The 80s are epitomized by leg warmers, Rubik’s Cubes and the Reagan Era, and now “The Goldbergs,” which takes place in “1980-something,” is taking on the famous presidency.
The show has already referenced “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “The Goonies” in past episodes, and McLendon-Covey promises that they will not be getting overly political while tackling Ronald Reagan’s term as president.
“This is not ‘The Wonder Years.’ We do use pop culture references, but we use them as a jumping-off point,” she told TheWrap’s Jeff Sneider when they met at Riviera 31 in Los Angeles.
In the interview, McLendon-Covey, who is also known for her role in “Bridesmaids,” dished about how she got involved with the show, and the difference between “mothering and smothering.”
“A smother can’t help but get right into it, she’ll apologize later in therapy but in the moment she can’t help herself.
“The Goldbergs” airs Wednesdays on ABC at 8.30 p.m.
Watch the interview here.