Mad About You

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Mad About You

Show Summary

Jamie (Helen Hunt) and Paul Buchman (Paul Reiser) are a young urban couple with five months of marriage behind them and they're still trying to make some ground rules of living together in an apartment in Manhattan. This is definitely not easy because Jamie & Paul are both equally neurotic - but in totally different ways. Paul is a documentary filmmaker, he is charming and creative, but also extremely careful and analytic. Jaime works as a public relations consultant, and is more of a free spirit, but also has a number of discomforts. Jaime's sister Lisa Stemple (Anne Ramsay) often comes to visit them, just like their friends Mark Devanow (Richard Kind), his wife Fran (Leila Kenzle) and Paul's cousin Ira Buchman (John Pankow). But, they aren't the only ones dropping by the apartment - there are always all kinds of other characters like noisy neighbours, a funny dog walker (Hank Azaria), family members and others. With a big part of personal intimacy, which Paul Reiser, the head character and the creator of the show, compares to "a ride home after a party, when a couple can finally tell each other what have they been thinking all night", the 30-minute show searches for capricious moments of every couple. Their co-creator of the show, Danny Jacobson, adds that "they wanted to set a mirror to marriage life and see how the world is behind closed doors". NBC Broadcast History September 1992 - January 1993 -- Wednesdays 9:30pm February 1993 - May 1993 -- Saturdays 9:30pm September 1993 - May 1995 -- Thursdays 8:00pm September 1995 - May 1996 -- Sundays 8:00pm September 1996 - November 1998 -- Tuesdays 8:00pm December 1998 - May 1999 -- Mondays 8:00pm Theme Song: "Final Frontier" performed by Andrew Gold

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Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt

Jamie Stemple Buchman

Paul Reiser

Paul Reiser

Paul Buchman

Leila Kenzle

Leila Kenzle

Fran Devanow (episodes 12-142, recurring otherwise)

John Pankow

John Pankow

Ira Buchman (seasons 2-7, recurring previously)

Anne Ramsay

Anne Ramsay

Lisa Stemple (seasons 1-5, recurring afterwards)

Louis Zorich

Louis Zorich

Burt Buchman (seasons 6-7, recurring previously)

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • About the series

    10
    It has great acting for Helen Hunt in seasons 4-7, Carol Burnett in season 5 and Mel brooks in season 5.
  • My Favorite Show

    9.0
    During this show's full seven years on the air, it was my absolute favorite show in the whole world! I am crazy about Helen Hunt! So far, this is my second post since I first joined this community. I am still getting the hang of the rules and regulations. Please bare with me!
  • Good show

    8.5
    Fell for it from the beging.
  • Very enjoyable

    7.5
    I thought Mad About You was a thoroughly enjoyable show centering around the newlywed relationship of Paul and Jamie Buchman. Helen Hunt was outstanding here and Paul Reiser was much less annoying than he was on My Two Dads so we will call that a good thing. They show greatly benefitted as the lead-in to NBC's Holy Trinity of must see TV blockbusters on Thursday night -- Mad About You followed by Friends and then Seinfeld. A whole group of my friends used to get together and watch this great 1 1/2 hour TV block.



    Then came Mabel and the show jumped the shark in my opinion. She was cute sure but it just wasn't what the show was about and I lost interest toward the end. I am seriously thinking of giving it a second chance and checking it out on DVD.moreless
  • Great show about a young couple living in NY.

    10
    It feels so strange to review a show almost ten years after its end, but the other day I was remembering how much fun my family and I had watching this amazing show - and I'm not a nostalgic person.



    "Mad About You" was a tv show about a young couple living in New York City and their crazy family and friends. Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt star as Paul and Helen Buchman. They had a lot of funny situations happening in their lives, such so real, that happened with my family too. Lisa Kudrow, before becoming best known as Phoebe from "Friends", played Ursula, the crazy waitress from the restaurant where Paul and Jaime had lunch. As soon as "Friends" became a popular show, Ursula was turned into Phoebe's evil twin. There were crossovers between both shows too.



    It was a great tv show. I can't find any other show like this.moreless
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      What are your favorite episodes? I like the earlier seasons better than I do the later ones. Some of my favorite episodes are ...
      06/16/14
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    • Episode explaining "just saying"
      Anyone know which episode Paul explains the phrase "just saying"? He said oh, you're 'just saying'. If you were 'saying', it woul...
      01/16/12
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      10/05/11
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    • Cold opener; which episode
      There was one episode that opened with Paul reading a children's book out-loud, even though, according to Jamie, Mabel had already...
      12/14/10
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    • Favorite supporting character
      Who is your favorite supporting character? I mean anyone other than Paul and Jamie. Mine has to be Ira. He is so funny!
      07/03/10
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    Sitcoms, Family Comedies, 90s