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The Bernie Mac Show 

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

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Larry Wilmore
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 31 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
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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Storyline

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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TV-PG
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Official Sites:

Fox Broadcasting

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bernie Mac Show See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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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Bernie Mac: Do not touch my TV, my DVD, my stereo, my dual-deck VCR. Do not touch my old school, my new school, my slow jams, my party jams, my happy rap, and you better not touch...
[voice breaks]
Bernie Mac: My James Brown.
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Referenced in Family Guy: Chick Cancer (2006) See more »

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This is Hilarious!!!!
14 November 2001 | by formula44xxxSee all my reviews

At first this seemed like another African American-headlined sitcom just waiting to burst with the same tired jokes. But Bernie Mac has managed to conjure a truly original comedy which also has an awesome funk-r&b-hip hop soundtrack. A relatively new cast is also very good in a show that, hopefully, will become a long-running staple on FOX.


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