Jeff Garlin and his character Murray, the Philadelphia father on ABC’s “The Goldbergs,” have officially left the sitcom for good. Wednesday’s season 10 premiere kicked off with a major time jump — and the long-dead Patriarch Garin. The episode opens with an adult Adam Goldberg (voiced by Patton Oswalt) explaining how the summer of the 1980s went by. “Yeah, life moves fast. Sometimes too fast, because this year one thing stopped everything,” Goldberg said, pausing as the camera zoomed in on Murray’s empty chaise longue under the spotlight. “We lost our dad suddenly a few months ago. Dad, we love you forever, always. We will find a way to continue working together.”
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The episode follows Murray’s wife, Beverly (Wendy McLendon-Covey), cleaning out her husband’s belongings and trying to find his beloved but misplaced armchair. Meanwhile, son Barry (Troy Gentile) builds a “dream field” on the family farm in hopes that his father will return to tag.
Murray never appeared in the episode. In the final season, doubles and post-production workarounds were used to portray Murray after the 60-year-old Garin left the show following an investigation into his on-set conduct and misconduct allegations.
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On Tuesday, a post on Garin’s Facebook page suggested he was being treated for bipolar disorder. “Bipolar is a mom——————” the Chicago native wrote. “Sometimes it’s just too much to deal with. I try my best. This is the first time I’ve talked about it publicly.”
As part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, he is scheduled to appear in Evanston on October 22, speaking with Curb Your Enthusiasm co-star Susie Essman at Northwestern University’s Kahn Auditorium. He also has a role in Damien Chazelle’s Babylon (out December) and is producing Curb’s 12th season.
“[‘The Goldbergs’ is] kind of a starting point a few months from his death. The family is mourning,” executive producer Alex Barnes and Noble told Entertainment Weekly in August. “It’s going to be a family that, instead of accepting the fact that their dad is gone, has moved on and dealt with a lot of things,” executive producer Chris Bishop said. “It really feels like a huge reboot for us.” ’” said Barnes & Noble, “so far the story has been mostly about looking to the future rather than looking back.”
Garlin has appeared on The Goldbergs since ABC’s comedy #2 premiered in 2013. The show follows a family based on the life of creator Adam F. Goldberg in Philadelphia in the ’80s. Often in underwear, the boisterous Murray Goldberg was cool with his children’s affection. In a Dec. 3 interview with Vanity Fair, Garin didn’t specify what led to the show’s investigation, but did cite a “joke” he made about a scene that was “completely ignored.” substitute.
“It’s about me and my stupidity on set. They didn’t think it was appropriate. I do. Here we are. I didn’t get fired for it,” Galin said. “I had to do what I had to do to stay energized, to do what I was supposed to be doing. So I didn’t know what to say.” Garin’s exit came months later, in a conflict with the show’s take on the series star. In stark contrast was the handling of George Siegel, who died in March 2021. The late actor, who played Pops, paid tribute to the longtime movie and TV star with a touching 48-second video at the end of Season 8. Season 9 begins with a family remembering their beloved grandfather.