Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg

2009

Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg

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Equal parts edification and entertainment, Kempner's tender tribute to a forgotten pioneer of American entertainment is both richly deserved and long overdue.

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The true story of television pioneer, Gertrude Berg, the creator, principal writer, and star of "The Goldbergs," a popular radio show that debuted in 1929 and later became a popular television sitcom.

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Critic Reviews for Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg

All Critics (68) | Top Critics (24) | Fresh (63) | Rotten (5)

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    April 21, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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    November 18, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Hank Sartin

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  • Aviva Kempner's documentary is a real eye-opener on an influential woman whose once central place in American popular has been mostly forgotten.

    September 4, 2010 | Full Review…
  • Gertrude Berg was the Queen of All Media long before Howard Stern ever dreamed about being King.

    August 27, 2010 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • Berg's professional story is worthy enough to be retold, although one wishes for something a little more emotionally compelling.

    August 25, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Kempner has made The Goldbergs informative, entertaining, poignant, and ... nostalgic. A piece of history has been saved.

    April 30, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg

  • Aug 14, 2011
    "Yoo-Hoo, Mrs, Goldberg" is a charming and informative documentary about Getrude Berg, nee Tilly Edelstein, who was not only the star of "The Goldbergs," an immensely popular sitcom that originated on the radio, but also wrote the scripts in the days before word processors and computers with bad handwriting that puts my atrocious handwriting to shame.(One interviewee refers to her as the Oprah of her time.) What's especially noteworthy about "The Goldbergs" is that it is the prototypical family sitcom, influencing many sitcoms in the years to come.(Norman Lear is on hand to testify to this.) Although, to be honest, any television series that lasts for any period of time will have rising stars passing through at some point. "The Goldbergs" not only has an important place in television history but also in the current events of the times by presenting a Jewish family in New York City without stereotypes in a time of growing anti-semitism in the 1930's. And the television program would be adversely affected by the Blacklist of the 1950's, despite its huge popularity. Sadly enough, "The Goldbergs" has faded somewhat from memory as it has not found a new audience with younger generations which hopefully this fine documentary helps to rectify.
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