Brooklyn Bridge Season 1
S01 E01Sep 20, 1991
When Irish Eyes are Smiling Sep 20, 1991 It's 1956 Brooklyn, where Jules and Sophie Berger live in the same apartment as their daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren, who experience meaningful events in this opener: his budding social life separates 14 year-old Alan from his less mature friends, while 9 year-old Nathaniel meets Dodger great Gil Hodges.
S01 E02Sep 27, 1991
Death in Brooklyn Sep 27, 1991 For Sophie, the funeral of her Uncle Ira (whom no one really liked) requires total family attendanceâ€”on the Sunday of Alan's Dodger game date with Katie Monahan.
S01 E03Oct 4, 1991
Boys of Summer Oct 4, 1991 Alan is asked to be on a television show that showcases young baseball players in a competition at Ebbets Field, winning him the chance to meet several Brooklyn Dodgers players. Depressed after not winning the competition, he goes to visit his father at work while the family worries about his whereabouts.
S01 E04Oct 18, 1991
Sylvia's Condition Oct 18, 1991 During the family gathering for Succoth, a Jewish thanksgiving ceremony, free-spirited Aunt Sylvia, who follows the ""beat"" movement, announces that she is getting a divorce from her husband. Sophie is horrified when Sylvia says she is stifling in the marriage and desperately tries to talk her out of her decision.
S01 E05Oct 25, 1991
What I Did for Love Oct 25, 1991 Katie is so upset that her school science project didn't work out properly that Alan ""fixes"" the results for her, which only serves to make her more upset; meanwhile, George and Grandpa annoy the women in their lives when they resort to doing a favor for Sid's cousin Morty (the loan shark) to get tickets for a Harry Belafonte concert.
S01 E06Nov 6, 1991
War of the Worlds Nov 6, 1991 Neither Katie's parents nor Alan's grandparents think they should be dating out of their faith, so the desperate kids arrange a meeting between the two families. Things go from bad to worse during the uncomfortable dinner when obnoxious Uncle Willy and his wife Miriam turn up at the same Chinese restaurant the families have chosen as neutral ground.
S01 E07Nov 13, 1991
Dinner at Six Nov 13, 1991 While their elders are away at a wedding in Boston for the weekend, Alan and Nathaniel are trusted to stay on their own. Then Warren, inspired by an article in Life, comes up with an idea for a ""dinner party"" with Katie and her friends ""the Marys,"" and Nathaniel is excluded. But the tables are turned on the boys when Nathaniel gets sick and the girls pay more attention to him than to them.
S01 E08Nov 20, 1991
Old Fools Nov 20, 1991 Nathaniel is upset when Jules and Sophie's cousin Myron, once partners in the hatmaking business, have a falling out at the weekly Friday night poker game and stop speaking to each other. In the meantime, Uncle Joel is helping George and Phyllis get through an income tax audit.
S01 E09Nov 27, 1991
Saturday Nov 27, 1991 On a ""once in a blue moon"" Saturday, George is off work, so Alan and Nathaniel look forward to having some fun with their dad--but the adults decide ""Family Chore Day"" comes first. Well...that is until Grandpa, George, and the boys end up test driving a beautiful red Buick to Coney Island and Phyllis and Grandma play hookey at the new Danny Kaye movie with a stop for ice cream at Sid's afterward.
S01 E10Dec 8, 1991
Get a Job Dec 8, 1991 Sid wants to branch out into catering and hires Alan, Warren and Benny to be waiters at his first wedding, but when Benny makes himself sick sampling the food and the three boys begin participating in the entertainment, Sid finally gets fed up. When Alan's dad and grandfather rush to help out, Alan--and finally Warren and Benny--learn a lesson about responsibility.
S01 E11Dec 11, 1991
Where Have You Gone, Jackie Robinson? Dec 11, 1991 The weekly ""Cousins Club"" meeting may survive the devastating news that Jackie Robinson has been traded to the arch-rival New York Giants (from the Brooklyn Dodgers)until Aunt Miriam chooses that time to reveal that Uncle Willy has cheated on her with a model named Cookie LaBarbera.
S01 E12Jan 1, 1992
The Gift Jan 1, 1992 After his beloved fourth-grade teacher Miss McCullough announces at ""Open School"" that she is getting married and leaving for Japan with her serviceman husband, Nathaniel is not only devastated, but he refuses to adjust to his new teacher--to the point where he is sent to the principal's office.Meanwhile, Benny's conscience bothers him after he forges a note from his mother.
S01 E13Jan 15, 1992
Boys and Girls Together (1) Jan 15, 1992 Benny is too shy to ask a girl out on a date, so to help him out, Alan asks Karen Frankel, a classmate Benny has always liked, to a couples-only party, and asks Katie to go with Benny, then they will ""trade"" later on. But Benny develops a crush on Katie and Alan learns that Karen has had a crush on him for years. Meanwhile Sophie and Phyllis help organize a rummage sale which honors the fallen son of a neighbor in aid of a veterans' hospital, while George invests in one of the new Polaroid cameras.
S01 E14Jan 22, 1992
Boys and Girls Apart (2) Jan 22, 1992 Benny tells Alan that Katie is now his girlfriend and they can't be friends any longer; meanwhile, Karen Frankel further misunderstands her relationship with Alan, and, during preparations for the rummage sale, Aunt Sylvia and Sid seem to be hitting it off.
S01 E15Jan 29, 1992
Boys and Girls Together Again (3) Jan 29, 1992 Katie finally explains her feelings to Benny and eventually he and Alan resolve their differences--after he makes peace with Karen and Benny has a heart-to-heart with Grandma. Meanwhile, the rummage sale wildly achieves its goal, and Sid invites Aunt Sylvia back to the store for champagne.
S01 E16Feb 5, 1992
On the Road Feb 5, 1992 Phyllis and George allow Aunt Sylvia to take Alan into Manhattan to Nero's Coffeehouse to hear Jack Kerouac recite poetry, but when they are late coming home, Grandma and Grandpa follow them, whereupon Sylvia and her beat friends and the older folks discover they aren't so different after all.
S01 E17Mar 4, 1992
Great Expectations (1) Mar 4, 1992 The results of the NY Standardized Aptitude Test rattle the boys, especially Benny, whose career profile turns out to be ""forest ranger,"" but Alan is even more shocked when he's accepted at the Bronx High School of Science. Feelings are mixed from other quarters although the plethora of relatives Phyllis phones are delighted--but the most reluctant of all may be Alan. Meanwhile, the Cousins Club has agreed to finance Sylvia's new poetry magazine, ""Sludge""--if Sophie doesn't explode at what looks like Sylvia's growing romance with Sid.
S01 E18Mar 11, 1992
A Tale of Two Boroughs (2) Mar 11, 1992 Alan's reluctance to go to the Bronx High School of Science worries George enough that he has a talk with Mr. Greer about the pros and cons of Alan's attending, but when Alan finally gathers his courage and tells his mother he doesn't want to go, the confrontation hurts both of them--putting George in the middle. In the meantime, Benny seems to be reconciled to being a forest ranger, in a big way.
S01 E19Apr 13, 1992
Rainy Day Apr 13, 1992 On the Sunday they were planning to go to the Statue of Liberty--Nathaniel has been studying it in school--it pours, so George proposes that they hold ""Rainy Day Indoor Olympics"" in the hall, but Ring-a-Lievio, hallway hockey, and Johnny-On-the-Pony seem tougher on George than they are on the boys; meanwhile, a hurt cousin Bernard awaits news of his fiancee, who was supposed to meet him on the Number 63 bus and never showed up and Phyllis and Jules try to assemble a jigsaw puzzle of the Statue of Liberty.
S01 E20Apr 20, 1992
On the Line Apr 20, 1992 During a crucial basketball game between Rigo Park and the Jewish Community House junior league, Alan wins two free throws after one of the opposing players makes a foul. One successful basket will tie the hotly contested game, two will win. But as Alan psyches himself up for the task, his imagination runs wild, first in thoughts of what events led up to the game, then in a series of wild flash fantasies in which he fears that if he blows the shot, he will ruin his whole life.