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The Other Smother 

Micromanaging Barry and Erica's college searches pits Beverly against a rival meddling mom. Erica tells Pops that her efforts to enhance her college prospects are based on lies.

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Adam F. Goldberg (created by), Stacey Harman | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Beverly Goldberg
Sean Giambrone ... Adam Goldberg
Troy Gentile ... Barry Goldberg
Hayley Orrantia ... Erica Goldberg
George Segal ... Albert 'Pops' Solomon
Jeff Garlin ... Murray Goldberg
Annie Mumolo ... Betsy Rubenstone
Martin Starr ... Andre
Virginia Gardner ... Lexy Bloom (as Ginny Gardner)
Parker Harris ... Michael Rubenstone
Shannon McClung ... College Recruiter
Peter Ngo Peter Ngo ... Arnie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Meghan Deanna Smith ... Debate Club Student
Charlie Hulse Charlie Hulse ... Student
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Micromanaging Barry and Erica's college searches pits Beverly against a rival meddling mom. Erica tells Pops that her efforts to enhance her college prospects are based on lies. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The picture of Barry that Beverly hangs up around the school of him is a photo from when Troy Gentile (Barry) played a part in the remake of Bad News Bears. See more »

Goofs

When Murray and Adam visit the video store, there is a cardboard stand-up of C3PO and R2D2 from the 2008 CGI film and TV series. See more »

Quotes

Murray Goldberg: [to the video store clerk] Don't talk. I know, I'm banned. This isn't about me, it's about somebody who loves movies as much as you do.
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Connections

References Rhinestone (1984) See more »

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Africa
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Performed by Toto
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Meddling moms
15 September 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

Two Goldberg parents, two different wars. Beverly scrapping with a rival helicopter mom, and Murray in an irrational standoff with a rental store over a movie. The Beverly side of things is pure fluff, but the snarky video store clerk (Martin Starr in an ideal role) helps liven up the other half. And in the end, the resolution between father is son is both sincere and gratifying.

6/10


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