Mad About You

Season 1 Episode 1

Romantic Improvisations

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 23, 1992 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Jamie: I'm a woman. I have needs.
      Paul: I understand.
      Jamie: I'm young.
      Paul: No one's arguing.
      Jamie: I'm vital.
      Paul: And beautiful.
      Jamie: (Looking at herself in the mirror) Are my ears too big for my head?
      Paul: And very neurotic.

    • Fran: Honey, the subway is full of degenerates.
      Lisa: Well, how am I gonna meet anyone if I take a cab?

    • Paul: Look, there's always going to be stuff. I put up with your crap and you put up with my crap.
      Jamie: That's marriage?
      Paul: This is what I'm thinking!

    • Jamie: Fran, Paul and I need a second.
      Fran: Oh, are you okay? (to Paul) Is everything all right? (to both) Can I help?

    • Jamie: Will you run the shower and make the coffee? (pause) I think I'm pregnant. (Paul sits up) Just kidding. Make the coffee.

    • Paul: What could you possibly have in your nose I don't have?
      Jamie: (wakes up) Oh, was I snoring?
      Paul: I can't believe you're alive.

  • Notes

    • Teri Hatcher was considered for the role of Jamie Buchman, but lost at the final auditions to Helen Hunt. A year later, Teri went to star in ABC's Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

    • For the first few episodes, the dog that played the character, Murray, was nameless. Every time someone yelled for him or referred to him, he was called, "The Dog".

    • Paul Reiser plays the piano in each opening episode credits.

    • Murray, the Buchman's dog is played by a dog named Smiley, but from episode two he has been replaced by Maui, who seemed to fit the role better.

    • This is the first episode for recurring stars Leila Kenzle (Fran Devanow) and Richard Kind (Mark Devanow). They both become regulars later this season.

    • For first 14 episodes, "Mad About You" aired wednesdays at 09:30 p.m.

    • First season aired from January 1996 to August 1996 in Austria.

    • The telecast of this show in the beginning was rated PG and stayed until the end.

    • In Germany, the first season aired from September 1997 to January 1998.

  • Allusions