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The '80s-era sitcom will pay homage to one of the most influential films of that decade

December 17, 2014 11:00 AM

Charlie Sheen is reprising the role that made him a household name!

No, not that one. (Not yet, anyway.)

PEOPLE can exclusively reveal that Sheen, 49, will be paying homage to his “Boy in the Police Station” character from the 1986 classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in an upcoming episode of ABC’s The Goldbergs.

Sheen is reprising the role nearly 30 years after the leather-jacketed bad boy was told by Bueller’s sister, Jeanie (Jennifer Grey), to “blow [himself]”.

Airing in early 2015, the episode will follow Barry (Troy Gentile) as he fakes being sick in an attempt to create his own epic, Bueller-esque day off.

Hayley Orrantia and Charlie Sheen on The Goldbergs.
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Predictably, Barry’s day ends in disaster. When Pops (George Segal) and Adam (Sean Giambrone) attempt to salvage Barry’s day, it only gets worse.

It’s Barry’s sister, Erica (Hayley Orrantia), who gets to meet “Boy in the Police Station” – after ratting out her brother, no less.

The Goldbergs airs Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC. The comedy will return with new episodes in early 2015.

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