Camille Winbush as Vanessa "Nessa" Thompkins

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Pilot

1x1
November 14, 2001

In the pilot, much to his chagrin, Bernie and Wanda are forced to take care of his sister's three children, Vanessa, Jordan, and Bryanna since she can no longer take care of them anymore.

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Now You Got It

1x2
November 14, 2001

Bernie's desperate to get away to Vegas with his frineds, but Bryana's birthday and the germ infested children that it causes make it a difficulty.

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The Main Event

1x3
November 21, 2001

Jordan is tormented by bullies at school, so Bernie teaches him some moves that unfortunately turn Jordan into a monster.

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November 28, 2001

When Wanda plans a play date for a group of kids, Bernie ends up winning over the moms for the afternoon and becoming defensive about his masculinity.

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December 5, 2001

Bernie and Wanda bring the kids to church to discipline them, but Bernie ends up being the immature one. Later on, the Bishop and Deacon show up at Bernie's house during his poker night and suggest that Bernie allow them to use his house for bible study.

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Here To Stay

1x6
December 12, 2001

Bernie realizes that the kids are here to stay, so he begins treating them differently. Wanda complains that Bernie is treating the kids like roomates and holds off sex from him until he realizes the kids are truly part of their family.

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December 19, 2001

The kids get a dog from the pound, thinking it will be the perfect present for Bernie. Bernie finds the dog, hides it, thinking it is the perfect present for the kisd. They think he took it back to the pound, so they try and get revenge.

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Starting School

1x8
January 2, 2002

With the kids officially under Bernie's control, it's come time to find them schooling. He enrolls Bryana in a prestigious preschool, Jordan in Catholic school and Vanessa in public junior high. On the first day however, everything that can go wrong, does. With Wanda at work, Bernie is forced to figure everything out for himself. While trying to braid Bryana's hair, he gets hair grease all over his favorite shirt. Jordan fakes being sick and actually forces himself to puke on Bernie's second favorite shirt. Vanessa barricades herself in the bathroom, having ""the worst hair day ever!""

Bernie being Bernie fortunately finds away around all the problems. He fixes Bryana's hair, he foils Jordan's fake illness and he boosts Vanessa's confidence. Not bad for a day's work. If only he didn't ruin his favorite shirts in the process.

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Hot Hot Hot

1x9
January 16, 2002

On a hot day, Vanessa detours the family's trip to the water park. Back at home, the kids act wild and the air conditioning breaks.

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Wanda's Week Off

1x10
January 23, 2002

Wanda spends time with the kids and considers having a child with Bernie.

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The King and I

1x11
January 30, 2002

when Bernie realizes that anything he says to Jordan and Bryana first goes through Vanessa, he decides to stop fighting the situation and let Vanessa be responsible for the kids.

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Hall of Fame

1x12
February 6, 2002

Jordan sets his sights on joining Vanessa and Bryana on the Bernie Mac Hall of Fame awards shelf. He decides to join his school's football team after hearing that everyone on the squad gets a trophy just for participating. Bernie is thrilled that Jordan is playing football—until he sees his playing skills.

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February 13, 2002

Bernie is booked on a popular morning radio show, and he gets himself into trouble with the whole family when he draws from his private life to bring comedy to the public airwaves.

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Back in the Day

1x14
February 20, 2002

Bernie becomes concerned when he begins to see the classic signs that old age is catching up with him. He's forgetful, has aches and pains, and is finding gray hairs in, uh, unwanted places. When a panic attack sends Bernie to the Emergency Room after an argument with the kids, he decides to not let the kids send him to an early grave. He fights back and begins trying to act young again. He blasts his music and nags his friends for not staying up all night to play poker with him.

Bernie only makes matters worse however when all his ""young"" activities take their toll on his mind and body. When Bryana asks Bernie to play in her Father-Daughter Basketball tournament at school, he complains, saying that he is just too old to play. When he gets to the game though, he realizes that he should be playing and joins in. Although he gets hurt playing, Bernie realizes that being old doesn't mean stopping your life.

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Lock Down

1x15
March 6, 2002

When someone breaks into the Mac house, Bernie realizes how vulnerable his family is and turns the house into a high-security compound. Bernie is reminded by his friends of all the crime that happens outside of the home and drives his family crazy with his overprotectiveness.

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Mac 101

1x16
March 27, 2002

Impressed by the behavior and talents of another family's kids, Bernie cracks down on his own with a program of constant studying.

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April 3, 2002

After hearing Bernie use inappropriate language at home, Bryana goes to school and repeats it—much to the horror of her teacher. Soon after, a social worker shows up at the house to discuss Bernie's hostility problems.

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Stop Having Sex

1x18
April 17, 2002

Bernie is concerned that the kids are exposed to mature subjects.

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Secrets and Lies

1x19
May 1, 2002

Bernie takes Jordan to a Clippers' game but tells Wanda that Jordan has had an asthma attack and had to go to the hospital. Wanda tries to help Jordan 'feel better'. He feels guilty and asks Bernie if he can admit his wrongdoing. Bernie explains that it is occasionaly ok to lie, but Jordan takes it to a whole new level. He manipulates his sisters, aunt, school, and even Bernie. When the family has dinner a slew of lies are admitted by everyone in the family.

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Kelly's Heroes

1x20
May 8, 2002

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May 15, 2002

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May 15, 2002

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September 18, 2002

It's Bernie who acts like a kid when Wanda teams with him in a charity golf tournament. Bernie sees it as a grudge match against the host, Matt Damon, who has been claiming he consistently outshot ""Mac Man"" while they were filming Ocean's Eleven. Bernie savors the thought of beating the Oscar winner in public—but his confidence wavers when he learns that Damon's warriorlike playing partner in the best-ball event is Lucy Lawless.

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Goodbye Dolly

2x2
September 25, 2002

When Bryana loses her doll after a day at the beach, Bernie begins a midnight odyssey to retrieve it. After a grueling search, Bernie finds the doll, but realizes he must wean Bryana from it. When reasoning with her fails, Bernie decides to take more drastic action.

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Carfool

2x3
October 30, 2002

Bernie is delighted that the kids are in a carpool because it means he will only have to drive them to school two days a week. The delight is short-lived when the carpool becomes more complicated. Jordan teases one of the boys in the car, so Bernie makes Jordan set up a playdate with him. Eventually the boy starts blackmailing Jordan to be his friend, and the boy's father won't stop bothering Bernie.

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Mac Local 137

2x4
November 6, 2002

Bernie is sick of the kids tearing up the house, so he decides to make them clean up everything they've ruined. The kids go along with the plan until they realize Bernie isn't paying them extra for their labor. The kids decide to go on strike. When the house turns into a sty, Bernie hires scabs (neighborhood kids) to do the work.

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November 13, 2002

Jordan's homework of caring for a snake has Bryanna clamoring for her own pet. Wildlife expert Jules Sylvester counsels Bernie.

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November 20, 2002

Vanessa is slow to invite Bernie to a father-daughter dance, but quick to treat him like a stranger once there.

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Tryptophan-tasy

2x7
November 27, 2002

To ensure he has enough turkey at Thanksgiving, Bernie makes his own personal, no-kids-allowed bird—which comes out undercooked, thanks to Jordan. But Bernie plows through anyway, only to suffer a ravaging illness that prompts two disturbing dreams. In the first, he and Jordan are claymation characters in a cartoon universe, where Bernie takes a measure of revenge by capturing his young ""jive turkey."" In the other, Bernie and Wanda are flying to a kid-free tropical vacation—until he spots a demonic Vanessa on the wing of the plane.

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December 4, 2002

Bernie enlists Wanda to join him in a ""united front"" to be tougher on the kids, but she doesn't like getting the same cold shoulder they give him.

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The Sweet Life

2x9
December 11, 2002

Don Rickles plays a neighbor who dispenses some unorthodox advice when Bernie is told he has high cholesterol. Though it's a sore shoulder—and badgering from Wanda—that sends Bernie to the doctor, he comes away sore at the physician for weighing him down with bad news. The problem can be controlled through diet and exercise, but that would mean avoiding the finer things to which big Mac is accustomed...like fries from Royal Burger. But neighborly Dr. Rickles suggests that stress is the real problem, and what causes stress? Why, dieting, of course! And that's the case Bernie presents to an incredulous Wanda.

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Sin Cup

2x10
January 15, 2003

Bernie and Jordan square off in a battle not quite of biblical proportions, but certainly of biblical content, as the youngster craftily uses the Good Book for manipulation when he believes he's being unduly punished. After a priest at school misinterprets Jordan's innocent questions about religion, he warns Bernie, who sentences the boy to intensive Bible study. But that backfires when Jordan cons younger sister Bryanna into being the standard-bearer for a crusade against sin—keeping his own hands clean when Bryanna dumps Bernie's liquor; rips up his celebrity photos (to combat idolatry); and tells on Wanda when she fibs.

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February 5, 2003

Wesley Snipes takes a genial comic spin as Wanda's easygoing boss, Duke, who invites the couple to a dinner party. Feeling as if the kids are ""turning my brain into mush,"" Bernie relishes this rare opportunity for adult conversation. But playing a parlor game underscores just how much being around the kids has influenced Bernie — asked to name something that flies, he submits ""Tinkerbell"" — and he takes some, well, kidding, from the Duke. Back at home, Vanessa baby-sits her siblings and takes matters into her own hand when Jordan gets troublesome.

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Magic Jordan

2x12
February 12, 2003

Jordan plans to impress one of Vanessa's friends with magic.

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Raging Election

2x13
February 26, 2003

Bernie and Wanda attend Vanessa's parent night at her school. They are shocked to find that her teacher likes her, and thinks she is not being challenged enough, so he suggests she run for class president. Jordan is upset when he puts his time into making a dung beetle project, but ends up only getting the huge pile of dung done. So Bernie decides to help Jordan on his next project, which turns out to be a VERY detailed model of an old building, but Bernie does all the work. Vanessa also asks Bernie to help her on her campaign, so Bernie appears as many characters in her video of why she should be allected. It goes over so well that Vanessa asks Bernie to compete in the school talent show, to help along her campaign. Meanwhile, Jordan's project turns out great, but Bernie doesn't know that Jordan has decided to make a few extra things. He changes the roof, throws in some plastic people, and sets it on fire, laughing hysterically. Bernie trips on pieces of it, trying to put the fire out

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March 12, 2003

After taking the kids to the movies, Las Vegas-bound Bernie is further delayed by scenes that grow out of what they saw there, but weren't supposed to see.

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Pink Gold

2x15
March 19, 2003

Chris Rock and Jay Leno guest star, as Bernie takes a long-standing grudge against Rock all the way to The Tonight Show. Upset after seeing Rock get preferential treatment at a doctor's office, Bernie's blood boils even more when his poker buddies fall all over his fellow comic, who drops by to tell Bernie that they will be co-hosting an awards show. That's not cool with Bernie, who maintains that back in their early days as stand-ups, Chris once told a joke on stage that Bernie had told him just moments before. The situation comes to a head when they're booked on Leno, who's unaware of the rift between the two.

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Chess Wars

2x16
April 9, 2003

Bernie uses principles of chess to check the kids' desires, but Jordan's no pawn as he moves to achieve his goal: a paintball gun!

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April 16, 2003

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Maid Man

2x18
April 23, 2003

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Nut Job

2x19
April 30, 2003

After enrolling his kids in a slew of extracurricular activities, Bernie suddenly finds his own free time disappearing when he is selected to be an activities suprvisor.

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The Other Sister

2x20
May 7, 2003

Bernie's sister, Benita, comes to visit, and all havoc starts. She first tells Bryana that she cannot play Snow White in the school play because she is black. She also buys a cell phone for Vanessa, that Bernie did not allow. Meanwhile, Jordan is obsessed with Benita when she walks around the house in her robe.

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May 7, 2003

Wanda's parents, Lloyd and Leora, visit the Mac household. Bernie and Wanda first think the visit will be good for the kids. But Lloyd and Leora start to give them more then they bargained for when hey start to criticize Bernie and Wanda's parenting skills. Bernie and Wanda decide to let the grandparents take care of the kids and leave for several hours. When they return, Bernie and Wanda tell Lloyd and Leora how they feel and decide the best thing is for the grandparents to leave. When Vanessa finds out, she is very upset because Leora did not tell her parents that a boy kissed her. Everyone makes up and decide to leave parenting to Bernie and Wanda.

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May 14, 2003

Bernie finds out Jordan has never had a birthday party. He can't believe his mom never gave him one. He decides to give Jordan a very special 10th birthday. Jordan gets excited and as he hands out the invitations at school, finds out another boy, Billy, is having a birthday party on the same day. Since Billy's birthday theme was more interesting, the kids tell Jordan they will not be going to his party. Bernie calls Billy's dad to try and work something out but Billy's dad is not very cooperative.

Bernie hires a party planner and they decide to have an alien birthday party with a surprise at the end. The kids really want to know what the surprise is, so they plan on going to Jordan's party. Billy's dad calls Bernie to talk about this but Bryanna answers the phone. Upset because Jordan was getting a better party then she did, she tells Billy's dad the surprise is an alien. Billy's dad tells all of the kids and on the day of Jordan's party, no one shows up.

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November 30, 2003

Jordan tries out for the basketball team, but the coach decides he is better suited for gymnastics -- as a ribbon dancer. Meanwhile, Wanda coaches Bryana's soccer team and turns her into a lean, mean soccer machine.

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Love Thy Nephew

3x2
December 7, 2003

When a litigious neighbor asks Bernie to tear down the treehouse he built for Jordan, it leads to an all-night standoff. Meanwhile, a relentless Bryanna tries to put a bumper sticker that represents her good grades in school on Wanda's car, but Wanda tries different ways to put the sticker anywhere but on her car.

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December 14, 2003

Bernie tries to instill a sense of old-school Christmas tradition in the kids but when they become obsessed with gift-getting Bernie decides to cancel Christmas altogether. Meanwhile, new Senior VP Wanda overcompensates for her promotion by trying to find a gift for everyone on her staff which distracts her from catching the Christmas spirit.

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December 21, 2003

When Bernie lands the dramatic lead role of a stroke afflicted former track star, he has a hard time convincing everyone he has the chops to be a serious dramatic actor and reaches out to Angela Bassett for acting advice. Since Bernie is working and cannot care for the kids after school, Wanda must put the younger kids into daycare at her work. Upset at being stuck with a bunch of babies, Jordan leads a child rebellion where the kids escape daycare and wreak havoc on the office. Meanwhile, Vanessa pretends to be poor, so that Teri, a girl at school, will like her. But the plan backfires when Teri finds out that Vanessa is lying and that she is really Bernie Mac's niece.

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Hair Jordan

3x5
January 4, 2004

Bernie finds out that Jordan has been getting haircuts with Wanda and the girls at a beauty salon and decides it's time to take him to Bernie's favorite barbershop downtown so Jordan can learn to be one of the guys. There they talk sports, politics, community and most importantly -- smack. But things backfire when Jordan's first attempt at smack-talking hits a nerve with Earl, the barbershop owner, who throws the two out of his shop. Meanwhile, the girls bond with Wanda when they team up to figure out how to change the batteries in the incessantly beeping home smoke detectors.

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Love Bug

3x6
January 11, 2004

When Vanessa brings home her first boyfriend, Reggie, Bernie gets to work on scaring the guy off but quickly realizes that Reggie is a good influence on Jordan and could lead him away from bug collecting and into sports and girls. Bernie decides he can take advantage of the situation and let Vanessa think she has a boyfriend while also giving Jordan a role model. When this prevents Vanessa and Reggie from spending any alone-time together, Vanessa decides to break up until Bernie uses reverse psychology on her to get them back together. Meanwhile, Wanda decides to clear space in her closet and give some shoes to the Salvation Army, but letting go is harder than she thought it would be.

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January 25, 2004

When Wanda quits her job after getting passed up for a promotion, she tries to re-channel her energies toward Bernie. The togetherness starts to wear thin, however, when she upsets Bernie's writing process as he prepares for his talk show appearance on ""The Ellen DeGeneres Show"". Meanwhile, Jordan wants to become friends with the big boys on the block, and figures the best way to do it is to hook one of them up with his older sister, Vanessa.

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Family Reunion

3x8
February 8, 2004

Bernie and Wanda host a Mac family reunion barbecue for about 50 of Bernie's extended relatives who invade L.A. for the weekend. At first, Bernie is excited and looks forward to bonding with his relatives and strengthening their family ties, but when his Aunt Sis starts to pester him about co-hosting a cooking show with her on the Food Network, cousin Lou starts to harass him, and his older brother Carl questions the way he and Wanda are raising the children, Bernie starts to question why he agreed to host the reunion in the first place. Meanwhile, Vanessa and Shonte, a distant cousin by marriage, flirt with each other until Bernie informs them that they are more closely related than they thought.

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February 15, 2004

Bernie takes a film role because it stars Bryana's favorite character, Droobie, a Barney-like dinosaur. Bryana, unable to separate fiction and reality, is upset with Bernie because he plays the villain in the film and is mean to her cherished Droobie. She gives Bernie the silent treatment, and his plan to show her that the two are friends goes terribly wrong when Bryana catches him stuffing the Droobie costume into the trunk of a car and thinks he has killed her favorite dinosaur. Meanwhile, Jordan is selling candy bars to raise money for his school but is not having an easy time of it. To ease his pressure, Jordan eats the candy bars and then must come up with a way to pay the school back.

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February 22, 2004

Jordan enters the school spelling contest. Bernie gives him a little advice that humor can help him overcome his fear. But his material proves that Jordan has no place in the comedy business.

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March 7, 2004

Bernie's in-laws pay the family a visit and, as usual, Bernie and Wanda's father, Lloyd, bicker continuously. Wanda asks Bernie to go easy on Lloyd this time as her parents are having money problems and cannot buy a new Cadillac. But even when Bernie offers to buy the car, Lloyd refuses because it's not the top-of-the line model he wants. Meanwhile, we learn why the two men don't get along in a series of flashbacks, as Bernie takes us back to when he met Wanda and her father didn't approve of his daughter dating a comic delivery man who told jokes on the subway.

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March 14, 2004

Bernie discovers that Jordan has taken his framed Redd Foxx ticket stub for the school time capsule when he is asked to include something that connects him to his past and doesn't have anything of his own. Bernie tells Jordan the hard facts about his past – how his father left them and that when life deals a rough hand one has to suck it up. But the hard facts harden Jordan and Bernie's afraid he's gone too far, so he decides to rewrite history a bit and make Jordan believe that his father left him a keepsake from when he was a sergeant in the Army. When Vanessa hears about Bernie's lies, she is infuriated but eventually agrees it is important that Jordan think well of their father. She gives Jordan the only picture she has of her father so that he can have a real connection to his past.

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It's Mac-ademic

3x13
March 22, 2004

Bernie doesn't like it that Bryanna's education consists of playing in the sandbox, tag and tiddlywinks, and he begins to question the teaching methods at the Wellington School. So Bernie volunteers as a teacher's helper for a week to see for himself. Things go wrong from the start when he demands respect from the kids and asks them to call him Mr. Mac instead of by his first name, as they do with the other adults at the school. When he gets resistance from the kids, the teachers tell Bernie that since he does not respect the Wellington way he must be on his way. He takes Bryanna with him but enrolling her in a new school isn't as easy as it seems. Meanwhile, Wanda thinks she can reason with Vanessa and Jordan and resists using violence against violence to get them to stop fighting, but she's beginning to think it's the only thing that will work.

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The Getaway

3x14
March 29, 2004

The family heads to San Diego for a nice relaxing family vacation. But it's not the kids who have a problem relaxing, it's Bernie. He jumps on the last flight to Las Vegas to meet the boys for some gambling and debauchery. While in Vegas he meets up with boxer Sugar Shane Mosley, but it's Wanda who throws the punches.

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Easy Rider

3x15
April 5, 2004

Bernie is tired of living in a child-friendly house and having to give up all of his favorite things because of the kids. When the studio gives him a motorcycle and Wanda suggests that he give it to charity because it is unsafe, he puts his foot down and decides to keep it until he crashes, passes out and sees what the Mac house would be like without him. When he comes to, he realizes that Wanda is right, and he child-proofs everything in the house and becomes over-protective of the kids. Meanwhile, Jordan is caught trying to sell Bernie's girlie magazines to the boys at school and Bernie and Wanda are called into another meeting with Father Cronin.

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Who's That Lady

3x16
April 12, 2004

Psychologist Dr. Phil makes a house call in Bernie's confessional. He counsels Bernie on how to deal with an angry Wanda, who feels left out after Bernie and his buddies bring a woman, Lynette, into their group. Meanwhile, the kids find where Bernie hides all of their dangerous toys and end up almost killing each other to keep the secret.

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Mac-Inations

3x17
April 12, 2004

Bernie believes that he is the master of all pranks until his neighbor Carl Reiner, Wanda, and the kids join forces against him for the ultimate practical joke. They make Bernie believe that he accidentally killed Carl's beloved dog with rat poison. But it isn't until Ashton Kutcher comes into the picture that Bernie is put in his place.

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April 26, 2004

Bernie's agent Jerry Best takes Jordan to his office on national "Take Your Child to Work Day," and Jordan lands a commercial for the designer knock-offs store, "Magic Malvert's." But when they threaten to fire Jordan, Bernie steps in and is forced to do the commercial. Bernie goes before the American Idol judges in his confessional and they critique his performance in the commercial.

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The Talk

3x19
April 26, 2004

Bernie catches Jordan looking at his men's magazines and playing provocative video games, so Wanda tells him it's time for Jordan to learn about the ""birds and the bees."" Bernie is having trouble getting the words out, so he stops by the Playboy Mansion to get advice from the expert, Hugh Hefner. When Jordan thinks he got a girl pregnant by kissing her, Bernie realizes it's time for the talk.

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June 15, 2004

Bernie and Wanda struggle with how to discipline Bryana when she begins to change from their adorable baby girl into a bratty little bully. They consult a child therapist to determine what is making her suddenly throw tantrums, become a bully at school and fight with her siblings at home. Meanwhile, Bernie buys Bryana a guinea pig but it's Wanda who ends up taking care of the pet and eventually bonding with it

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Thanksgiving

3x22
June 29, 2004

Bernie is thankful that Vanessa is doing well in school due to the support of her teacher, Mr. Diggs. But when Mr. Diggs' influence turns her into a vegetarian, a jealous Bernie puts his foot down. Meanwhile, Jordan makes Bryana dread her first year sitting at the kids' table at Thanksgiving.

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Big Brother

3x23
September 8, 2004

Bernie becomes suspicious of Vanessa when he overhears her talking with her friend about smoking. With help from guest-star Snoop Dogg as the local spy shop proprietor, he installs security cameras in every room to monitor everyone's activities. But when his cameras catch the kids and Wanda making fun of him, Bernie can't handle the truth.

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Training Wheels

3x24
September 15, 2004

Bernie is tired of everyone babying their kids these days and decides that 8-year-old Bryana is too old to be riding her bike with training wheels. He takes her out for her first lesson without training wheels and she promptly crashes and fractures her jaw. A guilty Bernie volunteers to chaperone Bryana and some of her ""special-needs"" classmates on a field trip to the Autry National Center Museum, where he offends one of the special-needs boys by calling him ""soft"" when he won't stick up for himself against a couple of bullies, and is forced to confront the boy's parents. Meanwhile, Jordan steals an old cast from the hospital and wears it at school to get out of gym class.

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Stiff Upper Lip

4x2
September 15, 2004

Bernie decides that 8-year-old Bryana is too old to be riding her bike with training wheels. She crashes, and a guilty Bernie volunteers to take her class to the museum. Jordan steals an old cast from the hospital and wears it at school to get out of gym class.

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Being Bernie Mac

3x25
September 22, 2004

Bernie is preparing for a stand-up performance at the Wiltern Theater and is hoping for a little peace and quiet on the day of the show. Unfortunately, the day turns out to be anything but when he ends up having to baby-sit Bryana; deals with Jordan, who was sent home for pulling the fire alarm to avoid a test; and finds out that Vanessa and her friends have snuck in to see the show when he had forbidden her from seeing his act. Wanda, the only person in the family he wanted there, is not, due to an endless meeting with a Japanese business associate.

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Mac Overdrive

3x26
September 29, 2004

Vanessa starts driver's education and asks Wanda to take her out for practice. But Bernie thinks Wanda's lead foot makes her a bad teacher, so he steps in -- and quickly loses his patience. Unfortunately, Bernie's own license is expired. Wackiness ensues.

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My Privacy

4x1
January 14, 2005

Bernie installs security cameras to monitor the family's activities.

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Nerdy Mac

4x3
January 21, 2005

Bernie is hoping for some peace and quiet as he prepares for a performance that night, but he must deal with the kids when Wanda's business meeting runs long.

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Stone Nuts

4x4
January 28, 2005

Bernie gives Vanessa driving lessons.

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February 4, 2005

Bryana accidentally walks in on Bernie getting out of the bathtub and catches a glimpse of his ""privacy."" Bernie reprimands her and a few days later at parent night at Bryana's school, is horrified to see that she has drawn a picture of him naked in the bathroom with his privacy exposed. He then realizes that Bryana and Jordan are too old to be sharing a room and moves Bryana in with Vanessa. But Vanessa feels invaded and is not making it easy on her new roommate. Wanda and Bernie decide to add another room onto the house for Bryana but in the meantime, while they've got a contractor in the house, Wanda decides to redo part of the master bedroom as well.

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February 11, 2005

Bernie's sister, Benita, is back in town and announces that she and her fiance are eloping in Las Vegas. Wanda offers the Mac residence as a wedding site, but has an ulterior motive- she's planning the wedding she never had. Excited at the idea of giving his baby sister away, Bernie is passed over when Benita ask their older brother Carl to do the honors.

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February 18, 2005

When Bryana's standardized test scores come back and she is ranked in the 39th percentile nationally, Bernie and Wanda decide to pull her out of her current school and put her into Jordan's. But Bryanna is so far behind that they threaten to move her back a grade. Meanwhile Jordan is depressed because the kids at school think he's a nerd.Bernie tells him that he's not a nerd, but a ""smart man"" who can help his sister with her schoolwork and save her from being held back.

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You Got Served

4x8
February 25, 2005

Jordan wants to fit in with the popular kids in school, and Bernie suggests that he try playing games with them. When asking them to fly kites doesn't work and he's dubbed ""Benjamin Franklin"", Jordan tries his hand at their game, poker, and quickly loses his lunch money. Bernie teaches Jordan how to play cards and he becomes a whiz. Meanwhile, Wanda's friend Cheryl makes Bernie doubt that the gift he bought Wanda for her birthday is nice enough, so he enlists the help of his neighbor,Carl Reiner, on a search for the coveted and rare cognac-colored diamond.

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March 11, 2005

When Bernie disapproves of Vanessa's slacker friends, Wanda urges her and the other kids to join Jack & Jacqueline, a 70-year-old organization set up to enrich the lives of upper-class black youth that Wanda once belonged to. But when Vanessa and her new friends get picked up for shoplifting, they quickly see that these ""respectful"", ""well-mannered"" and college-bound youths aren't all they seem to be.

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The Big Picture

4x14
March 18, 2005

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.

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The Music Mac

4x15
April 1, 2005

Vanessa's high school guidance counselor explains to the Macs that her good grades are not enough to warrant acceptance into a good college. Reluctantly, Vanessa boosts her extracurricular activities by joining the Drill Team, which pleases Bernie greatly - until he sees one of the squad's racy and provacative routines.Bernie launches a mean offense, getting the principal and PTA to intervene, but he grossly underestimates Vanessa's rebellious teenage ways.

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Walk Like a Man

4x16
April 8, 2005

Against his better judgment,Bernie throws Bryana a themed birthday party, complete with a blow-up ""moon-jumper"", which ends up being the scene of the ""crime"" after Bryana's new friend,Riley,breaks her wrist. Riley's parents sue Bernie, claiming that he is a negligent parent, and in turn, Bernie counter-sues for defamation of character. A whirlwind of lawyer battles begins, during which Bernie's parenting skills come into question.

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September 23, 2005

Bryan, Bryanna's father, shows up to spend more time with his daughter-and ends up spoiling her.

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September 23, 2005

When Jordan makes the wrestling team, Bernie turns to Stone Cold Steve Austin for advice.

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Marathon Mac

5x3
September 30, 2005

Berine better put his money where his mouth is when he agrees to Charles Barkley's bet that he will beat Bernie’s time in a 10-K charity race.

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The Big Payback

5x4
October 7, 2005

Coming Soon.

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Car Wars

5x5
October 21, 2005

Jordan turns 13, but still acts like a monster fighting with Bryana. Eventually Jordan lets Bryana walk all over him to avoid further punishment. When he gets his gifts back, Bernie holds back an R-rated movie. Later when Bernie asks Jordan to babysit Bryana one night, Jordan accepts just so he can watch the R-rated movie behind his back.

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Night of Terror

5x6
October 28, 2005

Jordan turns 13, but still acts like a monster fighting with Bryana. Eventually Jordan lets Bryana walk all over him to avoid further punishment. When he gets his gifts back, Bernie holds back an R-rated movie. Later when Bernie asks Jordan to babysit Bryana one night, Jordan accepts just so he can watch the R-rated movie behind his back.

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November 4, 2005

The kids finally cross Aunt Wanda's line while Bernie's away. Bernie gives Aunt Wanda "Big Mama's Belt" to keep them in line. The kids wind up fearing her even more than Bernie Mac.

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November 11, 2005

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Prison Break

5x9
November 18, 2005

After misbehaving yet again, Bernie punishes Bryana and Jordan severely. Yet again Wanda thinks he's being too hard on them. But in the end, she catches on. Vanessa turns out to be the sneakiest of them all.

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Some Church Bull

5x10
December 2, 2005

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Sorely Missed

5x11
December 16, 2005

This episode Bernie and Wanda seriously discuss adopting the children as their own. They talk about it in the car dealership where I try and sell them a car.

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Fumes of Detente

5x12
January 6, 2006

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January 13, 2006

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January 20, 2006

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Fantasy Football

5x15
January 27, 2006

Jordan and Bernie Mac start a fantasy football league but do poor; and Bernie Mac won't really listen to Jordan. With that, Jordan eventually goes to a different league secretly behind Bernie Mac's back. Vanessa primps herself up with make-up for her senior photo. Bryana wants some of the make up too, so Vanessa gives her some of her old makeup. But Bryana gets caught with it at school.

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February 3, 2006

After a Jewish family arrive in the neighborhood, Bernie urges Jordan to befriending the son, David. Though hesitant at first Jordan begins to develop a friendship with his new neighbor. Not long after-wards David invites Jordan to attend his cousin's bar mitzvahs with him. After receiving various expensive parting gifts Jordan and David decide to crash bar mitzvahs of people to whom they do not know in order to receive more gifts. Before long it's time for David's bar mitzvahs but Jordan comes to a dilemma because this happens to be the same day of a very wealthy boy's bar mitzvahs. So Jordan must beside between friendship or material possessions.

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Who's Your Mama?

5x17
March 31, 2006

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March 31, 2006

Vanessa's school prom is coming up so Bernie Mac picks a boy friend out for her (after doing his usual protective background check). Even after he chooses, he has all these worried fantasies. Bryana injures her ankle so Jordan has to be her servant, but in the end after Bryana took it a bit far Jordan gets some redemption.

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April 7, 2006

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Spinning Wheels

5x20
April 7, 2006

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Growing Pains

5x21
April 14, 2006

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Bernie's Angels

5x22
April 14, 2006

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