Mad About You

The Conversation

Season 6, Ep 9, Aired 12/16/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Paul and Jamie try to help each other get through the excruciating process of "Ferberizing" the baby--they must allow the child to cry herself to sleep without comforting her. The psychological and moral implications of this are discussed and debated at length.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Helen Hunt

    Jamie Stemple Buchman

  • Leila Kenzle

    Fran Devanow

  • Paul Reiser

    Paul Buchman

  • Robin Bartlett

    Debbie Buchman

  • Cynthia Harris

    Sylvia Buchman

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Jamie: (to Paul) Your parents probably went in your room if someone else's kid was crying.

    • Paul: What are we going to do with 500 pounds of rigatoni? Jamie: Have a dinner. Paul: With who? The Three Tenors?

    • Jamie: Honey, this is good for her. Paul: I can't see how. Jamie: In the long run. Paul: Can't see the long run.

    Notes (2)

    • This episode was directed by Helen Hunt's father, famed director Gordon Hunt.

    • This entire episode was shot in one continuous take. It is usually aired commercial free.

    Trivia (1)

    • After the episode (which is done in one take), Paul Reiser, while in character, explains to Helen Hunt why it is very difficult to film a scene in one take.

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