In the episode, "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 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 as she starts hanging out at William Penn Academy despite the fact she’s no longer a student there.”
Fans noted how it seemed like Englund hadn't missed a step when it came to breathing life into the character, despite his last appearance having been 15 years ago in Freddy vs. Jason. In addition to praising the actor's performance, fans are hoping this isn't the last time we see Englund play the character.
Scroll down to see what fans are saying about Englund's return as Freddy Krueger on The Goldbergs!
Dear @newlinecinema, if the new Halloween movie showed us anything this weekend... it's that the world NEEDS horror movie villains. Robert said he'd never be Freddy again, but had so much fun when we shot he's now open to it. I did my job, now you do yours! #TheGoldbergs https://t.co/MnN1Uthk60— Adam F. Goldberg (@adamfgoldberg) October 25, 2018
Really cool seeing Robert Englund in the sweater and wearing the glove again on The Goldbergs!— Ken Park (@KenPark81536571) October 25, 2018
I’m almost 40 and I still have an anxiety attack when I hear “1-2 Freddy’s coming for you...” Robert Englund is a legend. Freddy was the architect of my every nightmare! Huge thank you to #TheGoldbergs for the sleepless night I will be having tonight ? #NeverSleepAgain— Emily (@qtdietls) October 25, 2018
I dont tweet much cause I have no followers but the goldbergs with Robert englund was awesome. Great to see Robert do freddy one last time.— jessica (@kahlant1975) October 25, 2018
I don't really watch #TheGoldbergs, but I had to when I saw Robert Englund was going to be on as Freddie! He nailed it.— Lauren Hebrank (@laurenhebrank) October 25, 2018
The only thing missing was him calling everybody "bitch," but I'm sure ABC wouldn't allow that ?
Maaann. Freddy was on one little scene. I wanted him to be throughout the WHOLE episode. Well I take what I can get. Great cameo by Robert Englund. #TheGoldbergs— Nailah-Aisha (@nailah_aisha) October 25, 2018