CTVA US Comedy - "Bridget Loves Bernie" (Screen Gems/CBS)(1972-73) David Birney & Meredith Baxter

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Bridget Loves Bernie (1972-73)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Mark <mfuncle@optonline.net> , Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)
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BRIDGET LOVES BERNIE
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Douglas S. Cramer Company in association with Thornhill Productions
and Screen Gems, a division of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

for
CBS (Saturdays 8:30 pm EST)
Produced by Don Nelson and Arthur Alsberg (pilot - Jerry London)

US Comedy series 1972-73  24 episodes x 30 min color
US release date 16Sep72
starring
David Birney as Bernie Steinberg
Meredith Baxter as Bridget Fitzgerald Steinberg
with
Harold J. Stone as Sam Steinberg
Bibi Osterwald as Sophie Steinberg
Audra Lindley as Amy Fitzgerald
David Doyle as Walter Fitzgerald
Ned Glass as Uncle Moe Plotnick
Robert Sampson as Father Mike Fitzgerald
William Elliott as Otis Foster
Ivor Barry as Charles the butler
Premise:
New York comedy: wealthy Irish Catholic girl falls for a Jewish Cab Driver.
The two stars eventually married and Meredith Birney-Baxter became
a regular star of tv movies and mini series.

music by Jerry Fielding

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CBS Saturdays 8:30 pm Eastern

 
1.01 [--] BRIDGET LOVES BERNIE (pilot)
16Sep72 CBS Sat
produced by Jerry London
written by Bernard Slade
directed by Richard Kinon
Debut: Ethnic comedy is the ticket in this series about the marriage of
a Catholic girl and a Jewish boy. [RF]

1.02 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE VATICAN
23Sep72 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Unhappy mix-up: the Steinbergs have won an audience with the Pope; the
Fitzgeralds have tickets to Israel. [RF]

1.03 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: WAKE UP, WE'RE GETTING MARRIED TODAY
30Sep72 CBS Sat
Guest cast:
Gregory Morton ........... Rabbi Golden
Synopsis:
To please their parents, Bridget and Bernie agree to be
re-married in a religious ceremony. But who is to officiate -rabbi or priest?
(11Aug73 ITV Granada TV UK)

1.04 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: THE LAST OF THE RED HOT PLAYWRIGHTS
07Oct72 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Bernie's new play is unflattering to his family---and they're just
itching to see it. [RF]

1.05 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: WHO'S WATCHING THE STORE
14Oct72 CBS Sat
Guest cast:
Lou Cutell ....... Parfel
Synopsis:
Can a Catholic girl run a Jewish deli? Bridget tries. [RF]

1.06 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: THE NEWLYWEDS
21Oct72 CBS Sat
Starring:
David Birney (as Bernie), Meredith Baxter (as Bridget)
Synopsis:
Ever try to refuse a gift from your parents? That's Bridget and
Bernie's problem when two extra beds appear in the apartment. [RF]

1.07 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED MOE
28Oct72 CBS Sat
Guest cast:
Harriet E. MacGibbon .... Aunt Theresa
Synopsis:
Another mixed marriage? Uncle Moe is keeping company with Bridget's aunt. [RF]

1.08 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: BERNIE'S LAST STAND
04Nov72 CBS Sat
Guest cast:
John Fiedler ....... Morrison
Synopsis:
Housing discrimination lurks in this story about the newlyweds' move to a luxury apartment.

1.09 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: HOW TO BE A JEWISH MOTHER
11Nov72 CBS Sat
Starring:
David Birney (as Bernie), Meredith Baxter (as Bridget)
Guest cast:
Robert Sampson ...... Mike
William Elliott ..... Otis
Synopsis:
A bombardment of matzoh balls and Hebrew prayers - just what
Bernie doesn't need as Bridget discovers the joys of Judaism. [RF]

1.10 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: THE LITTLE WHITE LIE THAT GREW AND GREW
18Nov72 CBS Sat
Guest cast:
Nancy Walker ......... Aunt Ruthie
Bill Elliott ......... Otis
Synopsis:
Mission impossible: convince Bernie's devout aunt that Bridget is Jewish. [RF]

1.11 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: THE IN-LAWS WHO CAME TO DINNER
25Nov72 CBS Sat
written by Jerry Mayer
directed by Richard Kinon
director of photography Irving Lippman
Guest cast:
Martin Ashe .......... Ross
Ivor Barry ........... Charles
Synopsis:
Social snobbery is the theme as Walt tries to hide the Steinbergs from a snooty visitor. [RF]

1.12 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: THE HOMECOMING
02Dec72 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
A taste of the good life at Walt's country estate as he tries to con Bernie into a plush job. [RF]

1.13 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: YOU ARE CORDIALLY NOT INVITED
09Dec72 CBS Sat


1.14 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: 'TIS THE SEASON
16Dec72 CBS Sat
Guest cast:
Shelly Novack ...... Rabbi
Synopsis:
Christmas or Hanukkah? The newlyweds can't unite their families for the holidays. [RF]

1.15 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: BELATED HONEYMOON
23Dec72 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
A Steinberg-Fitzgerald argument: where to send the kids for their honeymoon. [RF]

1.16 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: HONESTY IS THE WORST POLICY
06Jan73 CBS Sat
written by Howard Merrill
directed by Richard Kinon
director of photography: Robert Moreno
Synopsis:
Honesty is the worst policy when the subject is past romances: the
newlyweds prove the point. [RF]

1.17 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: LIFE BEGINS AT 65
13Jan73 CBS Sat
written by Jack Hanrahan & Don Sherman
directed by James Sheldon
director of photography: Robert Moreno.
Synopsis:
Uncle Moe thinks he's no longer needed. [RF]

1.18 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: WITH THIS RING
20Jan73 CBS Sat
written by Gordon Farr & Arnold Kane
directed by Ozzie Nelson
director of photography: Robert Moreno
Guest cast:
Ozzie Nelson ....... Clerk
Synopsis:
Bridget is heartbroken over her lost engagement ring. [RF]

1.19 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: INTO EVERY LIFE A LITTLE SNOW MUST FALL
27Jan73 CBS Sat
written by Elias Davis
directed by James Sheldon.
director of photography: Robert Moreno.

1.20 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: TO TEACH OR NOT TO TEACH
03Feb73 CBS Sat (rerun 01Sep73)
written by Don Nelson & Arthur Alsberg
directed by James Sheldon
director of photography: Robert Moreno
Guest cast:
Betsy Jones-Moreland ..... Mrs. O'Shay
Peter Hobbs .............. Henderson
Joseph Mell .............. Mal
Frank Campanella ......... Ben
Synopsis:
A sex education film for Bridget's fourth-grade class and an X-rated sizzler
for a stag party ... catalysts for disaster when the reels are accidentally switched. [RF]

1.21 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: PAINTING, PAINTING--WHO'S GOT THE PAINTING?
10Feb73 CBS Sat
written by Bill Dana
directed by Ozzie Nelson
director of photography: Robert Moreno.
Synopsis:
Nobody wanted that ugly painting until they discovered a possible
masterpiece lurking underneath. [RF]

1.22 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: STEINBERG AND SON
17Feb73 CBS Sat
written by Jerry Mayer
directed by Richard Kinon
director of photography: Robert Moreno.
Synopsis:
How do you fire your own son? That's Sam's problem after Bernie becomes
a partner in the delicatessen. [RF]

1.23 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: THE INFORMATION GAP
24Feb73 CBS Sat
written by Marty Roth
directed by Ozzie Nelson
director of photography: Robert Moreno.
Synopsis:
A case of jumping to conclusions: the Steinbergs and Fitzgeralds think
they're going to be grandparents. [RF]

1.24 [--] Bridget Loves Bernie: GREENER PASTURES
(final episode)
03Mar73 CBS Sat
written by Rick Mittleman;
director of photography: Robert Moreno.
Guest cast:
Gordon Rigsby ...... Comstock
Synopsis:
Will Bernie take a job in Rhode Island? His family is heartbroken at the prospect. [RF]


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Summer Reruns CBS Saturdays (10Mar73- 8Sep73)
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[--] 24Mar73 rerun of - Unknown title
Synopsis:
How to make Bernie accept a plush job: give him a taste of the good
life. But it doesn't happen quite as a weekend at his country estate.

[--] 01Sep73 - rerun of #1.20 "To Teach or Not to Teach" (first aired 03Feb73)

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