The Best Episodes of Mad About You
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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#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 - New Sleep-Walking PLUS
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.
#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 - 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.
#15 - Outbreak
Season 5 - Episode 7
The Buchmans decide the time and place of their grand announcement, but the leaks start early during Thanksgiving week.
#16 - Love Letters
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.
#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 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - Love Among the Tiles
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.
#22 - 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.""
#24 - The Penis
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.
#25 - 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.