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

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Complete series cast summary:
David Birney ...
 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 ...
 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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16 September 1972 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Despite excellent ratings (it was the highest-rated new show of the 1972-73 season) this show was cancelled after only one season. The "official" reason for its cancellation was that it was scheduled between two mega-hits, All in the Family and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and its ratings weren't strong enough considering its choice position in the line-up. Even series star David Birney conceded that, "They probably could have run rat races in that time slot and people would've tuned in." (This idea was debunked in 1974 when "Paul Sands in Friends and Lovers" debut in that position and was cancelled after five shows.) 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 (st. pete, fl usa) – 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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