The Bernie Mac Show

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  • TV-PG
  • 2001
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.0  (7,135)

One of the greatest comedic talents was that of Bernie Mac. This is the reason why it isn't any surprise that one of the best comedic shows to be found on television was The Bernie Mac Show. Bernie Mac was a stand up comedian as well as actor who had his own unique style and sense of humor, most of which found base in his real life. While most comedians tend to draw their material from what takes place around them what made Mac's material so fresh and different was that he took events and things from his life that evoked pain and found the humor in them, helping him overcome potential obstacles. The Bernie Mac Show itself was based in Mac's own experiences. The show's plot deals with Mac and his wife as they take in and decide to raise his sister's three children due to her drug addiction and abandonment of the children. These events took place in Mac's real life and were under the same circumstances. This is something that gives the show an even more realistic feel and emphasizes the point that, although Mac was now a success, he never forgot where he came from and what family really means. Another part of the show's success is the fact that Mac approached real concerns and real issues that concerned his family and how he chose to deal with it. One aspect that gives a glimpse into Mac's character is the fact that he starts out confident in his ability to deal with the various situations but stays open minded enough to learn from mistakes and set aside his pride to admit when he is wrong. These types of lessons are ones that every parent figure can learn from.

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Seasons
Bernie's Angels
22. Bernie's Angels
April 14, 2006
Jordan tries to take advantage of Bernie's near death experience while Vanessa sets out to prove to everyone that she can get into college without Bernie's help.
Growing Pains
21. Growing Pains
April 14, 2006
The taste of money has Vanessa blowing off studying for SATS and college. Jordan gets a big head when he finally grows taller than Vanessa.
Spinning Wheels
20. Spinning Wheels
April 7, 2006
Wanda is at odds with her sister, Valerie, on her birthday and help comes from an unlikely source-Bryan.
It's Never As Bad As the First Time
19. It's Never As Bad As the First Time
April 7, 2006
Jordan is dating the cutest cheerleader in school.
What Would Jason Do
18. What Would Jason Do
March 31, 2006
Bernie plays matchmaker for Vanessa as the Senoopr Prom is approaching. Jordan becomes Bryana's slave after she sprains her ankle.
Who's Your Mama
17. Who's Your Mama
March 31, 2006
Bryan gets the run of the house when Wanda goes out of town on a business trip. Meanwhile, it's voting time for the "Eighth Grade Bests" class awards and Jordan wants to win "best smile".
Bar Mizvah Crashers
16. Bar Mizvah Crashers
February 3, 2006
Jordan is stuck with a tough choice as his new friend, David, is having a bar mitzvah at the same time another one is happening.
Fantasy Football
15. Fantasy Football
January 27, 2006
Bernie and Jordan finally seem to have something they like doing together-fantasy football. Bryana get addicted to makeup.
Exercise in Fertility (2)
14. Exercise in Fertility (2)
January 20, 2006
Wanda and Bernie realize their attempts to have a child has alienated the ones they already have.
Exercise in Fertility (1)
13. Exercise in Fertility (1)
January 13, 2006
Bernie learns that Wanda might not be the reason why they are having trouble making a baby.
Fumes of Detente
12. Fumes of Detente
January 6, 2006
Wanda invites Vanessa's best friend, Tasha, to stay with them. Bernie hopes Tasha will help Vanessa get her act together.
Sorely Missed
11. Sorely Missed
December 16, 2005
Bernie and Wanda seek time alone as Bryana wants to learn more about her mother.
Some Church Bull
10. Some Church Bull
December 2, 2005
An attempt to bond as family at the school, has everyone furious at each other. Bernie comes to a tough decision about the family.
Prison Break
9. Prison Break
November 18, 2005
Bernie and Wanda battle over how to deal with the kids when they get in trouble at the same time.
Pop Pop Goes the Weasel
8. Pop Pop Goes the Weasel
November 11, 2005
Bryan returns-but this time to spoil Jordan.
For Whom the Belt Tolls
7. For Whom the Belt Tolls
November 4, 2005
When the kids disresepct Wanda, Bernie gives her Big Mama's belt to command fear.
Night of Terror
6. Night of Terror
October 28, 2005
Jordan babysits Bryana while Bernie and Wanda attend a school charity auction. Jordan decides to let her watch a horror movie.
Car Wars
5. Car Wars
October 21, 2005
When Vanessa gets a permit, she buys her first car Wanda gets ditched by Jordan and his friends at a Comic-Con, as Bernie deals with Vanessa and her first car.
The Big Payback
4. The Big Payback
October 7, 2005
Instead of using the money Bernie gave her for school clothes, Vanessa uses it to buy one pair of expensive shoes.
Marathon Mac
3. Marathon Mac
September 30, 2005
Bernie and Charles Barkley face off in a celebrity 10k charity race.
Wrestling with a Sticky Situation
2. Wrestling with a Sticky Situation
September 23, 2005
Jordan makes the wrestling team and wins because no one is in his weight class.
Father Knows Best
1. Father Knows Best
September 23, 2005
Bryan, Bryanna's father, shows up to spend more time with his daughter-and ends up spoiling her.
Description

One of the greatest comedic talents was that of Bernie Mac. This is the reason why it isn't any surprise that one of the best comedic shows to be found on television was The Bernie Mac Show. Bernie Mac was a stand up comedian as well as actor who had his own unique style and sense of humor, most of which found base in his real life. While most comedians tend to draw their material from what takes place around them what made Mac's material so fresh and different was that he took events and things from his life that evoked pain and found the humor in them, helping him overcome potential obstacles.

The Bernie Mac Show itself was based in Mac's own experiences. The show's plot deals with Mac and his wife as they take in and decide to raise his sister's three children due to her drug addiction and abandonment of the children. These events took place in Mac's real life and were under the same circumstances. This is something that gives the show an even more realistic feel and emphasizes the point that, although Mac was now a success, he never forgot where he came from and what family really means.

Another part of the show's success is the fact that Mac approached real concerns and real issues that concerned his family and how he chose to deal with it. One aspect that gives a glimpse into Mac's character is the fact that he starts out confident in his ability to deal with the various situations but stays open minded enough to learn from mistakes and set aside his pride to admit when he is wrong. These types of lessons are ones that every parent figure can learn from.

The Bernie Mac Show is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (104 episodes). The series first aired on November 14, 2001.

Where to Watch The Bernie Mac Show

The Bernie Mac Show is available for streaming on the FOX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Bernie Mac Show on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Hulu and Peacock.

  • Premiere Date
    November 14, 2001
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (7,135)