The Bernie Mac Show

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Wednesday 9:30 PM Nov 14, 2001 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Bernie Mac: (talking to the camera about Vanessa) That's right, I said I'm going to bust her head till the white meat showed -- and I ain't ashamed that I said it, and ain't nobody going to make me take it back.

  • Notes

    • In real life, Bernie Mac did not have a sister on drugs, rather a close family friend's daughter, got pregnant. He then took the young mother and daughter in.

    • In the beginning, Bernie was very wary of doing the television show for fear it would water him down. The producers then pitched the idea of him doing the show based on one of his comedy acts which he accepted.

    • FOX originally wanted a laugh track for the show

    • Dee Dee Davis, Kellita Smith, Jeremy Suarez and Camille Winbush were all the last people to try out for their roles.Dee Dee showed up to the audition wearing pajamas and slippers.

    • Kellita Smith mentions in March 2003's Savory Magazine that the role of Wanda was the most sought out role by Black Actresses. She was hand picked by Bernie Mac for the role.

    • Larry Wilmore's script, which won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, was published in the October 2002 issue of Emmy magazine. Larry Wilmore was also nominated for the 2003 WGA Award (TV) for this episode.

  • Allusions

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