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Mad About You

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by David Buff

Last updated:
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aired from: Sep 1992 to: May 1999 164 eps NBC 30 min stereo closed captioned

regulars:

  • Paul Reiser as Paul Buchman
  • Helen Hunt as Jamie Buchman
  • Leila Kenzle as Fran Devanow [ seasons 1 - 6, recurring otherwise ]
  • John Pankow as Ira Buchman [ episode 15+ ]
  • Cynthia Harris as Sylvia Buchman [ season 6+, recurring previously ]
  • Louis Zorich as Burt Buchman [ season 6+, recurring previously ]
  • Robin Bartlett as Debbie Buchman [ season 6, recurring otherwise ]
  • Anne Ramsay as Lisa Stemple [ seasons 1 - 5, recurring otherwise ]
  • Tommy Hinkley as Jay Selby [ episodes 1 - 13 ]
  • Richard Kind as Mark Devanow [ season 1 only, recurring otherwise ]

    recurring characters:

  • Spencer Klein as Ryan Devanow [ episode 6+ ]
  • Judy Geeson as Maggie Conway [ episode 10+ ]
  • Spencer Klein as Ryan Devanow [ episode 6+ ]
  • Paxton Whitehead as Hal Conway [ seasons 1, 6 & 7 ]
  • Jim Piddock as Hal Conway [ seasons 3 - 4 ]
  • Lisa Kudrow as Ursula Buffay [ episode 26+ ]
  • Hank Azaria as Nat [ episode 77+ ]
  • Suzie Plakson as Joan Golfinos [ episode 96+ ]
  • Marva Hicks as Remy [ episodes 26 - 61 ]
  • George O. Petrie as Sid [ episodes 56 - 90 ]
  • David Strickland as Hollis Pavelle [ episodes 76 - 92 ]
  • Alan Ruck as Lance Brockwell [ episodes 75 - 87 ]
  • Harry Groener as Lance Brockwell [ episodes 97 - 113 ]
  • Bradley White as Doug Berkus [ episodes 86 - 95 ]


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      1st Season 1992

    1. "Romantic Improvisations"

      Paul and Jamie Buchman are newlyweds adjusting to life together in Manhattan. In the series opener, their scheduled evening alone goes awry as each assumes the other had cancelled their dinner engagement with friends.

      b: 23 Sep 92 pc: _________ w: Danny Jacobson & Paul Reiser d: Barnet Kellman
    2. "Sofa's Choice"
      gs: Estelle Harris [ Barry's mother ], Richard Roat [ Phillip ], Jodi Carlisle [ Saleslady ]

      To Paul, a couch by any other name is not a couch, especially if it is a divan, a settee, or worse, a love seat. Jamie is determined that their first major purchase be jointly made and when dragged to the department store, Paul manages to hyperventilate.

      b: 30 Sep 92 pc: _________ w: Danny Jacobson & Paul Reiser d: Barnet Kellman
    3. "Sunday Times"

      Paul and Jamie enjoy a quiet Sunday with nothing to do except decide what to do. However, they have to decide whether to see a movie, take in a parade or get to the museum before other their friends' Sundays intrude.

      b: 7 Oct 92 pc: _________ w: Jeffrey Lane d: Barnet Kellman
    4. "Out of the Past"
      gs: Lisa Edelstein [ Lynne Stoddard ], Art Evans [ Ike ], Kerri Green [ Stacey ], Sarah Partridge [ Audrey ], Jack Kenny [ Waiter ]

      News of his ex-girlfriend visiting New York first fills Paul with excitement, followed by guilt, culminating in blithering idiocy after he invites Jamie to Riff's to meet her and Jamie accepts.

      b: 14 Oct 92 pc: _________ w: Steve Paymer d: Barnet Kellman
    5. "Paul in the Family"
      gs: Paul Dooley [ Gus Stemple ], Nancy Dussault [ Theresa Stemple ]

      An unexpectedly long visit by Jamie's parents turns her into a raving lunatic who bribes Lisa with cold cash and cab fare into sharing the experience. And Lisa delivers, distracting her parents and getting them off of Jamie's back.

      b: 21 Oct 92 pc: _________ w: Daryl Rowland & Lisa DeBenedictis d: Paul Lazarus
    6. "I'm Just So Happy for You"
      gs: Art Evans [ Ike ], Phil Leeds [ Vacky ], Kerri Green [ Stacey ]

      rc: Ryan

      Paul's film about Yankee Stadium is rejected by PBS the same day Jamie snags a major advertising account, turning her celebratory bash into a defeat party.

      b: 28 Oct 92 pc: _________ w: Billy Grundfest d: Barnet Kellman
    7. "Token Friend"
      gs: Steve Buscemi [ Howie Balinger ], Michael Goldfinger [ Sarcastic man ], Elizabeth Norment [ Woman asking directions ], Steven M. Porter [ Out-of-towner ], Yoshio Be [ Japanese Businessman #1 ], Toshi Toda [ Japanese Businessman #2 ]

      rc: Ryan

      Paul is suddenly reluctant to use the subway because a former fellow film school student turns up as the token clerk at his station.

      b: 4 Nov 92 pc: _________ w: Sally Lapiduss & Pamela Eells d: Paul Lazarus
    8. "The Apartment"
      gs: Al Ruscio [ Uncle Jules ], Michael Richards [ Cosmo Kramer ]

      Planning their last will and testament together brings up the subject of Paul's old bachelor pad, which he is now sublets, but Jamie would rather he let go of the past and surrender the lease to its current tenant

      b: 11 Nov 92 pc: _________ w: Danny Jacobson & Steve Paymer d: Barnet Kellman

      NOTE: Michael Richards crosses over as his Seinfeld character.
    9. "Riding Backwards"
      gs: Michael Eugene Fairman [ Train Conductor ], Carol Ann Susi [ Woman Passenger ]

      rc: Ryan

      On a trip to Connecticut to spend Thanksgiving with Jamie's parents, Paul and Jamie are doing fine, Mark and Fran begin to fight, while Selby and Lisa are just friends. But on the return journey, everything is different.

      b: 18 Nov 92 pc: _________ w: Jeffrey Lane d: Barnet Kellman
    10. "Neighbors from Hell"

      rc: Maggie, Hal

      The Buchmans get off on the wrong foot with the neighbors across the hall and each subsequent step to improve relations only makes matters worse.

      b: 9 Dec 92 pc: _________ w: Paul Reiser & Billy Grundfest d: Dennis Erdman
    11. "Met Someone"
      gs: Lisa Kudrow [ Karen ], Kathryn Spitz [ Dana ], David Arnott [ Lester ], Wayne Tippitt [ Manny Gantz ]

      The story of how Jamie and Paul met is told. It begins with a chance encounter on a Sunday evening, followed by Paul's hard work to locate Jamie and then some fast-talking to turn that encounter into a dinner date

      b: 16 Dec 92 pc: _________ w: Danny Jacobson d: Barnet Kellman

      NOTE: In this episode, Lisa Kudrow plays a date of Paul's named Karen. Beginning in episode 26, she plays Ursula Buffay.
    12. "Maid About You"
      gs: Beata Pozniak [ Masha ]

      The Buchmans find their new once-a-week maid a big help, but she is heart-broken that her affection for "Mr. Paul" isn't being reciprocated.

      b: 6 Jan 93 pc: _________ w: Daryl Rowland & Lisa DeBenedictis d: Barnet Kellman
    13. "Togetherness"
      gs: Jerry Hardin [ Al ], Bill Dunlevy [ The Big Apple ], Albert Owens [ The Cat ], Ric Edinger [ Stage Manager ]

      Producer Jamie gets to hire the director for a new spot for the New York City tourism campaign and she picks Paul so they can work together, but soon finds out how much togetherness is too much.

      b: 13 Jan 93 pc: _________ w: Steve Paymer d: Barnet Kellman
    14. "Weekend Getaway"
      gs: Murphy Dunne [ Ned ], Parley Baer [ Polar Bear Club Member ]

      An escape to the countryside doesn't immediately cure Jamie's blues, but once it does, she wants to stay at the countryside permanently, make apples, till soil and run a Chinese restaurant.

      b: 27 Jan 93 pc: _________ w: Daryl Rowland & Lisa DeBenedictis d: Linda Day
    15. "The Wedding Affair"
      gs: Susan Blommaert [ Miss Grundy ], William Newman [ The Waiter ], Neil Vipone [ Friendly Couple ], Annie Abbott [ Friendly Couple ], Laura Waterbury [ Woman looking for her hat ]

      After unwittingly revealing a secret about a bride to her father on her wedding day, Paul badgers Jamie into telling him one of hers, and soon is sorry he did.

      b: 6 Feb 93 pc: _________ w: Billy Grundfest & Paul Reiser d: Linda Day
    16. "Love Among the Tiles"
      gs: Patrick Warburton [ Sam ], Gregory Paul Martin [ Andrew ]

      rc: Ryan

      What should a couple do when trapped in their bathroom on Valentine's Day? Paul and Jamie show the way--painting toe-nails, giving mutual facials, and using antacid tablets as food and more.

      b: 13 Feb 93 pc: _________ w: Sally Lapiduss & Pamela Eells d: Linda Day
    17. "The Billionaire"
      gs: Jerry Lewis [ Freddy Stadler ], Steven Wright [ Warren ], Bill Fox [ Belden ], Connie [ Meagen Fay ], Lou Cutell [ Eddie ], Donna Pieroni [ Massuese ]

      An extremely energetic and eccentric billionaire wants Paul to make a film about him. Meanwhile Paul hires a new editor/cameraman who is anything but energetic.

      b: 20 Feb 93 pc: _________ w: Sally Lapiduss & Pamela Eells d: Linda Day
    18. "The Man Who Said Hello"
      gs: Maria Pitillo [ Mimi ], Phil LaMarr [ Marshall ], Regis Philbin [ Himself ], Joy Philbin [ Herself ]

      rc: Burt

      Paul's father has his 15 minutes of fame following an incident with Regis Philbin that embarasses Paul, and events progress to a point that Paul is being viewed by all of New York City as an overreactive son.

      b: 27 Feb 93 pc: _________ w: Jeffrey Lane & Danny Jacobson d: Linda Day
    19. "Swept Away"
      gs: Charles Shaughnessy [ Michael ], James W. Sudik [ Irwin ], Kayla Carr [ Woman who hates the quiche ]

      Jamie thinks that Lisa and her new boyfriend are moving too fast in their relationship, so when they decide to move in together after a week's acquaintance, she is unable to stay uninvolved.

      b: 1 May 93 pc: _________ w: Steve Paymer d: Linda Day
    20. "The Spy Who Loved Me"
      gs: Barbara Feldon [ Diane Caldwell ]

      Jamie's new client is a former TV star idolized by Paul and Ira in their childhood, and as they revert back to the old ways and compete for star attention, Ira wins big.

      b: 8 May 93 pc: _________ w: Billy Grundfest & Paul Reiser d: Barnet Kellman
    21. "The Painter"
      gs: Rick Rossovich [ Sherman Williams ]

      Jamie hires an ex-boyfriend to paint the apartment and is a bit annoyed when Paul is not concerned by the prospect of her old flame being alone with her.

      b: 15 May 93 pc: _________ w: Danny Jacobson & Jeffrey Lane d: Barnet Kellman
    22. "Happy Anniversary"
      gs: Steven Wright [ Warren ], Meagen Fay [ Connie ]

      At the Buchmans' first anniversary party, love blossoms between Warren and Connie while Paul tries to turn back the clock, but there is no love lost between the now separated Fran and Mark.

      b: 22 May 93 pc: _________ w: Sally Lapiduss & Pamela Eells d: Barnet Kellman

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    Mad About You (2nd Season Episode Guide)

    2nd Season 1993

    1. "Murray's Tale"
      gs: Steven Wright [ Warren ], Jerry Adler [ Sgt. Panino ], David Ellzey [ Saul Beckner ], Nancy Kerr [ Janey Beckner ], Maui [ Simon ]

      Lisa takes Murray out for a walk and returns with a dog that obviously isn't him. Meanwhile, Paul and Jamie contact the cops and everyone else joins in the hunt for the real Murray.

      b: 16 Sep 93 pc: _________ w: Billy Grundfest d: Thomas Schlamme
    2. "Bing, Bang, Boom"

      Phone calls, noisy neighbors and an invisible mouse being chased by Murray are some of the distractions that Paul and Jamie face while struggling to find romance during a long-awaited evening together.

      b: 23 Sep 93 pc: _________ w: Billy Grundfest & Paul Reiser d: Lee Shallat
    3. "Bedfellows"
      gs: Randy Graff [ Sharon ], Francesca P. Roberts [ The Nurse ], Valente Rodriguez [ Harold ]

      rc: Burt, Sylvia

      A suspected heart attack sends Paul's father to the hospital, leaving his mother home alone, until Jamie tries to score some much needed "points" with her mother-in-law.

      b: 30 Sep 93 pc: _________ w: Danny Jacobson d: Thomas Schlamme
    4. "Married to the Job"
      gs: Larry Miller [ Lou Bonaparte ], Lou Cutell [ Eddie ], Ken Jenkins [ Jack Farrer ], Cameron Thor [ Ricky ]

      rc: Remy, Ursula

      An evening out at Riff's sees Paul complaining about his meddlesome new producer, and Jamie venting about her same old credit-grabbing boss, who happens to be seated nearby.

      b: 7 Oct 93 pc: _________ w: Russ Woody d: Thomas Schlamme
    5. "So I Married a Hair Murderer"
      gs: Steven Wright [ Warren ], Larry Miller [ Lou Bonaparte ], Bud Sabatino [ Street Character ], Majorie Wellin [ Waitress ]

      Paul is anything but pleased with Jamie, who has too much free time on her hands, and uses it to cut his hair and his film, and worse, improves on the original cut.

      b: 14 Oct 93 pc: _________ w: Andrew Gordon & Eileen Conn d: Thomas Schlamme
    6. "The Unplanned Child"
      gs: Larry Miller [ Lou Bonaparte ], Talia Balsam [ Debbie ], Bradley Pierce [ Jed ], Ryan Stiles [ Video Vogue Manager ], Dutch [ Steve Paymer ], Aaron Lustig [ Neighbor in 9-D ]

      rc: Remy, Maggie

      Paul's shooting schedule leaves it all up to Jamie to go out trick-or-treating with his seven-year-old nephew, whose two-hour visit Paul forgot to mention to her and lasts a lot longer than two hours

      b: 28 Oct 93 pc: _________ w: Jack Burditt d: Thomas Schlamme

      NOTE: In this episode only, Talia Balsam plays Paul's sister Debbie. Beginning in episode 46, Robin Bartlett plays her.
    7. "Natural History"
      gs: Ralph Bruneau [ Jim ], Ron Frazier [ Museum Guard ], Shirley Prestia [ Tampa Tourist ], Jordan Orschin [ Young Paul ], Lyndsay Riddle [ Young Jamie ], Alexandra Currie [ Young Lisa ], Thomas Tulak [ Young Ira ]

      rc: Ursula

      What brought Jamie and Paul together? Was it fate or a big coincidence? Jamie's belief that it was fate annoys Paul to no end, who is already mad that she is spending more time with Lisa rather than with him.

      b: 4 Nov 93 pc: _________ w: Steve Paymer d: Thomas Schlamme
    8. "Surprise"
      gs: John Fleck [ Ricky ], Mark Schiff [ Max ], Bill Ingram [ The Vegetarian ], Kevin Womeck [ The Sauve Singers ], Bryant Woodart [ The Sauve Singers ], Adam LaBaud [ The Sauve Singers ], Steven John Cohen [ Juggler ]

      Jamie suspects a surprise party waiting for her at home. However, that's not what has been arranged for her birthday by Paul, who gets separated from her on the subway en route to the surprise.

      b: 11 Nov 93 pc: _________ w: Jeffrey Lane s: Beth Fieger Falkenstein d: Lee Shallat
    9. "A Pair of Hearts"
      gs: Cyndi Lauper [ Marianne Lugasso ], Keone Young [ Al ], Patrick Neil Quinn [ The Gambler ]

      A free weekend in Atlantic City has been mysteriously arranged for Jamie & Paul and Fran & Ira, by Ira's wife as it turns out, now a casino hostess who wants Ira to sign divorce papers.

      b: 18 Nov 93 pc: _________ w: Danny Jacobson d: Tom Moore
    10. "It's a Wrap"
      gs: Larry Miller [ Lou Bonaparte ], Larry Hankin [ Bob ]

      rc: Ursula

      An unemployed Jamie is envious of Paul, whose work is something he loves to do. Meanwhile, Paul feels betrayed by his producer Lou, who is now tampering with Paul's latest labor of love.

      b: 2 Dec 93 pc: _________ w: Andrew Gordon & Eileen Conn d: Tom Moore
    11. "Deconstructive Criticism (a.k.a. Edna Returns)"
      gs: Steven Wright [ Warren ], Robert Donley [ Scat King ]

      rc: Ursula

      Lisa acquires her 15 minutes of fame under a pseudonym in her shrink's book, and Paul is caught is the middle of the sibling squabble that follows when Jamie takes exception to being called Lisa's overbearing sister.

      b: 9 Dec 93 pc: _________ w: Andrew Gordon & Eileen Conn s: Jack Burditt d: Tom Moore
    12. "Paul Is Dead"
      gs: Carolyn Mignini [ Bank Manager ], Race Nelson [ Man at the ATM ], Lenny Wolpe [ Monty ], Luis Antonio Ramos [ Juan ]

      rc: Ursula, Maggie

      The death of a Paul Buchman affects Jamie and Paul quite suddenly, leaving them without cash or credit. Meanwhile Paul is morbidly curious about his namesake.

      b: 6 Jan 94 pc: _________ w: Billy Grundfest s: Russ Woody & Billy Grundfest d: Lee Shallat
    13. "Same Time Next Week"

      rc: Sylvia

      Jamie and Paul must endure two months of separation when Paul has to shoot a film in Chicago, returning only for the weekends, weather permitting

      b: 13 Jan 94 pc: _________ w: Jeffrey Lane & Danny Jacobson d: Thomas Schlamme


    14. "The Late Show"
      gs: Greg Collins [ Sergio ], Steve Paymer [ Voice of Russell Bernard ]

      rc: Ursula

      Fran tells Jamie that she may be pregnant, and Paul finds out from Ira that Ira may have got someone pregnant, but neither realizes that it is Ira who might have got Fran pregnant.

      b: 27 Jan 94 pc: _________ w: Andrew Gordon & Eileen Conn d: Thomas Schlamme
    15. "Virtual Reality"
      gs: J.D. Daniels [ Edward Wagner ], Christie Brinkley [ Herself ], Andre Agassi [ Himself ]

      rc: Ursula

      Paul invests in a startup venture bringing out a virtual-reality system with Ira, after a demo but without consulting Jamie, who reacts calmly to his actions, both real and imagined.

      b: 3 Feb 94 pc: _________ w: Danny Jacobson & Jeffrey Lane d: Thomas Schlamme
    16. "Cold Feet"
      gs: Louis Goss [ Mel Wertzel ], Andrea Elson [ Joanne ]

      rc: Ursula

      A Valentine's Day story that begins with Jamie and Paul at Rockefeller Center rink side and moves back three years to the day they finally moved in together and ended up engaged.

      b: 10 Feb 94 pc: _________ w: Jeffrey Lane & Danny Jacobson d: Thomas Schlamme
    17. "Instant Karma"
      gs: Susan Blommaert [ Rita ], Simon Templeman [ Martin ], George O. Petrie [ Elevator Operator ], Lynn Milgrim [ Yoko Ono's Maid ]

      Jamie's fortune cookie predicts that bad luck will follow the guilty, but Paul is convinced her luck is being visited on him even as they head for a party at Yoko Ono's place.

      b: 14 Feb 94 pc: _________ w: Beth Fieger Falkenstein s: Beth Fieger Falkenstein, Dana Reston & Frank Lombardi d: Lee Shallat
    18. "The Tape"
      gs: Kenneth Tigar [ Norman Lark ], Ryan Stiles [ Video Village Manager ], Steve Paymer [ Dutch ], Perry Anzilotti [ Roy Osterback ]

      rc: Ursula. Jamie and Paul are horrified to discover that Paul has unwittingly handed over their revealing homemade video to the Family Network, instead of a documentary about a zoo.

      b: 24 Feb 94 pc: _________ w: Paul Reiser d: Tom Moore
    19. "Love Letters"
      gs: Kim Hunter [ Millie Barton ], Dick O'Neill [ Manny Barton ], Jerry Adler [ Mr. Wicker ], Elena Wohl [ Ellen ], Timi Prulhiere [ Couple in 6-C ], Dylan Haggerty [ Couple in 6-C ]

      rc: Ursula

      The Buchmans find letters written by former tenants of their apartment chronicling a World War II love story that Jamie feels parallels her and Paul's.

      b: 10 Mar 94 pc: _________ w: Jeffrey Klarik d: Tom Moore
    20. "The Last Scampi"
      gs: Erick Avari [ Dr. Arzupian ], Allan Arbus [ Albert Urbont ], Marty Rackham [ Phone Repairman ]

      Jamie and Paul refuse to take sides in an incident between their mothers, while Lisa plays both sides to advantage. Meanwhile Murray is found to be suffering from his own mother problems.

      b: 7 Apr 94 pc: _________ w: Billy Grundfest d: Tom Moore
    21. "Disorientation"
      gs: Alan Wilder [ Registar #1 ], Adilah Barnes [ Registar #2 ], Sydney Brown [ Coed in the Line ], Lightfield Lewis [ Student with 'Fresh Vomit' Cap ], Louie Maggiotto [ Student with Basketball ], Stephen Pearlman [ Ethics Professor ], Julia Sweeney [ French Professor ], Jim Piddock [ Logic Professor ], Mary Portser [ Psychology Professor ], Daryl Roach [ The Photographer ]

      rc: Maggie

      On the first day of school, Fran, Lisa, Paul and Ira race against time to cover for Paul, who has forgotten to mail in Jamie's registration.

      b: 28 Apr 94 pc: _________ w: Jack Burditt & Jeffrey Lane d: Tom Moore
    22. "Storms We Cannot Weather"
      gs: David Beron [ Nick ], Ivory Ocean [ Isaac ]

      rc: Mark, Ursula

      While dining at Riff's with Fran and Nick, Jamie's new friend from school, Paul and Jamie have some unexpected company and encounter a turn in relationships that neither can fathom.

      b: 5 May 94 pc: _________ w: Danny Jacobson d: David Steinberg
    23. "Up All Night"
      gs: John Astin [ Himself ], Karla Tamburelli [ Waula Lea ], Garth Brooks [ Himself ], Jerry Adler [ Mr. Wicker ]

      Jamie's sleeplessness leads to an all-night adventure with Paul, taking the Buchmans from the basement to the rooftop, and a tango with John Astin, if that's who he really is.

      b: 12 May 94 pc: _________ w: Jeffrey Klarik d: Michael Lembeck
    24. "With This Ring... (1)"
      gs: Andrew J. Ferchland [ Noah ], Darrell Kunitomi [ Kim ], Patty Toy [ Tammy ], Jimm Giannini [ Hot Dog Vendor ], Anthony Russell [ Hot Dog Dispatcher ]

      rc: Mark, Sylvia, Ursula, Debbie

      The Buchmans' second-anniversary celebrations begin with Paul losing his wedding ring and having to endure three congratulatory lunches with Jamie. Meanwhile the encounter with Paul's nephew causes them both to rethink having a child.

      b: 19 May 94 pc: _________ w: Jeffrey Lane d: Tom Moore
    25. "With This Ring... (2)"
      gs: Andrew J. Ferchland [ Noah ], Darrell Kunitomi [ Kim ], Patty Toy [ Tammy ], Jimm Giannini [ Hot Dog Vendor ], Anthony Russell [ Hot Dog Dispatcher ]

      rc: Mark, Sylvia, Ursula, Debbie

      The Buchmans' second-anniversary celebrations begin with Paul losing his wedding ring and having to endure three congratulatory lunches with Jamie. Meanwhile the encounter with Paul's nephew causes them both to rethink having a child.

      b: 19 May 94 pc: _________ w: Jeffrey Lane & Danny Jacobson s: Jeffrey Lane d: Tom Moore

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    3rd Season 1994

    1. "Escape from New York"

      rc: Sylvia, Ursula

      The last weekend of a hot New York summer finds Paul and Jamie borrowing Fran's car to drive down to the Jersey shore for a taste of fried clams, trying to recall the name of a favorite restaurant.

      b: 22 Sep 94 pc: _________ w: Danny Jacobson & Jeffrey Lane d: David Steinberg
    2. "Home"
      gs: Jerry Adler [ Mr. Wicker ]

      rc: Sylvia, Maggie, Hal

      The war of the Buchmans and the Conways is fully engaged as rumors fly about the apartment building going co-op. Meanwhile Murray and Sophie find true love and then some more.

      b: 29 Sep 94 pc: _________ w: Jack Burditt d: David Steinberg
    3. "Till Death Do Us Part"
      gs: Ernie Sabella [ Maurice ], Dana Lee [ Mike ], Mario Ruccuzzo [ Tommy's Friend ], Al Berry [ Racetrack Patron #1 ], Bill P. Murry [ Racetrack Patron #2 ], Danny Mora [ Racetrack #3 ], Bill Saluga [ Racetrack Patron #4 ], The Voice [ Himself ]

      Paul's idea for the final resting place for the ashes of Jamie's uncle Van takes the Buchmans to Belmont, where Lisa pays admission for her uncle, Ira has a relapse and Jamie backs a long shot named About-To-Be-Glue to win big.

      b: 6 Oct 94 pc: _________ w: Danny Jacobson d: David Steinberg
    4. "When I'm Sixty-Four"
      gs: Jerry Adler [ Mr. Wicker ], Anita Gillette [ Mrs. Wicker ], Kristen Cloke [ The Salesgirl ], Tony Edwards [ The Optician ]

      rc: Maggie

      The Wickers have a big fight and Mr. Wicker moves in with the Buchmans. Meanwhile, Jamie finally succumbs to an eye exam, but can't decide between glasses and contact lenses.

      b: 13 Oct 94 pc: _________ w: Victor Levin d: David Steinberg
    5. "Legacy"
      gs: Charles Hallahan [ Sloopy Dunbar ], Michael Tomlinson [ Man Looking For Fishing Rod ], Wendy Kamenoff [ Woman Shopping For Golf Clubs ]

      rc: Burt, Sylvia

      Buchman's Sporting Goods store has its annual midnight sale and in arranging an appearance by a former Yankee player, Jamie gets her PR juices flowing. But Paul is left feeling uncomfortable, for more reasons than one.

      b: 20 Oct 94 pc: _________ w: Jeffrey Lane s: Jeffrey Lane & Steve Paymer d: David Steinberg
    6. "Pandora's Box"
      gs: Jerry Adler [ Mr. Wicker ], Liz Georges [ Neighbor ], Erin Trimble [ Daughter ], Brian Jensen [ Actor On Soap Opera ], Kevin M. Richardson [ Cable Repairman ], Pat Crawford [ Angry Neighbor ], Stan Sellers [ Angry Neighbor ], Al Roker [ Himself ]

      rc: Ursula, Maggie, Hal

      Jamie works around Paul's opposition to having a TV in their bedroom and hotwires an additional cable outlet with Fran's help. The inevitable, farcical complications lead ultimately to a citywide blackout

      b: 3 Nov 94 pc: _________ w: Victor Fresco d: David Steinberg

      NOTE: This episode was part of NBC's "Blackout Thursday." Three of four Must-See Thursday comedies centered around a blackout in New York City. After Jamie created a blackout on Mad About You, characters on Friends and Madman of the People were left in the dark. There was no blackout story on Seinfeld.
    7. "The Ride Home"
      gs: Eric Stoltz [ Alan Tofsky ], Wendie Malick [ Carol ], Senait [ Tracy ], Judith Hoag [ Doris ], Vince Grant [ Bob ], Joe Flood [ Cabbie ], Tyrees Allen [ "But this is Pennsylvania" Man ]

      Fran's birthday party is the setting for Jamie's unexpected encounter with an ex-boyfriend, and the saga of who dumped whom dominates her evening. The cab-ride home provides two interlocking perspectives of the evening's events.

      b: 10 Nov 94 pc: _________ w: Liz Coe d: David Steinberg
    8. "Giblets for Murray"
      gs: John Karlen [ Gus Stemple ], Penny Fuller [ Theresa Stemple ], Ping Wu [ Kim ], Meg Wyllie [ Aunt Lolly ], Herself [ Neighbor in 12-D ]

      rc: Burt, Sylvia

      Jamie's perfect Thanksgiving feast involves a buffet for ten, and five turkeys, thanks to Murray and the extremely friendly neighborhood grocer Kim.

      b: 17 Nov 94 pc: _________ w: Jeffrey Klarik s: Jeffrey Klarik & Billy Grundfest d: David Steinberg
    9. "Once More With Feeling"
      gs: Jack Shearer [ Manny ]

      rc: Ursula, Sid. As the Buchmans' sex-life waxes and wanes, Lisa snags a pair of free dinners, Fran loses a window office and Ira acquires a silent partner

      b: 8 Dec 94 pc: _________ w: Victor Levin s: Victor Levin & Dan Greenberg d: David Steinberg


    10. "The City"
      gs: Marita Geraghty [ Velma ], Iqbal Theba [ Cabbie ], Allan Wasserman [ Cab-Crasher ], Kelly Perrine [ Man in Line ], Bibi Osterwald [ Elderly Patron ], June Gable [ Woman in Theater ], Richard Robert Redlin [ Man in Wheelchair ], George D. Wallace [ The Projectionist ], Rudolph Giuliani [ Himself ]

      A bad day in the Big Apple leaves Jamie unwilling to go out to see a feel-good movie, but Paul talks her into an evening out, if only to meet Ira's new girlfriend.

      b: 15 Dec 94 pc: _________ w: Paul Reiser d: David Steinberg
    11. "Our Fifteen Minutes"

      rc: Maggie

      Paul is one of six documentary filmmakers selected by PBS to turn the camera on themselves for 15 minutes, and in his case, it turns into a big surprise

      b: 5 Jan 95 pc: _________ w: Jack Burditt d: Thomas Schlamme

      NOTE: Shot in real-time (one take per act).
    12. "How to Fall in Love"
      gs: Anne Bobby [ Susannah Gould ], Eric Lutes [ Mick ]

      rc: Maggie, Ursula

      Paul's ideas on how to meet and engage the opposite sex are tested by Jamie in a hypothetical encounter, while Ira has a very real encounter with Jamie's friend.

      b: 19 Jan 95 pc: _________ w: Jeffrey Lane d: Thomas Schlamme
    13. "Mad About You (1)"
      gs: Lyle Lovett [ Lenny ], John Karlen [ Gus Stemple ], Penny Fuller [ Theresa Stemple ], Meg Wyllie [ Aunt Lolly ], Patrick Cronin [ The Postal Worker ], Jane Carr [ Hillary ], Ralph Manza [ Saul ], Vito Scotti [ Antonio ], Kirsten Holmquist [ Vicky ]

      rc: Mark, Sylvia, Burt, Debbie, Remy

      The saga of the three months leading up to Paul and Jamie's wedding, what with the invitations, the reception menu, the dress fittings, the band selection, the rehearsal dinner and the remarkable goings-on of the night before the wedding

      b: 2 Feb 95 pc: _________ w: Danny Jacobson & Jeffrey Klarik d: David Steinberg


    14. "Mad About You (2)"
      gs: Lyle Lovett [ Lenny ], John Karlen [ Gus Stemple ], Penny Fuller [ Theresa Stemple ], Meg Wyllie [ Aunt Lolly ], Patrick Cronin [ The Postal Worker ], Jane Carr [ Hillary ], Ralph Manza [ Saul ], Vito Scotti [ Antonio ], Kirsten Holmquist [ Vicky ]

      rc: Mark, Sylvia, Burt, Debbie, Remy

      The saga of the three months leading up to Paul and Jamie's wedding, what with the invitations, the reception menu, the dress fittings, the band selection, the rehearsal dinner and the remarkable goings-on of the night before the wedding.

      b: 2 Feb 95 pc: _________ w: Danny Jacobson & Jeffrey Klarik d: David Steinberg
    15. "Just My Dog"
      gs: Brent Spiner [ Bob ], Tom Gallop [ The Ad Exec ], Richard Frank [ The Director ], Jay Leno [ Himself ], Rachel Hunter [ Herself ]

      rc: Maggie, Remy

      The tale of Murray's show-biz career, spawned by a walk-on appearance in a commercial directed by Paul, advanced by an eager agent, leading all the way to an audition for a series.

      b: 9 Feb 95 pc: _________ w: Andrew Gordon & Eileen Conn d: Thomas Schlamme
    16. "The Alan Brady Show"
      gs: Carl Reiner [ Alan Brady ], Penny Fuller [ Theresa Stemple ], Meg Wyllie [ Aunt Lolly ], Alix Elias [ Mrs. Brady ], William Utay [ Maurice ]

      rc: Sid

      Paul finds it very difficult to deal with the considerable ego of a legendary TV star, until help arrives in the form of a tip from a surprising quarter

      b: 16 Feb 95 pc: _________ w: Kenny Schwartz d: Gordon Hunt

      NOTE: Director Gordon Hunt is Helen Hunt's real-life father.
    17. "Mad Without You"
      gs: Jerry Adler [ Mr. Wicker ], Debra Mooney [ Sister Dorothea ], Carlos Ferro [ Drycleaning Pickup Man ], Bill Ingram [ Meat of the Month Club Man ], Andrew Craig [ Sisters of Charity Mover ], Tony Edwards [ Man Bidding on the Bed ]

      rc: Maggie, Hal

      Jamie goes up to Connecticut to keep her dad company, and the home-alone Paul gets quite giddy being "Lord of the Manor."

      b: 23 Feb 95 pc: _________ w: Billy Grundfest d: Michael Lembeck
    18. "Purseona"
      gs: Nancy Lenehan [ Dr. Wallach ], Clea Lewis [ Salesgirl ], John O'Leary [ Mr. Howard ], Pierre Gonneau [ Mr. Boniello ], Michael Leopard [ Man at the Airport ], Andrew Gordon [ Dr. Wallach's Patient ]

      Paul's Canadian adventure gets off to a bad start, Jamie's pitch to a client does likewise, while Lisa's day is smooth sailing after she accidentally snags her sister's purse and more (her life).

      b: 9 Mar 95 pc: _________ w: Andrew Gordon & Eileen Conn d: Michael Lembeck
    19. "Two Tickets to Paradise"
      gs: Caroline Aaron [ Trish Dawson ], John C. Moskoff [ Sam Frank ], Annie Korzen [ Fritzi Frank ], Dominic Hoffman [ The Waiter ], Pamela Dunlap [ Louise ], Gregg Daniel [ The Neighbor at the Hammock ], William Mesnik [ The Bowling Enthusiast ], Mark Tymchyshyn [ Boat Rental Agent ], Michael Lembeck [ Mr. Shapiro ]

      Sylvia Buchman decides paradise is not for her, so Paul and Jamie use his parents' non-refundable package for a holiday in the Caribbean, telling tall tales in multiple languages.

      b: 30 Mar 95 pc: _________ w: Rick Wiener d: Michael Lembeck
    20. "Money Changes Everything"
      gs: Cyndi Lauper [ Marianne Lugasso ], Anne Bobby [ Susannah ], E.J. Callahan [ Boston Celtics Fan ], Patrick Ewing [ Himself ]

      rc: Sid

      Marianne returns from Luxembourg, sans her husband, but with "more money than Canada," eager to finance Ira's new catalog business with an interest-free loan, but his silent partner finds voice to veto the deal.

      b: 27 Apr 95 pc: _________ w: Victor Fresco d: Michael Lembeck
    21. "Cake Fear"
      gs: Meg Wyllie [ Aunt Lolly ], Anne Bobby [ Susannah ]

      rc: Maggie, Sid

      The saga of Paul's birthdays since meeting Jamie, going back and then forth, recounting the disasters and the strange tale of a bottle of Grandfather Port.

      b: 4 May 95 pc: _________ w: Jeffrey Lane d: Michael Lembeck
    22. "My Boyfriend's Back"
      gs: Eric Stoltz [ Alan ], Jon Polito [ Ralphy ], Gareth Williams [ Mikey ], April Ortiz [ Mother ], Larry Romano [ Pizzeria Man ], Robert Dorfman [ Pizzeria Guy ]

      rc: Hal

      Jamie is obliged to work on an advertising campaign with ex-boyfriend Alan, a graphics artist, who has recently published a comic book about an evil queen in outer space. But the queen's looks and exploits sound like anything but fiction to Jamie.

      b: 11 May 95 pc: _________ w: Victor Fresco & Victor Levin d: Michael Lembeck
    23. "Up in Smoke (1)"
      gs: Eric Stoltz [ Alan ], Jerry Adler [ Mr. Wicker ], Anne Bobby [ Susannah ], Edward Hibbert [ Maitre d' ], Cady Huffman [ Barking Woman ], F.X. Vitolo [ Newsdealer ], Tony Con-Forti [ Newsdealer ]

      rc: Ursula, Maggie, Hal

      Unable to buy her an anniversary present, with or without everyone else's help, Paul hands Jamie a slip of paper that reads "This note entitles the bearer to one magical night." Things take a decidedly unusual turn after that.

      b: 18 May 95 pc: _________ w: Andrew Gordon, Eileen Conn & Jeffrey Klarik s: Jeffrey Lane d: Michael Lembeck
    24. "Up in Smoke (2)"
      gs: Eric Stoltz [ Alan ], Jerry Adler [ Mr. Wicker ], Anne Bobby [ Susannah ], Edward Hibbert [ Maitre d' ], Cady Huffman [ Barking Woman ], F.X. Vitolo [ Newsdealer ], Tony Con-Forti [ Newsdealer ]

      rc: Ursula, Maggie, Hal

      Unable to buy her an anniversary present, with or without everyone else's help, Paul hands Jamie a slip of paper that reads "This note entitles the bearer to one magical night." Things take a decidedly unusual turn after that.

      b: 18 May 95 pc: _________ w: Jack Burditt & Jeffrey Lane s: Jeffrey Lane d: Michael Lembeck

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    4th Season 1995

    1. "New Sleep-Walking PLUS"
      gs: Gates McFadden [ Allison Rourke ], Bok Yun Chun [ Cassandra ], Daniel Chodos [ Cabdrivers Union Man ], Paunita Nichols [ "We don't stare" Woman ], Jeremiah Morris [ "What next?" Grocer ]

      Jamie is enthralled by it, Paul doesn't remember it, Murray didn't see it, and Ira laughs at it--another night and the day after in the Buchmans' lives. Meanwhile Paul finds employment at the Explorer Channel.

      b: 24 Sep 95 pc: _________ w: Paul Reiser d: David Steinberg
    2. "The Parking Space"
      gs: Mark Schiff [ Leo ], Wayne Wilderson [ Bank of Manhattan Loan Officer ]

      rc: Mark

      After a 4-year wait the Buchmans finally have dibs on a parking space in a nearby garage, but still no car, and they soon manage to reverse the situation.

      b: 1 Oct 95 pc: _________ w: Billy Grundfest d: David Steinberg
    3. "The Test"

      A long wait at the bus stop leaves time for the Buchmans to take a Cosmopolitan marriage test. A clip show culled from episodes of the first three seasons that features a full-length rendition of the theme song ("The Final Frontier") at the end.

      b: 8 Oct 95 pc: _________ w: Kenny Schwartz & Rick Wiener d: Michael Lembeck
    4. "The Good, the Bad and the Not-So-Appealing"

      rc: Sylvia, Burt, Debbie

      Inspired by a Martha Stewart idea, Sylvia organizes a high-noonish tag-what-you-want lunch for her family, complete with a shoot-out in the kitchen with Jamie, except it is not much of a contest.

      b: 29 Oct 95 pc: _________ w: Victor Levin d: David Steinberg
    5. "I Don't See It"
      gs: Wendle Josepher [ Brockwell's Assistant ], Eric Christmas [ Bernard ]

      rc: Sid, Lance

      At first Paul has a only vague notion he knows who Jamie's interview at City Hall is with, but he figures it out and complicates matters for Jamie and Fran when they are about to land an important account.

      b: 5 Nov 95 pc: _________ w: Brenda Hampton d: Gordon Hunt
    6. "Yoko Said"
      gs: Yoko Ono [ Herself ], Gates McFadden [ Allison ], Monica Allison [ Sycophant #2 ]

      rc: Hollis

      Yoko Ono is in town for some film happenings and Paul tries to do something different for the Explorer Channel with her help, except it is not his idea and he can't pull it off, not even after fasting for five days.

      b: 12 Nov 95 pc: _________ w: Billy Grundfest & Paul Reiser d: David Steinberg
    7. "An Angel for Murray"
      gs: Joyce Guy [ The Nurse ], Bob Amaral [ The Furniture Mover ], Bill Saluga [ Mr. Fefvil ], David Steinberg [ Neighbor ]

      rc: Nat, Hollis, Maggie

      With Murray around, the Buchmans are no dinks, so when Lisa demurs they are obliged to hire a professional to walk Murray. And Murray seems to prefer the newcomer to Paul

      b: 19 Nov 95 pc: _________ w: Seth Kurland d: David Steinberg

      NOTE: Hank Azaria, who is introduced at Nat in this episode, is Helen Hunt's real-life boyfriend.
    8. "The Couple"
      gs: Brian McNamara [ Doug ], Gates McFadden [ Allison ], Lisa Waltz [ Didi ], Fred Stoller [ Mischa's Owner ], Gilbert Gottfried [ Spanky's Owner ]

      Three lies, two shows and a realization as Paul and Jamie figure out "why it will never happen" to them, or so one is led to believe when their new friends turn out to be not quite what they pretend to be.

      b: 26 Nov 95 pc: _________ w: Kenny Schwartz d: David Steinberg
    9. "New Year's Eve"
      gs: Kathy Griffin [ Brenda ], Willie Garson [ Randall ], Tracy Kolis [ Lily ], John Capodice [ Bill ], John F. O'Donohue [ Ernest ], Bridget Sienna [ Mrs. Velasquez ], Linda Porter [ Mark's Grateful Patient ], Tino Insana [ Sanitation Dept. Man ], Randl Ask [ Telephone Pageboy ], Dick Clark [ Himself (Uncredited) ]

      rc: Mark, Nat, Lance

      Paul and Jamie are obliged to spend New Year's Eve apart for the first time, but strange happenings at Times Square have a will, and a way, all their own.

      b: 17 Dec 95 pc: _________ w: Scott Silveri & Shana Goldberg-Meehan d: David Steinberg
    10. "Ovulation Day"
      gs: Billye Ray Wallace [ Interested Woman ], Kellen Hathaway [ Two-Note Tuba Playing Boy ]

      rc: Burt, Sylvia, Debbie, Sid, Maggie

      Paul and Jamie try to time a love-in-the-afternoon rendezvous back at their apartment, but his family shows up at the most inopportune time, with Debbie springing a big surprise: She's gay.

      b: 7 Jan 96 pc: _________ w: Victor Levin & Danny Jacobson d: David Steinberg
    11. "Get Back"
      gs: Nancy Fish [ Dr. Mandel's Receptionist ], Leland Orser [ Professor Gittelson ], Jim Lau [ Professor Ng Lieu Cho ], Otto Coelho [ Homeless at NYU ], Pierrino Mascarino [ Giuseppe ], Fabiana Udenio [ Sophia ], Armando Molina [ Delivery Man ]

      rc: Mark, Burt, Sylvia, Maggie, Nat

      Jamie throws out her back during adventurous sex on the floor, so Paul has to help out with one of her duties at City Hall while also trying to get his father to an optometrist's appointment.

      b: 14 Jan 96 pc: _________ w: Kenny Schwartz & Shana Goldberg-Meehan s: Seth Kurland & Ron Darian d: David Steinberg
    12. "Dream Weaver"
      gs: Gates McFadden [ Allison ], Frank Birney [ The Waiter ], Henry Gibson [ Himself ], Art Johnson [ Himself ], Gary Owens [ Himself ], JoAnne Worley [ Herself ]

      rc: Sid, Nat, Maggie

      A night of cascading dreams of Paul and Jamie's, featuring ostriches, ducks and a party with the frug, with lots of interpretation and a poem (and a half) by Henry Gibson.

      b: 4 Feb 96 pc: _________ w: Billy Grundfest d: Thomas Schlamme
    13. "Hot and Cold"
      gs: Robert Costanzo [ Bobby ], Chick Vennera [ Johnny ], Andrew Gold [ "If I were a rich man" Patron ], Michael Yama [ The Dealer ]

      rc: Mark

      Ira resumes gambling, wins a lot, hands out generous presents and then takes a $4,000 bath--no problems for him, but a couple for the Buchmans.

      b: 18 Feb 96 pc: _________ w: Kenny Schwartz & Danny Jacobson d: Thomas Schlamme
    14. "Fertility"
      gs: Tyrees Allen [ Bobby ], Patrick Bristow [ Hotel Clerk ]

      rc: Mark, Hollis

      Paul and Jamie embark on an organic fertility enhancement program with Mark's help, plus a day off at a fancy local hotel at Fran's suggestion.

      b: 25 Feb 96 pc: _________ w: Larry Charles s: Liz Sagal & McNally Sagal d: Gordon Hunt
    15. "Everybody Hates Me"
      gs: Pierrino Mascarino [ Giuseppe ], Fabiana Udenio [ Sophia ]

      rc: Debbie, Mark, Nat

      Jamie tries a new look with interesting consequences, while Ira feels betrayed at the love game, let down by his quality wing-man Paul who digs himself a big hole discussing beauty.

      b: 10 Mar 96 pc: _________ w: Victor Levin d: Thomas Schlamme
    16. "Do Me a Favor"
      gs: Kathleen Wilhoite [ Iris ], Tiffany Taubman [ Sophie ], Richard Portnow [ Arthur ], John C. McDonnell [ The Barfly ]

      rc: Lance, Berkus

      The saga of a daisy-chain of favors, triggered by the young daughter of Ira's girlfriend wanting an autographed picture of Hizzoner, and complicated by Paul and his fancy new camera.

      b: 17 Mar 96 pc: _________ w: Ron Darian d: Gordon Hunt
    17. "The Glue People"
      gs: Kathleen Wilhoite [ Iris ], James Lesure [ Maitre d' ]

      rc: Mark, Sid, Berkus, Lance

      The mix of Jamie and Paul, Fran and Mark, and Iris and Ira, with call-waiting, split screens, a campaign commercial, and dinner for six featuring a reversal of fortunes.

      b: 24 Mar 96 pc: _________ w: Victor Levin d: David Steinberg
    18. "The Sample"
      gs: Brad Garrett [ Russ ], Vic Polizos [ The Truck Driver ], Chris Bonno [ Patron ], Wesley Thompson [ Musician Patient ]

      rc: Mark, Maggie, Hal

      The next step in the Buchman baby saga is trying to find out if Paul is the reason Jamie is unable to conceive, and a trip to the hospital is in the cards. But a cooler, the theft of their car, a dramatic chase and the NYPD bomb squad get in on the action.

      b: 31 Mar 96 pc: _________ w: Victor Levin d: David Steinberg
    19. "The Procedure"
      gs: Julian Stone [ Dr. Griffin ], Tohoru Masamune [ Dr. Green ], Judyann Elder [ Nurse #1], Karen Maruyama [ Nurse #2 ], Joseph M. Costa [ Customer ], Ted Sorel [ Explorer Channel Board Member ]

      rc: Mark, Hollis

      Jamie undergoes a minor diagnostic procedure and is quite smitten by her doctor. Meanwhile Ira rescues Paul's job at the Explorer Channel.

      b: 14 Apr 96 pc: _________ w: Brenda Hampton & Larry Charles d: David Steinberg
    20. "The Weed"
      gs: Tyrees Allen [ Bobby ], Sherman Howard [ Explorer Channel Executive ], Amzie Strickland [ Customer ], Harry Murphy [ Apartment Dweller ]

      rc: Sid, Hollis, Berkus

      Jamie tries to plan for a weekend getaway in Pennsylvania-Dutch country, but Paul is preoccupied with his current documentary project about a weed to be interested.

      b: 21 Apr 96 pc: _________ w: Billy Grundfest & Larry Charles d: David Steinberg
    21. "The Award"
      gs: Sofia Milos [ Sarah ], Sherman Howard [ Explorer Channel Executive ], Ric Edinger [ Customer ]

      rc: Mark, Berkus

      Nominated once again for the Silver Sprocket, a reluctant Paul is coaxed into a tuxedo by Ira and expects to attend the ceremony with Jamie at his side to counter the weasels from the Explorer Channel. Of course things don't quite work out that way.

      b: 28 Apr 96 pc: _________ w: Ron Darian, Seth Kurland & Larry Charles d: David Steinberg
    22. "The Finale (1)"
      gs: Jonathan [ Randl Ask ], Billy Morrissette [ Sanford Klarik ]

      rc: Mark, Hollis, Burt, Debbie

      After a week's reflection and ignoring Ira's emphatic advice not to, Paul decides to tell Jamie about his walk around the block with a female filmmaker he met at the Silver Sprocket Awards, except Jamie blurts out first the matter that has been on her mind all day: Berkus came on to her.

      b: 5 May 96 pc: _________ w: Victor Levin, Billy Grundfest & Larry Charles d: David Steinberg
    23. "The Finale (2)"
      gs: Alessandra Petlin [ Joyce ], Ann Hamilton [ Jane Pauley's Assistant ], Frederika Kesten [ Sandra ], Peggy Mannix [ Kissing Woman ], Billy Morrissette [ Sanford Klarik ], Ed Asner [ Zigmund Klarik ], Jonathan [ Randl Ask ]

      rc: Mark, Berkus, Sylvia, Burt

      Ira and Lisa try to engineer the Buchman reconciliation, except it proves easier to resolve the scheduling conflict between Burt and Sylvia's 45th anniversary party and Lisa's engagement party.

      b: 19 May 96 pc: _________ w: Paul Reiser, Victor Levin, Billy Grundfest & Larry Charles d: David Steinberg
    24. "The Finale (3)"
      gs: Alessandra Petlin [ Joyce ], Ann Hamilton [ Jane Pauley's Assistant ], Frederika Kesten [ Sandra ], Peggy Mannix [ Kissing Woman ], Billy Morrissette [ Sanford Klarik ], Ed Asner [ Zigmund Klarik ], Jonathan [ Randl Ask ]

      rc: Mark, Berkus, Sylvia, Burt

      Ira and Lisa try to engineer the Buchman reconciliation, except it proves easier to resolve the scheduling conflict between Burt and Sylvia's 45th anniversary party and Lisa's engagement party. Jamie and Paul try to talk their differences out by themselves. They succeed and return to their apartment where Jamie springs a suprise on Paul.

      b: 19 May 96 pc: _________ w: Paul Reiser, Victor Levin, Billy Grundfest & Larry Charles d: David Steinberg

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    5th Season 1996

    1. "Dr. Wonderful"
      gs: John O'Hurley [ Dr. Von Derphal ], Victoria Hoffman [ Ira's Girlfriend ], Jann Karam [ Girl ], Norma Maldonado [ Consuela ]

      rc: Sylvia, Burt, Debbie, Joan

      With Mark Devanow in Europe, a pregnant Jamie and Paul have to look around for a gynecologist and Debbie tries to set them up with her girlfriend. Meanwhile the elder Buchmans finally get to meet Debbie's "friend."

      b: 17 Sep 96 pc: _________ w: Victor Levin & Larry Charles d: Michael Lembeck
    2. "The Grant"
      gs: Mel Brooks [ Uncle Phil ], Patrick Bristow [ Troy ], Gedde Watanabe [ Brockwell's Speechwriter ], Arnetia Walker [ Jamie's Co-Worker ], Elya Baskin [ Vladimir ], John Freeland, Jr. [ Campaign Worker ], Nick Toth [ Kinko's Customer ], Deborah Guyer Greene [ Reporter ]

      rc: Lance

      Jamie tries to stay awake, avoid coffee and continue to manage Brockwell's campaign. And while Paul is figuring out how to use a sizeable grant that has come his way, his Uncle Phil asks Paul and Ira to visit him in Brooklyn.

      b: 24 Sep 96 pc: _________ w: Jenji Kohan, Victor Levin, Richard Day & Larry Charles d: Michael Lembeck
    3. "Therapy"
      gs: Mo Gaffney [ Sheila ], Alan Charof [ Herb Buchman ], Patrick Bristow [ Troy ], Vladimir [ Elya Baskin ], Kenny Moskow [ Paul's Cameraman ]

      rc: Sylvia, Burt, Lance

      Months after setting it up, Jamie and Paul decide to keep their appointment with the therapist Fran referred them to, but doing so delays Paul's shoot of his parents' reminiscences, with some interesting consequences.

      b: 15 Oct 96 pc: _________ w: Richard Day d: Michael Lembeck
    4. "The Clip Show"

      Having chosen the residents of Apartment 11-D as its parents, the baby in the making deals with musical interludes and parental cooing, and with lots and lots of choice moments from their years together. In other words, a clip show.

      b: 22 Oct 96 pc: _________ w: Jonathan Leigh Solomon & Leslie Caveny d: Michael Lembeck
    5. "Burt's Building"
      gs: Christopher Darga [ Akiba ], Allan Corduner [ Osofsky ], Adam Weisman [ Young Paul ], Zane Lansky [ Irwin ], Markus Redmond [ Howard ], Floyd Levine [ Artie Zeitlin ]

      rc: Burt, Joan

      Filming of Paul's documentary takes him and Burt back for the day to their old apartment building, and events conspire to make Paul late for an appointment at Joan's office to hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time

      b: 29 Oct 96 pc: _________ w: Ron Darian, Victor Levin & Larry Charles d: Michael Lembeck


    6. "Jamie's Parents"
      gs: Carol Burnett [ Theresa Stemple ], Carroll O'Connor [ Gus Stemple ]

      The Stemples arrive at Paul and Jamie's apartment for a two-day visit armed with a surprise, and another soon follows

      b: 12 Nov 96 pc: _________ w: Maria Semple d: Michael Lembeck

      NOTE: This was the official 100th episode.
    7. "Outbreak"
      gs: Carol Burnett [ Theresa Stemple ], Joanna Daniels [ Elevator Woman ], Jose Zuniga [ Arturo ], Carol Rosenthal [ D.J. ], Ralph Manza [ Campanella ], Alex Rocco [ Mel Slotkin ], Kevin Bacon [ Himself ]

      rc: Burt, Sylvia, Debbie, Joan, Maggie

      The Buchmans decide the time and place of their grand announcement but the leaks start early this Thanksgiving week, at the elevator outside Joan's office. The pace is fast and furious and the saga ends with a surprising connection.

      b: 19 Nov 96 pc: _________ w: Richard Day d: David Steinberg
    8. "Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge"
      gs: Dorothy Patterson [ Mrs. Gruber ]

      rc: Sylvia, Burt, Maggie

      While Ira counsels against it, Paul contemplates abstinence until July. However, Jamie has other ideas and talks Paul into a trip upstate where they chance upon a dessert item with magical powers.

      b: 26 Nov 96 pc: _________ w: Victor Levin d: David Steinberg
    9. "The Gym"
      gs: Bruno Kirby [ Virgil ], Paul Parducci [ Dante ], John Toles-Bey [ Virgil's Friend ], Alfonso de Rose [ Italian Man ], Elizabeth Larou [ Gym Clerk ], Karen Gracey [ Bookstore Clerk ]

      Paul so likes playing the mystery man at a local gym that he talks Jamie out of working out there, whereupon she hands over her free pass to a homeless acquaintance from the neighborhood.

      b: 17 Dec 96 pc: _________ w: Victor Levin, Richard Day & Larry Charles d: Michael Lembeck
    10. "Chicken Man (a.k.a. The Volunteer)"
      gs: Kari Coleman [ Molly Norman ], Patrick Bristow [ Troy ], Roger Behr [ Cackling Auditioner ], Danny Breen [ High Pitched Auditioner ], Ron Darian [ The Chicken Man ], Jeanne Mori [ Campaign Worker ], James Earl Jones [ Voice of Himself ]

      rc: Lance, Joan

      Jamie finally lets her coworkers and Lance know about the baby, while Ira, turning money man and producer for "Buchman," actually manages to produce a narrator, at least in voice.

      b: 7 Jan 97 pc: _________ w: Jonathan Leigh Solomon, Ron Darian & Larry Charles d: David Steinberg
    11. "The Recital"
      gs: Mo Gaffney [ Sheila ], Jeff Garlin [ Marvin ]

      rc: Ryan

      A politically incorrect Jamie pays the price for commenting about Ryan's ability as a budding violinist, while a simmering Paul works up the nerve to confront the therapist about her overcharging ways.

      b: 14 Jan 97 pc: _________ w: Moses Port, David Guarascio, Jenji Kohan & Maria Semple d: David Steinberg
    12. "The Handyman"
      gs: Scott Atkinson [ Doug ], Billy Morrissette [ Sanford Klarik ], Ed Asner [ Zigmund Klarik ], Vassili Bogazianos [ Security Agent ]

      The perils of engaging Paul and Jamie's handyman are visited upon Lisa, whose fiance Sanford is more than willing to finance Paul's over-budget documentary project.

      b: 21 Jan 97 pc: _________ w: Richard Day d: David Steinberg
    13. "Astrology"
      gs: Carol Burnett [ Theresa Stemple ], Melanie Mayron [ Doris ], Steven Gilborn [ Professor Tomassi ], Dale Godboldo [ Professor Tomassi's Student ], Roy Fegan [ Manager at Klarik's ], Fritzi Burr [ Customer ]

      rc: Nat

      Nat's sister, an astrologer, is in town and agrees to do charts for Lisa, Ira and Paul, and a very reluctant Jamie.

      b: 4 Feb 97 pc: _________ w: Jenji Kohan & Larry Charles d: David Steinberg
    14. "The Penis"
      gs: Mel Brooks [ Uncle Phil ], Lawrence A. Mandley [ Leon ], Eric Allan Kramer [ Skippy ], Ann Walker [ Joan's Receptionist ]

      rc: Burt, Sylvia, Joan

      The Buchmans promise to name their baby, if a boy, after Paul's ailing uncle Phil, then find out his real name. Meanwhile, Paul is suddenly sure of the baby's sex.

      b: 11 Feb 97 pc: _________ w: Maria Semple, Richard Day & Larry Charles d: David Steinberg
    15. "Citizen Buchman"
      gs: Len Lesser [ Uncle Arnold ], Jill C. Klein [ Aunt Blossom ], Sam Lloyd [ David ], Shecky Greene [ Uncle Marty ], Sid Caesar [ Uncle Harold ], Florence Stanley [ Miriam Sass ], Fred DeCordova [ Hugh Moss ], David Steinberg [ Rabbi Lou Menken ], Christian Clemenson [ Jared (uncredited) ]

      rc: Burt, Sylvia, Debbie

      Paul's great-uncle Marty dies on camera as he is being interviewed for "Buchman" and his cryptic last words lead to a few unexpected disclosures among the Buchman clan.

      b: 18 Feb 97 pc: _________ w: Victor Levin d: David Steinberg
    16. "Her Houseboy, Coco"
      gs: Jerry Adler [ Mr. Wicker ], Andrew Craig [ Al Spehr ], Franc Ross [ Rauschling ], Harley Zumbrum [ Partner #1 ], Mark Anthony Nutter [ Partner #2 ]

      rc: Burt, Sylvia, Debbie, Joan, Nat

      An enforced bed-rest of two to three days for Jamie means Paul has to attend to her every need, and also deal with lack of heat in their apartment, and a kidnapping.

      b: 25 Feb 97 pc: _________ w: Victor Levin d: Gordon Hunt
    17. "On the Road"
      gs: Jeff Garlin [ Marvin ], Harper Roisman [ Gas Station Clerk ], John David Conti [ The Bartender ], Phyllis Lyons [ Darla ], Stacey Travis [ Dawn ], Scott Jaeck [ AA Member ], Greg Lee [ Pool Player ]

      To escape Jamie's baby shower, Paul hits the road with Ira and Marvin in the latter's van, but his urge to tell insensitive jokes quickly leads to trouble.

      b: 18 Mar 97 pc: _________ w: Paul Reiser, Richard Day & Larry Charles d: David Steinberg
    18. "The Cockatoo"
      gs: Richard Portnow [ Arthur ], Patrick Bristow [ Troy ], Elya Baskin [ Vladimir ], Deborah Theaker [ Judy Kaufman ], David Vegh [ Newsnight Crewman ], Fred Sanders [ Pet Store Owner ]

      rc: Lance, Maggie

      Paul talks an unwilling Jamie into quitting her job at the mayoral campaign, but he is less successful in dealing with an exotic bird that flies into their lives.

      b: 1 Apr 97 pc: _________ w: Maria Semple & Richard Day d: Gordon Hunt
    19. "The Touching Game"
      gs: Sam Lloyd [ David ], Kevin E. Ross [ Renee ], Kevin Keckeisen [ The Little Boy ], Jean St. James [ Mother ], Greg Longstreet [ Stock Boy ], John Webber [ Man ], Christian Clemenson [ Jared (uncredited) ]

      A very pregnant Jamie insists on helping out at David (Paul's cousin) and Jared's new coffee shop, with disastrous results. Meanwhile Ira and Paul help a pregnant woman on a bus.

      b: 15 Apr 97 pc: _________ w: Maria Semple & Richard Day s: Jenji Kohan, Jonathan Leigh Solomon, Moses Port & David Guarascio d: Gordon Hunt
    20. "The Dry Run"
      gs: Marsha Warfield [ Amy ], Sergei Brusilovsky [ Cabbie #1 ], Gerry Bednob [ Cabbie #2 ], Zaid Farid [ Policeman ], Nikki Lee [ Nurse ], Kevin Contreras [ Birthing Classmate #1 ], Mary Anne Schafer [ Birthing Classmate #2 ]

      rc: Burt, Sylvia, Debbie

      Paul and Jamie flunk out of a birthing class Joan has managed to get them enrolled in. Meanwhile "Buchman" is being held hostage by the elder Buchmans and a stolen spoon saga.

      b: 29 Apr 97 pc: _________ w: Moses Port, David Guarascio & Larry Charles d: Michael Lembeck
    21. "Guardianhood"
      gs: Seth Green [ Bobby ], Susan Leslie [ Bobby's Sister ], Megan Mullally [ Jane ], Joe Alfasa [ Oscar ]

      rc: Burt, Sylvia, Debbie, Joan, Ursula, Mark (voice only)

      Paul and Jamie are advised by their lawyer to select guardians for the baby, and to their astonishment, rejections pile up. Meanwhile, Jamie is flattered by the attentions of an 18-year old.

      b: 6 May 97 pc: _________ w: Victor Levin s: Jonathan Leigh Solomon d: Michael Lembeck
    22. "The Feud"
      gs: Carol Burnett [ Theresa Stemple ], Jeff Garlin [ Marvin ]

      rc: Burt, Sylvia. Theresa and Sylvia vie for the new crib honors, with predictable consequences. On another front, Paul wins big at poker but is paid off by Marvin in the form of specially-priced household chores.

      b: 13 May 97 pc: _________ w: Richard Day d: Gordon Hunt
    23. "The Birth (1)"
      gs: Estelle Getty [ Aunt Ida ], Carol Burnett [ Theresa Stemple ], Carroll O'Connor [ Gus Stemple ], Mo Gaffney [ Sheila ], Jack Esformes [ Paul's Crewman ], David Dunard [ Dan ], Anthony Mangano [ Orderly ], Judyann Elder [ Nurse ], Rita Gomez [ Spanish Woman ], Alison Martin [ Muriel ], Dean Cameron [ Irwin ], John Gegenhuber [ Ben ], Lance E. Nichols [ Dr. Eckstine ], David Correia [ Cabbie #2 ], Roy Goldman [ Cabbie #3 ], Michael Moore [ Himself ]

      rc: Burt, Sylvia, Debbie, Joan, Nat

      As Paul's documentary gets a surprisingly good review at a film festival, Jamie thinks she is going into labor. So they rush to the hospital, only to find out it was a false alarm. This happens several more times, until it's finally for real.

      b: 20 May 97 pc: _________ w: Larry Charles d: Gordon Hunt
    24. "The Birth (2)"
      gs: Carol Burnett [ Theresa Stemple ], Carroll O'Connor [ Gus Stemple ], Eric Stoltz [ Alan ], Anthony Mangano [ Orderly ], Judyann Elder [ Nurse ], Alison Martin [ Muriel ], Dean Cameron [ Irwin ], John Gegenhuber [ Ben ], Lance E. Nichols [ Dr. Eckstine ], Penny Greigo [ Reporter ], Paul D'Ambrosio [ Security ], Beau Billingslea [ Security Chief ], David Correia [ Cabbie #2 ], Roy Goldman [ Cabbie #3 ], Bruce Willis [ Himself ]

      rc: Burt, Sylvia, Debbie, Joan, Nat

      Jamie runs into an old flame in a cab on the way to the hospital, Paul gets a grand tour of the innards of Roosevelt Hospital courtesy of a film star, and yes, the baby arrives...

      b: 20 May 97 pc: _________ w: Larry Charles d: Gordon Hunt

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    6th Season 1997

    1. "Coming Home"
      gs: Carol Burnett [ Theresa ]

      rc: Joan, Maggie, Hal

      The first day back from the hospital finds Paul and Jamie still figuring out how to care for their daughter and what to name her, until help arrives in the form of Jamie's mother.

      b: 23 Sep 97 pc: _________ w: Victor Levin d: Gordon Hunt
    2. "Letters to Mabel"
      gs: Meredith Bishop [ Mabel at 18 ]

      rc: Joan

      Jamie kicks off a letter-writing spree by penning one to her infant daughter, to be read on her 18th birthday. Ira and Joan join in on the fun, while Paul goes through draft after draft.

      b: 30 Sep 97 pc: _________ w: Maria Semple d: Gordon Hunt
    3. "Speed Baby (a.k.a. Speed III)"
      gs: Markus Redmond [ Dr. Kekitch ], Nick Jameson [ Bruno Mir ], Elea Bartling [ Madame Mir ], Gary Grossman [ Gym Patron ], Jeff Cahill [ Keanu ], David Basulto [ Policeman ], Robert Garcia [ Trick-or-treat "Kid" ]

      rc: Joan

      Jamie stumbles upon a strange cure to Mabel's crying fits, while Paul valiantly tries to catch a few winks before an important meeting with a Belgian distributor.

      b: 28 Oct 97 pc: _________ w: Roger Director d: Gordon Hunt
    4. "Uncle Phil and the Coupons"
      gs: Mel Brooks [ Uncle Phil ], Anne-Marie Johnson [ Mrs. Paris ], Bernard Hocke [ Tattoo Artist ], David Koechner [ Store Clerk ], Peter White [ Judge Chuffa ], Robert Curtis-Brown [ The Lawyer ], Beans Morocco [ Bailiff ]

      The search for a preschool for the three-week old Mabel cannot begin soon enough, but has to compete for attention with the coupon-fraud trial of Paul's Uncle Phil and an odd caper involving Jamie and Ira.

      b: 4 Nov 97 pc: _________ w: Paul Reiser & Victor Levin d: David Steinberg
    5. "Moody Blues"
      gs: Florence Stanley [ Miriam Sass ], Sydney Bennett [ Roberta ], Billy Barnes [ Mr. Edlin ], Helen Geller [ Pirate Maiden #1 ], Rosina Pinchot [ Pirate Maiden #2 ], Charlene Simpson [ Pirate Maiden #3 ], Shannon Welles [ Pirate Maiden #4 ], Allen Bloomfield [ Pirate #1 ], Jesse Martin [ Pirate #2 ], Michael Perrotta [ Pirate #3 ], Jack Ritschel [ Pirate #4 ], Mark Sheeler [ Pirate #5 ], Jose Zuniga [ Arturo ]

      Jamie resents being tagged with the dime-store psychological cliché that is postpartum depression, and almost wrecks the wedding plans of a stranger. Meanwhile, Paul directs a charity production of "The Pirates of Penzance."

      b: 11 Nov 97 pc: _________ w: Lisa Melamed d: Gordon Hunt
    6. "The Magic Pants"
      gs: Lili Taylor [ Arley ], Earl Billings [ Security Guard ], Noel Webb [ "David Copperfield" ], Tony Trevino [ Dominic ]

      rc: Maggie, Ursula, Nat

      The Buchmans find a baby-sitter they are comfortable with, but Paul and Jamie's first evening out by themselves begins with Paul not in his pants and ends on an even more unusual note.

      b: 18 Nov 97 pc: _________ w: Mike Martineau d: Gordon Hunt
    7. "Le Sex Show"
      gs: Mo Gaffney [ Sheila ], Lewis Black [ The Pizza-Slice Guy ]

      rc: Joan

      Paul and Jamie grapple with the pressures of having and not having sex for the first time since Mabel's birth, but their therapist seems not much help

      b: 25 Nov 97 pc: _________ w: Moses Port & David Guarascio d: Gordon Hunt

      NOTE: Dedicated to the memory of George O. Petrie (1912-1997).
    8. "The New Friend"
      gs: Mare Winningham [ Sarah ], Rebecca Lobo [ Herself ]

      Paul and Jamie meet a new neighbor, Sarah, a divorced mother of three who manages to teach Jamie a more casual style of parenting. Also, Paul and Jamie conspire to set up Sarah on a blind date with Ira, but it blows up in their face when they double date at a WNBA basketball (where Sarah is a marketing executive) and Ira falls hard not for Sarah, but for basketball star Rebecca Lobo who, needless to say, towers over him. Meanwhile, Paul wins one of those genius grants (for the work on his film "Buchman") and nobody can take his new 'genius' status seriously except him--and he takes it way too seriously.

      b: 9 Dec 97 pc: _________ w: Lissa Levin & Maria Semple s: David Steven Simon d: Gordon Hunt
    9. "The Conversation"

      Paul and Jamie try to help each other get through the excruciating process of "Ferberizing" the baby--they must allow the child to cry herself to sleep without comforting her. The psychological and moral implications of this are discussed and debated in comedic length

      b: 16 Dec 97 pc: _________ w: Victor Levin d: Gordon Hunt

      NOTE: Shot in real-time (one take per act).
    10. "Breastfeeding"
      gs: Carol Burnett [ Theresa Stemple ]

      Jamie is reluctant to stop breast feeding exclusively, but she knows it's time for the baby to learn to feed from the bottle. For his part, Paul is excited to be able to feed the baby for the first time. Jamie has to leave the apartment and the baby is hungry, but Paul's afraid to feed her because Jamie hasn't completely signed off on starting the bottle. Paul realizes he's got no choice but to take care of the baby's crying needs while mom's away, and when Jamie returns home and catches him he's afraid she's going to freak. Instead, she's grateful that he took care of their baby, and is happy that the transition to the bottle has finally begun. Meanwhile, Jamie's upset to learn that her mom is dating a much younger man, a dancer from the show "Lord of the Dance" who's 26 years younger than her. Jamie's suspicious until she meets him (which leaves Paul alone with the crying baby).

      b: 6 Jan 98 pc: _________ w: Lissa Levin d: David Steinberg
    11. "Good Old Reliable Nathan"
      gs: Nathan Lane [ Nathan ]

      rc: Nat

      When Paul gives a speech at a college, he's shocked to discover that Jamie lost her virginity to the visiting professor. It's a comedy of errors as the professor believes Paul is angry and wants to do the professor harm. Meanwhile, Ira meets a woman who flirts with him only to get better burial plots.

      b: 13 Jan 98 pc: _________ w: Susan Dickes & Jonathan Leigh Solomon d: Michael Lembeck
    12. "Separate Planes"
      gs: Rita Wilson [ Lindsay Krbnsk ], Rick Overton [ Earl ], Alison Martin [ Muriel ], JoNell Kennedy [ Paul's Flight Attendant ], Hiram Kasten [ Leon ], Dean Cameron [ Irwin ], Maria Stanton [ Jamie's Flight Attendant ], Vanessa Lock [ Flight Attendant #2 ], Patricia Place [ Annoyed Passenger ]

      It's the first plane flight with the baby. Paul and Jamie take separate planes- that they are told is not uncommon for new parents to do to avoid orphaning a baby in the event of a tragedy. Anyhow, Burt and Sylvia are going to baby-sit Mabel, but Burt gets sick, so the baby has to go with one of her parents. Paul takes her and Jamie's looking forward to a break from mothering, yet she ends up mothering everyone. Paul winds up using Mabel to lead a passenger revolt on the plane to demand less heat in the cabin.

      b: 20 Jan 98 pc: _________ w: Andy Glickman d: Gordon Hunt
    13. "Cheating on Sheila"
      gs: Sydney Pollack [ Dr. Sydney Kleinman ], Mo Gaffney [ Sheila ], Eileen Brennan [ Number Ten ]

      When Paul and Jamie feel that their current therapist, Sheila, isn't quite helping out, Paul and Jamie see another therapist, Sydney. They love Sydney enough to "break up"' with Sheila--that is, until they find out that Sydney's hour of therapy is too expensive. Meanwhile, Paul grapples with how to get his father to stop suffocating Paul socially.

      b: 24 Feb 98 pc: _________ w: Sheila R. Lawrence d: Helen Hunt
    14. "Back to Work"
      gs: James Carville [ Himself ], Mary Matalin [ Herself ], Fred Willard [ Henry ], Steven Anderson [ Ricky Wrongstag ]

      Jamie decides whether to go back to work. Everything says go back to work. There's only one problem: She doesn't want to and tries to get herself fired. Meanwhile, Paul confronts the newspaper journalist who wrote an article filled with errors about his film "Buchman."

      b: 3 Mar 98 pc: _________ w: Mary Connelly d: David Steinberg
    15. "The Second Mrs. Buchman"

      Jamie discovers that Paul was married before--if only to get an old Russian woman U.S. citizenship. Jamie's upset that she is, indeed, the second Mrs. Buchman. Meanwhile, Paul is an umpire for his father's senior-citizen baseball game, and a fight erupts between father and son over a call.

      b: 17 Mar 98 pc: _________ w: David Steven Simon d: David Steinberg
    16. "The Coin of Destiny"
      gs: Larry Miller [ Lou Bonaparte ], Amy Edlin [ LuAnn ], Jeff Garlin [ Marvin ]

      When Paul innocently flips a coin to make a decision, Paul's former producer, Lou Bonaparte, overhears a conversation that puts Paul and Jamie in the limelight with the tabloid program "Hard Copy," Lou's newest project. Also, Ira finds that he's the prime suspect in a paternity case, and Paul's parents, Sylvia and Burt, try their luck in Atlantic City, only to be left high and dry by relying on the wisdom of Paul's "coin of destiny."

      b: 24 Mar 98 pc: _________ w: Christopher Case d: Michael Lembeck
    17. "The Caper"
      gs: Jeff Garlin [ Marvin ], Trista Delamere [ Ira's Girlfriend ]

      rc: Maggie, Hal, Joan

      Paul's birthday party turns into an event worthy of a detective mystery when Maggie and Hal suspect Buchman party guests of stealing a prestigious painting from their adjacent apartment. Meanwhile, Paul's friend Marvin gets into a growling match with Murray and tries to parlay his minor injury into a lawsuit against Paul.

      b: 31 Mar 98 pc: _________ w: Victor Levin d: David Steinberg
    18. "The Baby Video
      gs: Mare Winningham [ Sarah ], Caitlin Alderton [ Claire ], Mary Ostrow [ Mary ], Brooke Marie Bridges [ Brooke ], Myriam Darden [ Myriam ], Chelsea Dodson [ Chelsea ], David Carpenter [ Man on Street ], Logan Craig O'Brien [ Boy on Street ], Bonita Fredericy [ Bonita ], Nicolette Little [ Nicolette ], JB Gaynor [ JB ]

      Paul, Jamie and Ira decide to make a baby video. However, a starring Paul as the Sandman frightens kids and turns them off to the concept. And Paul's parents tell them he has a half-brother.

      b: 14 Apr 98 pc: _________ w: Roger Director d: Michael Lembeck
    19. "Fire at Riff's"
      gs: Fred Willard [ Henry Vincent ], Darcy DeMoss [ Mindy ], Ernie Vincent [ The Chef ], James Carville [ Himself ]

      rc: Ursula, Joan

      Jamie is late for lunch with Paul and Ira so Paul convinces her to quit her job. Joan is posing for "The 20 Most Eligible Bachelorettes in New York" for a magazine and Debbie is jealous. Jamie quits her job. Paul, Jamie, Ira, Joan and Debbie go to Riff's. Paul goes to the bathroom. Ira goes to talk to Ursula in the kitchen, where a menu catches on fire. Jamie, Debbie and Joan run out, leaving Paul in the bathroom. Paul is appalled that Jamie left without him. Joan asks Debbie to marry her. Ira gives Ursula mouth-to-mouth after carrying her out of the kitchen but they keep kissing after she's awake. Jamie wants to "take stock" like Debbie & Joan and Ira & Ursula by going back to work. Jamie begs for her job back and gets it.

      b: 28 Apr 98 pc: _________ w: Jonathan Leigh Solomon d: Craig Knizek
    20. "Mother's Day"
      gs: Jeff Garlin [ Marvin ], Mark Harrison [ Dr. Hill ], Joey Dente [ The Astrovision Clerk ], Jon Aragon [ The Delivery Boy ]

      Paul tries to pick a Mother's Day present for Jamie. Ira and Marvin have better ideas: a rocking chair and a message displayed on the Times Square video screen. Sylvia is jealous of Jamie's gifts and fakes injury to steal attention. However, Jamie catches her, but covers when the rest of the family catches her painting her toenails.

      b: 5 May 98 pc: _________ w: Susan Dickes d: Helen Hunt
    21. "Paul Slips in the Shower"
      gs: Mo Gaffney [ Sheila Kleinman ], Gordon Hunt [ The TV Host ], Garrett Courtney [ Young Paul ], Helen Siff [ Female Teacher ], Ajgie Kirkland [ Male Teacher ], Meghan Murphy [ Judy ], Heidi Kaufman [ Girl from Cleveland ]

      Paul's life flashes before his eyes when he takes a spill in the shower.

      b: 12 May 98 pc: _________ w: Paul Reiser & Victor Levin d: David Steinberg
    22. "Nat & Arley"
      gs: Eugene Levy [ The Doctor ], Nancy Bell [ Barbara ], Lili Taylor [ Arley ]

      rc: Nat

      Paul and Jamie act as matchmakers for dogwalker Nat and babysitter Arley. Meanwhile, Ira tries giving up sex and Paul makes a discovery about Jamie when they go to a sleep clinic.

      b: 19 May 98 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    23. "The Finale"
      gs: Ellen DeGeneres [ Nancy Bloom ], Fred Willard [ Henry Vincent ], James Cameron [ Himself ], Steven Hack [ Maynard the Editor ], Daniel Hagen [ Skip ], Sean Smith [ Guy in Absurd Sweater ], Christopher Randolph [ Office Worker ], Mary Matalin [ Herself (voice only) ], James Carville [ Himself (voice only) ]

      Paul and Jamie search for a full-time nanny and Paul finds one in the form of Nancy Bloom, a caterer he inadvertently got fired from the production of a documentary about "The Making of 'Titanic.'"

      b: 19 May 98 pc: _________ w: Victor Levin d: Gordon Hunt

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    1. "Season Opener"
      gs: Ana Gasteyer [ Yoga Woman ], Max Wright [ Elevator Man ], Jerry Seinfeld [ Himself (uncredited) ]

      Paul tries Viagra. He spends the day hiding the obvious effects while trying to find Jamie, who is stuck on the streets of New York in a towel.

      b: 22 Sep 98 pc: _________ w: Victor Levin d: Michael Lembeck
    2. "A Pain in the Neck"
      gs: Jean Louisa Kelly [ Diane ], Jenna Lynn Wekler [ Emily ], Damon Standifer [ Gino ], William Christopher [ Chaplain Olson ]

      rc: Lisa

      When Paul gets his tonsils taken out, his pretty nurse makes Jamie jealous. Mabel says her first word.

      b: 29 Sep 98 pc: _________ w: Monica Piper d: Gordon Hunt
    3. "Tragedy Plus Time"
      gs: Eric Stoltz [ Alan Tofsky ], Don McManus [ Chris Tofsky ], Mo Gaffney [ Dr. Sheila Kleinman ]

      rc: Debbie, Joan

      Jamie's old boyfriend dies and leaves everything to her. Debbie has second thoughts about marrying Joan.

      b: 27 Oct 98 pc: _________ w: Christopher Case d: Gordon Hunt
    4. "There's a Puma in the Kitchen"
      gs: Rodney Van Johnson [ Park Ranger ], David Steinberg [ The Director ]

      rc: Lisa, Maggie

      To satisfy her need to mother, Lisa adopts a cat with attitude. Jamie learns the benefits of a "nooner."

      b: 3 Nov 98 pc: _________ w: Billy Grundfest d: David Steinberg
    5. "The Silent Show"
      gs: Mo Gaffney [ Dr. Sheila Kleinman ], Stomp [ Themselves ]

      rc: Maggie

      To help their communication problems, Dr. Sheila recommends that Paul and Jamie not talk to each other for the rest of the day.

      b: 10 Nov 98 pc: _________ w: Mary Connelly d: Gordon Hunt
    6. "Weekend in L.A."
      gs: Craig Bierko [ Gardner Malloy ], Reggie Lee [ Gardner's Assistant ]

      Paul goes to L.A. to try and get superagent Gardner Malloy to represent him. The life of luxury makes them reluctant to go back.

      b: 17 Nov 98 pc: _________ w: Maria A. Brown d: David Steinberg
    7. "The Thanksgiving Show"
      gs: Jeff Garlin [ Marvin ], Steve Park [ Dr. Lee ], Fred Willard [ Henry Vincent ]

      rc: Lisa, Debbie, Maggie, Hal, Ursula

      Jamie and Paul have a full house for Thanksgiving dinner. Meanwhile, Mabel may be allergic.

      b: 24 Nov 98 pc: _________ w: Hayes Jackson d: Gordon Hunt
    8. "The Buried Fight"
      gs: Jean Louisa Kelly [ Diane ]

      rc: Hal, Maggie

      When Paul inadvertantly injures Hal, he hires the nurse who attended to him after his tonsil removal. Jamie hates her, which leads to a fight. To end the argument, Hal suggests the British tradition of burying the fight.

      b: 14 Dec 98 pc: _________ w: Adam Markowitz d: Gordon Hunt
    9. "Farmer Buchman"
      gs: Jerry Adler [ Mr. Wicker ], Robert Klein [ Stan Freitus ], Abe Vigoda [ Kalman Wertzel ]

      Mr. Wicker goes out of town and asks Paul and Jamie to tend his rooftop garden. Mabel loves another baby's rare toy.

      b: 11 Jan 99 pc: _________ w: Robert Peacock d: Helen Hunt
    10. "Win a Free Car"
      gs: Dan Castellaneta [ Rory O'Grady ], Jeff Garlin [ Marvin ]

      rc: Mark, Maggie, Hal

      To save the store, Ira plans to give away a car to the person who keeps their hand on it the longest. Since he can't afford it, he wants all of the contestants to be ringers.

      b: 18 Jan 99 pc: _________ w: Steve Joe & Greg Schaffer d: Craig Knizek
    11. "The Honeymoon"
      gs: Mo Gaffney [ Sheila Kleinman ], Jeff Garlin [ Marvin ], Jean Louisa Kelly [ Diane ], Steve Park [ Dr. Lee ], Saverio Guerra [ Bellhop ], Tim Monsion [ Auctioneer ], Tom Ayers [ Guy With Cast ]

      rc: Lisa, Maggie

      Dr. Lee helps Paul and Jamie get away to a much-anticipated honeymoon while Lisa cares for Murray.

      b: 25 Jan 99 pc: _________ w: Sheila R. Lawrence d: Gordon Hunt
    12. "Valentine's Day"
      gs: Bob Glouberman [ Buchman Lawyer ], Jesse D. Goins [ DiChristophoro Lawyer ], Rhea Perlman [ Mrs. Ramona DiChristophoro ], Richard Benjamin [ Mr. Frank DiChristophoro ]

      Paul and Jamie spend an unsettling trial night in the suburbs.

      b: 8 Feb 99 pc: _________ w: Victor Levin d: Victor Levin
    13. "Virtual Reality II"
      gs: Phill Lewis [ Jim Weaver ], Cynthia LaMontagne [ Melissa Larson ], Miles Marsico [ Zack Grundfest ], Mark McGwire [ Himself ]

      The couple learns that Jamie will be in bed with Mark McGwire via virtual reality.

      b: 22 Feb 99 pc: _________ w: Trish Soodik d: David Steinberg
    14. "Uncle Phil Goes Back to High School"
      gs: Mel Brooks [ Uncle Phil ], Stephen Tobolowsky [ Principal Hocksacker ], Edie McClurg [ Rosie ], Stuart Pankin [ Mr. Brodsky ], B.J. Ward [ Cathy ]

      rc: Lisa

      Uncle Phil goes back to high school. Lisa gets breast implants.

      b: 1 Mar 99 pc: _________ w: Susan Dickes d: Gordon Hunt
    15. "Murray at the Dog Show"
      gs: Billy Joel [ Himself ], Amy Hill [ Police Officer ], Mo Gaffney [ Sheila Kleinman ]

      rc: Nat

      Sheila declares Paul and Jamie cured. However, Murray is still traumatized by the earlier puma attack, so Paul and Jamie enter him in a dog show.

      b: 26 Apr 99 pc: _________ w: Andy Glickman d: Michael Lembeck
    16. "Millennium Bug"
      gs: Mo Gaffney [ Sheila Kleinman ], Jamie Farr [ Zippy's Owner (uncredited) ]

      rc: Hal

      Jamie's dress is ruined by a dry cleaner who is unwilling to make restitution. Paul has a dream where Einstein gives him a partial solution to the millennium bug. He needs to have the dream again, so he can get the rest of the solution.

      b: 26 Apr 99 pc: _________ w: Frank Van Keeken d: David Steinberg
    17. "Separate Beds"
      gs: Jeff Garlin [ Marvin ], Jennifer Darling [ Cassie Bluestone ], David L. Lander [ Announcer #1 ], Michael Buffer [ Announcer #2 ], Randy Savage [ Himself ], Scott Turney [ Guy in Grandstand ]

      rc: Debbie

      Paul and Jamie discover the extra comfort of sleeping apart. Marvin is wrestling part time and Ira becomes his manager.

      b: 3 May 99 pc: _________ w: Bob Nickman d: Craig Knizek
    18. "Stealing Burt's Car"
      gs: Cyndi Lauper [ Marianne Lugasso ], Richard Belzer [ Detective Sharp ]

      Ira finds a note in some old pants that reminds him of a date made twenty years ago but he doesn't remember with whom. Paul and Jamie steal Burt's decrepit car so they can ditch it, since he won't sell it.

      b: 10 May 99 pc: _________ w: Jenna Bruce d: Gordon Hunt
    19. "Paved with Good Intentions"
      gs: Carol Burnett [ Theresa Stemple ], Carroll O'Connor [ Gus Stemple ], John Michael Higgins [ Patrick ], Jack Brewer [ Parcel Guy ], Judyann Elder [ Nurse Lily ]

      rc: Nat

      Paul accidentally runs over Jamie's mother. While she is in the hospital, her estranged husband visits.

      b: 13 May 99 pc: _________ w: Dean Young d: Gordon Hunt
    20. "The Dirty Little Secret"
      gs: Fred Willard [ Henry ], Alex Trebek [ Himself ]

      rc: Debbie

      When Debbie compiles Buchman and Stemple family trees, Paul and Jamie learn that they are cousins.

      b: 17 May 99 pc: _________ w: Elin Hampton d: Gordon Hunt
    21. "The Final Frontier (1)"
      gs: Tim Conway [ Clerk/Justice of Peace ], Mo Gaffney [ Dr. Sheila Kleinman ], Jeff Garlin [ Marvin ], Cyndi Lauper [ Marianne Lugasso ], Lyle Lovett [ Lenny ], Aria Noelle Curzon [ Shania ], Morgan Henry [ Mabel at 5-Years-Old ], Lillian Hurst [ Phyllis ], Todd Shinto [ Beavis ], Janeane Garofalo [ Mabel ]

      rc: Nat, Debbie, Maggie, Ursula, Joan, Lisa, Hal

      Mabel's first real film is a biography, looking back at her family's twisted history.

      b: 24 May 99 pc: _________ w: Paul Reiser & Victor Levin s: Helen Hunt & Paul Reiser & Victor Levin d: Helen Hunt
    22. "The Final Frontier (2)"
      gs: Carol Burnett [ Theresa ], Tim Conway [ Clerk/Justice of Peace ], Cara DeLizia [ Teenage Mabel ], Jeff Garlin [ Marvin ], Cyndi Lauper [ Marianne Lugasso ], Janeane Garofalo [ Mabel ]

      rc: Debbie, Fran, Mark, Joan

      Mabel's first real film is a biography, looking back at her family's twisted history.

      b: 24 May 99 pc: _________ w: Paul Reiser & Victor Levin s: Helen Hunt & Paul Reiser & Victor Levin d: Helen Hunt

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    Many thanks to John Carr for helping to fill in the gaps in the 7th season!


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