Ireland's favourite eighties mammy and daddy first appeared on our screens a few years ago on Republic of Telly, when Jennifer Zamparelli (formerly Maguire) and Bernard O'Shea brought Bridget and Eamon to life.
The sketches were guaranteed viral content for the show and their success led RTE to commissioning a six-part series for Bridget and Eamon. While there are plenty that wondered if it could carry itself over a half-hour programme, last night's debut proved that it had the comedy chops to deliver what was one solid half-hour of entertainment.
So far the reaction has been hugely positive to the series, if Twitter is anything to go by, and although it's early days, both Jennifer and Bernard are hopeful the show will go far.
We spoke to them at the recent screening of the first episode in RTE where naturally comparisons to the hugely successful Mrs Brown's Boys were made; "We'd take 10pc of that success and we'd be very happy, we'd love to take it to the stage".
Adding; "We made a show for Irish people, in Ireland, with Irish actors and crew. But if that takes off, brilliant."
While Bernard said; "We'd love all that and we'd love to do live shows, but we just need to wait and see how the public reacts to this."
So what did people make of last night's first episode?
We have lift off & it's been worth the wait! @JenniferMaguire @boshea5 #BridgetandEamon ðŸ˜‚âÂÂÂ?¤ï¸ÂÂÂ? pic.twitter.com/3lhZ28jOae
— Jenny Greene (@djjennygreene) February 1, 2016
Parish priest and the trocaire box... but most important the viscounts for the visiting neighbours. #BridgetandEamon #Brilliant #genius
— Tony Sheridan (@tonyismyname) February 2, 2016
Irish humour is untouchable. I'm actually in agony laughing watching this. #BridgetandEamon
— Leanne Woodfull (@LeanneWoodfull) February 2, 2016
Some high praise indeed...
Absolutely loving #BridgetandEamon unreal stuff, its possibly the funniest thing on tv sense FatherTed #IrishComedyisBest
— Brian Corcoran (@djcorkygalway) February 2, 2016
It's like Father Ted and Moone Boy all in one with added edge! Brilliant ha #BridgetandEamon :) https://t.co/WtpS2Qy2Wo
— Caitríona McKenna (@EvKitCat) February 1, 2016
#BridgetandEamon best show to come out of RTE since the channel 4 repeats of Fr. Ted. ðŸ˜€ðŸ˜€ðŸ˜€
— Shane Klz (@shane_klz) February 1, 2016
#BridgetandEamon Could be the next Father Ted. Nothing for it now but to Throw on One. @boshea5 @JenniferMaguire
— Keith O'Brien (@OBrien_Keith) February 1, 2016
If you didn't laugh out loud at this - you have no soul. @RTE2 #BridgetandEamon #TopTelly @boshea5 @JenniferMaguire pic.twitter.com/LgrZkQXsiR
— Daragh Keany (@DaraghKeany) February 1, 2016
#BridgetandEamon Daft but thoroughly enjoyable. Nice work RTE on green lighting it.
— Enda Lynch (@austinstacksabu) February 1, 2016
While Jennifer and Bernard had this to say...
Thanks to everyone who tuned in tonight hopefully see you same time same place next week #BridgetandEamon
— Bernard O'Shea (@boshea5) February 1, 2016
Thanks for all positive feedback! We are as happy as this pair.... before Fidelma. #BridgetandEamon pic.twitter.com/LLIHNrbSKI
— Jennifer Zamparelli (@JenniferMaguire) February 2, 2016
Bridget and Eamon continues next Monday on RTE2 at 10pm.