BRIAN KELLY: The first show I ever watched was a series called The Bridget Jones Show.
It was from the ’80s.
And I’ve seen it again and again, and I love it, and it was a great TV show, and my mom loves it, too.
So it was my first time.
It really was.
It’s a show that I love watching, and now it’s being made into a movie.
And it’s an anthology show.
And we’ve got a lot of episodes, and there’s a whole season of episodes coming.
And then there’s this other show called Bridget the Doll.
And, of course, that’s my show.
So, you know, I love this show.
I love Bridget.
It is the only show I’ve ever been in love with, and we’ve never had a breakup.
It takes place in my backyard, and Bridget and I are best friends.
And she’s just a very cute little girl.
So I love the show, it’s the only thing I’ve watched since the show was a kid.
So when I saw that it was going to be made into an anthology series, I was thrilled.
I thought, oh, wow.
I’m so lucky to be a part of this.
It makes me so happy.
You know, people like that, they just make shows like this, you can’t do it anymore.
And there’s so many people doing it.
And the fact that there’s such a variety of people doing this shows is just great.
I mean, you gotta go for it.
I would love to be part of that, because I really enjoy it.
BRITTANY: Oh, that makes sense.
BRIDGET: And I don’t think that’s really possible, but you know it’s so nice that we can be friends.
We just get to talk.
It doesn’t happen a lot.
BRITNEY: It’s really, really hard to find people that you can just have a conversation with.
I really feel like I’ve become a better person and I’ve changed a lot, you guys know that.
BRATTON: Yeah, I know that too.
BROADCASTING: Bridget is making her first series for Netflix, and she’s joined us now by her mother, BRITTANNE JONES, to talk about Bridget’s life, her family and, of all things, her TV show in the first half hour.
BRADLEY: Hello, I’m Bradley.
And this is BRITTON KELLIES.
BROTHERS MOTHER: So, we’ve just been on a break.
So we’re just here.
We haven’t been able to do this podcast thing, so it’s a little bit of a surprise to us.
BROTTON: But we were actually going to make it happen.
We were gonna do a podcast, but we decided we’d be good at our jobs.
So BRITTANNNE JOSEPH: So when we started thinking about it, it was like, I just want to do it because we love each other, and if we’re going to do something like that and get it out there, it just seems like a really good idea.
And so we started to think about it.
You just gotta be on the show.
BRENNAN: And it just seemed like a good idea to me.
BRENNA: And then, when I started thinking it through, I realized that it would actually be a good experience, because we’re actually on the same set, so I could see the same things.
And if we had just made it as a podcast for Netflix and it hadn’t been made by Bridget, it would have been really hard for me to know where to go, but it was such a fun project.
And for me, I really want to give back to my community, so that’s where I’m at right now.
I was going for a family reunion.
BRUCE: So Bridget had already started working on this.
She was already on this show, which was a little while before I did Bridget because I was just starting to get into this new thing.
BRENDA: I remember the first episode of the show and I was like a little girl and I couldn’t believe that there was a television show that was like this.
And they were talking about the whole idea of how we’re making this show and how it’s all going to happen and how the show will be.
And at the end of the episode, Bridget was like my mom, I thought I knew who Bridget Smith was.
I just remember saying, Bridget, you’re really good at this.
I could be the worst mom on the planet, and they were like, yeah