Mad About You

Season 1 Episode 9

Riding Backwards

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 18, 1992 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • The Devanow's destination of New Rochelle, New York is the same suburb where the Petries lived in The Dick van Dyke Show.

  • Quotes

    • Paul: How do you think that I felt? Having to watch the two of you perform the entire score of The Music Man? And I'll tell you something, babe. 'Seventy-Six Trombones' was not written for the cello!
      Jamie: Says who?
      Paul: The title.

    • Conductor: Have a Hap-py Ho-li-day!
      Paul: Easy for you to say.
      Conductor: It's my jo-b...

    • Paul: What was that?
      Jamie: Nothing. Just told her we needed some private time since we were going up for your mother's funeral. Always works.
      Paul: Why is it my mother?
      Jamie: I don't know, I wanted the leg-room, I had to kill somebody, she came to mind.

  • Notes

    • Jamie runs into Hap Evans, who she was engaged to for a couple of months while in high school; she had broken the engagement at the Thanksgiving Dance of 1979 when she caught Hap flirting with Marcia Dixon.

    • Jamie is seen reading "Surrender the Pink" by Carrie Fisher.

    • A Cello solo of 76 Trombones plays over the end credits rather than the usual music - a tribute to the fact that it is revealed in this episode that Jamie used to play the cello (and is considering playing again).

  • Allusions