Mad About You

Season 1 Episode 6

I'm Just So Happy for You

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 28, 1992 on NBC

Episode Recap

As Jamie and Paul compare their respective jobs to each other, it becomes apparent that Paul does not really know what Jamie does at work. He doesn't even know what "Public Relations" means. He remembers that Fran used to have Jamie's job, and calls Mark to pum him for information. But Mark doesn't know either. All he accomplished is that now Fran also knows that Paul was asking Mark.

On the same day that Jamie lands the Computron account, Paul got rejected by PBS for his Yankee Stadium documentary. On a day that Paul came home needing support, Jamie came home celebrating, and ready to party. The flowers Paul got for Jamie were far overshowed by the huge arrangement of flowers Jamie had brought home from work.

Jamie works hard to strike a balance. But Paul is not persuaded by the often-used reasoning that on a team, one day one strikes out, and another hits the ball. A state of awkwardness arises as one by one, all the Buchman friends visits to join the party. Mark adds to the awkwardness by noting that the account Jamie landed was one that his wife Fran had failed to land for three years.

Under the guise of crushing ice, Paul excuses himself from the party. But Jamie persuades him to join in - which he does in melancholy fashion. He draws attention to himself, and the visitors gravitate to consoling Paul over celebrating Jamie. Jamie excuses herself to visit her new office.

In the end, Paul realizes the spectacle of what he had done, and fears that Jamie might not be coming back. When she does arrive, he becomes contrite, even placing himself ahead of Lou Gehrig as "the luckiest man on the face of the earth."