Mad About You

10 Best Episodes of Mad About You - Season 5

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 - S5E9

#15 - The Gym (Season 5 - Episode 9)

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

The episode was rated 7.44 from 25 votes.

Mad About You - S5E7

#14 - Outbreak (Season 5 - Episode 7)


The Buchmans decide the time and place of their grand announcement, but the leaks start early during Thanksgiving week.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 26 votes.

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#13 - The Birth (1) (Season 5 - Episode 23)

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.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 23 votes.

Mad About You - S5E14

#12 - The Penis (Season 5 - Episode 14)


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

The episode was rated 7.50 from 24 votes.

Mad About You - S5E3

#11 - Therapy (Season 5 - Episode 3)

Months after setting it up, Paul and Jamie 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.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 26 votes.

Mad About You - S5E8

#10 - Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge (Season 5 - Episode 8)


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.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 27 votes.

Mad About You - S5E15

#9 - Citizen Buchman (Season 5 - Episode 15)

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.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 26 votes.

Mad About You - S5E13

#8 - Astrology (Season 5 - Episode 13)


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

The episode was rated 7.54 from 26 votes.

Mad About You - S5E6

#7 - Jamie's Parents (Season 5 - Episode 6)

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

The episode was rated 7.55 from 22 votes.

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#6 - Her Houseboy, Coco (Season 5 - Episode 16)


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

The episode was rated 7.56 from 25 votes.

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#5 - Chicken Man (Season 5 - Episode 10)

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.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 25 votes.

Mad About You - S5E19

#4 - The Touching Game (Season 5 - Episode 19)


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.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 23 votes.

Mad About You - S5E12

#3 - The Handyman (Season 5 - Episode 12)

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

The episode was rated 7.85 from 27 votes.

Mad About You - S5E1

#2 - Dr. Wonderful (Season 5 - Episode 1)


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.""

The episode was rated 7.93 from 28 votes.

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#1 - The Birth (2) (Season 5 - Episode 24)

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

The episode was rated 8.00 from 13 votes.

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