Disco Pants On “The Goldbergs”

I knew I was forgetting something very important in yesterday’s post. There’s a relatively new show on television called “The Goldbergs” and it’s set in the 1980’s. You know what that means! Disco pants!! That’s right and so far I have seen two episodes featuring girls in spandex disco jeans. One episode is the final one (23) from the first season (2014) and has a girl wearing what appears to be a black pair at a party thrown at the Goldbergs’ home. The other episode is the first one from the third season (2015) and features a girl wearing a red pair again at the Goldberg’s home. These are not very long scenes but definitely worth seeing for fans of shiny spandex jeans. It’s also great because this is a newer show and it’s nice to see these pants appearing on television again. Whether the ones in these episodes were originals or American Apparels I couldn’t say.

I don’t care much for new shows but I’m sure there are greats ones being produced that I will probably only see years from now in reruns. The Goldbergs seems to be a great family show (no sexual innuendos, no promiscuity, no heavy kissing) but there are a lot of bleeped-out implicit swear words. So it’s nice to watch a show like this although there are still a bit many unbelievable romantic relationships. Yes, they are an attractive family but it is hard to relate to all that when you were brought up in an environment where those kinds of relationships were not only disapproved of but also highly discouraged.

So hopefully you can check out this show and those episodes in particular. I’ll be watching to hopefully see more disco pants in future episodes.

As today is Halloween the TV stations are showing marathons of holiday episodes. I was just watching one of “Friends” where the character Monica was wearing a shiny, black, skintight catsuit, and while it wasn’t disco pants, it sure looked amazing on her!

I did not go anywhere today so I did not wear any disco pants. Was feeling a bit bummed and didn’t want to leave the house. Tomorrow maybe.

EDIT: Upon further thought perhaps “The Goldbergs” is not really the greatest of family shows. The father constantly calls the older son a moron, he’s incapable of saying “I love you” to his family members and generally seems like one of those guys you wouldn’t even want to ask the time. If this characterization is at all true–which at the very least the ‘moron’ name-calling is as can be evidenced in the actual video footage of the real Goldbergs at the end of some of the episodes–I certainly pity the true Goldberg family. But we’re watching this for disco pants, right? Okay.

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7 Responses to Disco Pants On “The Goldbergs”

  1. Martin De La Rosa says:

    “… it is hard to relate to all that when you were brought up in an environment where those kinds of relationships were not only disapproved of but also highly discouraged.”

    Can you say more? Isn’t it just standard dating?

    • Spandex Disco Jeans says:

      Yes, to most people it is standard dating but I grew up in a home where dating was frowned upon and not allowed so you either did it covertly or didn’t do it at all in order to maintain peace. That’s why all these tv shows are difficult for me to accept as representative of reality because my reality was the polar opposite. The only good thing was that there never really was anyone who wanted to date me anyway!

  2. skippy says:

    I never heard of this show The Goldbergs and as I was doing a google photo search on it and this show came up called Young drunk Punk which I never heard and the show banner photo shows a girl wearing black disco pants,I did a 5 min search on more photos and saw her again wearing them,I didn’t do an extensive search on it but these pants appear once again,Lol.

    • Spandex Disco Jeans says:

      Hey Skippy,
      Yeah, The Goldbergs is a relatively new show. A sit-com with no studio audience. Look like it’s recorded on film. But it’s pretty funny and the disco pants sightings will probably be few and far between but you’ll get some laughs in the meantime.
      Thanks for the info on the other show. I looked it up and found a few pics also. There are probably a ton of shows that came out in the early to mid 2010’s with disco pants in them that we don’t even know about!

  3. Russ says:

    There was an episode of TJ Hooker repeated recently on MeTV from its’ 3rd season titled Blue Murder about cops killing criminals being released on technicalities. One of the characters was a prostitute that witnessed a murder, a blonde. About halfway through the show she is chased by the police up a fire escape and from one rooftop to another, all the while she is wearing black SDJs. I couldn’t tell what brand they were, but she was hot. If you can find a copy of it, there will be another piece of SDJ film footage for you.

    • Spandex Disco Jeans says:

      Well once again Hollywood had to make the association with prostitutes and disco jeans. Regardless of that I would love to check that episode out. That show is on a local channel here so if I watch long enough I’ll probably catch it. Thanks for the info!
      Going back to that prostitute thing—I’m really glad that did not happen this time around with American Apparel’s disco pant. Then again, I’m pretty out of the loop when it comes to modern tv shows and movies.

      • Russ says:

        Hey guy. Yeah I hear you. The Hollywood “prostitutes and disco jeans” theme was/is not fully accurate then or now, and was very overused. But then Hollywood isn’t as creative as we all thought either. Look at all the remakes of shows instead of making totally new ones as an example. Good thing for us we fans of SDJs know better.

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