“The Goldbergs” is kicking off its Season 6 premiere with a tribute to the John Hughes classic “Sixteen Candles,” and fans’ first look at the mayhem is here.
After Adam’s parents forget the most important birthday of his teenage life, the party he does get goes quickly off the rails. In the episode, which was announced last month, Adam’s parents are distracted with Barry and Lainey’s engagement and Erica’s band ambitions.
“Why did John Hughes make this seem so whimsical and fun?” Adam asks as we see pizza spinning on a record player and foam coming out of the vents.
It’s become a tradition for “The Goldbergs” to put its own spin on 1980s classic movies. The ABC sitcom has previously paid tribute to “The Breakfast Club,” “Indiana Jones,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Dirty Dancing,” and “The Karate Kid.”
“The Goldbergs” Season 6 premieres Sept. 26 on ABC.
Watch the promo above.