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The Bernie Mac Show: :  -- A stand up comedian suddenly becomes a father when he takes custody of his sister's three children.

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Release Date:
7 November 2001 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A stand up comedian suddenly becomes a father when he takes custody of his sister's three children. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 31 wins & 61 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Top Quality, Classic Sitcom and soon to be a Legend See more (49 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 68)

Bernie Mac ... Bernie 'Mac' McCullough (104 episodes, 2001-2006)

Kellita Smith ... Wanda McCullough (104 episodes, 2001-2006)

Jeremy Suarez ... Jordan Thomkins (104 episodes, 2001-2006)

Dee Dee Davis ... Bryana 'Baby Girl' Thomkins (104 episodes, 2001-2006)

Camille Winbush ... Vanessa 'Nessa' Thomkins (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
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Series Directed by
Lee Shallat Chemel (16 episodes, 2001-2006)
Victor Nelli Jr. (12 episodes, 2003-2006)
Ken Kwapis (11 episodes, 2001-2006)
Linda Mendoza (11 episodes, 2001-2006)
Ken Whittingham (11 episodes, 2002-2006)
Reginald Hudlin (11 episodes, 2002-2005)
Robert Berlinger (5 episodes, 2002-2004)
Michael Spiller (5 episodes, 2002-2004)
Warren Hutcherson (4 episodes, 2004-2005)
David Grossman (3 episodes, 2002-2005)
Roger Nygard (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Keith Truesdell (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Millicent Shelton (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Writing credits
Bernie Mac (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
Larry Wilmore (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jerry Collins (38 episodes, 2002-2006)
Antonia March (34 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jacqueline McKinley (34 episodes, 2005-2006)
Corey Nickerson (34 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jeffrey Bushell (30 episodes, 2002-2003)
Nguyen Orange (22 episodes, 2002-2004)
Brian Egan (18 episodes, 2004-2006)
Angela Yarbrough (16 episodes, 2005-2006)
Teri Schaffer (15 episodes, 2001-2006)
Courtney Kemp Agboh (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Marc Abrams (12 episodes, 2001-2006)
Michael Benson (12 episodes, 2001-2006)
Steve Tompkins (12 episodes, 2001-2006)
Bobby Gaylor (12 episodes, 2002-2003)
Warren Hutcherson (11 episodes, 2002-2006)
Kriss Turner (7 episodes, 2001-2003)
Fred Johnson (5 episodes, 2004-2006)
Saladin K. Patterson (5 episodes, 2004-2006)
Richard Appel (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
Kate Angelo (3 episodes, 2004)
John Riggi (3 episodes, 2004)
David Flebotte (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Paul Lieberstein (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Pete Aronson (2 episodes, 2004-2006)
Jacqueline R. Clay (2 episodes, 2004)

Series Produced by
Marshall Boone .... associate producer / co-producer (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
Steve Greener .... producer (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
Michael Petok .... producer (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
Warren Hutcherson .... executive producer / co-executive producer (103 episodes, 2001-2006)
Bernie Mac .... producer / executive producer / ... (103 episodes, 2001-2006)
Teri Schaffer .... supervising producer / co-executive producer / ... (103 episodes, 2001-2006)
Marc Abrams .... producer / co-executive producer / ... (87 episodes, 2001-2006)
Michael Benson .... producer / co-executive producer / ... (87 episodes, 2001-2006)
Steve Tompkins .... co-executive producer / consulting producer / ... (61 episodes, 2001-2006)
Larry Wilmore .... executive producer (44 episodes, 2001-2003)
Kriss Turner .... co-executive producer / supervising producer (43 episodes, 2001-2003)
Pete Aronson .... executive producer (42 episodes, 2003-2006)
Saladin K. Patterson .... co-executive producer (42 episodes, 2003-2006)
Richard Appel .... co-executive producer (39 episodes, 2003-2005)
Robert Boles .... associate producer (38 episodes, 2004-2006)
Jerry Collins .... co-producer / producer (38 episodes, 2004-2006)
Fred Johnson .... supervising producer / co-executive producer (34 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kate Angelo .... producer (26 episodes, 2003-2004)
John Riggi .... co-executive producer (26 episodes, 2003-2004)
Paul Lieberstein .... co-executive producer (22 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ken Kwapis .... producer (11 episodes, 2001-2006)
David Flebotte .... co-executive producer (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
Reginald Hudlin .... producer (7 episodes, 2004-2005)
Michael Borkow .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
 
Series Original Music by
Stanley A. Smith (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
 
Series Cinematography by
Victor Nelli Jr. (76 episodes, 2001-2006)
Patricia Lee (25 episodes, 2004-2006)
Jon Purdy (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
 
Series Film Editing by
Paul Anderson (90 episodes, 2001-2006)
Kristina Trirogoff (43 episodes, 2001-2003)
Thomas M. Bolger (14 episodes, 2004-2006)
 
Series Casting by
Eileen Mack Knight (103 episodes, 2001-2006)
Kamala A. Thomas (16 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Production Design by
Jefferson Sage (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Claudette Didul (60 episodes, 2003-2006)
Linda Lee Sutton (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Ellen Brill (22 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Costume Design by
Michelle Cole (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
 
Series Makeup Department
Edward Morrison .... key hair stylist (73 episodes, 2002-2006)
Vonda K. Morris .... key makeup artist (60 episodes, 2003-2006)
Wendy Robin .... key makeup artist (44 episodes, 2001-2003)
Sean Smith .... key hair stylist (11 episodes, 2003)
Kenneth Walker .... key hair stylist (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Pauletta O. Lewis .... key hair stylist (3 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Production Management
Neil Rapp .... production manager (103 episodes, 2001-2006)
Robert Boles .... post-production supervisor (44 episodes, 2002-2004)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wilfred J. Killian .... second assistant director (87 episodes, 2001-2006)
Joseph Paul Moore .... first assistant director (51 episodes, 2001-2006)
Nikki Swasey Seaton .... second second assistant director (44 episodes, 2001-2003)
Warren Gray .... first assistant director (43 episodes, 2001-2006)
Veronica Hampton .... second second assistant director / second assistant director (34 episodes, 2005-2006)
Thaddeus Roenitz .... second second assistant director (16 episodes, 2005-2006)
Rick Johnson .... first assistant director (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kristen Heiden .... dga trainee (3 episodes, 2005)
Renee Hill .... second second assistant director (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Deborah Greaney Donovan .... second second assistant director (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Art Department
Anthony Lattanzio .... construction coordinator (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
Chris Santini .... general foreman (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
Ari Jacobs .... art department coordinator (98 episodes, 2001-2006)
Doug Anderson .... lead plasterer (65 episodes, 2001-2004)
Bryan Lane .... set designer (60 episodes, 2003-2006)
Jeffry C. Voorhees .... on-set dreser (46 episodes, 2003-2005)
David Coronella .... leadman (44 episodes, 2001-2003)
Nino Candido .... property master (43 episodes, 2001-2003)
Daniel Novotny .... set designer (43 episodes, 2001-2003)
Melissa McSorley .... prop food stylist (38 episodes, 2004-2006)
Randy Eriksen .... property master (34 episodes, 2005-2006)
Ryan Blank .... property master (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Rick Chinelli .... set dresser (21 episodes, 2001-2002)
Andrew Cappelletti .... props (4 episodes, 2002)
Angela M. Whiting .... property master (4 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Sound Department
Paul Tade .... sound supervisor / supervising sound editor (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
Craig Woods .... production sound mixer (98 episodes, 2001-2006)
David Grant .... dialogue editor (82 episodes, 2001-2005)
John W. Cook II .... re-recording mixer / re-recording sound mixer (82 episodes, 2002-2006)
Peter Nusbaum .... re-recording mixer / re-recording sound mixer (79 episodes, 2002-2006)
Todd Grace .... re-recording mixer (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
David Wadley .... post sound services (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Zeke Richardson .... sound editor (22 episodes, 2005-2006)
Wayne O'Brien .... sfx re-recording mixer / fx/foley re-recording mixer (7 episodes, 2005)
Mortesa Rezvani .... production sound mixer (5 episodes, 2003-2005)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Andrew Mayer .... visual effects artist (5 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Stunts
Larry Nicholas .... stunt coordinator / utility stunts (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Dean .... key grip (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jon Purdy .... camera operator (100 episodes, 2001-2006)
Tom Stanger .... electrician / gaffer (63 episodes, 2001-2006)
Randy Nolen .... camera operator (60 episodes, 2003-2006)
Brad Draper .... chief lighting technician (44 episodes, 2001-2003)
Patricia Lee .... chief lighting technician (35 episodes, 2003-2006)
Rusty Geller .... camera operator (23 episodes, 2002-2003)
Chris Rhodes .... jib camera operator (22 episodes, 2004)
Antar Abderrahman Jr. .... chief lighting technician (22 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kirk R. Gardner .... camera operator (20 episodes, 2001-2002)
Michael Yarish .... still photographer (20 episodes, 2003-2006)
Joaquin Sedillo .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
James Lawrence Spencer .... chief lighting technician (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Casting Department
Kamala A. Thomas .... casting associate (64 episodes, 2002-2006)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dena Matranga .... set costumer (82 episodes, 2002-2006)
Patti Taylor .... costume supervisor (73 episodes, 2002-2006)
Gala Autumn .... costume supervisor (17 episodes, 2001-2002)
Nava R. Sadan .... costume supervisor (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jennifer Marchaud .... costume supervisor (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
 
Series Editorial Department
Wes Irwin .... post production manager (60 episodes, 2003-2006)
Michael Karlich .... assistant editor (44 episodes, 2001-2003)
Thomas M. Bolger .... assistant editor (37 episodes, 2003-2006)
Robert Boles .... post production coordinator (21 episodes, 2001-2002)
 
Series Music Department
Nancy Severinson .... music supervisor (71 episodes, 2003-2006)
Lynnette Jenkins .... music supervisor (33 episodes, 2001-2003)
Larry Robinson .... music supervisor (33 episodes, 2001-2003)
Stanley A. Smith .... score (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Transportation Department
Steve Imbler .... transportation coordinator (88 episodes, 2001-2006)
Sergio Orozco .... transportation coordinator (16 episodes, 2005-2006)
Chris Haynes .... driver (3 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Other crew
Robert L. Dohan .... location manager (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
Chuck Gueno .... assistant: Mr. Mac (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
Steve Kirklys .... main title design (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
Janet Latham .... production accountant (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jo Monahan .... 1st assistant accountant / assistant production accountant (104 episodes, 2001-2006)
Brian Egan .... script coordinator / writers assistant (75 episodes, 2002-2006)
Nefetari Spencer .... assistant: Mr. Petok (72 episodes, 2001-2005)
Cathy Carr .... production coordinator (68 episodes, 2003-2006)
Keiann Collins .... script supervisor (63 episodes, 2003-2006)
Larry Wilmore .... executive consultant (47 episodes, 2003-2006)
Amanda K. Montgomery .... assistant: Mr. Aronson (42 episodes, 2003-2006)
Allison Webb .... assistant production coordinator / assistant: Mr. Petok / ... (40 episodes, 2001-2003)
Elan Jerza .... production assistant (40 episodes, 2002-2006)
Jacqueline R. Clay .... script supervisor / assistant: Mr. Petok (37 episodes, 2001-2003)
Josh Koch .... writers assistant (37 episodes, 2002-2006)
Tracy Holden .... production coordinator (35 episodes, 2001-2003)
Michael Caine .... writers assistant (34 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jason M. Palmer .... script coordinator (34 episodes, 2005-2006)
Katrina Tuck .... assistant: Mr. Hutcherson (33 episodes, 2005-2006)
Frederick Reese .... assistant: Mr. Petok / production assistant (32 episodes, 2005-2006)
Tina Tholke .... assistant production coordinator (30 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tasha Prothro .... production assistant (29 episodes, 2002-2005)
La Shan Knox .... production assistant (27 episodes, 2003-2006)
Kitt Hirasaki .... writers assistant (26 episodes, 2003-2004)
Adam P. Kane .... assistant production coordinator (26 episodes, 2005-2006)
Douglass Burns .... production assistant (25 episodes, 2002-2004)
Taylor Boyd .... assistant location manager (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Shannon P. Smith .... assistant: Mr. Wilmore (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Tiffany L. Williams .... assistant: Mr. Wilmore (22 episodes, 2002-2003)
Denise Downer .... writers assistant (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Brian Joe .... assistant: Mr. Tompkins (16 episodes, 2005-2006)
Reign Shaw .... production assistant (16 episodes, 2005-2006)
David Guilbeau .... craft service (15 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jeffrey Bushell .... script coordinator (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
Tyy Sams .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2004)
Aaron Walker III .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2004)
Adam Moskowitz .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
Joy Downey .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2002-2003)
Gavin Dunne .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2002-2003)
Emyr G. Graciano .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jennifer Noble .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ashley Minus .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
Suzanne Francis .... writers assistant (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
Andre Campbell .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
Nate Clark .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jeff Kempler .... production assistant (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Shelley Marie Brown .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
C'Jay Shaw .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Elton Julian .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2005)
Jessika M. Lehr .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kelly Patterson .... assistant production coordinator (4 episodes, 2005)
Damione Macedon .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2006)
Ryan Henderson .... assistant production coordinator (3 episodes, 2005)
Janine Monique Brauns .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2002)
Brooke Roberts .... writers assistant (2 episodes, 2002)
Gavin Steckler .... assistant: Mr. Borkow (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jerran Smith .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
 

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The character 'Bernie Mac' was ranked #47 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue).See more »
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Bryana:Uncle Bernie, I have a BM, and I gotta throw up!See more »
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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A Top Quality, Classic Sitcom and soon to be a Legend, 2 December 2006
Author: chrismcreynolds from United States

This is my favorite sitcom of all time, and one of the best written, best directed and best acted series of any kind on TV.

I will write a longer article at some later date explaining why I state this. Let me briefly just say that if you do not appreciate it, you have probably not seen it for long enough to appreciate it. It is hard for me to imagine who would not like it or what they would complain about. The few people that I "talk TV" with all love it, and TV (especially network) is not normally anything I would plan my life or even my day around. I don't know if that explains in any way why I think this show is among the best and an instant "classic" in every sense of the word. This show easily stands alongside any beloved series that has ever been broadcast in the US. (I only say that because I do think in general that some European countries aim a bit higher demographics and might have some shows that are better that I am unaware of). I find that is blends occasional over-the-top humor with a complex and rich story that seems to genuine to be fiction. Only the over-the-top humor functions to keep it from getting too emotional at times. They find humor (and really good humor) in a set of circumstances one would not expect it. They have also been able to develop the characters and the situations in perfect harmony with the age of the show and all of the children actors (in other words, no stupid season plot lines that are forced by cast changes or whatever). Today I saw Vanessa struggling with the difficulty she (her character) would feel with great expectations of her natural talent and intelligence, with the lagging insecurities that come with growing up with an uncle thousands of miles away from her mother and other circumstances she once lived with. They had Bernie trying to lead her with nuggets of wisdom and of course she could not help taking out her anxiety on Bernie, attacking him passively and at times more outwardly for trying to "control" her. This theme was harmonized by seeing Bernie doing similar things for Jordan, while Jordan faked gratitude to manipulate Bernie. For his efforts, Jordan scored a new "boombox" and then an iPod. In the end, when Vanessa finely saw (through the explanation provided by Wanda, that allowed her to see it was not pressure that moved Bernie, but utter confidence that she would succeed and merely playing his role the best (and perhaps the only) way he knew how. When Vanessa was allowed to see this, it relieved the pressure, and the writer's block and she chose to write about Bernie as the most influential person in her life (for her application to Stanford University). It was done really well all around, and it was one of those episodes that amazed my once I recovered from my temporary (it is still only TV) emotional immersion in the story. Maybe the fact that I have a son the exact same as an only child and a not so secret desire to have a daughter in addition to him, might make me more vulnerable to this kind of theme. I will remind you then that I would also notice more quickly if there were flaws in the writing. I am so picky, I am annoy myself at times and though I occasionally fail to get hooked on some episodes of the re-runs, today I was reminded just how brilliant enjoyable this show is.

Having said all this, there is still so much more I would want to say. I would love to sit with Bernie and ask him how much involvement he has with the writing. His character is clearly influenced by his comedy act. which may or may not be closely related to his social persona (while not "on" as the comedian).

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