'The Goldbergs': Motley Crue rockstar drummer Tommy Lee plays a rock-hating professor in the latest episode
One of Mötley Crüe's classic tracks, 'Home Sweet Home' was also used as the musical tribute for tonight's 'Goldbergs' episode
The iconic musician and drummer, Tommy Lee, who is also a producer, author, and founding member of the multi-platinum-selling '80s hard rock band, Mötley Crüe, can now tack on even more TV star power cred to his resume.
Lee recently made a special guest-starring appearance on Wednesday night's episode of the ABC hit comedy show, 'The Goldbergs'. One of Mötley Crüe's classic tracks, 'Home Sweet Home', was also used as the musical tribute for the 'The Goldbergs' episode that aired on ABC on February 12 at 8 pm EST.
The Mötley Crüe rock legend appeared on the show tonight as a prim, glasses-wearing teacher who (rather ironically) hates rock music. In the latest 'Goldbergs' installment, titled 'Preventa Mode', one of the show's stars, Troy Gentile, (playing Barry Goldberg) took his attractive college professor on a date for Valentine's Day. After losing her affection after that first date, he paid a visit to the head of her department, Professor Lee, (played by Tommy Lee) to make sure dating a teacher was okay. In case you missed the show tonight, here's a clip that Tommy Lee shared on his social media.
In the snippet that was posted on Twitter, Barry Goldberg is telling Professor Lee that "there’s this awesome rock song about inappropriate love that I’m trying to base my life on." Tommy Lee hilariously responds, "You mean that deafening noise made by morally questionable gentlemen?" before proceeding to show Barry the only type of "rock" he enjoys. (No spoilers!)
"I love doing this type of thing," said Lee about his guest-star appearance on 'The Goldbergs'. "I got to work with an amazing cast and crew, play dress up for a day and have a blast. And I gotta say, damn... those professor shoes were so comfortable!"
"Growing up in the '80s, I spent a lot of time watching MTV," said Adam F Goldberg, the creator and executive producer of 'The Goldbergs'. As one of the first 24-hour music video platforms, MTV famously sparked an entertainment boom when it debuted back in 1981. "I loved Mötley Crüe's 'Home Sweet Home' video about missing your girlfriend while being out on the road," Goldberg continued. "It was one of the first rock ballads that starts off with a soft piano and kicks in with the full band. I'm so grateful Tommy agreed to have some fun with us in this episode. He was terrific."