Mad About You

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NBC (ended 1999)

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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 (I)

    Helen Hunt (I)

    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)

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    Comedy

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    Sitcoms, Family Comedies, 90s