List of Mad About You episodes

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The following is an episode list for the NBC series, Mad About You. In total, there were 164 episodes broadcast during seven seasons.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 22 September 23, 1992 May 22, 1993
2 25 September 16, 1993 May 19, 1994
3 24 September 22, 1994 May 18, 1995
4 24 September 24, 1995 May 19, 1996
5 24 September 17, 1996 May 20, 1997
6 22 September 23, 1997 May 19, 1998
7 22 September 22, 1998 May 24, 1999


Season 1 (1992-93)[edit]

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1 1 "Romantic Improvisations" Barnet Kellman Paul Reiser and Danny Jacobson September 23, 1992 16.3
Paul and Jamie try to find a moment to themselves while dealing with an unplanned dinner party.
2 2 "Sofa's Choice" Barnet Kellman Paul Reiser and Danny Jacobson September 30, 1992 14.6
The new couple shops for a sofa with Jamie's best friends, Fran and Mark.
3 3 "Sunday Times" Barnet Kellman Jeffrey Lane October 7, 1992 16.6
Paul and Jamie debate what to do together while working their way through the Sunday New York Times.
4 4 "Out of the Past" Barnet Kellman Steve Paymer October 14, 1992 14.1
Paul's college crush comes to town, stirring up old feelings.
5 5 "Paul in the Family" Paul Lazarus Lisa DeBenedictis and Daryl Rowland October 21, 1992 13.4
When Jamie's parents (Paul Dooley and Nancy Dussault) come for a visit, it causes anxiety for everyone.
6 6 "I'm Just So Happy for You" Barnet Kellman Billy Grundfest October 28, 1992 14.0
Paul tries to be happy for Jamie when she lands a huge assignment at work on the same day his film is rejected.
7 7 "Token Friend" Paul Lazarus Pamela Eells and Sally Lapiduss November 4, 1992 13.0
Paul meets his former film-school classmate (Steve Buscemi), who now works as a token clerk in the subway after dropping out.
8 8 "The Apartment" Barnet Kellman Steve Paymer and Danny Jacobson November 11, 1992 14.6
Jamie asks Paul to give up his bachelor pad, which he sublets to a guy called Kramer (Michael Richards, who plays Kramer on Seinfeld).
9 9 "Riding Backwards" Barnet Kellman Jeffrey Lane November 18, 1992 14.2
Relationships are strained as the couples ride the train toward Thanksgiving with their families.
10 10 "Neighbors from Hell" Dennis Erdman Billy Grundfest and Paul Reiser December 9, 1992 13.2
Jamie tries hard to encourage their British neighbors to like her.
11 11 "Met Someone" Barnet Kellman Danny Jacobson December 16, 1992 12.1
A flashback reveals how Paul and Jamie met in 1989.
12 12 "Maid About You" Barnet Kellman Lisa DeBenedictis and Daryl Rowland January 6, 1993 13.5
Jamie employs a maid, who develops a crush on Paul.
13 13 "Togetherness" Barnet Kellman Steve Paymer January 13, 1993 11.4
Paul directs a commercial for the PR campaign Jamie is working on.
14 14 "Weekend Getaway" Linda Day Lisa DeBenedictis and Daryl Rowland January 27, 1993 8.9
The Buchmans head to Vermont for a stress-escaping long weekend.
15 15 "The Wedding Affair" Linda Day Paul Reiser and Billy Grundfest February 6, 1993 15.1
Paul and Jamie attend a wedding, which brings up secrets from their dating period.
16 16 "Love Among the Tiles" Linda Day Pamela Eells and Sally Lapiduss February 13, 1993 15.2
Paul and Jamie are trapped in the bathroom on Valentine's Day.
17 17 "The Billionaire" Linda Day Pamela Eells and Sally Lapiduss February 20, 1993 15.8
An eccentric billionaire (Jerry Lewis) asks Paul to make a film about him.
18 18 "The Man Who Said Hello" Linda Day Danny Jacobson and Jeffrey Lane February 27, 1993 15.2
Paul's father shouts "Hello" to Regis Philbin in public, to the embarrassment of Paul, and becomes a public interest story.
19 19 "Swept Away" Linda Day Steve Paymer May 1, 1993 13.8
Jamie has good feelings about Lisa's new boyfriend until they decide to move in together.
20 20 "The Spy Girl Who Loved Me" Barnet Kellman Paul Reiser and Billy Grundfest May 8, 1993 13.5
Paul and Ira war for the attention of Jamie's new client, the woman who played their childhood love, Spy Girl. (Guest star Barbara Feldon)
21 21 "The Painter" Barnet Kellman Jeffrey Lane and Danny Jacobson May 15, 1993 14.9
Jamie's ex-boyfriend paints their apartment and Fran ends up in bed with him because Mark left her to "find himself."
22 22 "Happy Anniversary" Barnet Kellman Pamela Eells and Sally Lapiduss May 22, 1993 12.7
Paul recreates the cake-cutting ceremony from their wedding as an anniversary surprise; Mark leaves New York.

Season 2 (1993-94)[edit]

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23 1 "Murray's Tale" Thomas Schlamme Billy Grundfest September 16, 1993 16.4 [3]
Lisa takes Murray for a walk and returns with the wrong dog.
24 2 "Bing, Bang, Boom" Lee Shallat-Chemel Paul Reiser and Billy Grundfest September 23, 1993 16.7 [4]
Paul and Jamie attempt a romantic night, but Murray's pursuit of an imaginary mouse is just one deterrent of many.
25 3 "Bedfellows" Thomas Schlamme Danny Jacobson September 30, 1993 16.4 [5]
Paul and Jamie offer to stay with his mother after his father collapses.
26 4 "Married to the Job" Thomas Schlamme Russ Woody October 7, 1993 16.3 [6]
Jamie must deal with the consequences of her boss hearing her and Paul insulting him.
27 5 "So I Married a Hair Murderer" Thomas Schlamme Eileen Conn and Andrew Gordon October 14, 1993 17.7 [7]
Jobless and bored, Jamie drives Paul mad looking for things to do.
28 6 "The Unplanned Child" Thomas Schlamme Jack Burditt October 28, 1993 17.6 [8]
Paul and Jamie look after Paul's nephew on Halloween.
29 7 "Natural History" Thomas Schlamme Steve Paymer November 4, 1993 18.9 [9]
Paul and Jamie argue whether fate or chance brought them together.
30 8 "Surprise" Lee Shallat-Chemel Jeffrey Lane November 11, 1993 17.2 [10]
Jamie's 30th-birthday plans go awry.
31 9 "A Pair of Hearts" Tom Moore Danny Jacobson November 18, 1993 16.1 [11]
Ira's wife (guest star Cyndi Lauper) appears during a trip to Atlantic City.
32 10 "It's a Wrap" Tom Moore Eileen Conn and Andrew Gordon December 2, 1993 16.4 [12]
While Jamie envies Paul for doing a job he loves, he struggles to protect his film from his overzealous producer. Meanwhile, Jamie decides she wants to go back to college.
33 11 "Edna Returns" Tom Moore Eileen Conn and Andrew Gordon December 9, 1993 17.2 [13]
Lisa appears, under a pseudonym, in a chapter of her therapist's new book.
34 12 "Paul Is Dead" Lee Shallat-Chemel Billy Grundfest January 6, 1994 20.9 [14]
Paul and Jamie's assets are mistakenly frozen because another Paul Buchman has died.
35 13 "Same Time Next Week" Thomas Schlamme Danny Jacobson and Jeffrey Lane January 13, 1994 21.1 [15]
Paul is shooting a film in Chicago for a couple of months, only coming home for weekends.
36 14 "The Late Show" Thomas Schlamme Eileen Conn and Andrew Gordon January 27, 1994 21.8 [16]
Paul and Jamie unknowingly cover up the unexpected consequences of the Atlantic-City trip.
37 15 "Virtual Reality" Thomas Schlamme Jeffrey Lane and Danny Jacobson February 3, 1994 20.9 [17]
Ira wants Paul to invest in a company developing virtual reality.
38 16 "Cold Feet" Thomas Schlamme Danny Jacobson and Jeffrey Lane February 10, 1994 22.2 [18]
Paul and Jamie recall his proposal of three years before.
39 17 "Instant Karma" Lee Shallat-Chemel Beth Fieger Falkenstein February 14, 1994
Jamie's fortune cookie reads "Bad luck follows the guilty."
40 18 "The Tape" Tom Moore Paul Reiser February 24, 1994 16.6 [19]
Paul and Jamie must track down a homemade sex tape before anyone sees it.
41 19 "Love Letters" Tom Moore Jeffrey Klarik March 10, 1994 18.2 [20]
Paul and Jamie discover letters behind their toilet, written by a soldier and his girlfriend during World War II.
42 20 "The Last Scampi" Tom Moore Billy Grundfest April 7, 1994 17.5 [21]
Paul and Jamie's mothers are angry with them; Murray is depressed.
43 21 "Disorientation" Tom Moore Jeffrey Lane and Jack Burditt April 28, 1994 15.5 [22]
Paul has forgotten to mail in her registration, so he, Ira, Fran, and Lisa must register her on the very last minute--as she navigates her first day of class.
44 22 "Storms We Cannot Weather" David Steinberg Danny Jacobson May 5, 1994 15.4 [23]
Jamie arranges a blind date for Fran; Paul runs into Mark, who now works as a busboy.
45 23 "Up All Night" Michael Lembeck Jeffrey Klarik May 12, 1994 15.1 [24]
Jamie cannot fall asleep the night before a big test. John Astin and Garth Brooks appear.
46-47 24-25 "With This Ring..." Tom Moore Jeffrey Lane May 19, 1994 18.9 [25]
Everybody congratulates the couple on their second anniversary, but they're not so happy over Paul's lost ring. Paul and Jamie exchange positions over having a baby soon.

Season 3 (1994-95)[edit]

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48 1 "Escape from New York" David Steinberg Jeffrey Lane and Danny Jacobson September 22, 1994 23.2 [26]
Paul and Jamie deal with the annual New York heatwave by searching for an old-favorite clam restaurant.
49 2 "Home" David Steinberg Jack Burditt September 29, 1994 21.5 [27]
While the Buchmans feud with neighbours greedy for their apartment, their dogs get along all the better.
50 3 "Till Death Do Us Part" David Steinberg Danny Jacobson October 6, 1994 19.9 [28]
Jamie must decide what to do with her uncle's ashes.
51 4 "When I'm Sixty-Four" David Steinberg Victor Levin October 13, 1994 21.5 [29]
Jamie must get glasses; she and Paul get involved in their super's marital spat.
52 5 "Legacy" David Steinberg Jeffrey Lane October 20, 1994 20.0 [30]
When she does PR the annual midnight sale at Burt's sporting-goods store, Jamie mulls starting her own PR business; meanwhile, Paul thinks Jamie is outdoing him in productivity, and he learns that Burt's leaving the store to Ira when he retires.
53 6 "Pandora's Box" David Steinberg Victor Fresco November 3, 1994 24.5 [31]
While trying to steal cable TV for the bedroom, Jamie accidentally causes a blackout in New York City. This episode ties in with the Friends episode "The One with the Blackout".
54 7 "The Ride Home" David Steinberg Liz Coe November 10, 1994 22.8 [32]
During the taxi ride home from Fran's birthday party, Jamie and Paul take turns apologizing for what happened there.
55 8 "Giblets for Murray" David Steinberg Jeffrey Klarik November 17, 1994 23.4 [33]
Paul and Jamie host a very complicated Thanksgiving Day.
56 9 "Once More With Feeling" David Steinberg Victor Levin December 8, 1994 21.4 [34]
When Paul and Jamie have trouble performing their marital duties, somehow their friends get the worst of it.
57 10 "The City" David Steinberg Paul Reiser December 15, 1994 19.2 [35]
An outing to see the feel-good movie of the year yields radically opposite results.
58 11 "Our Fifteen Minutes" Thomas Schlamme Jack Burditt January 5, 1995 24.8 [36]
After a slow start, Paul's project to record 15 unvarnished minutes of the couple's lives succeeds spectacularly.
59 12 "How to Fall in Love" Thomas Schlamme Jeffrey Lane January 19, 1995 31.6 [37]
Paul and Jamie have a little competition on pick-up techniques.
60-61 13-14 "Mad About You" David Steinberg Jeffrey Klarik and Danny Jacobson February 2, 1995 27.8 [38]
Paul and Jamie prepare for marriage, as told in flashback. Guest stars Lyle Lovett.
62 15 "Just My Dog" Thomas Schlamme Eileen Conn and Andrew Gordon February 9, 1995 22.6 [39]
Murray becomes a TV star.
63 16 "The Alan Brady Show" Gordon Hunt Kenny Schwartz February 16, 1995 23.9 [40]
Paul deals with the ego of a TV star for his film (Carl Reiner reprises the role that he created in The Dick Van Dyke Show).
64 17 "Mad Without You" Michael Lembeck Billy Grundfest February 23, 1995 23.9 [41]
Jamie leaves for a weekend, reassured that Paul will be all right.
65 18 "Purseona" Michael Lembeck Eileen Conn and Andrew Gordon March 9, 1995 22.1 [42]
Lisa accidentally switches purses with Jamie, causing Paul to lose his passport.
66 19 "Two Tickets to Paradise" Michael Lembeck Rick Wiener March 30, 1995 22.7 [43]
Paul and Jamie, aka Burt and Sylvia, head to a paradisical Caribbean holiday.
67 20 "Money Changes Everything" Michael Lembeck Victor Fresco April 27, 1995 18.1 [44]
Helping Ira shoulder a big loan leaves Paul with a sore neck.
68 21 "Cake Fear" Michael Lembeck Jeffrey Lane May 4, 1995 18.3 [45]
Jamie sentences Paul: "You are going to have a good birthday if it kills you."
69 22 "My Boyfriend's Back" Michael Lembeck Victor Levin and Victor Fresco May 11, 1995 16.5 [46]
Jamie and an ex work together and rekindle old hostilities, making Jamie shamefully powerful.
70-71 23-24 "Up in Smoke" Michael Lembeck Jeffrey Klarik, Eileen Conn, and Andrew Gordon May 18, 1995 20.9 [47]
An evening at the Twilight Room to celebrate their anniversary turns into "The Twilight Zone," where Paul and Jamie find themselves in a world where they never met.

Season 4 (1995-96)[edit]

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72 1 "New Sleep-Walking PLUS" David Steinberg Paul Reiser September 24, 1995 23.0[48]
Paul doesn't remember a night of passion with Jamie.
73 2 "The Parking Space" David Steinberg Billy Grundfest October 1, 1995 17.6[49]
Paul agonizes over buying a parking space in his building.
74 3 "The Test" Michael Lembeck Rick Wiener and Kenny Schwartz October 8, 1995 17.7[50]
Jamie finds a relationship test in a magazine while she and Paul wait for a bus.
75 4 "The Good, the Bad and the Not-So-Appealing" David Steinberg Victor Levin October 29, 1995 18.9[51]
Jamie is determined to bond with Sylvia.
76 5 "I Don't See It" Gordon Hunt Brenda Hampton November 5, 1995 18.6[52]
Paul almost ruins Jamie and Fran's chances of having full-time jobs with the Mayor's office.
77 6 "Yoko Said" David Steinberg Paul Reiser and Billy Grundfest November 12, 1995 17.2[53]
Paul gets a chance to shoot a documentary with Yoko Ono.
78 7 "An Angel for Murray" David Steinberg Seth Kurland November 19, 1995 15.6[54]
Paul and Jamie hire a dogwalker who exceeds expectations.
79 8 "The Couple" David Steinberg Kenny Schwartz November 26, 1995 18.9[55]
Paul and Jamie eagerly befriend a strange new couple, stirring up problems with friends and themselves.
80 9 "New Year's Eve" David Steinberg Shana Goldberg-Meehan and Scott Silveri December 17, 1995 13.8[56]
Jamie and Paul try not to be apart for New Year's Eve.
81 10 "Ovulation Day" David Steinberg Danny Jacobson and Victor Levin January 7, 1996 23.8[57]
Jamie's insistence to conceive her child precisely on ovulation day strains everyone to the breaking point, especially when Debbie's coming-out intervenes.
82 11 "Get Back" David Steinberg Shana Goldberg-Meehan and Kenny Schwartz January 14, 1996 16.2[58]
Paul injures Jamie's back during sex and has to run her errands (Jamie finally sees Murray's mouse, and Paul translates on the fly).
83 12 "Dream Weaver" Thomas Schlamme Billy Grundfest February 4, 1996 18.1[59]
Paul and Jamie try to make sense of their extremely weird dreams; the Laugh In crew appears.
84 13 "Hot and Cold" Thomas Schlamme Danny Jacobson and Kenny Schwartz February 18, 1996 13.3[60]
Ira starts gambling again; Paul and Jamie try to keep their sex life on track.
85 14 "Fertility" Gordon Hunt Larry Charles February 25, 1996 16.0[61]
Jamie and Paul struggle to increase her fertility; Paul films fertile Pandas.
86 15 "Everybody Hates Me" Thomas Schlamme Victor Levin March 10, 1996 14.6[62]
Ira's heart is broken by a girlfriend whose beauty inspires Jamie to dye her hair.
87 16 "Do Me a Favor" Gordon Hunt Ron Darian March 17, 1996 15.8[63]
An innocent photograph leads to Jamie inadvertently blackmailing her boss.
88 17 "The Glue People" David Steinberg Victor Levin March 24, 1996 14.4[64]
Paul and Jamie invite Ira, Iris, Mark, and Fran for reconciliation, but the tables turn on them; directing a campaign commercial, Paul feels like Leni Riefenstahl.
89 18 "The Sample" David Steinberg Victor Levin March 31, 1996 14.4[65]
Paul's sperm sample is missing after the Buchmans' car is stolen.
90 19 "The Procedure" David Steinberg Larry Charles April 14, 1996 14.0[66]
While Jamie is in the hospital to determine if she can get pregnant, Paul's job is on the line when Ira poses as his agent.
91 20 "The Weed" David Steinberg Larry Charles and Billy Grundfest April 21, 1996 14.9[67]
Paul's obsession with perfection gets him fired; Jamie's boss is caught accepting money from a mobster.
92 21 "The Award" David Steinberg Larry Charles and Seth Kurland, Ron Darian April 28, 1996 15.0
Upset that Jamie cannot accompany him to an awards dinner, Paul almost leaves it with another woman.
93 22 "The Finale, Part 1" David Steinberg Larry Charles, Billy Grundfest, and Victor Levin May 5, 1996 19.3[68]
Jamie kisses a colleague, and Paul reveals to her that he almost went home with another woman.
94 23 "The Finale, Part 2" David Steinberg Larry Charles, Billy Grundfest, Victor Levin, and Paul Reiser May 19, 1996 22.9[69]
Ira and Lisa try to engineer the Buchman reconciliation; Paul and Jamie try working through their problems.
95 24 "The Finale, Part 3" David Steinberg Larry Charles, Billy Grundfest, Victor Levin, and Paul Reiser May 19, 1996 22.9
With their marriage on the verge of collapse, Paul prepares to leave Jamie--can anything turn the situation around?

Season 5 (1996-97)[edit]

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96 1 "Dr. Wonderful" Michael Lembeck Larry Charles and Victor Levin September 17, 1996 20.5 [70]
Jamie and Paul find out that they are expecting! Deciding not to tell anyone yet, they look for a new gynecologist; Paul's sister Debbie's parents meet Joan.
97 2 "The Grant" Michael Lembeck Larry Charles, Richard Day, Victor Levin, and Jenji Kohan September 24, 1996 17.7[71]
Jamie and Paul quit drinking coffee, causing Jamie to gaffe at work; Paul and Ira visit Paul's Uncle Phil (Mel Brooks), who gives Paul an idea for his next documentary.
98 3 "Therapy" Michael Lembeck October 15, 1996 Richard Day 13.0[72]
Paul and Jamie visit therapist Dr. Sheila Kleinman (Mo Gaffney); Paul tries to film his parents for the documentary.
99 4 "The Clip Show" Michael Lembeck Leslie Caveny and Jonathan Leigh Solomon October 22, 1996 13.8[73]
Paul and Jamie spend time stomach-listening, looking for a response from their baby. (Compilation of clips from past seasons.)
100 5 "Burt's Building" Michael Lembeck Larry Charles, Victor Levin, andRon Darian October 29, 1996 15.5[74]
After being late to their appointment with Joan to listen to the baby's heartbeat, Paul tells of his day with Burt looking for their old apartment.
101 6 "Jamie's Parents" Michael Lembeck Maria Semple November 12, 1996 21.2[75]
Jamie's parents Theresa (Carol Burnett) and Gus (Carroll O'Connor) visit; they're planning a cross-country RV trip when they suddenly break up, and Paul and Jamie try to reunite them.
102 7 "Outbreak" David Steinberg Richard Day November 19, 1996 19.0[76]
Paul and Jamie plan to announce their baby news at Thanksgiving--but the word gets out early and they try to squelch the "outbreak". Guest stars Kevin Bacon.
103 8 "Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge" David Steinberg Victor Levin November 26, 1996 16.0[77]
Paul contemplates abstinence until July (Ira discourages it); Jamie talks Paul into a trip upstate where they discover that a country store's homemade fudge has aphrodisiac qualities.
104 9 "The Gym" Michael Lembeck Larry Charles, Richard Day, and Victor Levin December 17, 1996
Jamie gives away a trial pass to Paul's gym.
105 10 "Chicken Man" David Steinberg Larry Charles, Ron Darian, and Jonathan Leigh Solomon January 7, 1997 15.8[78]
Ira becomes a producer and tastes oily water.
106 11 "The Recital" David Steinberg Maria Semple, Jenji Kohan, David Guarascio, and Moses Port January 14, 1997 16.1[79]
Paul and Jamie offend Fran by critiquing her son's violin playing.
107 12 "The Handyman" David Steinberg Richard Day January 21, 1997 17.6[80]
Paul and Jamie accidentally break up Lisa's engagement.
108 13 "Astrology" David Steinberg Larry Charles and Jenji Kohan February 4, 1997
Nat's sister makes accurate predictions.
109 14 "The Penis" David Steinberg Larry Charles, Richard Day, and Maria Semple February 11, 1997 14.8[81]
Paul and Jamie debate learning their child's gender; Uncle Phil makes a dying request.
110 15 "Citizen Buchman" David Steinberg Victor Levin February 18, 1997 13.8[82]
Paul tries deciphering his dying uncle's last words. Guest stars Sid Caesar.
111 16 "Her Houseboy, Coco" Gordon Hunt Victor Levin February 25, 1997 13.5[83]
When Jamie is prescribed bedrest, a steadily-increasing stream of family pampers her; Nat kidnaps Murray.
112 17 "On the Road" David Steinberg Larry Charles, Richard Day, and Paul Reiser March 18, 1997 14.8[84]
Paul overcompensates manliness when Jamie plans a baby shower.
113 18 "The Cockatoo" Gordon Hunt Richard Day and Maria Semple April 1, 1997 14.7[85]
Jamie ignores Paul at the breakfast table, then tries to quit her job; Ira teaches a bird a naughty phrase.
114 19 "The Touching Game" Gordon Hunt Richard Day and Maria Semple April 15, 1997 13.2[86]
Paul's raisin-bran lacks raisins; Jamie hinders a newly-opened coffee shop; Paul offends a fellow bus passenger.
115 20 "The Dry Run" Michael Lembeck Larry Charles, David Guarascio, and Moses Port April 29, 1997 13.4[87]
Jamie fights to return a video--and wins; Paul and Jamie are kicked out of birth class while Ira and Sylvia search for a spoon.
116 21 "Guardianhood" Michael Lembeck Victor Levin May 6, 1997 12.4[88]
Paul and Jamie try to find a guardian for their child; an infatuated 18-year-old (Seth Green) haunts Jamie.
117 22 "The Feud" Gordon Hunt Richard Day May 13, 1997 14.4[89]
A taste war ensues when Jamie and Paul receive cribs from both sets of grandparents-to-be.
118-119 23-24 "The Birth" Gordon Hunt Larry Charles May 20, 1997 25.7[90]
Paul's documentary gets a surprisingly good review at a film festival and Jamie has a labor false-alarm. (Guest stars Michael Moore.) At the hospital, Paul gets a tour of it courtesy of Bruce Willis

Season 6 (1997/98)[edit]

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120 1 "Coming Home" Gordon Hunt Victor Levin September 23, 1997 24.6[91]
The family meets Paul and Jamie's unnamed child.
121 2 "Letters to Mabel" Gordon Hunt Maria Semple September 30, 1997 15.6[92]
Jamie writes a letter for daughter to read on her 18th birthday. Ira and Joan join in on the fun, but Paul makes a video instead of a letter.
122 3 "Speed Baby" Gordon Hunt Roger Director October 28, 1997 17.0[93]
Mabel can only sleep when she's kept in motion.
123 4 "Uncle Phil and the Coupons" David Steinberg Victor Levin and Paul Reiser November 4, 1997 14.8[94]
Uncle Phil tries to provide gifts for Mabel with disastrous results.
124 5 "Moody Blues" Gordon Hunt Lisa Melamed November 11, 1997 15.3[95]
Paul must deal with a moody Jamie while putting on a production of The Pirates of Penzance.
125 6 "The Magic Pants" Gordon Hunt Mike Martineau November 18, 1997 14.7[96]
A mix-up at the cleaners leaves Paul wearing David Copperfield's pants.
126 7 "Le Sex Show" Gordon Hunt David Guarascio and Moses Port November 25, 1997 15.2[97]
Paul and Jamie try to ease back into relations for the first time since Mabel's birth.
127 8 "The New Friend" Gordon Hunt Maria Semple and Lissa Levin December 9, 1997 14.1[98]
Paul and Jamie meet new neighbor Sarah, a divorced mother of three who offers Jamie a more casual parenting style. Paul wins one of those genius grants and nobody can take his new 'genius' status seriously except him.
128 9 "The Conversation" Gordon Hunt Victor Levin December 16, 1997 17.9[99]
Paul and Jamie have an uninterrupted 20-minute conversation in front of the bedroom door, trying to train Mabel to get to sleep on her own. When this episode was originally broadcast on NBC, it was aired uninterrupted, with commercials airing only after the theme song and before the end credits. The 20-minute conversation between Paul and Jamie outside the baby's room, filmed in one take, is shown straight through.
129 10 "Breastfeeding" David Steinberg Lissa Levin January 6, 1998 15.0[100]
Mabel is weaned off of nursing; Ira fixes a children's hockey game.
130 11 "Good Old Reliable Nathan" Michael Lembeck Jonathan Leigh Solomon and Susan Dickes January 13, 1998 16.1[101]
Paul is shocked to discover that Jamie lost her virginity to a visiting professor (Nathan Lane). In a comedy of errors, the professor believes Paul is angry and wants to hurt him. Meanwhile, Ira meets a woman who sleeps with him only to get better burial plots.
131 12 "Separate Planes" Gordon Hunt Andy Glickman January 20, 1998 15.9[102]
Jamie and Paul take one plane each to increase the chances of one of them living through the plane ride.
132 13 "Cheating on Sheila" Helen Hunt Sheila R. Lawrence February 24, 1998 13.4[103]
After a few frustrating sessions, Paul and Jamie leave Sheila for someone more impressive, but startling news sends them back.
133 14 "Back to Work" David Steinberg Mary Connelly March 3, 1998 12.4[104]
Not wanting to go back to work, Jamie tries to get herself fired; Paul confronts the newspaper journalist who wrote an error-filled article about his film Buchman.
134 15 "The Second Mrs. Buchman" David Steinberg David Steven Simon March 17, 1998 14.1[105]
Jamie finds a thank-you letter to Paul and learns that he has an ex-wife.
135 16 "The Coin of Destiny" Michael Lembeck Christopher Case March 24, 1998 12.5[106]
Paul innocently flips a coin to make a decision when his former producer, Lou Bonaparte, overhears a conversation that puts Paul and Jamie in the limelight with the tabloid program; Sylvia and Burt try their luck in Atlantic City, relying on the wisdom of Paul's "coin of destiny."
136 17 "The Caper" David Steinberg Victor Levin March 31, 1998 13.1[107]
The couple's British neighbors suspect Paul's birthday-party guests of art theft.
137 18 "The Baby Video" Michael Lembeck Roger Director April 14, 1998 11.7[108]
Paul, Jamie and Ira decide to make a baby video, but Paul as the Sandman frightens the kids too much.
138 19 "Fire at Riff's" Craig Knizek Jonathan Leigh Solomon April 28, 1998 10.5[109]
During a fire at Riff's, Joan and Debbie reevaluate their relationship, Ira hooks up with Ursula, Paul and Jamie have a tiff, and Ira has a sandwich named after him.
139 20 "Mother's Day" Helen Hunt Susan Dickes May 5, 1998 10.4[110]
Jamie shakes Paul's soda can when he is not looking and it's pointing toward her when she opens it; Mother's Day creates innumerable opportunities for jealousy among mothers both old and new.
140 21 "Paul Slips in the Shower" David Steinberg Victor Levin and Paul Reiser May 12, 1998 10.5[111]
Paul's life flashes before his eyes when he slips in the shower.
141 22 "Nat & Arley" Gordon Hunt David Steven Simon May 19, 1998 11.8[112]
Paul and Jamie try to match Nat up with Arley the babysitter; a sleeping disorder makes Jamie beat up Paul without realizing it.
142 23 "The Finale" Gordon Hunt Victor Levin May 19, 1998 14.1[113]
Paul's latest project is 'The Making of "The Making of Titanic".' He accidentally causes the caterer on the set to be fired, then hires her as a nanny. (This episode's simple title was previously used at the end of season 4, although it is a different episode.)

Season 7 (1998-99)[edit]

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143 1 "Season Opener" Michael Lembeck Victor Levin September 22, 1998
Paul makes a sandwich with bad meat; Paul takes Viagra and Jamie is locked out of her gym in just a towel; Paul meets Jerry Seinfeld in the street.
144 2 "A Pain in the Neck" Gordon Hunt Monica Piper September 29, 1998
Mabel's first word is a bad one; Paul has his tonsils removed and Jamie loathes his nurse (Jean Louisa Kelly).
145 3 "Tragedy Plus Time" Gordon Hunt Christopher Case October 27, 1998
An old boyfriend of Jamie dies and leaves her $35,000; Paul and Jamie are sued by their therapist.
146 4 "There's a Puma in the Kitchen" David Steinberg Billy Grundfest November 3, 1998
Paul tried to practice a new laugh; Lisa adopts a vicious cat and leaves it with Paul and Jamie; Jamie learns the benefits of a "nooner."
147 5 "The Silent Show" Gordon Hunt Mary Connelly November 10, 1998
Jamie sneezes multiple times; STOMP lives upstairs from her and Paul; their therapist tells them to go the rest of the day without verbal communication.
148 6 "Weekend in L.A." David Steinberg Maria A. Brown November 17, 1998
Paul and Jamie go to LA to meet Gardner Malloy, the superagent who wants to represent Paul. The life of luxury makes them reluctant to go back.
149 7 "The Thanksgiving Show" Gordon Hunt Hayes Jackson November 24, 1998
Paul and Jamie host Thanksgiving and play charades with the guests.
150 8 "The Buried Fight" Gordon Hunt Adam Markowitz December 14, 1998
Paul reads a baby book aloud to keep himself entertained; Paul and Jamie start using the Internet; sfter a small quarrel, Paul and Jamie are advised to privately write and bury their complaints.
151 9 "Farmer Buchman" Helen Hunt Robert Peacock January 11, 1999
Jamie's card trick fails, but Paul lets her win. Mr. Wicker asks Paul and Jamie to tend his rooftop garden while he's away; when Mabel loves another baby's rare toy, Jamie steals it for her.
152 10 "Win a Free Car" Craig Knizek Steve Joe and Greg Schaffer January 18, 1999
Ira tries to revive the business by offering a car to the person who keeps a hand on it the longest. Since he can't afford it, he wants all of the contestants to be ringers.
153 11 "The Honeymoon" Gordon Hunt Sheila R. Lawrence January 25, 1999
Jamie fixes up Paul's nurse Diane with Mabel's pediatrician Dr. Lee. But Diane has a crush on Paul and shouts out his name during sex. Hearing it makes Paul feel flattered and he shouts out his own name during sex.
154 12 "Valentine's Day" Victor Levin Victor Levin February 8, 1999
Paul and Jamie look at a house in Irvington, New York.
155 13 "Virtual Reality II" David Steinberg Trish Soodik February 22, 1999
Paul mops himself into a corner. Paul and Jamie reinvest in a technology company, and they learn their future. Guest stars Mark McGwire.
156 14 "Uncle Phil Goes Back to High School" Gordon Hunt Dean Young March 1, 1999
Uncle Phil goes back to high school and Lisa has breast-implant surgery.
157 15 "Murray at the Dog Show" Michael Lembeck Andy Glickman April 26, 1999
Therapist Sheila tells the couple they are cured; Jamie tells Paul to have a vasectomy; Murray fights his fear of cats.
158 16 "Millennium Bug" David Steinberg Frank Van Keeken April 26, 1999
Einstein calls upon a ΜΑΘ (math) brother to rid the world of the Millennium Bug.
159 17 "Separate Beds" Craig Knizek Bob Nickman May 3, 1999
Paul and Jamie discover that sleeping separately is more fun, but will it hurt their relationship?
160 18 "Stealing Burt's Car" Gordon Hunt Jenna Bruce May 10, 1999
Worried that Burt and Sylvia's rundown car will cause them to have an accident, Paul and Jamie attempt to steal it so they'd have to buy a new one, but they get arrested.
161 19 "Paved with Good Intentions" Gordon Hunt Dean Young May 13, 1999
Paul and Jamie learn that "We love you" can be the harshest words.
162 20 "The Dirty Little Secret" Gordon Hunt Elin Hampton May 17, 1999
Paul and Jamie discover that they are related; they also try to read Moby Dick for a book club.
163-164 21-22 "The Final Frontier" Helen Hunt Victor Levin and Paul Reiser May 24, 1999
In a series of nonsequential flashbacks, the adult Mabel (Janeane Garafalo) describes the family's next 20 years.


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