Wednesday's episode of The Goldbergs was directed by film director and writer, Kevin Smith. The move to TV was a fitting one as Smith directed an episode that mostly centered around the characters watching the 1989 Tim Burton film Batman, starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, and Kim Basinger.
Adam, Pops, and Barry all went to watch the movie but their differences of opinion quickly became clear. Pops longed for the Batman that starred Adam West. He lamented the missing "Zips" and "Pows." When Pops showed Adam the classic TV show, he questioned why anyone would have Bat-Shark Repellant. The debate stretched the entire episode.
Movie debates are a hallmark of Kevin Smith's films and the director was able to deliver on the motif while continuing the charm of The Goldbergs.