If you thought you had seen the last of CGI Jeff Garlin smiling from the depths of the Uncanny Valley, well, maybe you’re out of luck. The Goldbergs return for another season on ABC. However, they are not sure how to deal with the abrupt exit of Jeff Garlin, who starred as family patriarch Murray Goldberg†
Garlin left the show last December after a researching his behavior on set† He described his antics as ‘stupid’. AAccording to Garlin, he was under an HR investigation for three years after his colleagues repeatedly accused him of misconduct.
However, Garlin left the show for filming the current season was completed. Thus, it led to one of the strangest wedding episodes in broadcast television history, with Murray Goldberg appearing as a slick Force ghost presiding over his daughter’s wedding.† When Murray’s videopresence turned up online, Garlin’s former co-star Wendi McLendon-Covey described the decision to include him as: the result of “someone who doesn’t want to be there and wants to leave in the middle of the scene†
Per Varietythe show will continue to use Murray Goldberg for the rest of the ninth season by “off-camera dialogue pulled from previous episodes and unused footage, as well as previously recorded footage of Garlin.” Variety goes on to say that while “official plans” for Murray are yet to come, he will likely be written off the show, which, yes, that makes sense.
So it looks like we have a big one Two and a half men style funeral is coming The Goldbergs in which Ashton Kutcher replaces Jeff Garlin and the show continues undaunted, for a few more years. We can only hope that the latest episode of The Goldbergs ends with a drop helicopter a piano on Murray and showmaker Adam F. Goldberg to turn to the camera and say:, “To win.” Such a very stylish thing.