Mad About You

The BEST episodes of Mad About You

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 3/9/2022Network: NBC
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Up in Smoke (2)
star
9.48
46 votes

#1 - Up in Smoke (2)

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/18/1995

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.

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The Birth (2)
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9.38
42 votes

#2 - The Birth (2)

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/20/1997

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.

Directors: Gordon Hunt
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Surprise
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9.01
135 votes

#3 - Surprise

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/11/1993

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.

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Disorientation
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8.65
171 votes

#4 - Disorientation

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/28/1994

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.

Directors: Tom Moore
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Virtual Reality
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8.54
180 votes

#5 - Virtual Reality

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/3/1994

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.

Directors: Thomas Schlamme
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The Tape
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8.52
151 votes

#6 - The Tape

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/24/1994

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.

Directors: Tom Moore
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The Finale (3)
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8.50
76 votes

#7 - The Finale (3)

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/19/1996

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.

Directors: David Steinberg
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Met Someone
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8.42
173 votes

#8 - Met Someone

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/16/1992

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.

Directors: Barnet Kellman
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Married to the Job
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8.39
195 votes

#9 - Married to the Job

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/7/1993

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.

Directors: Thomas Schlamme
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Our Fifteen Minutes
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8.38
143 votes

#10 - Our Fifteen Minutes

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/5/1995

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.

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The Billionaire
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8.37
201 votes

#11 - The Billionaire

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/20/1993

An extremely energetic and eccentric billionaire wants Paul to make a film about him. Meanwhile, Paul hires a new editor/cameraman who is anything but energetic.

Directors: Linda Day
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The Penis
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8.32
133 votes

#12 - The Penis

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/11/1997

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
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Bing, Bang, Boom
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8.31
198 votes

#13 - Bing, Bang, Boom

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/23/1993

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.

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Love Letters
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8.28
147 votes

#14 - Love Letters

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/10/1994

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
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The Handyman
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8.22
140 votes

#15 - The Handyman

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/21/1997

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.

Directors: David Steinberg
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The Painter
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8.20
193 votes

#16 - The Painter

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/15/1993

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.

Directors: Barnet Kellman
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So I Married a Hair Murderer
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8.20
194 votes

#17 - So I Married a Hair Murderer

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/14/1993

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.

Directors: Thomas Schlamme
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Natural History
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8.19
193 votes

#18 - Natural History

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/4/1993

What brought Paul and Jamie together? Was it fate or a big coincidence? Jamie's belief that it was fate annoys Paul to no end, especially because Jamie is spending more time with Lisa than with him.

Directors: Thomas Schlamme
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Paul is Dead
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8.17
181 votes

#19 - Paul is Dead

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/6/1994

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.

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Astrology
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8.15
135 votes

#20 - Astrology

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/4/1997

Nat's sister, an astrologer, is in town and agrees to do charts for Lisa, Ira, Paul and a very reluctant Jamie.

Directors: David Steinberg
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The Late Show
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8.15
176 votes

#21 - The Late Show

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/27/1994

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.

Directors: Thomas Schlamme
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Sunday Times
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8.14
229 votes

#22 - Sunday Times

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/7/1992

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
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Neighbors from Hell
star
8.14
174 votes

#23 - Neighbors from Hell

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/9/1992

The Buchmans get off on the wrong foot with the neighbors across the hall, Hal and Maggie Conway (guest stars Paxton Whitehead and Judy Geeson), and each subsequent step to improve relations seems to make matters worse.

Directors: Dennis Erdman
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A Pair of Hearts
star
8.14
189 votes

#24 - A Pair of Hearts

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/18/1993

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.

Directors: Tom Moore
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The Unplanned Child
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8.13
192 votes

#25 - The Unplanned Child

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/28/1993

Paul's shooting schedule leaves it all up to Jamie to go out trick-or-treating on Halloween with his seven-year-old nephew, whose extended two-hour visit Paul forgot to mention to her.

Directors: Thomas Schlamme
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