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How 'The Goldbergs' says goodbye to George Segal, the series' beloved Pops, in his final episode

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George Segal‘s final appearance on ABC’s “The Goldbergs” Wednesday was quintessential Pops: a mix of humor based on generational misunderstanding and folksy but legitimate wisdom, seasoned with plenty of heart.

The 1980s-set family comedy, now in Season 8, closed with a touching 48-second video tribute to the longtime film and TV star, who died at 87 March 23 due to complications from bypass surgery.

As the episode ended, the screen shifted to a message: DEDICATED TO OUR FRIEND, GEORGE. That was followed by a series of clips featuring Segal in various scenes as grandfather Albert “Pops” Solomon, including some from his roles in the program’s signature film and TV re-creations: Pops as Batman, Pops in a straitjacket, Pops as

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