The Feud Over The Name ‘Adam Goldberg’ On ‘The Goldbergs’ Is A Real Thing

Amy Feinstein
2013 Summer TCA Tour - Day 12
2013 Summer TCA Tour - Day 12

Fans of the ABC show The Goldbergs know that it has been a running gag that the lead character, Adam F. Goldberg, based on the show’s creator of the same name, corrects people when they simply say Adam Goldberg, because he explains that there is an upperclassman also named Adam Goldberg, who is sensitive, grumpy, and gets angry when the two boys are confused. So on the show, The Goldbergs, the feud comes to a head, leading to a karate battle. But what many fans might not know, is that the creator of The Goldbergs, Adam F. Goldberg, who modeled the show after his upbringing in the 80s, is in a real life feud over the name Adam Goldberg with the actor of the same name, and at times, it has gotten ugly.

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