The Goldbergs' Creator Initially Planned To Reveal Himself In The Series' Finale

Channeling one's own life experiences into a popular comedy show has got to be a surreal experience. To see memories brought to life by actors that reenact personal moments is surely touching on some level. "The Goldbergs" is a great example of this.

The series was created by Adam F. Goldberg, who based many of the stories on his real life. However, there are some creative liberties taken with the story, such as gender-swapping one of siblings, but ultimately, many of the story beats echo scenes from Goldberg's own personal experiences. Considering the personal connection Goldberg has to "The Goldbergs," it seems as if the creator originally planned to pop up at some point in the series, but this plan was eventually scrapped. 

As noted by Pop Culture References, Goldberg said that he was asked if he was going to appear on the show constantly. He added, "I had an epic plan to bring back every single real person in the series for a penultimate finale, finally revealing myself on the show, while also segueing into a potential new chapter of my life with my real wife I've been with since I was 18. But following my life and home videos takes lots of time/communication/effort, so the new team scrapped that concept and instead wrote stories/characters that were pure fiction midway [through] Season 7."

Many of Goldberg's real life friends and family still popped up in the show

Although Adam F. Goldberg wasn't able to fulfill his plan of everybody from his real life popping up in "The Goldbergs," the show still managed to feature quite a few of Goldberg's family and friends. Surprisingly, many of Adam's friends from childhood play fictional versions of their own parents, like Emmy Mirsky as Serry Mirsky, Chad Kremp as Charles Kremp, and Jackie Geary as Lynn Geary. Still, it would have been amazing to see all of the characters pop up, but it looks like that particular ending wasn't in the cards.

In an interview with Pop Entertainment, Goldberg explained how much he enjoyed growing up in Jenkintown in the 1980s. He added, "My best friend lived across the street. The Kremps lived right across the street. Emmy Mirsky, [another] character on the show, lived about six houses down on Newbold Road. So, yeah, just a really small, tiny bubble that in my mind over the years has grown more and more idyllic." 

Considering how much inspiration Adam took directly from his childhood for "The Goldbergs," it is truly amazing that he was able to bring in so many friends and family members to take part in his show. Even though audiences won't see some grand reveal of all of these real-life people during the ending of "The Goldbergs," to know that it was once the plan certainly warms the heart.