The Best Episodes Directed by David Steinberg

The Finale (3)

#1 - The Finale (3)

Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 24

Paul and Jamie take a walk through the park to talk their differences out by themselves. They succeed, and return to their apartment, where Jamie springs a surprise on Paul.

star 8.59
17 votes
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Valerie Shines Under Stress

#2 - Valerie Shines Under Stress

The Comeback Season 1 - Episode 12

Jane pulls rank on Tom and Paulie G. to get Valerie more lines on "Room and Bored". A stalker threat forces extra security on the set, exposing Valerie's old back problems as she's prepping for a big pratfall scene.

star 8.28
40 votes
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Big Daddy's Little Lady

#3 - Big Daddy's Little Lady

The Golden Girls Season 2 - Episode 6

Blanche's father comes to Miami for a visit and has an announcement he's engaged to be married. Blanche is thrilled until she meets his fiancee who happens to be younger than herself. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Rose enter a song writing contest.

star 8.19
147 votes
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The Tape

#4 - The Tape

Seinfeld Season 3 - Episode 8

George is excited about a new potential baldness cure that was discovered in China. While listening to a tape of his previous nights show, Jerry hears the voice of a mysterious woman who talks dirty into his tape recorder and everyone becomes excited by the voice. Elaine shines in an entirely new light for George when he is let in on the her secret, she's the voice. He is later driven crazy when she plays around with him while goofing around in front of Kramer's new video recorder. George tries the bald cure. Kramer searches for the jacket.

star 8.09
895 votes
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The Handyman

#5 - The Handyman

Mad About You Season 5 - Episode 12

The perils of engaging Paul and Jamie's handyman are visited upon Lisa, whose fiance is more than willing to finance Paul's over-budget documentary project.

star 7.97
26 votes
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Giblets for Murray

#6 - Giblets for Murray

Mad About You Season 3 - Episode 8

Jamie's perfect Thanksgiving feast involves a buffet for ten and five turkeys, thanks to Murray and the extremely friendly neighborhood grocer Kim.

star 7.96
37 votes
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The One With Phoebe's Uterus

#7 - The One With Phoebe's Uterus

Friends Season 4 - Episode 11

Phoebe considers her options when her brother visits with his new wife and asks her to carry their child. Joey works as a tour guide at Ross's museum and tries to tear down the walls between tour guides and scientists. And Chandler seeks advice from Monica and Rachel after he fears that he will not live up to Kathy's sexual expectations--especially since the last guy she slept with before him was Joey.

star 7.87
1261 votes
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Mad About You (2)

#8 - Mad About You (2)

Mad About You Season 3 - Episode 14

The saga of the three months leading up to Paul and Jamie's wedding, what with the invitations, the reception menu, the dress fittings, the band selection, the rehearsal dinner and the remarkable goings-on of the night before.

star 7.87
23 votes
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Escape from New York

#9 - Escape from New York

Mad About You Season 3 - Episode 1

A wave of heat and the death of climate device rushes Paul and Jamie to find a refreshment. They go out on the streets of NY, but find out that there it's even worse. Jaime convinces Paul that they should runaway from the town and have dinner in a restaurant by the sea where they used to eat. But, while borrowing Fran's car, Jamie gets upset to find out that Fran got her old job...

star 7.86
35 votes
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The Finale (2)

#10 - The Finale (2)

Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 23

Ira and Lisa try to engineer the Buchman reconciliation, except it proves easier to resolve the scheduling conflict between Burt and Sylvia's 45th anniversary party and Lisa's engagement party.

star 7.85
20 votes
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Outbreak

#11 - Outbreak

Mad About You Season 5 - Episode 7

The Buchmans decide the time and place of their grand announcement, but the leaks start early during Thanksgiving week.

star 7.83
24 votes
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The Divorce

#12 - The Divorce

Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 8 - Episode 1

Larry learns his lawyer isn't kosher, and rescinds a cookie order from the Girl Scout daughter of a beleaguered sports owner.

star 7.82
491 votes
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The Parking Space

#13 - The Parking Space

Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 2

After a four year wait, the Buchmans finally have dibs on a parking space in a nearby garage, but still no car.

star 7.78
26 votes
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The Sample

#14 - The Sample

Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 18

The next step in the Buchman baby saga is trying to find out if Paul is the reason Jamie is unable to conceive. They rush to the hospital, but everything seems to be trying to stop them. First, they must wait for their neighbors to come to the elevator and then, when their car gets stolen, Paul must do his 'sample' all over again which is also interrupted by a car chase on tv which results to be Buchamns car chased by the NYPD bomb squad.

star 7.78
26 votes
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The Rat Dog

#15 - The Rat Dog

Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 6 - Episode 6

A toaster makes life tough for Loretta and Leon; Larry gets to know an exterminator.

star 7.78
300 votes
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Officer Krupke

#16 - Officer Krupke

Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 7 - Episode 8

Larry is forced to embrace his feminine side; Cheryl competes for a Seinfeld role; a law officer has an unusual name.

star 7.77
314 votes
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New Year's Eve

#17 - New Year's Eve

Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 9

Paul and Jamie are obliged to spend New Year's Eve apart for the first time, but strange happenings in Times Square have a will and a way all their own.

star 7.76
32 votes
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When I'm Sixty-Four

#18 - When I'm Sixty-Four

Mad About You Season 3 - Episode 4

The Wickers have a big fight and Mr. Wicker moves in with the Buchmans. Meanwhile, Jamie finally succumbs to an eye exam, where she finds out that she'll have to wear glasses. But, to decide between between glasses and contact lenses is so hard that it seems to be mission: impsossible.

star 7.75
32 votes
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New Sleep-Walking PLUS

#19 - New Sleep-Walking PLUS

Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 1

Jamie is enthralled by it, Paul doesn't remember it, Murray didn't see it, and Ira laughs at it--another night and the day after in the Buchmans' lives. Meanwhile, Paul finds employment at the Explorer Channel.

star 7.75
32 votes
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The Shrimp Incident

#20 - The Shrimp Incident

Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 2 - Episode 4

Larry is labeled a misogynist when he believes an HBO Network executive took some shrimp from his meal, following a mistake in a delivery of Chinese food.

star 7.74
370 votes
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The Penis

#21 - The Penis

Mad About You Season 5 - Episode 14

The Buchmans promise to name their baby, if it's a boy, after Paul's ailing Uncle Phil, then find out his real name. Meanwhile, Paul is suddenly sure of the baby's sex.

star 7.73
22 votes
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Buy, Buy Blues

#22 - Buy, Buy Blues

Newhart Season 7 - Episode 17

Stephanie goes on a shopping spree while she tries to forget Michael. Meanwhile Dr. Kaiser realizes she has developed an attraction for Michael (who's been released from the sanitarium).

star 7.71
7 votes
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Ovulation Day

#23 - Ovulation Day

Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 10

Paul and Jamie try to time a love-in-the-afternoon rendezvous back at their apartment, but his family shows up at the most inopportune time, with Debbie springing a big surprise: she's gay.

star 7.71
30 votes
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Legacy

#24 - Legacy

Mad About You Season 3 - Episode 5

Arranging an appearance by a former Yankee player for Buchman's Sporting Goods annual midnight sale, Jamie gets her PR juices flowing. But Paul is left feeling uncomfortable, for more reasons than one.

star 7.70
37 votes
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The Finale (1)

#25 - The Finale (1)

Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 22

After a week's reflection and ignoring Ira's emphatic advice not to, Paul decides to tell Jamie about his walk around the block with a female filmmaker he met at the Silver Sprocket Awards, except Jamie blurts out first the matter that has been on her mind all day: Berkus came on to her.

star 7.70
23 votes
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The Whole Blah Damn Thing

#26 - The Whole Blah Damn Thing

Weeds Season 4 - Episode 3

Nancy makes her first successful smuggling run across the border with both drugs and human cargo. Meanwhile, Captain Till strikes a deal with Celia to get her out of jail. In return, she must gather evidence to incriminate Nancy and Guillermo. Back in Ren Mar, Andy tries to convince the family, including his father, to put Bubbie out of her misery.

star 7.66
432 votes
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Storms We Cannot Weather

#27 - Storms We Cannot Weather

Mad About You Season 2 - Episode 22

Perturbed by Jamie's chumminess towards her younger classmate, Nick, Paul accompanies them on a blind date that Jamie organises for Nick & Fran. While organising a movie about the world's fastest short-order cook, Paul runs into Fran's estranged ex-husband, Mark, working as the restautant's busboy.

star 7.66
29 votes
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Mary, Joseph and Larry

#28 - Mary, Joseph and Larry

Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 3 - Episode 9

Larry proves himself an unskilled Christmas tipper, while both Larry and Jeff prove incompetent at creating believable alibis for the messes they get in. After offending his housekeeper, Larry makes amends with her at the expense of his wife. Later, Larry attempts to reconcile with Cheryl's family after ruining their nativity scene.

star 7.66
306 votes
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The Smoking Jacket

#29 - The Smoking Jacket

Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 5 - Episode 6

His father's smoking jacket and "bathroom contamination" cause grief for Larry.

star 7.66
296 votes
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Pandora's Box

#30 - Pandora's Box

Mad About You Season 3 - Episode 6

Jamie works around Paul's opposition to having a TV in their bedroom, and hotwires an additional cable outlet with Fran's help. The resulting complications ultimately lead to a city-wide blackout.

star 7.65
39 votes
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The Truth

#31 - The Truth

Seinfeld Season 3 - Episode 2

George's relationship with a former IRS worker may ease Jerry's tax audit worries- until she becomes his former girlfriend. She wants to know why, so he tells her the truth, this was after he gave her Jerry's tax records. Elaine sees far too much of Kramer, he's dating her roommate; in return he saw far too much of her, in fact all of her. George tries to get Jerry's tax records back, but he finds she gone into a depression clinic.

star 7.64
1013 votes
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Home

#32 - Home

Mad About You Season 3 - Episode 2

The war of the Buchmans and the Conways is fully engaged as rumors fly about the apartment building going co-op. Meanwhile, Murray and Sophie, Conway's dog, find true love and then some more.

star 7.63
35 votes
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Get Back

#33 - Get Back

Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 11

Jamie throws out her back during adventurous sex on the floor, leaving Paul to help out with her duties at City Hall while also trying to get his father to an optometrist's appointment.

star 7.62
32 votes
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Town Without Pity

#34 - Town Without Pity

Newhart Season 7 - Episode 1

Dick becomes the focus of the town's ire after a prisoner breaks out of jail using one of Dick's how-to manuals.

star 7.62
13 votes
Mad About You (1)

#35 - Mad About You (1)

Mad About You Season 3 - Episode 13

The saga of the three months leading up to Paul and Jamie's wedding, what with the invitations, the reception menu, the dress fittings, the band selection, the rehearsal dinner and the remarkable goings-on of the night before the wedding.

star 7.62
26 votes
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Valerie Gets a Magazine Cover

#36 - Valerie Gets a Magazine Cover

The Comeback Season 1 - Episode 10

With Juna getting all the hype and magazine covers, Valerie enlists a new publicist, Billy Stanton, to land her a cover. Billy scores her a shoot for Be Yoga, forcing Valerie to remodel her fitness room and take a yoga crash course.

star 7.61
41 votes
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The Glue People

#37 - The Glue People

Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 17

After talking to Fran, Ira and Mark the Buchamns realize that their friends are in a big fight due to Fran & Ira's recent relationship so Jamie decides to take everybody to dinner to straighten things up between everybody. Lance Brockwell decides to candidate for town major, so Jamie and Fran become the campaign managers. However, Jamie is not happy due to Paul's belief that Giuliani would be a better major. When Jamie asks Paul to make a campaign commercial, it turns out to be so great that everybody gets on Brockwell's side for which Paul is not too happy for.

star 7.61
28 votes
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Shoe Business Is My Life

#38 - Shoe Business Is My Life

Newhart Season 7 - Episode 9

Michael goes job hunting after he's axed by WPIV.

star 7.60
10 votes
Chicken Man

#39 - Chicken Man

Mad About You Season 5 - Episode 10

Jamie finally lets her coworkers and Lance know about the baby, while Ira, turning money man and producer for ""Buchman,"" actually manages to produce a narrator, at least in voice.

star 7.60
22 votes
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Astrology

#40 - Astrology

Mad About You Season 5 - Episode 13

Nat's sister, an astrologer, is in town and agrees to do charts for Lisa, Ira, Paul and a very reluctant Jamie.

star 7.59
24 votes
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Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge

#41 - Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge

Mad About You Season 5 - Episode 8

While Ira counsels against it, Paul contemplates abstinence until July. However, Jamie has other ideas and talks Paul into a trip upstate where they chance upon a dessert item with magical powers.

star 7.59
24 votes
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An Angel for Murray

#42 - An Angel for Murray

Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 7

With Murray around, the Buchmans are no dinks, so when Lisa demurs they are obligated to hire a professional to walk Murray. And Murray seems to prefer the newcomer to Paul.

star 7.58
26 votes
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Ted and Mary

#43 - Ted and Mary

Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 1 - Episode 2

Larry goes shopping with Mary Steenburgen and her mother, but things take a turn when Larry takes a drink out of Mary's mother's glass of water. When he realizes who's water it is, he stops...then gags!

star 7.55
672 votes
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Citizen Buchman

#44 - Citizen Buchman

Mad About You Season 5 - Episode 15

Paul's great-uncle Marty dies on camera as he is being interviewed for ""Buchman"" and his cryptic last words lead to a few unexpected disclosures among the Buchman clan.

star 7.55
24 votes
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The Couple

#45 - The Couple

Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 8

Three lies, two shows and a realization as Jamie and Paul figure out ""why it will never happen"" to them, or so one is led to believe when their new friends turn out to be not quite what they pretend to be.

star 7.52
31 votes
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The Procedure

#46 - The Procedure

Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 19

Jamie undergoes a minor diagnostic procedure and is quite smitten by her doctor so as Fran. Meanwhile, Paul's job is on the risk when the head people from his office find out that he did a commercial for Brockwell, due to crashing his contract rule. When Hollis walks in on Ira and Paul talking, Ira presents himself as Paul's agent and later saves Paul's job at the Explorer Channel.

star 7.52
27 votes
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The Ride Home

#47 - The Ride Home

Mad About You Season 3 - Episode 7

Fran's birthday party is the setting for Jamie's unexpected encounter with an ex-boyfriend, and the saga of who dumped whom dominates her evening. The cab ride home provides two interlocking perspectives of the evening's events.

star 7.52
33 votes
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Once More With Feeling

#48 - Once More With Feeling

Mad About You Season 3 - Episode 9

As the Buchmans' sex life waxes and wanes, Lisa snags a pair of free dinners, Fran loses a window office and Ira acquires a silent partner.

star 7.48
29 votes
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The Recital

#49 - The Recital

Mad About You Season 5 - Episode 11

A politically incorrect Jamie pays the price for commenting about Ryan's ability as a budding violinist, while a simmering Paul works up the nerve to confront their therapist about her overcharging ways.

star 7.46
24 votes
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The City

#50 - The City

Mad About You Season 3 - Episode 10

A bad day in the Big Apple leaves Jamie unwilling to go out to see a feel-good movie, but Paul talks her into an evening out, if only to meet Ira's new girlfriend.

star 7.43
30 votes
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On the Road

#51 - On the Road

Mad About You Season 5 - Episode 17

To escape Jamie's baby shower, Paul hits the road with Ira and Marvin in the latter's van, but his urge to tell insensitive jokes quickly leads to trouble.

star 7.42
19 votes
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Reading, Writing, and Rating Points

#52 - Reading, Writing, and Rating Points

Newhart Season 6 - Episode 5

Michael steals an idea for a new program from a student in his television production class.

star 7.33
12 votes
The Weed

#53 - The Weed

Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 20

Jamie tries to plan for a weekend getaway in Pennsylvania Dutch country, but Paul is preoccupied with his current documentary project about a weed to be interested. Meanwhile, Fran and Mark decide to get on the getaway that Jamie planned. Paul gets too stressed with his job and keeps on fighting with Hollis which leads them both to a surprising reaction of their boss.

star 7.33
22 votes
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Desperately Desiring Susan (2)

#54 - Desperately Desiring Susan (2)

Newhart Season 5 - Episode 6

Michael struggles with his desire for Susan, versus his passion for Stephanie.

star 7.31
13 votes
Till Death Do Us Part

#55 - Till Death Do Us Part

Mad About You Season 3 - Episode 3

After Jamie's dearest uncle dies, Paul, Jamie and Lisa find themselves together on his funeral. But, when Jamie convinces Paul to make a speech, he insluts her entire family with uncomfrontable notices. However, Paul soon realizes that he is the one who is upset, because Jamie insists that her uncle Van's ashes would be in their house until they find a better place for him.

star 7.30
40 votes
The Award

#56 - The Award

Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 21

Nominated once again for the Silver Sprocket, a reluctant Paul is coaxed into a tuxedo by Ira and expects to attend the ceremony with Jamie at his side to counter the weasels from the Explorer Channel and find new connections for new jobs. Of course, things don't quite work out that way.

star 7.29
25 votes
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The Little Match Girl

#57 - The Little Match Girl

Newhart Season 7 - Episode 16

While visiting Michael in a sanitarium (he's vacationing), Dick runs into illustrator Corinne Denby and invites her to collaborate with him on his next book...despite her habit of burning things.

star 7.29
7 votes
Desperately Desiring Susan (1)

#58 - Desperately Desiring Susan (1)

Newhart Season 5 - Episode 5

Michael becomes enamored with temporary office secretary Susan.

star 7.27
15 votes
Yoko Said

#59 - Yoko Said

Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 6

Yoko Ono is in town for some film happenings and Paul tries to do something different for the Explorer Channel with her help.

star 7.26
28 votes
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Back to Work

#60 - Back to Work

Mad About You Season 6 - Episode 14

Jamie decides to go back to work, and everything says to go back to work. There's only one problem: she doesn't want to and tries to get herself fired. Meanwhile, Paul confronts the newspaper journalist who wrote an article filled with errors about ""Buchman.""

star 7.24
17 votes
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The Caper

#61 - The Caper

Mad About You Season 6 - Episode 17

Paul's birthday party turns into an event worthy of a detective mystery when Maggie and Hal suspect Buchman party guests of stealing a prestigious painting from their adjacent apartment. Meanwhile, Marvin gets into a growling match with Murray.

star 7.24
17 votes
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The Gleeless Club

#62 - The Gleeless Club

Newhart Season 6 - Episode 23

Dick's on the outs with Joanna when he's accepted into the town glee club and she's not.

star 7.22
9 votes
I Like You, Butt...

#63 - I Like You, Butt...

Newhart Season 8 - Episode 10

George meets the perfect girl, except for her large rear end. Michael and Stephanie consult with a baby naming guru.

star 7.22
9 votes
Presence of Malice

#64 - Presence of Malice

Newhart Season 6 - Episode 15

Dick has a showdown with television critic Curtis Bilgray after Bilgray writes several negative reviews of 'Vermont Today'. Larry and the Darryls become cult figures after finding a pancake with Paul Anka's face on it.

star 7.14
7 votes
Beauty and the Pest

#65 - Beauty and the Pest

Newhart Season 8 - Episode 13

Joanna takes an odd man to several houses to try to convince him to buy one, but he just can't seem to commit. Joanna visits his home and walks in to find a shrine dedicated to her.

star 7.00
10 votes
Breastfeeding

#66 - Breastfeeding

Mad About You Season 6 - Episode 10

Jamie is reluctant to stop breast-feeding exclusively, but she knows it's time for the baby to learn to feed from the bottle, while Paul is excited to be able to feed the baby for the first time. Meanwhile, Jamie's upset to learn that her mom is dating a much younger man, a dancer from ""Lord of the Dance.""

star 6.95
21 votes
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There's a Puma in the Kitchen

#67 - There's a Puma in the Kitchen

Mad About You Season 7 - Episode 4

To satisfy her need to mother, Lisa adopts a cat with attitude. Jamie learns the benefits of a ""nooner.""

star 6.94
17 votes
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Good-Bye and Good Riddance, Mr. Chips

#68 - Good-Bye and Good Riddance, Mr. Chips

Newhart Season 5 - Episode 23

Dick enrolls in a typing class, only to find that the teacher, Mr. Brooney, is the same tyrant he had for a sixth-grade teacher.

star 6.92
13 votes
Uncle Phil and the Coupons

#69 - Uncle Phil and the Coupons

Mad About You Season 6 - Episode 4

The search for a preschool for the three-week old Mabel cannot begin soon enough, but has to compete for attention with the coupon fraud trial of Uncle Phil, and an odd caper involving Jamie and Ira.

star 6.86
21 votes
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Paul Slips in the Shower

#70 - Paul Slips in the Shower

Mad About You Season 6 - Episode 21

Paul's life flashes before his eyes when he takes a spill in the shower.

star 6.76
17 votes
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Weekend in L.A.

#71 - Weekend in L.A.

Mad About You Season 7 - Episode 6

Paul and Jamie go to L.A. to try to get superagent Gardner Malloy to represent him. The life of luxury makes them reluctant to go back.

star 6.72
18 votes
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Ramblin' Michael Harris

#72 - Ramblin' Michael Harris

Newhart Season 8 - Episode 5

Michael quits his job at Menkey's grocery to become a lounge singer.

star 6.71
7 votes
The Uncle Devil Show

#73 - The Uncle Devil Show

The Twilight Zone (1985) Season 1 - Episode 24

Parents don't realize that the video their child watches demonstrates magic tricks like turning parents into lizards and giving dogs four eyes.

star 6.25
32 votes
Virtual Reality II

#74 - Virtual Reality II

Mad About You Season 7 - Episode 13

The couple learns that Jamie will be in bed with Mark McGwire via virtual reality.

star 6.24
17 votes
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Millennium Bug

#75 - Millennium Bug

Mad About You Season 7 - Episode 16

Jamie's dress is ruined by a dry cleaner who is unwilling to make restitution. Paul has a dream where Einstein gives him a partial solution to the millennium bug. He needs to have the dream again, so he can get the rest of the solution.

star 5.94
16 votes
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