Bernard was imported to this country from South Korea, among other places, making his American debut in 2004. Cartoon Network aired some of the shorts as part of their now-defunct Sunday Pants series, but have since lost the rights. Sister network Boomerang could use the shorts to break up the monotony of their current schedule.
Let's scope out Bernard's visit to "The Gym":
I think some of the shorts might've aired as time fillers on CN and/or Boomerang, and that's where I first met Bernard.