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      Season 2 – Mad About You

      1993 Comedy List
      Reviews In this comedy, married New York couple Paul and Jamie Buchman (Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt) share their lives and offer wit and wisdom about relationships. Paul is a documentary filmmaker and Jamie works as a public relations specialist. Together, they grow and mature as they learn the art of staying married and loving it. Along for the ride is their ever-tolerant dog, Murray; Jamie's best friend, Fran; Jamie's sister, Lisa; and Paul's cousin, Ira. Playing recurring characters on the series are veteran actors including Lisa Kudrow and Hank Azaria. Read More Read Less

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      Episode 1 Aired Sep 16, 1993 Murray's Tale Lisa takes Murray the dog out for a walk, and comes back with a different dog. Paul and Jamie hunt for the real Murray, and find that while the dogs may be similar, the couples who own them aren't. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 23, 1993 Bing, Bang, Boom Paul takes a night off from filming so that he and Jamie can have a romantic evening together, but constant interruptions from the phone and neighbors spoil the romance. Details Episode 3 Aired Sep 30, 1993 Bedfellows Paul's father has a heart attack, and while Paul goes to the hospital, Jamie offers to stay with his mother to see if they can build bridges and try to get along with one another; Paul and Jamie get caught acting out Paul's teenage fantasies. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 7, 1993 Married to the Job Paul complains to Jamie's boss (Larry Miller) about the way he treats her; Jamie's worried about losing her job, then decides to quit anyway. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 14, 1993 So I Married a Hair Murderer Jamie's given up work but has too much time on her hands, and starts to drive Paul crazy. She interferes with everything, from his hair to his work, until he complains. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 28, 1993 An Unplanned Child Paul is supposed to be baby-sitting his nephew on Halloween, but is working and forgets to tell Jamie. She ends up taking him trick or treating, and worries what will happen if she and Paul have a child of their own. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 4, 1993 Natural History While visiting a museum, Jamie and Paul wonder about what brought them together. Jamie's convinced it was fate, which annoys Paul. He's also angry that she's spending more time with her friend than him. The pair discover they once met as children. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 11, 1993 Surprise Jamie thinks Paul has arranged a surprise party for her 30th birthday, but in fact he has something different planned. It all goes wrong when they are accidentally separated on a crowded subway car en route to the surprise. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 18, 1993 A Pair of Hearts Jamie and Paul are invited to join Ira and Fran on a free weekend in Atlantic City. They discover it's been arranged by Marianne, Ira's long estranged ex-wife (Cyndi Lauper), who needs him to sign their divorce papers. Details Episode 10 Aired Dec 2, 1993 It's a Wrap Jamie's looking for another job but can't decide what she wants to do; she wants to go on a double date with Paul's boss, Lou, and his girlfriend, but Paul is against it because he's angry with Lou for editing his film and not telling him. Details Episode 11 Aired Dec 9, 1993 Edna Returns Lisa becomes famous when her psychologist publishes a book blaming Jamie for Lisa's problems. Jamie's not pleased at what's said about her and Paul gets caught in the middle when the sisters argue. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 6, 1994 Paul Is Dead The death of another Paul Buchman ruins the Buchmans' credit and prompts Paul's curiosity about the deceased. Details Episode 13 Aired Jan 13, 1994 Same Time Next Week Paul gets a job working in Chicago for two months, only coming home at weekends. He and Jamie hate being separated, but when they both plan surprise visits to the other it's a disaster. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 27, 1994 The Late Show Fran tells Jamie that she may be pregnant; Ira tells Paul he's got someone pregnant, but there are lots of misunderstandings until the truth is revealed. Details Episode 15 Aired Feb 3, 1994 Virtual Reality Paul invests in a virtual reality company. At first Jamie doesn't approve, but when she tries the technology out she finds she likes a virtual Paul that always agrees with her. Appearances by Christie Brinkley and Andre Agassi. Details Episode 16 Aired Feb 10, 1994 Cold Feet During their annual Valentine's Day re-enactment of his proposal at the Rockefeller Center ice rink, the Buchmans are transported back three years when Paul asked Jamie to marry him. Details Episode 17 Aired Feb 14, 1994 Instant Karma Paul's convinced they'll have bad luck because Jamie didn't return a blouse that she accidentally acquired. She gets rid of it, and their luck changes: they get a call inviting them to a party at Yoko Ono's apartment. Details Episode 18 Aired Feb 24, 1994 The Tape Jamie and Paul are horrified to discover that a private tape of their lovemaking has accidentally been given back to a video store, instead of the movie they rented, and the couple is determined to get it back before anyone else sees it. Details Episode 19 Aired Mar 10, 1994 Love Letters Jamie and Paul find some love letters written by a previous tenant, and uncover a love story from WWII which Jamie feels is similar to her relationship with Paul. Details Episode 20 Aired Apr 7, 1994 The Last Scampi Jamie and Paul go out to dinner with both sets of parents. Their mothers begin to argue over the last scampi, but Jamie and Paul refuse to take sides. Lisa plays one set of parents against the other. Details Episode 21 Aired Apr 28, 1994 Disorientation Jamie is nervous about going back to college so Paul does his best to encourage her. Paul panics when he realizes that he forgot to mail in her registration, so he rushes to the college to put things right before she gets there. Details Episode 22 Aired May 5, 1994 Storms We Cannot Weather Paul agrees to go with Jamie on a blind date with Nick and Fran. He then discovers that Mark, Fran's ex-husband, is back in town and working in their local restaurant. Details Episode 23 Aired May 12, 1994 Up All Night Jamie can't sleep after consuming four cups of coffee while studying for a big exam; Paul and Jamie lock themselves out of their apartment; Paul believes actor John Astin lives in their building. Details Episode 24 Aired May 19, 1994 With This Ring ... The day before Paul and Jamie's 2nd wedding anniversary, Paul loses his wedding ring. Paul meets Mark, who's into Zen and helps him concentrate so he can remember where he lost it. Details Episode 25 Aired May 19, 1994 With This Ring ... It's Jamie and Paul's 2nd wedding anniversary, and throughout the celebrations people keep asking when they are going to have children. Seeing a baby makes Jamie consider having one herself. Details

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      Ken Tucker Entertainment Weekly At once fussy and aggressive, Reiser's Paul is a pain. Rated: C Sep 21, 2018 Full Review Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly This sitcom doesn't boil. But it simmers nicely, like good soup, or a good relationship. Rated: B Sep 21, 2018 Full Review

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      Season Info

      Director
      Tom Moore, Lee Shallat Chemel, Thomas Schlamme, Michael Lembeck, David Steinberg
      Executive Producer
      Danny Jacobson, Jeffrey Lane
      Screenwriter
      Danny Jacobson, Billy Grundfest, Andrew Gordon, Jeffrey Klarik, Russ Woody, Beth Fieger Falkenstein, Steve Paymer, Jeffrey Lane, Eileen Conn, Jack Burditt, Paul Reiser
      Network
      NBC
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Sep 16, 1993