in order to have an epic adventure like the one in the film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," except things don't go as planned and turn from bad to worse when Pops and Adam get involved.
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Happy Mom, Happy Life is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 2 Episode 15: Dana and Adam are given a doll to parent for a school project, but end up in jeopardy of failing because of Beverly's "grand-smothering." Meanwhile, Erica tries to get back at Barry for monopolizing her best friend's time by joining the JTP, however her plan doesn't go as expected.
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Call Me When You Get There is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 1 Episode 7: Barry (Troy Gentile) is thrilled at the freedom offered by his new driver's license, until Beverly (Wendy McLendon-Covey) lays down her rules of the road. Pops (George Segal) resists wearing a Life Alert bracelet and is forced to call Adam (Sean Giambrone) when he needs help.
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Boy Barry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 3 Episode 5: Murray's (Jeff Garlin) mustache ignites a feud between Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) and his best friend, Bill (David Koechner). Barry (Troy Gentile) is convinced he's lost Lainey (AJ Michalka) to Boy George.
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Love is a Mix Tape is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 2 Episode 1: In the second-season opener, Adam takes the next step in his blossoming relationship with Dana by creating a mix tape for her, but the tape falls into Beverly's hands instead. Elsewhere, Barry gets caught with a fake ID.
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11 1
The Facts of Bleeping Life is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 2 Episode 3: Adam (Sean Giambrone) and Barry (Troy Gentile) are kicked out of their own garage band by Erica (Hayley Orrantia) and her best friend. A royal wedding inspires Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) to renew her vows with Murray (Jeff Garlin).
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Have a Summer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 3 Episode 25: Adam and his soon-to-be freshman pals live in fear of the hazing they expect to get from the senior class, but then Adam body slams his way to earning their respect in the Season 3 finale. In other happenings, Erica and her friends decide what to put in a time capsule.
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10 1
Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 4 Episode 1: The Goldbergs pay homage to the classic 1980s John Hughes' film "The Breakfast Club" when the kids start off a new school year (and Season 4) by earning themselves Saturday detention courtesy of a new substitute teacher, who just happens to be their mom.
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The Darryl Dawkins Dance is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 2 Episode 11: Beverly picks out Barry's date for the Sadie Hawkins dance, and her choice comes as a shock to everyone; at the same time, Adam loses his best friend after he and Pops get into a fight.
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Bill/Murray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 2 Episode 23: Adam and Beverly decide that Erica should make a music video to go along with her application to Juilliard, but the finished product doesn't turn out as expected. Meanwhile, Murray builds a stronger friendship with Lainey's father.
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Goldbergs Never Say Die is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 1 Episode 16: Barry (Troy Gentile) and Erica (Hayley Orrantia) join Adam (Sean Giambrone) and his friends on a Goonies-inspired treasure hunt for some family jewels misplaced by Pops (George Segal).
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Livin' on a Prayer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 1 Episode 23: While Murray (Jeff Garlin) is being honored by his high school for his basketball prowess, Barry (Troy Gentile) takes advantage of his parents' absence to throw a blowout party at home.
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The Kremps is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 1 Episode 8: Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) is determined to make friends with a standoffish neighbor (guest star Jennifer Irwin). Barry (Troy Gentile) and Erica (Hayley Orrantia) battle for control of the family's one telephone line.
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The Circle of Driving is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 1 Episode 1: Under the watchful eye of an eleven-year-old boy's video camera, the Goldbergs face the challenges of life in the 80's, including two new teenage drivers and a grandfather who shouldn't be allowed behind the wheel. Starring Wendy McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin and George Segal.
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8 1
The Ring is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 1 Episode 5: As Beverly (Wendy McLendon-Covey) discovers that her engagement ring is the same one Murray (Jeff Garlin) gave to his ex-fiancée, Adam (Sean Giambrone) looks to a romantic comedy for inspiration as he tries to woo his pretty neighbor.
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8 1
I Caddyshacked the Pool is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 3 Episode 4: As Adam (Sean Giambrone) goes to great lengths to avoid swimming at school, jealousy prompts Barry (Troy Gentile) to undermine Erica’s (Hayley Orrantia) effort to make the world a better place.
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8 1
Shall We Play a Game? is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 2 Episode 4: As Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) tries to be the cool mom to Erica (Hayley Orrantia) and her friends, Adam's (Sean Giambrone) computer skills are tested when he wants to join Barry's (Troy Gentile) posse.
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A Night to Remember is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 4 Episode 19: The Goldberg kids have big plans on prom night, all of which go awry. The night includes Barry's big romantic gestures for Lainey; Erica's attempt to go to prom with Geoff; and Adam being asked out by a nerdy but cute junior.
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9 2
Big Baby Ball is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 2 Episode 6: Beverly gets Mr. Meller fired for singling out Adam during dodgeball, but after some persuading from Adam and Murray she ends up fighting for him to be rehired. Meanwhile, Barry is unable to deal with the fact that Erica is better than him at a new board game called Trivial Pursuit.
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The Kara-te Kid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 4 Episode 16: An homage to the movie "The Karate Kid" finds Adam preparing to settle his long-standing feud with the other Adam Goldberg once and for all. As part of his training, he and Barry end up cleaning their Uncle Marvin's apartment. Meanwhile, Erica and Geoff take some heat for their new relationship.
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You're Under Foot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 1 Episode 12: When Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) complains that Pops (George Segal) is spending too much time with her at home, Murray (Jeff Garlin) takes him back to work at the furniture store. Adam (Sean Giambrone) reluctantly gives away his toys, hoping it will help him get his first kiss.
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Muscles Mirsky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 1 Episode 15: While Adam (Sean Giambrone) worries about sexual tension between him and his longtime friend Emmy (guest star Stephanie Katherine Grant), Erica (Hayley Orrantia) and Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) square off over a lack of trust.
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10 3
The Tasty Boys is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 3 Episode 11: As Adam and Barry team up in a rap supergroup a la the Beastie Boys, Beverly presses Murray to let her remodel their kitchen.
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Mini Murray is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of The Goldbergs
Season 1 Episode 3: Barry (Troy Gentile) wants money to buy an expensive pair of basketball shoes, so Murray (Jeff Garlin) hires him to work at his furniture store. When Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) prohibits him from seeing a new horror movie, Adam (Sean Giambrone) goes behind her back.