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The Bernie Mac Show Season 5 Episodes

22 Episodes 2005 - 2006

Episode 1

Father Knows Best

Fri, Sep 23, 2005 30 mins

Anthony Anderson guest stars as a Chicagoan who says he's Bryana's father, and he makes up for lost time by spoiling her.

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Episode 2

Wrestling with a Sticky Situation

Fri, Sep 23, 2005 30 mins

Stone Cold Steve Austin advises Bernie as Jordan makes the wrestling team; Wanda fights back when Vanessa borrows her clothes. Tracy: Sabrae Smith. Coach Ramey: Charles Butler. Coach Rogers: Michael G. Coleman.

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Episode 3

Marathon Mac

Fri, Sep 30, 2005 30 mins

Charles Barkley bets Bernie can't beat his time in a 10-K charity run, and Bernie's training may confirm it. Adam Carolla also has a cameo. Jerry: Rick Hoffman. Vanessa: Camille Winbush. Jordan: Jeremy Suarez.

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Episode 4

The Big Payback

Fri, Oct 7, 2005 30 mins

To pay off expensive new shoes, Vanessa goes to work for Bernie in his office, where she learns how being a celebrity pays off---in free stuff. Denise: Karen Malina White. Donna: Naya Rivera. Serge: Rich Cross. Sales Associate: Necar Zadegan. Vanessa: Camille Winbush. Jordan: Jeremy Suarez.

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Episode 5

Car Wars

Fri, Oct 21, 2005 30 mins

It's not driving or traffic but boys who put Bernie on edge when Vanessa buys a car; Jordan takes advantage of Wanda's being "cool." Curtis: Khleo Thomas. Arnold: Eugene Goring II. Sanjay: Neil Joshi. Erica: Calicia Wilson. Donna: Naya Rivera. Vanessa: Camille Winbush. Jordan: Jeremy Suarez. Wanda: Kellita Smith.

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Episode 6

Night of Terror

Fri, Oct 28, 2005 30 mins

Jordan defies Bernie by watching a scary movie while babysitting Bryana. Meanwhile, Wanda makes a church auction memorable. Sister Patty: June Squibb.

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Episode 7

For Whom the Belt Tolls

Fri, Nov 4, 2005 30 mins

The kids aren't giving Wanda the respect (read: fear) that Bernie commands, so he gives her Big Mama's belt, the threat of which is enough until Jordan tests her resolve. Alex: Doug Williams.

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Episode 8

Pop Pop Goes the Weasel

Fri, Nov 11, 2005 30 mins

Anthony Anderson returns as Bryana's father, who crowds Bernie as he bonds with Jordan over ridding the house of a possum.

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Episode 9

Prison Break

Fri, Nov 18, 2005 30 mins

Jordan and Bryana's crimes yield new prison-like punishments from Bernie, who, try as he might, can't bust Vanessa for anything.

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Episode 10

Some Church Bull

Fri, Dec 2, 2005 30 mins

Seeking family togetherness, Wanda suggests their church's weekend retreat, but all that gathers are rain clouds. Sister Jane: Nancy Lenehan. Father Roger: Michael Hitchcock. Father Cronin: Wade Andrew Williams.

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Episode 11

Sorely Missed

Fri, Dec 16, 2005 30 mins

Bryana's questions about her mother prompt Wanda to try to contact her.

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Episode 12

Fumes of Detente

Fri, Jan 6, 2006 30 mins

Vanessa attempts an attitude change after seeing her own life through the eyes of a friend visiting from back home in Chicago. Tasha: Krysten Leigh Jones. DeSean: Aaron Grady.

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Episode 13

Exercise in Fertility, Part 1

Fri, Jan 13, 2006 30 mins

Part 1 of two. Wanda and Bernie have trouble conceiving, so Wanda sets some fertility guidelines for Bernie.

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Episode 14

Exercise in Fertility, Conclusion

Fri, Jan 20, 2006 30 mins

Conclusion. Fertility drugs bring out an odd side of Wanda, while Vanessa alerts her siblings to the realities of having a baby in the house. Dr. Lyons: Harry Groener.

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Episode 15

Fantasy Football

Fri, Jan 27, 2006 30 mins

Bernie and Jordan team up for fantasy football, but don't stay teammates for long. Elsewhere, Vanessa lets Bryana attend her makeup party, and she soon becomes a makeup addict. NFL Hall of Famer Dick Butkus has a cameo.

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Episode 16

Bar Mitzvah Crashers

Fri, Feb 3, 2006 30 mins

Jordan gets a crash course in Judaism---and parties at many Bar Mitzvahs---after a Jewish boy named David (Kyle Kaplan) moves into the neighborhood and the two become friends. But when it's time for nerdy David's Bar Mitzvah, Jordan tells him he can't make it. It seems he's been invited to a cool kid's very lavish Bar Mitzvah that same day. Meanwhile, Bryana's eavesdropping is getting out of hand. Mrs. Wasserstein: Robin Krieger.

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Episode 17

Who's Your Mama

Fri, Mar 31, 2006 30 mins

Wanda goes away on a business trip, leaving Bernie in charge of the kids. Bryan (Anthony Anderson) wants to share the load, but Bernie doesn't think he can handle it. Bernie's in for a surprise. At school, it's time for "Eighth Grade Bests," and Jordan thinks he has a shot at Best Smile. And kids are making fun of Bryana because she doesn't wear a bra.

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Episode 18

What Would Jason Do

Fri, Mar 31, 2006 30 mins

Two boys want to take Vanessa to the senior prom, and Bernie wants to influence her decision. Trouble is, he knows she'll say no to whomever he prefers. Meanwhile, Bryana's soccer-field mishap makes her queen of the house, much to Jordan's chagrin.

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Episode 19

Never as Bad as the First Time

Fri, Apr 7, 2006 30 mins

When Jordan gets a girlfriend (Calicia Wilson), a proud Bernie calls him "player, player." But when she dumps him, Bernie has something else to say. Meanwhile, Wanda, who's desperate to go to afternoon yoga sessions, pawns off Bryana on Vanessa, who takes her little sister with her to hang out with friends at a coffee shop.

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Episode 20

Spinning Wheels

Fri, Apr 7, 2006 30 mins

It's Wanda's birthday, and her younger and very self-absorbed sister, Valerie (Shar Jackson), comes for a visit. She notices Bryan (Anthony Anderson), and he notices her. But he also notices that Valerie acts as though she's the belle of her sister's ball. Serena Williams plays herself in scenes in Bernie's "Confessional."

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Episode 21

Growing Pains

Fri, Apr 14, 2006 30 mins

Vanessa prefers working at a coffee shop to studying for her SATs, so Bernie decides that he must show her how important college is. And Jordan discovers his own strength during a confrontation with Vanessa, and it goes to his head.

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Episode 22

Bernie's Angels

Fri, Apr 14, 2006 30 mins

Bernie has a brush with death, after which he sees the urgency of passing on his wisdom to the kids. It's more wisdom than they're prepared or willing to handle (although Jordan does get a new boom box in the bargain).

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