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Series / Brooklyn Bridge

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Brooklyn Bridge was a show (1991-1993) about a Jewish family living in Brooklyn in the mid 1950's. It's loosely based on the life of series creator Gary David Goldberg, who produced this show after a long run as executive producer of the hit sitcom Family Ties.

The main character was 13-year-old Alan Silver, whose life revolves around family, the synagogue and the Brooklyn Dodgers. His grandparents Jules and Sophie, immigrants from Europe, live in the same brownstone as Alan, his brother Nate, and their parents Phyllis and George. In the first season, Alan's teenage life is complicated by his first girlfriend Katie Monahan, a red-haired Irish Catholic girl. Alan cares for her but is certain his parents wouldn't approve.


One of the adult actors was Marion Ross as Sophie Berger, who rose to fame as Mrs. Cunningham on Happy Days.

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  • Nice Jewish Boy: Alan, usually, except for a few occasions where he's insensitive to Katie's side of the situation (her family is just as uncomfortable about her dating a Jewish boy).

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