The Bernie Mac Show

The Bernie Mac Show

2001 - 2006, Comedy
A couple raises his sister's three kids while she's in rehab.

Episode Guide

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Bernie's Angels (Season 5 Episode 22)
    Season 5 Episode 22:

    Bernie's Angels

    The kids' carelessness causes Bernie to have a near-death experience.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Growing Pains (Season 5 Episode 21)
    Season 5 Episode 21:

    Growing Pains

    Bernie makes Vanessa prove she can manage her money.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Spinning Wheels (Season 5 Episode 20)
    Season 5 Episode 20:

    Spinning Wheels

    Wanda's sister visits and wants to throw a roller-disco party for Wanda's birthday.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Never As Bad As the First Time (Season 5 Episode 19)
    Season 5 Episode 19:

    Never As Bad As the First Time

    Jordan dates a good-looking cheerleader, surprising everyone.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - What Would Jason Do (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:

    What Would Jason Do

    Bernie coaches Vanessa's prom date on how to win her heart.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Who's Your Mama (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:

    Who's Your Mama

    Bryan moves in and strives to be a perfect housekeeper when Wanda leaves on a business trip.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Bar Mitzvah Crashers (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    Bar Mitzvah Crashers

    Bernie pushes Jordan to hang out with the new kid next door to expand his cultural horizons.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Fantasy Football (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:

    Fantasy Football

    Bernie and Jordan join a fantasy football league together, but differing philosophies on player picks soon come between them as Jordan eventually leaves Bernie to get a higher ranking.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - An Exercise in Fertility (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    An Exercise in Fertility

    Bernie and Wanda focus on having a baby, neglecting the children they already have.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Exercise in Fertility (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Exercise in Fertility

    After several failed attempts, Bernie and Wanda realize that making a baby is harder than they thought, and Wanda begins to question their fertility.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Fumes of Détente (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Fumes of Détente

    When Wanda invites Tasha, Vanessa's best friend from Chicago, to stay with them, Bernie is worried he will have another difficult teen in his house.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Sorely Missed (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Sorely Missed

    When Bernie and Wanda find themselves spending all of their time with the kids, Bernie decides they need some time alone.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Some Church Bull (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Some Church Bull

    In an effort to bring family members closer together, Wanda insists they participate in the annual parish retreat.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Prison Break (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Prison Break

    Bernie realizes his punishment system is no longer effective, so he puts the kids into a total lockdown.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Pop Pop Goes the Weasel (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Pop Pop Goes the Weasel

    When Bryana's father, Bryan (Anthony Anderson), visits, he threatens Bernie's relationship with Jordan and undermines Bernie's barbecuing techniques.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - For Whom the Belt Tolls (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    For Whom the Belt Tolls

    Wanda learns about Bernie's secret discipline-keeping device, and its power corrupts her.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Night of Terror (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Night of Terror

    While baby-sitting Bryana, Jordan watches a horror movie and scares himself into believing that zombies are trying to kill him and Bryana.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Car Wars (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Car Wars

    Curtis offers to help fix Vanessa's new car, but Bernie thinks he has an ulterior motive.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - The Big Payback (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    The Big Payback

    When Bernie gives Vanessa money for school clothes, she decides to spend it all on an expensive pair of shoes.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Marathon Mac (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Marathon Mac

    When Bernie agrees to participate in a celebrity marathon, Vanessa declares she will finish the race ahead of him.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Wrestling With a Sticky Situation (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Wrestling With a Sticky Situation

    When Jordan joins the wrestling team, he overeats and finds himself in a weight class in which he is outmatched.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Father Knows Best (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Father Knows Best

    When a man arrives from Chicago claiming to be Bryana's father, Bernie is cautiously supportive.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Walk Like a Man (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    Walk Like a Man

    Bernie sees children walking to school on their own and decides it is time for Jordan to do the same, despite Wanda's objections.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - The Music Mac (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    The Music Mac

    When Vanessa surprises everyone with her musical talent, Isaac Hayes offers Bernie advice on how to nurture it.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - The Big Picture (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    The Big Picture

    Jordan's prank anonymous phone calls have surprising consequences.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - I Don't Wanna Be a Playa No More (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    I Don't Wanna Be a Playa No More

    When Jordan develops a crush on a girl at school, Bernie takes it upon himself to teach Jordan how to be a "player" and get the girl.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - You Got Served (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    You Got Served

    Bernie is sued for being a negligent parent after a birthday bash for Bryana results in broken bones.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - You Don't Know Squad (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    You Don't Know Squad

    Vanessa tries to increase her chances of being accepted into a college by joining the drill team, which pleases Bernie until he sees one of the squad's provocative routines.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Manchild in Vanessa Land (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Manchild in Vanessa Land

    Bernie learns Vanessa has a boyfriend, Rahim, who is 18 years old, but when he discovers that the teen has a child, he hits the ceiling.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Jack & Jacqueline (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Jack & Jacqueline

    Wanda urges Vanessa to join an enrichment organization she once belonged to, but they learn times have changed when Vanessa and her new friends are charged with shoplifting.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Stone Nuts (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Stone Nuts

    Jordan tries to fit in with the popular crowd and, after taking Bernie's advice, winds up losing his lunch money in a poker game.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Nerdy Mac (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Nerdy Mac

    Bryana's standardized test scores prompt Bernie to send her to Jordan's school, but she is so far behind that they threaten to move her back a grade.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Who Gives This Bride (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Who Gives This Bride

    Bernie's sister, Benita, announces her plans to elope in Las Vegas, and Wanda offers her the Mac residence as a wedding site.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - My Privacy (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    My Privacy

    Bernie realizes Bryana and Jordan are too old to share a room, so he moves her in with Vanessa, who is less than thrilled.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Mac Overdrive (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Mac Overdrive

    Bernie has no patience when trying to teach Vanessa to drive.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Being Bernie Mac (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Being Bernie Mac

    Bernie must baby-sit for Bryana and deal with Jordan, who was sent home from school for pulling a fire alarm unnecessarily.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Stiff Upper Lip (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Stiff Upper Lip

    Bernie decides Bryana is too old for training wheels, but her first lesson without them proves to be disastrous.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Big Brother (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Big Brother

    Bernie resorts to spying when he decides Vanessa is being secretive about her activities, but his security cameras pick up more than he bargained for.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Thanksgiving (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:


    Bernie has to put his foot down after Mr. Diggs, Vanessa's teacher, persuades her to become a vegetarian.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Go Bernie, It's Your Birthday (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Go Bernie, It's Your Birthday

    On Bernie's 40th birthday, he is electrically shocked by an old lady and forced to be a clown at a children's party.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Five Stages of Bryana (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Five Stages of Bryana

    Bernie and Wanda seek a child therapist's help in figuring out why Bryana has become a bully; Wanda winds up caring for a guinea pig Bernie bought for Bryana.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - The Talk (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    The Talk

    Bernie stops by the Playboy Mansion to get advice from Hugh Hefner on how to talk to Jordan about sex.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - That Old Mac Magic (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    That Old Mac Magic

    "American Idol" judges Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson critique Bernie's performance in a commercial.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Mac-Inations (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:


    Neighbor Carl Reiner plays the ultimate practical joke on Bernie.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Who's That Lady? (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Who's That Lady?

    Dr. Phil McGraw counsels Bernie on how to deal with Wanda, who feels left out after Bernie and the guys draft a woman (Mo'Nique) into their group.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Easy Rider (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Easy Rider

    A motorcycle accident changes Bernie's perspective about protecting the kids; Jordan is caught trying to sell Bernie's girlie magazines to other boys at school.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - The Getaway (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    The Getaway

    The family goes to San Diego for a relaxing vacation; Bernie, unable to relax, goes to Las Vegas for some gambling and debauchery.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - It's Mac-ademic (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    It's Mac-ademic

    Bernie volunteers as a teacher's helper to assess the teaching methods used at Bryana's school; Wanda is at wits' end trying to reason with Vanessa and Jordan.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Saving Sergeant Tompkins (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Saving Sergeant Tompkins

    Bernie decides to be less than truthful so that Jordan will think well of his father.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Make Room for Caddy (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Make Room for Caddy

    Despite Bernie's offer to buy him a car, Wanda's father cannot get along with him; flashbacks show when they all met.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - J-O-R-D-A-N Spells Fun (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    J-O-R-D-A-N Spells Fun

    Jordan tries comedy as a way of overcoming stage fright; Vanessa makes a documentary about her home life.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Droobie or Not Droobie (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Droobie or Not Droobie

    Bryana is upset when Bernie takes a villainous role opposite her favorite character, a friendly dinosaur (David Faustino); Jordan sells candy bars at school.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Family Reunion (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Family Reunion

    Relatives pester Bernie at a family barbecue; Bernie quashes Vanessa's flirtation with a distant cousin.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - It's a Wonderful Wife (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    It's a Wonderful Wife

    Wanda disrupts Bernie's writing process as he prepares for an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Love Bug (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Love Bug

    Bernie tries to scare away Vanessa's new boyfriend but realizes what a good role model he is for Jordan; Wanda has trouble letting go of her old shoes.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Hair Jordan (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Hair Jordan

    Bernie takes Jordan to his favorite barbershop, but the owner (Charlie Robinson) throws them out; Wanda and the girls try to change the batteries in a smoke detector.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Laughing Matters (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Laughing Matters

    Bernie turns to Angela Bassett for acting advice when he lands a dramatic role as a stroke victim; Jordan leads a revolt at a day care facility; Vanessa pretends to be poor.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Road to Tradition (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Road to Tradition

    When the children become obsessed with gifts, Bernie decides to cancel Christmas altogether; Wanda loses the Christmas spirit when she tries to get everyone on her staff a gift.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Love Thy Nephew (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Love Thy Nephew

    When a litigious neighbor (Greg Germann) asks Bernie to tear down the treehouse he built for Jordan, it leads to an all-night standoff.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Eye of the Tiger (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Eye of the Tiger

    Jordan tries out for the basketball team, but the coach decides he is better suited for gymnastics -- as a ribbon dancer.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - For a Few Dollars More (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    For a Few Dollars More

    Bernie bribes children to attend Jordan's birthday bash instead of another kid's party.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Meet the Grandparents (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Meet the Grandparents

    Wanda's parents take over the household during their visit.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - The Other Sister (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    The Other Sister

    Bernie's sister (Niecy Nash) undermines his authority with the children.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Nut Job (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Nut Job

    Bernie enrolls the children in a myriad of activities, then discovers his Saturdays are at stake.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Maid Man (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Maid Man

    Bernie worries about the children taking advantage of the new maid.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - The Incredible Bulk (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    The Incredible Bulk

    Bernie starts buying everything in bulk, including junk food; Wanda locks up the junk food in a shed.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Chess Wars (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Chess Wars

    Bernie manages to stay one step ahead of the children when they try to manipulate him.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Pink Gold (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Pink Gold

    Bernie will not let Chris Rock get a word in edgewise when they appear together on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Leaving Los Angeles (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Leaving Los Angeles

    Bernie delays his Las Vegas flight to take the children to the movies as promised; Bryanna and Jordan sneak out of a G-rated movie to watch more-exciting fare.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Raging Election (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Raging Election

    Bernie calls on India.Arie to help out with Vanessa's talent show.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Magic Jordan (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Magic Jordan

    Jordan learns some magic tricks and uses them to charm his first crush.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Bernie Mac Rope-A-Dope (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Bernie Mac Rope-A-Dope

    Bernie offends Wanda's boss (Wesley Snipes) at a dinner party.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Sin Cup (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Sin Cup

    Bernie and Wanda worry about Jordan's religious faith after he defaces a picture of Jesus.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - The Sweet Life (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    The Sweet Life

    Bernie circumvents his low-cholesterol diet by sneaking over to a neighbor's (Don Rickles) place.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - The United Front (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    The United Front

    Bernie and Wanda strive to present a united front when disciplining the children.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Tryptophan-tasy (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:


    Gluttonous Bernie has a fever dream after devouring his own personal turkey.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Bernie Mac Dance Party (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Bernie Mac Dance Party

    Vanessa fails to invite Bernie to a father-daughter dance, and it drives him crazy.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Welcome to the Jungle (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Welcome to the Jungle

    Jordan brings home a snake named Reggie, and sister Bryanna demands a pet, too.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Mac Local 137 (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Mac Local 137

    The children strike, and Bernie hires youngsters from the neighborhood to do their work.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Carfool (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:


    The children's car pool becomes complicated for Bernie and Jordan.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Goodbye, Dolly (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Goodbye, Dolly

    Bernie makes a midnight run to retrieve Bryanna's lost doll.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Keep It on the Short Grass (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Keep It on the Short Grass

    Bernie creates a public relations disaster while facing off with Matt Damon and Lucy Lawless in a charity golf tournament.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Sweet Home Chicago (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Sweet Home Chicago

    Instead of touring Chicago with the others, Vanessa attempts to meet up with her mother.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Sweet Home Chicago (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Sweet Home Chicago

    Bernie takes the entire family to Chicago for the funeral of a beloved uncle, but his cousin's (Don Cheadle) scheming mars the trip.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Kelly's Heroes (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Kelly's Heroes

    After breaking up with his girlfriend, poker buddy Kelly moves into the Mac household and infringes on Bernie's paternal authority.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Secrets and Lies (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Secrets and Lies

    Exhausted Bernie begs Wanda to cancel dinner plans with another couple, but free Clippers tickets prompt him and Jordan to fake an emergency so they can get out of the house.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Stop Having Sex (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Stop Having Sex

    Bernie grows uncomfortable with the level of sexuality that is becoming part of his children's lives.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - If I Were N-riched, Man (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    If I Were N-riched, Man

    Bernie's use of inappropriate language gets him in trouble with social services.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Mac 101 (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Mac 101

    Bernie decides to firm up on disciplining the children.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Lockdown (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:


    A break-in shakes Bernie and makes him go over the top in trying to protect his family.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Back in the Day (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Back in the Day

    When heartburn sends him to the emergency room, Bernie resolves to beat his age by acting like he did in his youth.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Handle Your Business (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Handle Your Business

    Bernie's weeklong stint on a local radio show leaves his family upset when he uses his private life to get laughs.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Hall of Fame (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Hall of Fame

    Jordan joins the football team in hope of contributing a trophy to the family's awards shelf.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - The King and I (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    The King and I

    Bernie decides to let Vanessa be responsible for the kids.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Wanda's Week Off (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Wanda's Week Off

    Wanda gets a week of vacation and decides to spend it with the kids.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Hot, Hot, Hot (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Hot, Hot, Hot

    The air conditioner breaks on the hottest day of the year.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Starting School (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Starting School

    Bernie tries to get the children ready for the first day of school.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - A Christmas Story (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    A Christmas Story

    When Bryanna brings home a stray dog, the children hide it until Christmas Day, figuring Bernie will allow them to keep it.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Here to Stay (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Here to Stay

    Bernie learns the kids are staying long-term and sets ground rules.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Saving Bernie Mac (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Saving Bernie Mac

    Bernie takes the children to church.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Bernie Mac, Ladies Man (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Bernie Mac, Ladies Man

    Bernie plays host to the wives of Wanda's co-workers.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - The Main Event (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Main Event

    Bernie teaches Jordan how to fight so that he can stand up to bullies.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Now You Got It (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Now You Got It

    Bernie plays host for Bryana's birthday at his home.

  • The Bernie Mac Show - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    A comic (Bernie Mac) and his wife unexpectedly must raise his sister's three children.