The family pays tribute to Pops, venturing down memory lane by visiting Pops' favorite stomping grounds. Forever with camera in hand, Adam captures the outing and themes it to "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure". Hijinks and hilarity ensue, and we are reminded that there is no bond greater than family.
Adam is ready to leave the struggles of his high school years behind him but is distraught to discover he's been waitlisted at NYU while his girlfriend Brea has been accepted, along with his mom Beverly - who surprises everyone by admitting she applied to the same school. Adam courts the NYU dean of admissions, hoping she will change her mind on his deferral. Meanwhile, Erica, Geoff, Barry and Joanne create their own plan to convince Geoff's dad, Lou, that Erica had nothing to do with a past incident involving his prized porcelain horses.
Recently injured at local waterpark Riptide Waters, Mr. Glascott embarks on a mission to petition the neighborhood to close it down. Determined to foil Mr. Glascott's plan, Barry starts his own petition to keep the beloved institution, filled with childhood memories, open. Meanwhile, Erica is faced with frustration as Beverly takes over her wedding planning. Geoff tries to intervene by incorporating advice from a "professional" marriage counselor only to realize he should have listened to Murray and let the ladies sort it out themselves.
Never a sports enthusiast, Adam finds himself in a pickle with his peers when he's recruited to film his high school's highly awaited last football game of the year and fails to capture his team's winning touchdown. Meanwhile, Beverly discovers her neighbor Arnie Wolfy is moving and she's determined to buy his spacious home and move the family in. Murray's long-standing and unresolved conflict with Arnie challenges Beverly's plans, but the family comes to appreciate home is where the heart is.
With Beverly's encouragement, Mr. Glascott moves in next door to the Goldbergs and slowly goes from friendly neighbor to cluelessly intrusive. Adam and Murray become increasingly disgruntled while Beverly comes up with a plan to occupy Mr. Glascott's time with a new friend, Mr. Woodburn. Meanwhile, Barry lands in urgent care with a case of poison ivy in a compromising area - his rear end. Erica and Geoff are called to task to take care of Barry and his ridiculous demands, inadvertently testing their parenting skills and patience with one another.
Missing his Pops, Adam finds himself disenchanted with his once favorite time of year, Halloween. Beverly tirelessly tries to resurrect Adam's Halloween spirit from the dead, encouraging Pop Pop to spend some quality time with his grandson. A night of mishaps and chaos turns out to be just the adventure Adam needs. Meanwhile, with the push and support from Joanne, Barry decides to bring his former alter ego, rapper "Big Tasty", back to life; and a chance encounter with the legendary Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, brings Barry and Joanne closer together.