The BEST Episodes of Mad About You

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 4, 2019

Network: Spectrum

A humorous look at newlyweds Jamie and Paul Buchman as they discover each other's idiosyncrasies and learn to deal with them. Paul, a documentary filmmaker, is creative, idealistic and an all around nice guy. Jamie, a public relations specialist, is direct, assertive and a practical person. They are very much in love this helps them develop a strong relationship in spite of their friends, families and themselves.

Up in Smoke (2)

#1 - Up in Smoke (2)

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired May 18, 1995

Unable to buy her an anniversary present, with or without everyone else's help, Paul hands Jamie a slip of paper entitling her to a magical night. Things take a decidedly unusual turn after that.

star 8.77
13 votes
Writers: Jack Burditt, Jeffrey Lane
The Finale (3)

#2 - The Finale (3)

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired May 19, 1996

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 8.60
15 votes
Directors: David Steinberg
Writers: Billy Grundfest, Larry Charles, Paul Reiser, Victor Levin
Paul is Dead

#3 - Paul is Dead

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 6, 1994

The death of a Paul Buchman affects Jamie and Paul quite suddenly, leaving them without cash or credit. Meanwhile, Paul is morbidly curious about his deceased namesake.

star 8.13
31 votes
Directors: Lee Shallat
Writers: Billy Grundfest

#4 - Disorientation

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 28, 1994

The night before Jamie returns to school she worries that Paul might not support her fully. In the morning, before Jamie leaves, Paul realizes that he has forgotten to mail her registration.

star 8.13
24 votes
Directors: Tom Moore
Writers: Jack Burditt, Jeffrey Lane
The Birth (2)

#5 - The Birth (2)

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired May 20, 1997

Jamie runs into an old flame in a cab on the way to the hospital. Meanwhile, Paul gets a grand tour of the innards of Roosevelt Hospital courtesy of a film star. And, oh yeah, the baby arrives.

star 8.11
9 votes
Directors: Gordon Hunt
Writers: Larry Charles
The Late Show

#6 - The Late Show

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 27, 1994

Fran tells Jamie that she may be pregnant, and Paul finds out from Ira that Ira may have gotten someone pregnant, but neither realizes that it is Ira who might have gotten Fran pregnant.

star 8.00
28 votes
Directors: Thomas Schlamme
Writers: Andrew Gordon, Eileen Conn
Mad About You (2)

#7 - Mad About You (2)

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 2, 1995

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 8.00
18 votes
Directors: David Steinberg
Writers: Danny Jacobson, Jeffrey Klarik
The Touching Game

#8 - The Touching Game

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 15, 1997

A very pregnant Jamie insists on helping out at David (Paul's cousin) and Jared's new coffee shop, with disastrous results. Meanwhile, Ira and Paul help a pregnant woman on a bus.

star 8.00
18 votes
Writers: Maria Semple, Richard Day
Our Fifteen Minutes

#9 - Our Fifteen Minutes

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 5, 1995

Paul is one of six documentary filmmakers selected by PBS to turn the camera on themselves for 15 minutes, and in his case, it turns into a big surprise.

star 7.96
23 votes
Married to the Job

#10 - Married to the Job

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 7, 1993

An evening out at Riff's sees Paul complaining about his meddlesome new producer, and Jamie venting about her credit-claiming boss, who happens to be seated nearby.

star 7.96
45 votes
Directors: Thomas Schlamme
Writers: Russ Woody
Dr. Wonderful

#11 - Dr. Wonderful

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 17, 1996

With Mark Devanow in Europe, a pregnant Jamie and Paul have to look around for a gynecologist, and Debbie tries to set them up with her girlfriend. Meanwhile, the elder Buchmans finally get to meet Debbie's ""friend.""

star 7.95
21 votes
Directors: Michael Lembeck
Writers: Larry Charles, Victor Levin
A Pair of Hearts

#12 - A Pair of Hearts

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 18, 1993

A free weekend in Atlantic City has been mysteriously arranged for Jamie, Paul, Fran & Ira, by Ira's ex-wife as it turns out, is now a casino hostess who wants Ira to sign divorce papers.

star 7.95
38 votes
Directors: Tom Moore
Writers: Danny Jacobson
Giblets for Murray

#13 - Giblets for Murray

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 17, 1994

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

star 7.93
30 votes
Writers: Jeffrey Klarik

#14 - Surprise

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 11, 1993

Jamie suspects a surprise party waiting for her at home. However, that's not what Paul has arranged for her birthday. They then get separated on the subway en route to the surprise.

star 7.93
42 votes
Directors: Lee Shallat
Writers: Jeffrey Lane
The Handyman

#15 - The Handyman

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 21, 1997

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 7.91
22 votes
Directors: David Steinberg
Writers: Richard Day
The Painter

#16 - The Painter

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 15, 1993

Jamie hires an ex-boyfriend, Sherman (guest star Rick Rossovich), to paint the apartment and is a bit annoyed when Paul is not concerned by the prospect of her old flame being alone with her. When Paul comes home from his job, he finds Sherman and Fran together in their bed having sex, because Fran is stressed over her move-out from Mark's apartment. So, Paul talks to Mark about their marriage. Jamie and Paul try to get them back together, but they decide to split up.

star 7.90
41 votes
Directors: Barnet Kellman
Writers: Danny Jacobson, Jeffrey Lane
Virtual Reality

#17 - Virtual Reality

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 3, 1994

Paul invests in a startup venture, bringing out a virtual-reality system with Ira, after a demo but without consulting Jamie, who reacts calmly to his actions, both real and imagined.

star 7.88
32 votes
Directors: Thomas Schlamme
Writers: Danny Jacobson, Jeffrey Lane
With This Ring... (1)

#18 - With This Ring... (1)

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired May 19, 1994

Paul finds Mark working in a local store. After he meets the owners of the shop, Kim & Tammy, Paul finds out that Mark is learning to pray Zen. While Mark is trying to make him join him in prayer, Paul finds out that he lost his wedding ring. Worried about what will jamie say, Paul rushes to the house to find it.

star 7.88
24 votes
Directors: Tom Moore
Writers: Jeffrey Lane
The Parking Space

#19 - The Parking Space

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 1, 1995

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

star 7.86
22 votes
Directors: David Steinberg
Writers: Billy Grundfest
The Sample

#20 - The Sample

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 31, 1996

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 7.86
22 votes
Directors: David Steinberg
Writers: Victor Levin

#21 - Bedfellows

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 30, 1993

A heart attack scare sends Paul's father to the hospital, leaving his mother home alone, until Jamie tries to score some much needed points with her mother-in-law by offering to stay the night to keep her company.

star 7.86
43 votes
Directors: Thomas Schlamme
Writers: Danny Jacobson
Instant Karma

#22 - Instant Karma

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 14, 1994

Jamie's fortune cookie predicts that bad luck will follow the guilty, but Paul is convinced her bad luck is being visited on him even as they head to a party at Yoko Ono's place.

star 7.85
27 votes
Directors: Lee Shallat
Writers: Beth Fieger Falkenstein
Cake Fear

#23 - Cake Fear

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired May 4, 1995

The saga of Paul's birthdays since meeting Jamie, going back and then forth, recounting the disasters and the strange tale of a bottle of Grandfather Port.

star 7.85
26 votes
Directors: Michael Lembeck
Writers: Jeffrey Lane
The Last Scampi

#24 - The Last Scampi

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 7, 1994

Jamie and Paul refuse to take sides in an incident between their mothers, while Lisa plays both sides to her advantage. Meanwhile, Murray is found to be suffering from his own mother issues.

star 7.84
25 votes
Directors: Tom Moore
Writers: Billy Grundfest
The Finale (2)

#25 - The Finale (2)

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired May 19, 1996

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 7.82
17 votes
Directors: David Steinberg
Writers: Billy Grundfest, Larry Charles, Paul Reiser, Victor Levin