The BEST Episodes of Mad About You
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 15, 2019
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.
#1 - Up in Smoke (2)
Season 3 - Episode 24
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.
#2 - The Finale (3)
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.
#3 - Disorientation
Season 2 - Episode 21
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.
#4 - Paul is Dead
Season 2 - Episode 12
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.
#5 - Surprise
Season 2 - Episode 8
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.
#6 - Virtual Reality
Season 2 - Episode 15
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.
#7 - Married to the Job
Season 2 - Episode 4
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.
#8 - The Birth (2)
Season 5 - Episode 24
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.
#9 - Our Fifteen Minutes
Season 3 - Episode 11
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.
#10 - The Late Show
Season 2 - Episode 14
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.
#11 - The Painter
Season 1 - Episode 21
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.
#12 - A Pair of Hearts
Season 2 - Episode 9
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.
#13 - The Handyman
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.
#14 - The Touching Game
Season 5 - Episode 19
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.
#16 - Bedfellows
Season 2 - Episode 3
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.
#17 - Instant Karma
Season 2 - Episode 17
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.
#18 - Met Someone
Season 1 - Episode 11
The story of how Paul and Jamie met is told, beginning with a chance encounter on a Sunday evening by the newsstand, followed by Paul's hard work to locate Jamie. Jamie breaks up with her boyfriend and is feeling strange. Paul appears in her office bringing her dry cleaning and as time passes, they go on a dinner date.
#19 - Cake Fear
Season 3 - Episode 21
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.
#20 - Dr. Wonderful
Season 5 - Episode 1
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.""
#21 - Escape from New York
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...
#22 - Outbreak
Season 5 - Episode 7
The Buchmans decide the time and place of their grand announcement, but the leaks start early during Thanksgiving week.
#23 - The Tape
Season 2 - Episode 18
Jamie and Paul are horrified to discover that Paul has unwittingly handed over a revealing homemade video of them to the Family Network, instead of a documentary about a zoo.
#24 - Mad About You (2)
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.
#25 - Same Time Next Week
Season 2 - Episode 13
Jamie and Paul must endure two months of separation when Paul has to shoot a film in Chicago, returning only for the weekends, weather permitting.