The BEST Episodes of Mad About You

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 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

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 8.85
13 votes
Writers: Jeffrey Lane, Jack Burditt
The Finale (3)

#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.

star 8.56
16 votes
Directors: David Steinberg
Writers: Larry Charles, Billy Grundfest, Victor Levin, Paul Reiser

#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.

star 8.18
28 votes
Directors: Tom Moore
Writers: Jeffrey Lane, Jack Burditt
Paul is Dead

#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.

star 8.09
35 votes
Directors: Lee Shallat
Writers: Billy Grundfest

#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.

star 8.07
43 votes
Directors: Lee Shallat
Writers: Jeffrey Lane
Married to the Job

#6 - 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.

star 8.04
47 votes
Directors: Thomas Schlamme
Writers: Russ Woody
Virtual Reality

#7 - 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.

star 8.03
36 votes
Directors: Thomas Schlamme
Writers: Jeffrey Lane, Danny Jacobson
The Birth (2)

#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.

star 8.00
8 votes
Directors: Gordon Hunt
Writers: Larry Charles
Our Fifteen Minutes

#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.

star 8.00
26 votes
The Late Show

#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.

star 8.00
32 votes
Directors: Thomas Schlamme
Writers: Eileen Conn, Andrew Gordon
The Painter

#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.

star 7.95
44 votes
Directors: Barnet Kellman
Writers: Jeffrey Lane, Danny Jacobson
A Pair of Hearts

#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.

star 7.95
42 votes
Directors: Tom Moore
Writers: Danny Jacobson
The Handyman

#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.

star 7.93
25 votes
Directors: David Steinberg
Writers: Richard Day
The Touching Game

#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.

star 7.91
21 votes
Writers: Maria Semple, Richard Day
Giblets for Murray

#15 - Giblets for Murray

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 7.91
36 votes
Writers: Jeffrey Klarik

#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.

star 7.89
47 votes
Directors: Thomas Schlamme
Writers: Danny Jacobson
Instant Karma

#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.

star 7.87
30 votes
Directors: Lee Shallat
Writers: Beth Fieger Falkenstein
Met Someone

#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.

star 7.85
52 votes
Directors: Barnet Kellman
Writers: Danny Jacobson
Cake Fear

#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.

star 7.83
29 votes
Directors: Michael Lembeck
Writers: Jeffrey Lane
Dr. Wonderful

#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.""

star 7.83
24 votes
Directors: Michael Lembeck
Writers: Larry Charles, Victor Levin
Escape from New York

#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...

star 7.83
34 votes
Directors: David Steinberg
Writers: Jeffrey Lane, Danny Jacobson

#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.

star 7.83
23 votes
Directors: David Steinberg
Writers: Richard Day
The Tape

#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.

star 7.82
33 votes
Directors: Tom Moore
Writers: Paul Reiser
Mad About You (2)

#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.

star 7.82
22 votes
Directors: David Steinberg
Writers: Jeffrey Klarik, Danny Jacobson
So I Married a Hair Murderer

#25 - So I Married a Hair Murderer

Season 2 - Episode 5

Paul is anything but pleased with Jamie, who has too much free time on her hands, and uses it to cut his hair and his film, improving on the original cut.

star 7.81
48 votes
Directors: Thomas Schlamme
Writers: Eileen Conn, Andrew Gordon