Jeff Garlin is leaving ‘The Goldbergs’ after being exposed as a bullying creep.

I have not stopped laughing at this “Am I the Asshole” thread since I read it yesterday. Jorts is the hero we need right now. (This is a two-parter, and it is imperative that you read both parts.)

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Welp. Jeff Garlin has been fired from The Goldbergs. I’m sorry, they have “mutually agreed” that he will leave the show effective immediately. So, you know, fired.

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that Garlin had given Vanity Fair a weird interview in which Maureen Ryan questioned him about allegations that he had been inappropriate on the set, and he both denied and confirmed the claims, saying that he was just being silly. Some of the allegations included yelling the word “vagina” at people, being gruff with co-workers, and suggesting to one female castmate that she should come to the table read in only her underwear. And Deadline had more:

Following the VF interview, Deadline was contacted by a number of current and former co-workers of Garlin. Speaking on condition of anonymity over fear of retribution, they spoke of a great work environment on the show, which would change dramatically on the days Garlin is on set.

“He is extremely verbally and emotionally abusive,” a Goldbergs employee told Deadline.

In his VF interview, Garlin dismissed accusations of being verbally offensive by saying that he is just being “silly” as part of his shtick as a comedian. He did note his penchant for dropping the word “vagina” on the set.

According to a source on the show, a camera assistant made a complaint to her department head about Garlin’s use of the word. After the actor found out, he reportedly put his hands around her and kept saying “vagina” in her face over and over again. Overall, Garlin’s go-to jokes that a number of people on the show found offensive were talking about grandma’s vagina, balls and brassier, a co-worker said. Additionally, he would not address some longtime female crew members by name, using instead nicknames that some also considered offensive.

The VF interview addresses an incident involving Garlin and two longtime stand-ins on the show, a married couple who are beloved by the cast and crew.

Garlin referred to it as “a joke that was completely missed — because I like this guy. I like his wife. I’ve worked with them for years.”

According to an eyewitness of the incident, Garlin did not appear to be joking as he walked behind the female stand-in. “He screamed at her, ‘Why are you always in my way? Get the f*ck out of my way’ as she was walking down the ramp on the set after they had done blocking for a scene. She was confused and looked around.” Garlin then turned to the woman’s husband,, saying, “Tell your wife to get the f*ck out of my way.”

According to sources, cast and crew were appalled, and “this was the straw that broke the camel’s back” in terms of their tolerance for Garlin’s antics, leading to new HR complaints.

“Not just would he intimidate that woman, he would then turn around and belittle and embarrass her husband,” the witness said. “This is just the grossest abuse of power.”

Oof. Additionally, there are only a couple more episodes to shoot for the season — maybe the series — and Garlin reportedly only had one day of shooting left. According to Deadline, they’ll be using a stand-in and CGI:

As of precursor of what was to come, I hear Garlin canceled his Covid test on Monday this week. According to sources, the show used his double for what was supposed to be the actor’s last day, and his face will be superimposed using special effects in post-production. (That is practice used a number of times for Garlin in the past for various reasons, I hear.)

According to eyewitnesses, executives came to the set last night to congratulate The Goldbergs cast and crew on the show’s 200th episode and address “the elephant in the room,” revealing Garlin’s exit.

“It feels a little surreal that he will never be here again but the mood on the set is ecstatic,” one person said. “In fact several people cheered when the execs said that Jeff would not be returning.”

Additionally, I hear The Goldbergs has received an additional four-episode order, bringing its ninth season to 22 episodes, I hear.

According to the Vanity Fair interview, Garlin had considered not returning for this season. It sounds more and more like maybe he should have stuck with that gut feeling.

I’m going to reveal something very shocking to you, but the talking heads over at Fox News are a bunch of cynical hypocrites:

When This is Us returns, you better have tissues ready for episode 4, apparently. Milo Ventimiglia is warning us that it will be brutal.

Merry Christmas from Ted Lasso and his mustache!

Another day, another Bravo celebrity being a racist asshole.

DirecTV’s satellite and Stream services are going to be pricier beginning next month.

The Witcher has teamed up with … Old Spice? And the first commercial is kinda good?

MacGruber the series is out in the wild as of today. To celebrate, please enjoy Will Forte’s very bad, not good Christopher Walken impersonation as he goes day-drinking with friend and former castmate, Seth Meyers:


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  • Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer will premiere on Netflix on December 29.

  • Scream: The True Story will premiere on Discovery+ on January 14.

  • Catfish: The TV Show returns on MTV on January 5.

  • Beanie Mania will debut on HBO Max on December 23.

  • WWII in Color: Road to Victory will premiere on Netflix on December 22.

  • Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition returns in March 2022.

  • El Deafo will premiere on Apple TV+ on January 7.

  • Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur will premiere on Disney Channel in summer 2022.

  • 2nd Annual Ha Comedy Festival: The Art of Comedy premieres today on HBO Max.


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