Beverly Goldberg’s cure for homesickness: embarrassment

Adam (Sean Giambrone) asks his mom for help teaching him to dance so he doesn’t embarrass himself with a girl he likes and then seeks his sister’s advice about what to do in a recent episode of ABC’s The Goldbergs called “You Opened the Door” (Season 1, Episode 14).

After telling him there’s nothing he can do now that’s he opened the door, Erica (Hayley Orrantia) tells a story about the time she was homesick at summer camp and made the mistake of writing her mom a letter about it.

“I sent her a letter from camp saying I was homesick and the next night she showed up in the top bunk. Look, this is a picture of us in a canoe together. Never again, Adam, never again.”


Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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