The Best Episodes of Mad About You

Up in Smoke (2)

#1 - Up in Smoke (2) 8.80

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.

Directors: Michael Lembeck, Jeffrey Lane
Our Fifteen Minutes

#2 - Our Fifteen Minutes 8.75

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.

The Birth (2)

#3 - The Birth (2) 8.50

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.

Directors: Gordon Hunt
Mad Without You

#4 - Mad Without You 8.49

Season 3 - Episode 17

Jamie goes up to Connecticut to keep her dad company, and the home-alone Paul gets quite giddy enjoying his role as ""Lord of the Manor.""

Directors: Michael Lembeck
Married to the Job

#5 - Married to the Job 8.44

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.

Directors: Thomas Schlamme
Purseona

#6 - Purseona 8.39

Season 3 - Episode 18

Paul's Canadian adventure gets off to a bad start and Jamie's pitch to a client does likewise while Lisa's day is smooth sailing after she accidentally snags her sister's purse and more.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
Disorientation

#7 - Disorientation 8.38

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.

Directors: Tom Moore
The Painter

#8 - The Painter 8.33

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.

Directors: Barnet Kellman
Cake Fear

#9 - Cake Fear 8.29

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.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
Virtual Reality

#10 - Virtual Reality 8.24

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.

Directors: Thomas Schlamme
Outbreak

#11 - Outbreak 8.23

Season 5 - Episode 7

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

Directors: David Steinberg
The Penis

#12 - The Penis 8.22

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.

Directors: David Steinberg
Bing, Bang, Boom

#13 - Bing, Bang, Boom 8.22

Season 2 - Episode 2

Phone calls, noisy neighbors and Murray chasing an invisible mouse are some of the distractions that Paul and Jamie face while struggling to find romance during a long-awaited evening together.

Directors: Lee Shallat
A Pair of Hearts

#14 - A Pair of Hearts 8.22

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.

Directors: Tom Moore
The Dry Run

#15 - The Dry Run 8.20

Season 5 - Episode 20

Paul and Jamie flunk out of a birthday class that Joan has managed to get them enrolled in. Meanwhile, ""Buchman"" is being held hostage by the elder Buchmans.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
Love Letters

#16 - Love Letters 8.19

Season 2 - Episode 19

The Buchmans find letters written by former tenants of their apartment chronicling a World War II love story that Jamie feels parallels her and Paul's relationship.

Directors: Tom Moore
The Handyman

#17 - The Handyman 8.18

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.

Directors: David Steinberg
Surprise

#18 - Surprise 8.17

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.

Directors: Lee Shallat
New Year's Eve

#19 - New Year's Eve 8.15

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.

Directors: David Steinberg
New Sleep-Walking PLUS

#20 - New Sleep-Walking PLUS 8.15

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.

Directors: David Steinberg
The Finale (3)

#21 - The Finale (3) 8.14

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.

Directors: David Steinberg
Paul is Dead

#22 - Paul is Dead 8.14

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.

Directors: Lee Shallat
Her Houseboy, Coco

#23 - Her Houseboy, Coco 8.12

Season 5 - Episode 16

An enforced bed-rest of two to three days for Jamie means that Paul has to attend to her every need, and also deal with lack of heat in their apartment AND a kidnapping.

Directors: Gordon Hunt
Sunday Times

#24 - Sunday Times 8.06

Season 1 - Episode 3

Paul and Jamie enjoy a quiet Sunday with nothing to do except decide what to do. However, they have to decide whether to see a movie, take in a parade or get to the museum before their friends' Sundays intrude.

Directors: Barnet Kellman
Love Among the Tiles

#25 - Love Among the Tiles 8.05

Season 1 - Episode 16

What should a couple do when trapped in their bathroom on Valentine's Day? Paul and Jamie show the way--painting toenails, giving mutual facials, and using antacid tablets as food and more.

Directors: Linda Day