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Johnny Atkins follows Rush around Canada in his 2112 Starman van in season 6 finale of The Goldbergs

Tue, May 7, 2019@10:40AM | comments

Actor Sean Marquette portrays the recurring character Johnny Atkins on the ABC '80s throwback comedy series The Goldbergs. The character was first introduced early in Season 3 of the show and is known for being a huge Rush fan and always wearing a Rush concert t-shirt in every episode he appears in. The show even aired an entire episode centered around Rush and featuring Marquette's character back in Season 3 (Season 3, Episode 21 - Rush) as described in this post. In one episode earlier this year (Season 6, Episode 16 - There Can Be Only One Highlander Club), the Johnny Atkins character was featured wearing multiple Rush t-shirts throughout the episode. Johnny Atkins will once again be featured in tomorrow's Season 6 finale (Breakin'), where he will embark on a trip to Canada to follow Rush on tour in his black, 2112 Starman van as seen in the preview clip below and this screenshot. You can watch tomorrow at 8PM EST on ABC or online at the ABC website here (or on Hulu). Thanks to the show's publicist Ike Richman for the information and preview clip.