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Daryl Hall and John Oates offer 'You Make My Dreams' to 'The Goldbergs' 'Mister Knifey Hands' Halloween tribute

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Tue, Oct 23rd 2018 07:50 pm
`The Goldbergs` `Mister Knifey-Hands`: Despite Beverly's wishes, Jackie's parents allow Adam to watch `A Nightmare on Elm Street,` and a disagreement between the families ensues. But Beverly dreams of facing off with horror icon Freddy Krueger (guest star Robert Englund), which teaches her an important lesson about her son's relationship with Jackie. Meanwhile, Erica realizes she's not as popular as she once was when she starts hanging out at William Penn Academy, despite the fact she's no longer a student there, on the Halloween episode of `The Goldbergs.` McLendon-Covey is show with Englund (ABC photo by John Fleenor)
"The Goldbergs" "Mister Knifey-Hands": Despite Beverly's wishes, Jackie's parents allow Adam to watch "A Nightmare on Elm Street," and a disagreement between the families ensues. But Beverly dreams of facing off with horror icon Freddy Krueger (guest star Robert Englund), which teaches her an important lesson about her son's relationship with Jackie. Meanwhile, Erica realizes she's not as popular as she once was when she starts hanging out at William Penn Academy, despite the fact she's no longer a student there, on the Halloween episode of "The Goldbergs." McLendon-Covey is show with Englund (ABC photo by John Fleenor)
Robert Englund recreates Freddy Krueger to make 'The Goldbergs' Executive Producer Adam F. Goldberg's 'dream come true'
In the "Mister Knifey Hands" episode of ABC's hit comedy "The Goldbergs" (8 p.m. Wednesday), Executive Producer Adam F. Goldberg's dream came true after securing Robert Englund to come out of retirement and resurrect his infamous Freddy Krueger role from "Nightmare on Elm Street."
Goldberg then needed the perfect song from the 1980s to fit with his vision of incorporating Englund's Krueger into a dream sequence that would terrify his on-screen "smother," Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey), who, in her sleep, faces off with Krueger.
Hearing Daryl Hall and John Oates sing, "On a night when bad dreams become a screamer/When they're messin' with a dreamer," from their hit, "You Make My Dreams," Goldberg knew he had a winner for this Halloween-tribute episode.
"Daryl Hall and John Oates were my favorite duo from my childhood," Goldberg said. "Their songs dominated the '80s while I was growing up in suburban Philadelphia, also where both Daryl Hall and John Oates are from. This year, I had the amazing fortune of having Robert Englund agree to reprise his role of the legendary Freddy Krueger and I needed an iconic song to match up with the episode. 'You Make My Dreams' works perfectly into our storyline and is such a great way for me to pay homage to a duo that was a part of the soundtrack to my life."
Taken from Daryl Hall and John Oates' ninth studio album, "Voices" (1980), "You Make My Dreams" reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1981. The song is currently being used by the Toronto Maple Leafs during their home games in the 2018-19 season after every Leaf goal scored at the newly renamed Scotiabank Arena.

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