17 years, Bernie is finally back!
What are The Bernie
Awards? Back when the original P.S. I Love You! newsletter was published we would
devote one issue each year to reflect on the past season of Perfect Strangers
episodes, and part of this was letting the fans pick their favorite moments (in
categories such as Favorite Running Joke, Favorite Quote by Character, Best
Clothes, Favorite Guest Character, etc.) Starting in 1990 with Season Five (the newsletter
started after the end of the fourth season), the Bernie Awards were held each
June for three
consecutive years and winners were picked from seasons five, six and
seven. (Membership had dropped off by season eight, which didn't air until
a full year later, and so no Bernie Awards were held for the last year.
Also we never went back and did previous seasons, since not all fans had copies
of all of the episodes.) The Bernie Awards were, of course, named after
Balki's family's Christmas sea turtle and each year would see the return of our
favorite reptile, who would swim all the way to California to help us announce
Now with the release of
seasons one and two on DVD we have a unique opportunity to revise the Bernies,
letting fans online from all over the world finally participate in this fun
event! The Season One Bernie Awards have already been chosen and you can
view the results below! Stay tuned for the Season Two Bernie Awards,
Season One Bernie Awards!