Robert Englund Teases His Freddy Krueger Appearance on The Goldbergs

A new preview of the upcoming episode has also been released.

By Chris Morse

The special Halloween episode of The Goldbergs featuring the legendary Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger finally airs on Wednesday night and we have a couple of previews to get ready to face the serial killer of your nightmares once again. For starters, Englund spoke with New York Post and discussed what went into making this appearance happen and how his character fit into this sitcom.

When he was first asked about donning the infamous make-up and outfit once more, Englund said no, but a little convincing was eventually able to get him on board, as the actor explained.


Some fans have thought this appearance on The Goldbergs was selling out the character but Englund just flat-out disagrees. Freddy had been exploited for years but it's the memory of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street experience that matters the most today, flashing many of us back to the days where you could rent the movie and have a blast while being scared. The actor explained how the character simply became part of our culture today.


Finally, as though it needed to be said, Englund touched upon the Freddy's more comedic side, which eventually became a very big part of the franchise and character over the years. It certainly won't be missing from this special appearance either.


As a final tease leading up to the episode's premiere, the official social media accounts for The Goldbergs dropped a short preview of a scene and we are pretty satisfied with Freddy's puns and Englund's delivery. Check it out for yourself below.


This special Halloween episode of The Goldbergs, titled “Mister Knifey Hands,” will air on ABC next week on Wednesday, October 24th at 8 PM eastern time.

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