Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg
Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009)

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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Rated: G
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Release Date: July 10, 2009
DVD Release Date: May 1, 2010
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

It is only in the sequence about Berg's popular costar Philip Loeb that Aviva Kempner's documentary resonates.

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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star

History has been unfair to Berg, a fact that filmmaker Aviva Kempner hopes to correct with this illuminating documentary.

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Sean Axmaker

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

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Yoo-Hoo suggests that, yes, Berg broke new ground and, no, she shouldn't be forgotten. But it doesn't explain why she endured, or why she is so forgotten today.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Aviva Kempner's documentary Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg is a delightful introduction to Berg, who began writing and performing skits at her father's resort hotel in the Catskill Mountains, then studied drama at Columbia University.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Gertrude Berg was the Queen of All Media long before Howard Stern ever dreamed about being King.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail


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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

We're left with an impression of a vivacious pioneer; but warm shouldn't have to mean fuzzy.

David Cornelius

Berg's professional story is worthy enough to be retold, although one wishes for something a little more emotionally compelling.

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