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Bridget Loves Bernie 

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

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1973   1972  
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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
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 Father Mike Fitzgerald 24 episodes, 1972-1973
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 Otis Foster 13 episodes, 1972
Ivor Barry ...
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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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16 September 1972 (USA)  »

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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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Hellcats (1990) 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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A cute little show
25 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

I haven't seen this show since it was first shown on CBS in the '70's. I'm sure we'll never see this show on DVD. How about airing it on TV LAND??

"Bridget loves Bernie" didn't last too long, only one season. It lasted long enough to make stars of David Birney and Meredith Baxter(Family Ties). The chemistry between the two made it worth watching. I guess falling in love while making the show help too. They were married shortly after the show was cancelled.

I guess the subject of a Jew marrying a Catholic girl was too hot a subject back then for TV to handle. Hey, it's still a hot topic today in some circles. Love is love people.


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