What happened to the father on The Goldbergs? Why was he killed off?


What happened to the father on The Goldbergs and why was he killed off?

The Goldbergs are quite the popular sitcom on television right now. Season 10 of the ABC television show hit the small screens in September last year, and even though its fans found it just as amusing as all of the other seasons – some fans naturally pointed out something unusual about the season, that it was missing the father of the popular family in Murray Goldberg.

What happened to the father on The Goldbergs? Why was he killed off?
ABC’s “The Goldbergs” (2013)

As it turns out, Jeff Garlin, who played Murray Goldberg on the small screen left the television show in December 2021 on grounds of alleged misconduct. Garlin, 60, departed the popular show following several allegations of misconduct on set, and due to him leaving mid-way through shooting the ninth season – some of his unused takes were used to fill his absence.

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Jeff Garlin as Murray Goldberg in “The Goldbergs”

Naturally, Garlin was killed off-screen courtesy of an “unexpected death” as cited in Season 10. Though the initial rumours about the actor leaving the show were circled around him being fired, Garlin addressed allegations against him in an interview with Vanity Fair, denying rumors that he had been fired.

What did Jeff Garlin have to say about leaving The Goldbergs?

The 60 year old actor expressed his feelings about leaving the show, and stated a difference of opinion between himself and Sony as the reason.

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Garlin stated a “difference of opinion” as the reason for him leaving the show

Well, to be honest with you, there is no story,” Garlin said in the interview. “We have a difference of opinion, Sony and myself. Okay. My opinion is, I have my process about how I’m funny, in terms of the scene and what I have to do. They feel that it makes for a quote ‘unsafe’ workspace.”

Garlin added: “Now, mind you, my silliness making an unsafe workspace — I don’t understand how that is… I am always a kind and thoughtful person. I make mistakes, sure. But my comedy is about easing people’s pain. Why would I ever want to cause pain in anybody for a laugh? That’s bullying. That’s just uncalled for.”

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