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






1973   1972  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

One Day at a Time (1975–1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

This sitcom follows recently divorced mother (Ann Romano) and her two teenage daughters (Barbara and Julie) as they start a new life together in Indianapolis, They are befriended by the ... See full summary »

Stars: Bonnie Franklin, Valerie Bertinelli, Pat Harrington Jr.
Chico and the Man (1974–1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The relationship between a cranky old mechanic and a twentysomething Chicano.

Stars: Jack Albertson, Scatman Crothers, Freddie Prinze
Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page
McHale's Navy (1962–1966)
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The misadventures of a misfit PT Boat crew during World War II.

Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway
Comedy | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi
Taxi (1978–1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.

Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito
Rhoda (1974–1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After spending several years in her young adult life in Minneapolis but with her brash Bronx Jewish upbringing in tow and with its associated sarcasm, artistically inclined Rhoda ... See full summary »

Stars: Valerie Harper, Julie Kavner, Lorenzo Music
The Odd Couple (1970–1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences.

Stars: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Al Molinaro
McCloud (1970–1977)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Sam McCloud is a Marshal from a Taos, New Mexico, who takes a temporary assignment in the New York City Police. His keen sense of detail and detecting subtle clues, learned from his experience, enable him to nab unsuspecting criminals despite his unbelieving boss.

Stars: Dennis Weaver, J.D. Cannon, Terry Carter
The Bob Newhart Show (1972–1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The professional and personal misadventures of a psychologist and his family, patients, friends and colleagues.

Stars: Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Bill Daily
The Time Tunnel (1966–1967)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two scientists with a secret time travel project find themselves trapped in the time stream and appearing in notable periods of history.

Stars: James Darren, Robert Colbert, Whit Bissell
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The submarine Seaview is commissioned to investigate the mysteries of the seas. Usually it finds more problems than answers...

Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Robert Dowdell


Complete series cast summary:
 Bernie Steinberg (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
 Bridget Fitzgerald Steinberg (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
 Sam Steinberg (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
Bibi Osterwald ...
 Sophie Steinberg (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
 Walter Fitzgerald (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
 Amy Fitzgerald (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
 Uncle 'Moe' Plotnick (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
Robert Sampson ...
 Father Mike Fitzgerald (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
 Otis Foster (13 episodes, 1972)
Ivor Barry ...
 Charles (7 episodes, 1972-1973)


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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

16 September 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bridget und Bernie  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(24 episodes)

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) See more »


Love is Crazy
(Theme Song)
Music by Jerry Fielding
Lyrics by Diane Hildebrand
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Unfunny and cringe-inducing
17 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this show forty years ago. Sandwiched between two of the most successful series of the 70s, All In The Family and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, this couldn't help but get good ratings. A lot of people on another board have expressed interest in seeing this series go to DVD, so I watched the pilot on YouTube to see if I could change my negative opinion of it after all these years. Nope. The comedy is forced and unfunny, the Jewish jokes groan-inducing and offensive, and there is a line cribbed from the far-superior Love on a Rooftop:"You're rich". "You make it sound like some sort of disease". As to chemistry, that between Pete Duel and Judy Carne in the similarly plotted Love on a Rooftop is much better than that of David Birney and Meredith Baxter. The worst moment comes when Audra Lindley (never one of my favorites) has this shocked reaction to her daughter's new boyfriend possibly being black. This was created by Bernard Slade, who also created Love on a Rooftop. After seeing this again, the only positive thing I can say about it is that the theme music, by Jerry Fielding is nice. As far as reviving this on DVD or a nostalgia TV channel, to quote Leonard Maltin describing an old, recently rediscovered film he did not like: "This is one 'treasure' that should have stayed buried."

2 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Bridget Loves Bernie wyleneh_mother
If TV Land was really TV Land robert4770
Meredith Baxter is gay??? louisecanadaus
DVD? PaulaDec63
Have some cream in your eye? gripybutt
Discuss Bridget Loves Bernie (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: