The Goldbergs are your average loving family, only with more yelling and an overprotective matriarch who knows no sense of boundaries. ET sat down with the stars of The Goldbergs for the backstory on the new comedy series.
The series, created by TV producer and writer Adam F. Goldberg, is based on Goldberg's home videos that he shot as a preteen in the '80s that captured his unique family as he was growing up.
"I don't think of it as pressure but more like inspiration," said Sean Giambrone, who plays a young version of the show's creator, "'cause you just see how he turned out. ... He showed us the footage, and it's cool to see how he was."
Wendi McLendon-Covey, who has taken on other comedic roles on Modern Family, Reno 911, and in Bridesmaids, said that the role of "Beverly," the dominant, overprotective matriarch, was something she felt compelled to undertake.
"When I saw the actually footage of her...I thought, 'This is it. I have to do this,'" McLendon-Covey said. "Who gets to play someone this direct and insane and [who] just knows she's right all the time? That's such a present for me."