Bridget Loves Bernie (1972–1973)

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The daily struggles of two newlyweds: rich Catholic Bridget and Jewish cabbie Bernie.

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Complete series cast summary:
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 Bernie Steinberg (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
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 Bridget Fitzgerald Steinberg (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
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 Sam Steinberg (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
Bibi Osterwald ...
 Sophie Steinberg (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
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 Walter Fitzgerald (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
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 Amy Fitzgerald (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
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 Uncle 'Moe' Plotnick (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
Robert Sampson ...
 Father Mike Fitzgerald (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
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 Otis Foster (13 episodes, 1972)
Ivor Barry ...
 Charles (7 episodes, 1972-1973)
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Wealthy white-bread Bridget Fitzgerald and lower-class cabdriver Bernie Steinberg meet, fall in love and marry. Even though their love for each other is never in doubt, both are constantly forced to deal with their parents, who are uncomfortable with their kids' differences in social status and religion. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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The highest-rated show ever to be cancelled. It ranked fifth in the ratings of all shows that season. See more »

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Featured in The Perfect Pitch (2002) See more »

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Love is Crazy
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Music by Jerry Fielding
Lyrics by Diane Hildebrand
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27 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show died not because the subject matter was too controversial, but because the show sucked.

Plot lines included the happy couple buying a waterbed, then trying it out while the parents are hanging out in the room below -- it bursts of course, and oh what comedy ensues! You can imagine.

As for making David Birney a star -- well, that depends on your definition of star. I guess for Ozzie Nelson this was daring material, and maybe if you were in Kansas, but as a New Yorker, the idea of a kindly hip Reform Jewish family watching their son marrying the daughter of a somewhat uptight but ultimately kindly well-to-do Irish Catholic family didn't exactly set fire to the aerial.


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