Mad About You

Romantic Improvisations

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 9/23/92
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  • Episode Description
  • Paul and Jamie Buchman are newlywed adjusting to life together in Manhattan. When only after 5 months of marriage Jamie complains that their sexual life is not like it used to be, Paul decides to come earlier from his job so they could spend a nice evening alone. But, their scheduled evening goes awry as each assumes the other had cancelled their dinner plans with friends.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Helen Hunt

    Jamie Stemple Buchman

  • Tommy Hinkley

    Jay Selby

  • Paul Reiser

    Paul Buchman

  • Barnet Kellman

  • Danny Jacobson

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Jamie: I'm a woman. I have needs. Paul: I understand. Jamie: I'm young. Paul: No one's arguing. Jamie: I'm vital. Paul: And beautiful. Jamie: (Looking at herself in the mirror) Are my ears too big for my head? Paul: And very neurotic.

    • Fran: Honey, the subway is full of degenerates. Lisa: Well, how am I gonna meet anyone if I take a cab?

    • Paul: Look, there's always going to be stuff. I put up with your crap and you put up with my crap. Jamie: That's marriage? Paul: This is what I'm thinking!

    • Jamie: Fran, Paul and I need a second. Fran: Oh, are you okay? (to Paul) Is everything all right? (to both) Can I help?

    • Jamie: Will you run the shower and make the coffee? (pause) I think I'm pregnant. (Paul sits up) Just kidding. Make the coffee.

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    Notes (9)

    • Teri Hatcher was considered for the role of Jamie Buchman, but lost at the final auditions to Helen Hunt. A year later, Teri went to star in ABC's Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

    • For the first few episodes, the dog that played the character, Murray, was nameless. Every time someone yelled for him or referred to him, he was called, "The Dog".

    • Paul Reiser plays the piano in each opening episode credits.

    • Murray, the Buchman's dog is played by a dog named Smiley, but from episode two he has been replaced by Maui, who seemed to fit the role better.

    • This is the first episode for recurring stars Leila Kenzle (Fran Devanow) and Richard Kind (Mark Devanow). They both become regulars later this season.

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