The Bernie Mac Show (2001–2006)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Family
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 4,646 users  
Reviews: 49 user | 7 critic

A stand up comedian suddenly becomes a father when he takes custody of his sister's three children.

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 26 Nov 2010
 
a list of 23 titles
created 17 Feb 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 04 May 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 29 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Bernie Mac Show (2001–2006)

The Bernie Mac Show (2001–2006) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Bernie Mac Show.

User Polls

Season:

5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1

Year:

2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 30 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family Matters (1989–1998)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Long-running "Perfect Strangers" spin-off series centering on the Winslow family and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.

Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams
Boy Meets World (1993–2000)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Adolescent Cory Matthews grows up, and faces problems with friends, family, and school.

Stars: Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The Banks family, a respectable Californian family, take in a relative - Will Smith, a street-smart teenager from Philadelphia. The idea is to make him respectable, responsible and mature, but Will has got other plans...

Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro
Full House (1987–1995)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After the sudden death of his wife, a young father enlists the help of his brother-in-law and his childhood friend to help him raise his three young children.

Stars: Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier
The Wonder Years (1988–1993)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting.

Stars: Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern
Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A teenaged genius deals with the usual problems of growing up: having a girlfriend, going to parties, hanging out with his best friend, all this on top of being a licensed physician in a ... See full summary »

Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella, Belinda Montgomery
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

This delightfully quirky show looks at the lives and adventures of two red headed brothers with the same name.

Stars: Michael C. Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Alison Fanelli
Zoey 101 (2005–2008)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Zoey Brooks and her brother, Dustin, attend their first day at Pacific Coast Academy, a private boarding school that enrolls girls for the first time in its history.

Stars: Jamie Lynn Spears, Paul Butcher, Christopher Massey
Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A drama centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.

Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Keiko Agena
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan
Smart Guy (1997–1999)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Ten-year-old genius (Tahj Mowry) has skipped six grades into high school. This incredible promotion somewhat aggravates his teenage siblings.

Stars: Tahj Mowry, John Marshall Jones, Jason Weaver
Just Jordan (TV Series 2007)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A young man rises to stardom under the tutelage of his teacher-turned-manager.

Stars: Eddy Martin, Justin Chon, Little JJ
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Bernie 'Mac' McCullough (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
...
 Wanda McCullough (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
...
 Jordan Thomkins (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
...
 Bryana 'Baby Girl' Thomkins (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
...
 Vanessa 'Nessa' Thomkins (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
Edit

Storyline

Bernie Mac is a world famous stand-up comedian living the good life in his Los Angeles home complete with beautiful wife, Wanda, and a hi-tech SUV. Life was sweet for the Mac-Man. Then one day, Bernie's sister, in Chicago, is sent to rehab for drug use and her three children: teenage Vanessa, asthmatic wheezing Jordan and sweet, innocent Bryana, are put into Bernie's custody. Raising kids is hard! Especially these kids. They always give poor Uncle Bernie trouble, making him want to "bust their heads 'til the white meat shows". Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bernie Mac Show  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The idea for the show was originally pitched to NBC, ABC, CBS and the WB. See more »

Quotes

Wanda: You could have at least given Jordan dessert before you sent him to his room.
Bernie Mac: The boy should have bought some cookies when he went on that spending spree.
Vanessa: He did.
Bernie Mac: What you way?
Vanessa: Nothing, Warden.
Bernie Mac: You can go right in the room and join him!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Great Sitcom Plagued By Time Slot Changes
12 August 2008 | by (St. Louis Park, MN) – See all my reviews

After years of sitcoms about dysfunctional families, Fox came up with a winner in The Bernie Mac Show. Even though it's a one camera comedy with no studio audience or laugh track, it's a sitcom I really enjoyed since the episodes usually featured Bernie talking to the home audience from his easy chair, referring to the people watching at home as "America." But Fox kept moving this sitcom around to different slots and Bernie Mac's movie career began taking off which is why I thought led to the show's cancellation after five seasons.

The supporting cast was outstanding, including Kelita Smith as his wife Wanda and the young actors who play Vanessa, Jordan and "Baby Girl" added a lot to the show. One line I'll always remember was Bernie's declamation of tough love "I'm gonna bust your head until the white meat shows!" It's a shame that Bernie Mac died suddenly at 50. America, his show will live on in reruns.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sign petition for the release of season 2-5 dvds!!!!!!!!!!!!!! gunotwallstreet
Goof On Halle Berry Episode simpsonsrule4ever
Favorite Episodes? jwashington
What does Bernie shout at the beginning of every show? lynnellenm
Question about a touching episode.. coachfan89
Did the kids' mom ever visit? djskribble99
Discuss The Bernie Mac Show (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page