This nostalgic family comedy, which series creator Gary David Goldberg loosely based on his own childhood, chronicles life in 1956 Brooklyn, N.Y., from the perspective of Alan Silver, a middle-class Jewish 14-year-old who shares an apartment with his parents -- George, a postal worker, and Phyllis, who also works outside the home -- and his younger brother, Nathaniel. Phyllis' parents, Jules and Sophie, live in the same building. Alan is dating Katie Monahan, a Catholic girl, which is hard for his grandmother to accept, although in every other respect Sophie is stern but loving and tolerant.

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Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1991-09-20

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Brooklyn Bridge is an American television program which aired on CBS between 1991 and 1993. It is about a Jewish American family living in Brooklyn in the middle 1950s. The premise was partially based on the childhood of executive producer and creator Gary David Goldberg. Brooklyn Bridge won a Golden Globe for Best Television Comedy or Musical and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1992. Throughout the TV show there are various references betraying the fact that the family are from Poland/Russia and that they are Jews. Also, there are various references and actions showing how much the young boys feel as Americans. The cast was led by Marion Ross; Art Garfunkel performed the theme song, which was titled “Just Over the Brooklyn Bridge.” In 1997, “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” was ranked #46 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.

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