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

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 Bernie 'Mac' McCullough (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Wanda McCullough (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Jordan Thomkins (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Bryana 'Baby Girl' Thomkins (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Vanessa 'Nessa' Thomkins (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
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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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7 November 2001 (USA)  »

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

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Bernie Mac: Do no touch my TV, my CD, my DVD, my VHS, my old school, my new school. Got it?
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Referenced in The Cleveland Show: Cleveland Live! (2010) See more »

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Parenting Is NOT As Easy As It Looks
26 November 2001 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

I was laid out on the floor from laughing at this show. Apparently Mac and his wife are childfree, but because of his sister's drug problems, they take in his sister's kids. His wife welcomes the kids, but makes it very clear that her husband is going to do most of the parenting. This show is refreshing because a) it's not like some African-American sitcom of recent years that continue to rely on stereotypes and buffoonery, and b) Bernie Mac is not PC when it comes to handling his nephew and two nieces.

I understand that Mac had wanted to have a sitcom like his "King of Comedy" partners--Cedric "The Entertainer", Steve Harvey and D.L. Hughley do--but that he held out for the right type of sitcom. Mac is a very funny guy in his own right, and this laugh track free sitcom suits him perfectly.


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