Mad About You

The Birth (1)

Season 5, Ep 23, Aired 5/20/97
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  • Episode Description
  • As Paul's documentary gets a surprisingly good review at a film festival, Jamie thinks she is going into labor. So they rush to the hospital, only to find out it was a false alarm. This happens several more times, until it's finally for real.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Helen Hunt

    Jamie Stemple Buchman

  • Leila Kenzle

    Fran Devanow

  • Paul Reiser

    Paul Buchman

  • John Pankow

    Ira Buchman

  • Maui

    Murray the Dog

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • (Hoping to induce labor, Paul makes amorous gestures toward Jamie, who will give birth imminently) Jamie: If I was falling out of a plane, I'd be more in the mood to do this than I am right now.

    • Paul: What do you mean? This is not it? Joan: Nope, not it. Often mistaken for it, but not it. Jamie: You sure this isn't it? Joan: Yup, false 'it.' Take my word for it. That's my job, distinguishing actual 'it' from not 'it'!

    Notes (2)

    • Eric Stoltz is credited as a "Special Appearance".

    • Helen Hunt (Jamie Buchman) won an Emmy for her performance in this episode.

    Trivia (1)

    • At Roosevelt hospital, Jamie requests that Paul return home and retrieve Jamie's ring. Paul estimates that he could be back in 20 mintues, implying 10 minutes each way. Not in New York City. Even if the Buchmans lived next door to the hospital, merely leaving a 1000+ bed hospital, and negotiating the Buchman high-rise would require more than 10 minutes.

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