The Bernie Mac Show

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A stand up comedian suddenly becomes a father when he takes custody of his sister's three children.
Starring
Bernie MacKellita SmithJeremy Suarez
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]Español
Audio languages
EnglishEspañol

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  1. 1. Pilot
    January 1, 2001
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Español
    Audio languages
    English, Español
    Comedian Bernie Mac becomes guardian of his sister's three children, only to realize how much constant attention and love they need.
  2. 2. Now You Got It
    January 1, 2001
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Despite his valiant efforts to stay healthy, Bernie gets very sick from germs passed around at Bryana's birthday party and misses his Vegas trip.
  3. 3. The Main Event
    January 1, 2001
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Español
    Audio languages
    English, Español
    When Bernie tries to teach Jordan to defend himself, Jordan turns into a bully, causing Bernie to almost mend his own bullying ways.
  4. 4. Bernie Mac, Ladies Man
    January 1, 2001
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Español
    Audio languages
    English, Español
    Bernie Mac's genius with crafts and homemaking qualify him as a new breed of manly-man.
  5. 5. Saving Bernie Mac
    January 1, 2001
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Bernie's scheme to "church" the kids backfires when the church puts too many demands on him.
  6. 6. Here to Stay
    January 1, 2001
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Español
    Audio languages
    English, Español
    Bernie comes to appreciate Vanessa, Jordan, and Bryana as family rather than mere boarders in his house.
  7. 7. A Christmas Story
    January 1, 2001
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    An angel, in the form of a dog named Buddy, visits the Mac household during the Christmas season and sparks selflessness and thankfulness in the children.
  8. 8. Starting School
    January 1, 2002
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Español
    Audio languages
    English, Español
    After much struggle, Bernie gets the kids off to their first day at school.
  9. 9. Hot, Hot, Hot
    January 1, 2002
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    On a hot winter day, tempers flair and Bernie is locked out of the house... until an all-out water fight cools everyone down.
  10. 10. Wanda's Week Off
    January 1, 2002
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Bernie initially shuts down Wanda's case of baby fever, but eventually changes his flat no to a lukewarm maybe.
  11. 11. The King and I
    December 31, 2001
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Español
    Audio languages
    English, Español
    Vanessa's budding young womanhood rocks the Mac household.<CR><NL>
  12. 12. Hall of Fame
    December 31, 2001
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Jordan risks his future manhood to get into the Mac Hall of Fame.
  13. 13. Handle Your Business
    January 1, 2002
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Español
    Audio languages
    English, Español
    When Bernie uses family issues as material on a morning radio show, he gets a taste of his own medicine and vows never to do it again.
  14. 14. Back in the Day
    January 1, 2002
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When signs of age afflict Bernie Mac, he fights back and loses.
  15. 15. Lock Down
    January 1, 2002
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Español
    Audio languages
    English, Español
    After an intruder breaks into the house, Bernie reacts by turning it into a high-security compound, driving everyone crazy with his over-protectiveness.
  16. 16. Mac 101
    January 1, 2002
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Bernie becomes a stern taskmaster after witnessing the children's behavior at dinner, cracking down on Vanessa for her grades and making Bryana speak Spanish all the time.
  17. 17. If I Were N-Riched Man
    January 1, 2002
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After hearing it from Bernie at home, Bryana repeats inappropriate language at school, prompting a social worker to visit the house to discuss Bernie's hostility problems.
  18. 18. Stop Having Sex
    January 1, 2002
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Bernie grows uncomfortable with the level of sexuality that is becoming part of his children's lives.
  19. 19. Secrets and Lies
    January 1, 2002
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Español
    Audio languages
    English, Español
    Exhausted Bernie begs Wanda to cancel dinner plans with another couple, but free Clippers tickets prompt him and Jordan to fake an emergency so they can get out of the house.
  20. 20. Kelly's Heroes
    January 1, 2002
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After breaking up with his girlfriend, poker buddy Kelly moves into the Mac household and infringes on Bernie's paternal authority.
  21. 21. Sweet Home Chicago: Part 1
    January 1, 2002
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Bernie takes the entire family to Chicago for the funeral of a beloved uncle, but his cousin's (Don Cheadle) scheming mars the trip.
  22. 22. Sweet Home Chicago: Part 2
    January 1, 2002
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Bernie takes the entire family to Chicago for the funeral of a beloved uncle, but the trip is marred by his cousin's scheming.

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Directors
Ken Whittingham
Producers
Steven GreenerKen KwapisBernie MacMichael Petok
Season year
2002
Network
20TH CENTURY FOX
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4.8 out of 5 stars

318 global ratings

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Helen E. T. SmithReviewed in the United States on June 10, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nice, clean family show.
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Received one of my favorite shows. This is the funniest parental guidance show I have ever seen. I only wish that all the seasons were released. So far only season one has been released in all these years. Love this show.
11 people found this helpful
Laura K.Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best family comedy ever
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Unbelievably funny but with many poignant moments and messages for parents and guardians. I loved this show before I became a parent but now with kids I love it 10x more. There is nothing easy or uncomplicated about raising kids and he captures that and makes us laugh at ourselves. Grateful for his legacy.
4 people found this helpful
ina shumakerReviewed in the United States on May 16, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love Bernie Mac
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Love and miss Bernie MAC. A great collection of comedy gems
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D. S.Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love This Show
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Just one question: WHEN, OH WHEN, is the studio going to put the other seasons out on dvd/blue ray?
2 people found this helpful
JudyReviewed in the United States on June 12, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny!!!!
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Great sitcom!! Love it!!!
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D. O'NeillReviewed in the United States on August 23, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Perhaps one of FOX's most underrated shows (next to Arrested Development), The Bernie Mac Show is a gem of a comedy series that panders to no one. Using parenting as a background (which comes off more sucessful here than on ABC's My Wife and Kids, but is still a well written comedy), the show goes off in wonderful tangents that make you laugh. The pilot episode started it off with the line "I'm going to beat them in the heads until the white stuff shows." Not a line Ward Cleaver or Bill Cosby would've said, but is none the less a brilliant, and uncomfortable truth for many parents. The kids are three dimensional and don't spout sitcom cliches. Camille Winbush's Vanessa is every teenage girl who suddenly finds her world rocked, and hates every minute she spends with her Uncle, while the talented Jeremy Suarez is a perfect foil for Bernie. Even Dee Dee Davis, playing the youngest sibling, Bryana has more dimensions than most of the cast of Three and Half Men. The show is cleverly written and its great to see a "parent" on a TV show not know all the answers (which is, of course, the reason why Kellita Smith as Bernie's wife Wanda is there. She knows those kids, and knows their problems and knows, eventually, that Bernie will learn his lessons).

Like AD, Bernie Mac is shows what happens when creative freedom is given to a show. FOX may think in demographics, but Bernie Mac is one of those rare shows that crosses over to everyone. And that, I think, confuses them.

can't wait for season two on DVD.
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FlowerReviewed in the United States on April 29, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great show! Great for the whole family!
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This is an awesome show! We need more shows like this on T.V.! This is our second set that we have purchased. We love this show and so do our children. This is real T.V. To much junk on T.V. now days. In fact we cut the cord on our cable bill and we no longer have cable. We watch this show through Netflix on our Roku and our season one collection. We can't wait to see season two!

This show is so awesome, you will laugh, roll on the floor laughing, cry laughing.. Whew this is a funny entertaining show! So we like to take our DVD collection in our car so that our children can have something funny to watch, that is clean entertainment!.

You will love season one, and will be ready for season two to come out. Not sure what is taking so long, must be music rights etc... but we will be glad when it is released. As there is really nothing on T.V to watch, which is the reason we decided to stop wasting our money on cable. The Bernie Mac show is a show that we already had before we cut cable and we watch the show on a regular along with other great shows like soul food t.v. series, the wire, the boondocks, planet of the apes, etc.. This way we have T.V. the way we want it, and the shows that we like and we can watch the shows over and over, stop where we want to and pick up where we want to..

So if still have not decided on this T.V. series, you will be very disappointed if you pass this up. The quality of our first set was great. The art work and disc covers were in almost new condition. We purchased our first set used have just purchased our second set used(will come back and update this review to let you know how the second set looks). First set cost us $8.00 used and the second set cost us about $7 dollars and some change. So this will be a great addition to your movie collection.

Good luck with your decision... each episode is full of great entertainment!
7 people found this helpful
Lester L. CarterReviewed in the United States on April 24, 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars
A FOSTER CARE PRIMER
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From the moment I saw the first episode of the Bernie Mac Show I was hooked. Working with foster children, I feel this show addresses many of the problems foster parents and the children go through. Bernie Mac adds some humor to the situation but he does't leave out the feelings and adjustments everybody has to deal with. At first I was looking at the show for the entertainment, but, when the episode of Jordan and the telescope was over, I had chills up and down my spine. Then I had to watch all the episodes over again. My children, who are now adopted by me, love to watch these shows from time to time.

We are waiting for Season 2 to be released. Bernie Mac - 5 Stars

and if I could give you more I would. However, I will say this, if there is a mantle that Bill Cosby left when his show ended, you have earned it.
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