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Happy Mom, Happy Life is the fifteenth episode of the second season of The Goldbergs, and the thirty-eighth episode overall. It aired on March 4, 2015.

Overview

When Dana and Adam have to parent a doll for class, Beverly becomes a grand-smother and compromises both their project and their relationship. Meanwhile, Erica is annoyed that Barry takes up all her best friend time with Lainey. To get back at him, she joins the JTP and they shun Barry out of the group, but it later backfires for Erica.

Full Recap

Adam chooses Dana as his partner for a health project where they must raise a Cabbage Patch Kid, and Beverly becomes the "grand-smother" without permission. Adam is pressured to back up Beverly over Dana, much to the latter's chagrin, so Adam asks for advice from Murray and Pops, who tell him to tell Dana that she should call the shots in the relationship. Unfortunately, things get even more messed up when Adam lets Dana talk to Beverly, against Murray and Pops' wishes.

Meanwhile, The JTP are upset that Barry chooses to hang out with Lainey instead of them, and Erica is upset about the same problem with Lainey. Erica decides to join the JTP in an attempt to break the couple up. Barry is less than thrilled, and it doesn't take long before all three other members of the JTP believe themselves to be in love with Erica, which proves confusing for her.

Meanwhile, Adam and Dana decide to take a break from the project and enlist Murray to watch the baby. Beverly finds out and takes over the project entirely, unbeknownst to Adam and Dana. Things go surprisingly well until a dog steals the baby while Beverly is walking it in the park, and she is forced to go to a black-market toy dealer to try to buy what she thinks is the doll out of the trunk of a car, but turns out to be a knockoff.

Adam and Dana soon find out, and Adam is torn when Dana storms out of the room after she finds out the truth.

The three members of the JTP begin to stand outside of Erica's room and try to serenade her by playing the song "Alone" by Heart on boomboxes (parodying the film Say Anything...). Barry and Lainey come in and tell Erica her plan was hurtful, and Erica states that she didn't want to lose Lainey just because she now has a boyfriend. Lainey gets Erica tickets to a Heart concert, and Erica apologizes. Barry also gets his spot back in the JTP after he says that Erica can't stay in the group because she is torn between who she loves.

Meanwhile, Adam stands up to Beverly and tells her she needs to butt out, and is commended by his teachers soon after. Beverly invites Dana over, and she and Adam hang out in the tree house. Beverly tries to tough it out, and Murray helps her by saying that Adam is having a good time.

Cast

Main Cast

Guest Stars

Trivia

Gallery

Episode Stills

References

Episodes
The Goldbergs (season 1)
Episode 1
"The Circle Of Driving"
Episode 2
"Daddy Daughter Day"
Episode 3
"Mini Murray"
Episode 4
"Why're You Hitting Yourself?"
Episode 5
"The Ring"
Episode 6
"Who Are You Going to Telephone?"
Episode 7
"Call Me When You Get There"
Episode 8
"The Kremps"
Episode 9
"Stop Arguing and Start Thanking"
Episode 10
"Shopping"
Episode 11
"Kara-Te"
Episode 12
"You're Under Foot"
Episode 13
"The Other Smother"
Episode 14
"You Opened the Door"
Episode 15
"Muscles Mirsky"
Episode 16
"Goldbergs Never Say Die!"
Episode 17
"Lame Gretzky"
Episode 18
"For Your Own Good"
Episode 19
"The President's Fitness Test"
Episode 20
"You're Not Invited"
Episode 21
"The Age of Darkness"
Episode 22
"A Wrestler Named Goldberg"
Episode 23
"Livin' on a Prayer"
The Goldbergs (season 2)
Episode 1
"Love Is a Mixtape"
Episode 2
"Mama Drama"
Episode 3
"The Facts of Bleeping Life"
Episode 4
"Shall We Play a Game?"
Episode 5
"Family Takes Care of Beverly"
Episode 6
"Big Baby Ball"
Episode 7
"A Goldberg Thanksgiving"
Episode 8
"I Rode a Hoverboard"
Episode 9
"The Most Handsome Boy on the Planet"
Episode 10
"DannyDonnieJoeyJonJordan"
Episode 11
"The Darryl Dawkins Dance"
Episode 12
"Cowboy Country"
Episode 13
"Van People"
Episode 14
"Barry Goldberg's Day Off"
Episode 15
"Happy Mom, Happy Life"
Episode 16
"The Lost Boy"
Episode 17
"The Adam Bomb"
Episode 18
"I Drank the Mold!"
Episode 19
"La Biblioteca Es Libros"
Episode 20
"Just Say No"
Episode 21
"As You Wish"
Episode 22
"Dance Party USA"
Episode 23
"Bill/Murray"
Episode 24
"Goldbergs Feel Hard"
The Goldbergs (season 3)
Episode 1
"A Kick-Ass Risky Business Party"
Episode 2
"A Chorus Lie"
Episode 3
"Jimmy 5 is Alive"
Episode 4
"I Caddyshacked the Pool"
Episode 5
"Boy Barry"
Episode 6
"Couples Costume"
Episode 7
"Lucky"
Episode 8
"In Conclusion, Thanksgiving"
Episode 9
"Wingmom"
Episode 10
"A Christmas Story"
Episode 11
"The Tasty Boys"
Episode 12
"Baio and Switch"
Episode 13
"Double Dare"
Episode 14
"Lainey Loves Lionel"
Episode 15
"Weird Al"
Episode 16
"Edward 'Eddie the Eagle' Edwards"
Episode 17
"The Dirty Dancing Dance"
Episode 18
"12 Tapes for a Penny"
Episode 19
"Magic is Real"
Episode 20
"Dungeons and Dragons, Anyone?"
Episode 21
"Rush"
Episode 22
"Smother's Day"
Episode 23
"Big Orange"
Episode 24
"Have a Summer"
The Goldbergs (season 4)
Episode 1
"Breakfast Club"
Episode 2
"I Heart Video Dating"
Episode 3
"George! George Glass!"
Episode 4
"Crazy Calls"
Episode 5
"Stevie King"
Episode 6
"Recipe for Death II: Kiss the Cook"
Episode 7
"Ho-ly K.I.T.T."
Episode 8
"The Greatest Musical Ever Written"
Episode 9
"Globetrotters"
Episode 10
"Han Ukkah Solo"
Episode 11
"O Captain! My Captain!"
Episode 12
"Snow Day"
Episode 13
"Agassi"
Episode 14
"The Spencer's Gift"
Episode 15
"So Swayze It's Crazy"
Episode 16
"The Kara-te Kid"
Episode 17
"Deadheads"
Episode 18
"Baré"
Episode 19
"A Night to Remember"
Episode 20
"The Dynamic Duo"
Episode 21
"Fonzie Scheme"
Episode 22
"The Day After the Day After"
Episode 23
"Jedi Master Adam Skywalker"
Episode 24
"Graduation Day"
The Goldbergs (season 5)
Episode 1
"Weird Science"
Episode 2
"Hogan Is My Grandfather"
Episode 3
"Goldberg on the Goldbergs"
Episode 4
"Revenge O' the Nerds"
Episode 5
"Jackie Likes Star Trek"
Episode 6
"Girl Talk"
Episode 7
"A Wall Street Thanksgiving"
Episode 8
"The Circle of Driving Again"
Episode 9
"Parents Just Don't Understand"
Episode 10
"We Didn't Start the Fire"
Episode 11
"The Goldberg Girls"
Episode 12
"Dinner with the Goldbergs"
Episode 13
"The Hooters"
Episode 14
"Hail Barry"
Episode 15
"Adam Spielberg"
Episode 16
"The Scrunchie Rule"
Episode 17
"Colors"
Episode 18
"MTV Spring Break"
Episode 19
"Flashy Little Flashdancer"
Episode 20
"The Opportunity of a Lifetime"
Episode 21
"Spaceballs"
Episode 22
"Let's Val Kilmer This Car"
The Goldbergs (season 6)
Episode 1
"Sixteen Candles"
Episode 2
"You Got Zuko'd"
Episode 3
"RAD!"
Episode 4
"Hersheypark"
Episode 5
"Mister Knifey-Hands"
Episode 6
"Fiddler"
Episode 7
"Bohemian Rap City"
Episode 8
"The Living Room: A 100% True Story"
Episode 9
"Bachelor Party"
Episode 10
"Yippee Ki Yay Melon Farmer"
Episode 11
"The Wedding Singer"
Episode 12
"The Pina Colada Episode"
Episode 13
"I Coulda Been a Lawyer"
Episode 14
"Major League'd"
Episode 15
"My Valentine Boy"
Episode 16
"There Can Be Only One Highlander Club"
Episode 17
"Our Perfect Strangers"
Episode 18
"The Beverly Goldberg Cookbook"
Episode 19
"Eight-bit Goldbergs"
Episode 20
"This is This is Spinal Tap"
Episode 21
"I Lost on Jeopardy"
Episode 22
"Mom Trumps Willow"
Episode 23
"Breakin'"
The Goldbergs (season 7)
Episode 1
"Vacation"
Episode 2
"Dana's Back"
Episode 3
"Food in a Geoffy"
Episode 4
"Animal House"
Episode 5
"Parents Thursday"
Episode 6
"A 100% True Ghost Story"
Episode 7
"WrestleMania"
Episode 8
"Angst-Giving"
Episode 9
"The Beverly Goldberg Cookbook: Part 2"
Episode 10
"It's a Wonderful Life"
Episode 11
"Pickleball"
Episode 12
"Game Night"
Episode 13
"Geoff the Pleaser"
Episode 14
"Preventa Mode"
Episode 15
"Dave Kim's Party"
Episode 16
"Body Swap"
Episode 17
"A Fish Story"
Episode 18
"Schmoopie's Big Adventure"
Episode 19
"Island Time"
Episode 20
"The Return of the Formica King"
Episode 21
"Oates & Oates"
Episode 22
"The Fake-Up"
Episode 23
"Pretty in Pink"
The Goldbergs (season 8)
Episode 1
"TBA"
Episode 2
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