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Bridget Loves Bernie 

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

Creator:

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

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
David Birney ...  Bernie Steinberg 24 episodes, 1972-1973
Meredith Baxter ...  Bridget Fitzgerald Steinberg 24 episodes, 1972-1973
Harold J. Stone ...  Sam Steinberg 24 episodes, 1972-1973
Bibi Osterwald ...  Sophie Steinberg 24 episodes, 1972-1973
David Doyle ...  Walter Fitzgerald 24 episodes, 1972-1973
Audra Lindley ...  Amy Fitzgerald 24 episodes, 1972-1973
Ned Glass ...  Uncle 'Moe' Plotnick 24 episodes, 1972-1973
Robert Sampson ...  Father Mike Fitzgerald 24 episodes, 1972-1973
William Elliott ...  Otis Foster 24 episodes, 1972-1973
Ivor Barry ...  Charles 7 episodes, 1972-1973
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Storyline

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 <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Comedy

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Trivia

The premise for this show was an update of the 1922 play (and 1928 movie) called "Abie's Irish Rose", about a Jewish man (Abie) who marries an Irish Catholic girl (Rose). The plot of the play revolves around trying to hide the spouse's religion from the respective in-laws. The movie was remade in 1946. See more »

Connections

Referenced in You Don't Know Jack: Television (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Love is Crazy
(Theme Song)
Music by Jerry Fielding
Lyrics by Diane Hildebrand
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A cute little show
25 March 2004 | by timmaukSee all my reviews

I haven't seen this show since it was first shown on CBS in the '70's. I'm sure we'll never see this show on DVD. How about airing it on TV LAND??

"Bridget loves Bernie" didn't last too long, only one season. It lasted long enough to make stars of David Birney and Meredith Baxter(Family Ties). The chemistry between the two made it worth watching. I guess falling in love while making the show help too. They were married shortly after the show was cancelled.

I guess the subject of a Jew marrying a Catholic girl was too hot a subject back then for TV to handle. Hey, it's still a hot topic today in some circles. Love is love people.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bridget und Bernie See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(24 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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