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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Jordan: You know how much your hand shakes when your cutting hair? You could hold ice and make a milkshake. I don't take credit for that one. That was Uncle Bernie's.
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Referenced in Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #11.129 (2004) See more »

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Parenting Is NOT As Easy As It Looks
26 November 2001 | by hillariSee 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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