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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 »
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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