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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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5   4   3   2   1  
2006   2005   2004   2003   2002   2001  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 31 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

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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Bernie Mac and his on-screen wife Kellita Smith were both born in Chicago. See more »

Quotes

Wanda: Until you treat those kids like they're wanted, below this line
[draws line on her waist]
Wanda: off limits.
Bernie Mac: But that's Bernie Mac's Puffs! Takin' away below the belt. Now THAT'S below the belt. It's extortion, I tell you, and I'm not having it. You can't blackmail this black male. Bernie Mac strong.
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Featured in Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) See more »

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A Great Sitcom Plagued By Time Slot Changes
12 August 2008 | by hfan77See all my reviews

After years of sitcoms about dysfunctional families, Fox came up with a winner in The Bernie Mac Show. Even though it's a one camera comedy with no studio audience or laugh track, it's a sitcom I really enjoyed since the episodes usually featured Bernie talking to the home audience from his easy chair, referring to the people watching at home as "America." But Fox kept moving this sitcom around to different slots and Bernie Mac's movie career began taking off which is why I thought led to the show's cancellation after five seasons.

The supporting cast was outstanding, including Kelita Smith as his wife Wanda and the young actors who play Vanessa, Jordan and "Baby Girl" added a lot to the show. One line I'll always remember was Bernie's declamation of tough love "I'm gonna bust your head until the white meat shows!" It's a shame that Bernie Mac died suddenly at 50. America, his show will live on in reruns.


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