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Posted: Friday, September 20, 2013 4:30 am | Updated: 8:37 pm, Wed Oct 2, 2013.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — From “I Love Lucy” at the dawn of TV, through “Roseanne” and “Seinfeld” and scores of long-forgotten shows, situation comedy has found inspiration in the lives of its creators.

But few sitcoms have been more autobiographical than “The Goldbergs,” which draws on the childhood and high-decibel domestic life of Adam Goldberg, who grew up to be an actor, director and producer but before that, as this show reveals amusingly, was a pint-sized videographer, capturing the hijinks of his home life as a preteen with his family’s shoebox-sized VHS camcorder.

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