Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg DVD


Aviva Kempner’s Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg looks at the life and career of Gertrude Berg, the creator, writer and star of The Goldbergs, a popular 1930s radio show that was subsequently a weekly TV program. Berg pioneered the family-based sitcom format that has proven to be television’s most durable and popular genre. More remarkably, she did it by presenting America with an outwardly Jewish family that wore its immigrant heritage on its sleeve. The film also examines the stand Berg took against McCarthyism when she refused to fire her long-time co-star Philip Loeb – who resigned to prevent the cancellation of the show and later committed suicide.

This 2-disc collectors edition DVD includes the captivating film as well as over two hours of bonus material, including:

  • Audio commentary by director Aviva Kempner
  • 3 episodes of The Goldbergs (including a surprising 1954 episode featuring Molly and Jake in the same bed together!)
  • Gertrude Bergs guest appearances with Edward R. Murrow and on Ed Sullivan
  • Additional scenes and interviews
  • Gertrude Berg recipe
  • Essay from the director
  • And much, much more!

The main feature on the DVD runs 92 minutes.

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