Mad About You

10 Best Episodes of Mad About You - Season 1

Young, urban newlyweds Paul and Jamie Buchman try to sustain their marital bliss while sidestepping the hurdles of love in the '90s.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 10, 2023.

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Mad About You - S1E22

#15 - Happy Anniversary (Season 1 - Episode 22)

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

The episode was rated 7.45 from 51 votes.

Mad About You - S1E13

#14 - Togetherness (Season 1 - Episode 13)


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

The episode was rated 7.48 from 52 votes.

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#13 - Maid About You (Season 1 - Episode 12)

The Buchmans find their new once-a-week maid, Masha (guest star Beata Pozniak) a big help, but she is heartbroken that her affection for ""Mr. Paul"" isn't being reciprocated.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 62 votes.

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#12 - The Wedding Affair (Season 1 - Episode 15)


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 is soon sorry that he did.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 51 votes.

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#11 - The Man Who Said Hello (Season 1 - Episode 18)

Paul's father has his 15 minutes of fame following an incident with Regis Philbin that embarrasses Paul. Events progress to a point where Paul is being viewed by the entire city as an over-reactive son.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 47 votes.

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#10 - Swept Away (Season 1 - Episode 19)


Jamie thinks that Lisa and her new boyfriend, Michael (guest star Charles Shaughnessy) are moving too fast in their relationship. When Lisa and Michael decide to move in together after a week's acquaintance, Paul tries to stop Jamie from interfering, but she is unable to stay uninvolved.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 49 votes.

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#9 - Sunday Times (Season 1 - Episode 3)

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 their friends' Sundays intrude.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 85 votes.

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#8 - Neighbors from Hell (Season 1 - Episode 10)


The Buchmans get off on the wrong foot with the neighbors across the hall, Hal and Maggie Conway (guest stars Paxton Whitehead and Judy Geeson), and each subsequent step to improve relations seems to make matters worse.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 59 votes.

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#7 - The Spy Who Loved Me (Season 1 - Episode 20)

Jamie's new client is a former TV star, Diane Caldwell (guest star Barbara Feldon) idolized by Paul and Ira in their childhood. They quickly revert back to their old ways and compete for star attention. But, Ira charms Diane before Paul and gets to spend a night with her. But, the next day, everything is about to change when Ira finds out the truth...

The episode was rated 7.55 from 44 votes.

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#6 - The Apartment (Season 1 - Episode 8)


Planning their last will and testament together brings up the subject of Paul's old bachelor pad, which he now sublets to Cosmo Kramer (guest star Michael Richards). Jamie wants Paul to get rid of his apartment, but Paul is against that. They get into a fight, which results in Paul deciding about the future of his apartment and Jamie getting rid of her t-shirt from her past (which she later wants back).

The episode was rated 7.55 from 64 votes.

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#5 - Weekend Getaway (Season 1 - Episode 14)

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

The episode was rated 7.56 from 57 votes.

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#4 - Sofa's Choice (Season 1 - Episode 2)


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. When they hang out together in the store, Mark tells Paul some information that he probably shouldn't ever find about.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 105 votes.

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#3 - Love Among the Tiles (Season 1 - Episode 16)

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

The episode was rated 7.60 from 50 votes.

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#2 - The Painter (Season 1 - Episode 21)


Jamie hires an ex-boyfriend, Sherman (guest star Rick Rossovich), 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. When Paul comes home from his job, he finds Sherman and Fran together in their bed having sex, because Fran is stressed over her move-out from Mark's apartment. So, Paul talks to Mark about their marriage. Jamie and Paul try to get them back together, but they decide to split up.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 46 votes.

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#1 - Met Someone (Season 1 - Episode 11)

The story of how Paul and Jamie met is told, beginning with a chance encounter on a Sunday evening by the newsstand, followed by Paul's hard work to locate Jamie. Jamie breaks up with her boyfriend and is feeling strange. Paul appears in her office bringing her dry cleaning and as time passes, they go on a dinner date.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 59 votes.

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