'The Goldbergs's' Wendi McLendon-Covey: What were we thinking in the '80s?

Ah, the '80s. A time of loud patterns, big hair and even bigger shoulder pads. It's a time rife with comedic potential, which is what makes the setting such fertile territory for ABC's freshman comedy, "The Goldbergs."Midway through its first season, the comedy, which stars Jeff Garlin and Wendi McLendon-Covey and focuses on the loud, loving title family, has proven itself to have a magnificent eye for detail when it comes to its period setting. McLendon-Covey, who portrays the hilarious "smother" Beverly, tells Zap2it that the museum-like set sometimes unfortunately leads to some fashion choices she'd wish stayed in the past.Below is our full Q&A with the actress, who opens up about this week's episode, what it's like portraying a real person and, of course, the fashion. Zap2it: For the role of Beverly, you've really got this whole "smother" thing down perfectly. Now, I know the role is based on creator Adam Goldberg's actual mom,...



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