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Disappointed with her unenthusiastic family during the holidays, Beverly creates "Super Hanukkah" to get them into the spirit, but it's too similar to Christmas. Meanwhile, Adam is annoyed that Barry is more interested in hanging with Lainey than him, so he triple-dog dares his brother with results neither one see coming.

Pops, played by George Segal, serenades the Goldbergs on the banjo. George Segal often was a guest on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and would play the banjo.

When the Goldberg's are opening their presents for "Super Haunukkah" Adam is wearing a "Star Wars - Revenge of the Jedi" T-Shirt. This movie title was changed by George Lucas to "Return Of The Jedi" during post production because he decided that revenge was not the way of the Jedi.

Murray said the Phillies are trading Ryne Sandberg for Larry Bowa when actually, Larry Bowa was traded to the Cubs for Ivan DeJesus and Sandberg was just thrown in as a bonus.

This episode is an homage to the Peter Billingsley Classic a Christmas Story.

The Jon Lovitz character of Hanukkah Harry is mentioned. This character was debuted in 1989 when Andre MacDowell hosted Saturday Night Live.

Ryne Sandberg was traded to the Cubs from the Phillies in January of 1982. A Christmas Story was released in November of 1983. Either the dad is reading a very old newspaper or the boys are watching a very early screening.

The episode is about celebrating Hanukkah, but Beverly tries to make it like Christmas. They listen to a Neil Diamond Christmas song, who is Jewish, singing about Christmas.

Episode complete credited cast:
Wendi McLendon-Covey Wendi McLendon-Covey - Beverly Goldberg
Sean Giambrone Sean Giambrone - Adam Goldberg
Troy Gentile Troy Gentile - Barry Goldberg
Hayley Orrantia Hayley Orrantia - Erica Goldberg
AJ Michalka AJ Michalka - Lainey Lewis
George Segal George Segal - Albert 'Pops' Solomon
Jeff Garlin Jeff Garlin - Murray Goldberg
Jennifer Irwin Jennifer Irwin - Virginia Kremp
Jacob Hopkins Jacob Hopkins - Chad Kremp
Tyler Stokes Tyler Stokes - Drew Kremp
Austin Filson Austin Filson - Scott Kremp
Connor Weil Connor Weil - Steve Kremp
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