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

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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>

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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7 November 2001 (USA)  »

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Larry Wilmore, who created and executive produced the show, was fired by FOX during the show's second season. Reports cited that Wilmore and the network constantly clashed over the show's creative direction. FOX executives felt that the show didn't have enough laughs and were disappointed with the show's ratings in its second season while Wilmore was frustrated with FOX's treatment of the show and creative interference. See more »

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[Repeated line]
Bernie Mac: I'm gonna kill one of them kids.
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Referenced in Tosh.0: Afro Ninja (2009) See more »

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An almost surreal show
25 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A standup comic suddenly finds himself with three children to raise, the result of a drug-addled sister. One is a young girl trying to grow up, the second is an Urkel-type boy who loves to cause trouble and the third is a very young female who likes to eat. A lot. The comic struggles to be a father, and is aided (and sometimes not helped) by his adoring wife. Bernie Mac as the comic periodically breaks the fourth wall by sitting, facing the camera and talking directly to it, which means he is talking to us. No laugh track, no live audience, thank God. The show is decidedly hit and miss, and your feelings about it will depend on how you feel about the late and great Mr. Mac and his particular brand of humor. Guest stars abound.


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