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The Dirty Dancing Dance is the seventeenth episode of the third season of The Goldbergs and the sixty-fourth episode overall. It aired on March 2, 2016.

Overview

Beverly helps Erica plan a Dirty Dancing themed dance at school, only to turn on Erica when she realizes it may be inappropriate. Meanwhile, Murray tries to learn dancing with Adam with little luck.

Full Recap

Beverly and Erica are watching Dirty Dancing. Both wish they could live the movie, and Erica comes up with an idea to make Dirty Dancing the theme of the next school dance. Unfortunately, Principal Ball completely shuts the idea down, and informs her that the theme is going to be a "Soda Pop Hop" in the style of the 1950s.

Beverly is outraged and announces her intentions to go to the school to give Principal Ball a piece of her mind, but Erica tells Beverly she'll tell off Principal Ball instead. After Erica demands Principal Ball let them have the Dirty Dancing Dance and Beverly glares at Principal Ball, he gives in.

Later on, Erica comes home, excitedly talking about the dance with Lainey. Beverly realizes just how dirty the dance is going to be and begins to have second thoughts, and ends up demanding that Principal Ball cancel it. Erica finds out what her mother did and gets angry at her.

Barry does not want a Dirty Dancing theme -- he wants a Footloose theme, but he tells Erica to fight the power with dance and she says that's exactly what she's gonna do. Geoff, in love with Erica and willing to do whatever it takes to impress her, vows to be her Patrick Swayze.

Erica, Lainey, Barry and the JTP hatch a plan to make the dance Dirty Dancing: they crash the dance and Erica and Geoff attempt to dance the final number from the movie, only to fail, landing Erica in trouble.

Beverly then realizes she was being controlling (not unlike Baby's father in the film) and she encourages Erica to go after what she wants.

Erica and Geoff try the dance again and share a moment. Everyone ends up having fun after all, dancing to (I've Had) The Time Of My Life.

Meanwhile, all Beverly wants is for Murray to dance with her, but Murray refuses because he doesn't like to dance. After a talk with Pops, Murray enlists Adam to help him learn how to dance.

Adam suggests Murray learn to dance like they do in Dirty Dancing, but this proves to be an epic fail.

Murray attempts to dance while filming himself with Adam's video camera but he turns out to be a bad dancer.

In the end, to make Beverly happy, he dances with her at The Dirty Dancing Dance.

Cast

Main Cast

Guest Stars

Trivia

  • When Adam is showing Murray Dirty Dancing, he references the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off. He refers to Jennifer Grey as 'Ferris Bueller's lame-ass sister'. Actress Jennifer Grey portrayed Francis 'Baby' Houseman in Dirty Dancing and also portrayed Ferris Bueller's sister Jeanie Bueller. Around the time Dirty Dancing was filmed, Jennifer Grey was dating her onscreen brother, Matthew Broderick, and the two were about to embark on a publicity tour to promote the film when they were involved in a head-on collision in their rental car in Ireland, in which a mother and daughter died, in August 1987 shortly before the movie was released. Broderick was later convicted of careless driving and fined $175. Dirty Dancing was released a few weeks after the accident, catapulting Grey to fame, but she has said that her grief and survivor's guilt over the crash prevented her from enjoying the film's success, and led her to withdraw from acting for some time.
  • Barry makes multiple references to Kevin Bacon in Footloose and gets the words to the song Footloose by Kenny Loggins wrong, after which Lainey tells him, "Sweetie, I keep telling you: the song's not about ice cream."
  • Beverly tells Principal Ball that he may want to Orbach the kids but she doesn't. Beverly is referring to legendary Law & Order actor Jerry Orbach, who plays Baby's controlling father Dr. Jake Houseman, who forbids Baby from seeing Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) after he jumps to the conclusion that Johnny got his best friend and dance partner Penny Johnson (Cynthia Rhodes) pregnant.
  • Erica and Geoff's outfits in the "Time Of My Life" scene at the dance are exact replicas of Jennifer Grey's dress and Patrick Swayze's outfit in Dirty Dancing.

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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
"Airplane!"
Episode 2
"The Prettiest Boy in School"
Episode 3
"It's All About Comptrol"
Episode 4
"Bill's Wedding"
Episode 5
"Dee-Vorced"
Episode 6
"Eracism"
Episode 7
"Hanukkah On The Seas"
Episode 8
"Bevy's Big Murder Mystery Party"
Episode 9
"Cocoon"
Episode 10
"Geoff's New Hat"
Episode 11
"Quaker Warden"
Episode 12
"The Lasagna You Deserve"
Episode 13
"Mr. Ships Ahoy"
Episode 14
"Love Triangle"
Episode 15
"Bever-lé"
Episode 16
"Couple Off"
Episode 17
"Who's Afraid of Brea Bee?"
Episode 18
"The Dating Game"
Episode 19
"Daddy Daughter Day 2"
Episode 20
"Poker Night"
Episode 21
"Alligator Schwartz"
Episode 22
"The Proposal"
The Goldbergs (season 9)
Episode 1
"The Goldbergs' Excellent Adventure"
Episode 2
"Horse Play"
Episode 3
"Riptide Waters"
Episode 4
"The William Penn Years"
Episode 5
"An Itch Like No Other"
Episode 6
"The Hunt for the Great Albino Pumpkin"
Episode 7
"The Rose-Kissy Thing"
Episode 8
"A Light Thanksgiving Nosh"
Episode 9
"Tennis People"
Episode 10
"You Only Die Once, Or Twice, But Never Three Times"
Episode 11
"Hip-Shaking and Booty-Quaking"
Episode 12
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