List of Mad About You episodes

The episode list for the NBC series, Mad About You. In total, there were 176 episodes broadcast over eight seasons.

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
122September 23, 1992May 22, 1993
225September 16, 1993May 19, 1994
324September 22, 1994May 18, 1995
424September 24, 1995May 19, 1996
524September 17, 1996May 20, 1997
623September 23, 1997May 19, 1998
722September 22, 1998May 24, 1999
812November 20, 2019December 18, 2019


Season 1 (1992–93)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
11"Romantic Improvisations"Barnet KellmanDanny Jacobson & Paul ReiserSeptember 23, 1992 (1992-09-23)16.3
Paul and Jamie try to find a moment to themselves while dealing with an unplanned dinner party.
22"The Sofa"Barnet KellmanDanny Jacobson & Paul ReiserSeptember 30, 1992 (1992-09-30)14.6
The new couple shops for a sofa with Jamie's best friends, Fran and Mark.
33"Sunday Times"Barnet KellmanJeffrey LaneOctober 7, 1992 (1992-10-07)16.6
Paul and Jamie debate what to do together while working their way through the Sunday New York Times.
44"Out of the Past"Barnet KellmanSteve PaymerOctober 14, 1992 (1992-10-14)14.1
Paul's college crush comes to town, stirring up old feelings.
55"Paul in the Family"Paul LazarusDaryl Rowland & Lisa DeBenedictisOctober 21, 1992 (1992-10-21)13.4
When Jamie's parents (Paul Dooley and Nancy Dussault) come for a visit, it causes anxiety for everyone.
66"I'm Just So Happy for You"Barnet KellmanBilly GrundfestOctober 28, 1992 (1992-10-28)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.
77"Token Friend"Paul LazarusSally Lapiduss & Pamela EellsNovember 4, 1992 (1992-11-04)13.0
Paul meets his former film-school classmate (Steve Buscemi), who now works as a token clerk in the subway after dropping out.
88"The Apartment"Barnet KellmanDanny Jacobson & Steve PaymerNovember 11, 1992 (1992-11-11)14.6
Jamie asks Paul to give up his bachelor pad, which he sublets to a guy called Kramer (Michael Richards of Seinfeld).
99"Riding Backwards"Barnet KellmanJeffrey LaneNovember 18, 1992 (1992-11-18)14.2
Relationships are strained as the couples ride the train toward Thanksgiving with their families.
1010"Neighbors from Hell"Dennis ErdmanPaul Reiser & Billy GrundfestDecember 9, 1992 (1992-12-09)13.2
Jamie tries hard to encourage their British neighbors to like her.
1111"Met Someone"Barnet KellmanDanny JacobsonDecember 16, 1992 (1992-12-16)12.1
A flashback reveals how Paul and Jamie met in 1989.
1212"Maid About You"Barnet KellmanDaryl Rowland & Lisa DeBenedictisJanuary 6, 1993 (1993-01-06)13.5
Jamie employs a maid, who develops a crush on Paul.
1313"Togetherness"Barnet KellmanSteve PaymerJanuary 13, 1993 (1993-01-13)11.4
Paul directs a commercial for the PR campaign Jamie is working on.
1414"Weekend Getaway"Linda DayDaryl Rowland & Lisa DeBenedictisJanuary 27, 1993 (1993-01-27)8.9
The Buchmans head to Vermont for a stress-escaping long weekend.
1515"The Wedding Affair"Linda DayBilly Grundfest & Paul ReiserFebruary 6, 1993 (1993-02-06)15.1
Paul and Jamie attend a wedding, which brings up secrets from their dating period.
1616"Love Among the Tiles"Linda DaySally Lapiduss & Pamela EellsFebruary 13, 1993 (1993-02-13)15.2
Paul and Jamie are trapped in the bathroom on Valentine's Day.
1717"The Billionaire"Linda DaySally Lapiduss & Pamela EellsFebruary 20, 1993 (1993-02-20)15.8
An eccentric billionaire (Jerry Lewis) asks Paul to make a film about him.
1818"The Man Who Said Hello"Linda DayJeffrey Lane & Danny JacobsonFebruary 27, 1993 (1993-02-27)15.2
Paul's father shouts "Hello" to Regis Philbin in public, to the embarrassment of Paul, and becomes a public interest story.
1919"Swept Away"Linda DaySteve PaymerMay 1, 1993 (1993-05-01)13.8
Jamie has good feelings about Lisa's new boyfriend until they decide to move in together.
2020"The Spy Girl Who Loved Me"Barnet KellmanBilly Grundfest & Paul ReiserMay 8, 1993 (1993-05-08)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)
2121"The Painter"Barnet KellmanDanny Jacobson & Jeffrey LaneMay 15, 1993 (1993-05-15)14.9
Jamie's ex-boyfriend paints their apartment and Fran ends up in bed with him because Mark left her to "find himself".
2222"Happy Anniversary"Barnet KellmanSally Lapiduss & Pamela EellsMay 22, 1993 (1993-05-22)12.7
Paul recreates the cake-cutting ceremony from their wedding as an anniversary surprise; Mark leaves New York.

Season 2 (1993–94)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
231"Murray's Tale"Thomas SchlammeBilly GrundfestSeptember 16, 1993 (1993-09-16)16.4[3]
Lisa takes Murray for a walk and returns with the wrong dog.
242"Bing, Bang, Boom"Lee ShallatBilly Grundfest & Paul ReiserSeptember 23, 1993 (1993-09-23)16.7[4]
Paul and Jamie attempt a romantic night, but Murray's pursuit of an imaginary mouse is just one deterrent of many.
253"Bedfellows"Thomas SchlammeDanny JacobsonSeptember 30, 1993 (1993-09-30)16.4[5]
Paul and Jamie offer to stay with his mother after his father collapses.
264"Married to the Job"Thomas SchlammeRuss WoodyOctober 7, 1993 (1993-10-07)16.3[6]
Jamie must deal with the consequences of her boss hearing her and Paul insulting him.
275"So I Married a Hair Murderer"Thomas SchlammeAndrew Gordon & Eileen ConnOctober 14, 1993 (1993-10-14)17.7[7]
Jobless and bored, Jamie drives Paul mad looking for things to do.
286"The Unplanned Child"Thomas SchlammeJack BurdittOctober 28, 1993 (1993-10-28)17.6[8]
Paul and Jamie look after Paul's nephew on Halloween.
297"Natural History"Thomas SchlammeSteve PaymerNovember 4, 1993 (1993-11-04)18.9[9]
Paul and Jamie argue whether fate or chance brought them together.
308"Surprise"Lee ShallatS: Beth Fieger Falkenstein;
T: Jeffrey Lane
November 11, 1993 (1993-11-11)17.2[10]
Jamie's 30th-birthday plans go awry.
319"A Pair of Hearts"Tom MooreDanny JacobsonNovember 18, 1993 (1993-11-18)16.1[11]
Ira's wife (guest star Cyndi Lauper) appears during a trip to Atlantic City.
3210"It's a Wrap"Tom MooreAndrew Gordon & Eileen ConnDecember 2, 1993 (1993-12-02)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.
3311"Edna Returns"Tom MooreS: Jack Burditt;
T: Andrew Gordon & Eileen Conn
December 9, 1993 (1993-12-09)17.2[13]
Lisa appears, under a pseudonym, in a chapter of her therapist's new book.
3412"Paul Is Dead"Lee ShallatS: Russ Woody;
S/T: Billy Grundfest
January 6, 1994 (1994-01-06)20.9[14]
Paul and Jamie's assets are mistakenly frozen because another Paul Buchman has died.
3513"Same Time Next Week"Thomas SchlammeJeffrey Lane & Danny JacobsonJanuary 13, 1994 (1994-01-13)21.1[15]
Paul is shooting a film in Chicago for a couple of months, only coming home for weekends.
3614"The Late Show"Thomas SchlammeAndrew Gordon & Eileen ConnJanuary 27, 1994 (1994-01-27)21.8[16]
Paul and Jamie unknowingly cover up the unexpected consequences of the Atlantic-City trip.
3715"Virtual Reality"Thomas SchlammeDanny Jacobson & Jeffrey LaneFebruary 3, 1994 (1994-02-03)20.9[17]
Ira wants Paul to invest in a company developing virtual reality. Guest appearances by Christie Brinkley and Andre Agassi.
3816"Cold Feet"Thomas SchlammeJeffrey Lane & Danny JacobsonFebruary 10, 1994 (1994-02-10)22.2[18]
Paul and Jamie recall his proposal of three years before.
3917"Instant Karma"Lee ShallatS: Dana Reston & Frank Lombardi;
S/T: Beth Fieger Falkenstein
February 14, 1994 (1994-02-14)N/A
Jamie's fortune cookie reads "Bad luck follows the guilty." Yoko Ono calls Paul.
4018"The Tape"Tom MoorePaul ReiserFebruary 24, 1994 (1994-02-24)16.6[19]
Paul and Jamie must track down a homemade sex tape before anyone sees it.
4119"Love Letters"Tom MooreJeffrey KlarikMarch 10, 1994 (1994-03-10)18.2[20]
Paul and Jamie discover letters behind their toilet, written by a soldier and his girlfriend during World War II.
4220"The Last Scampi"Tom MooreBilly GrundfestApril 7, 1994 (1994-04-07)17.5[21]
Paul and Jamie's mothers are angry with them; Murray is depressed.
4321"Disorientation"Tom MooreJack Burditt & Jeffrey LaneApril 28, 1994 (1994-04-28)15.5[22]
Paul has forgotten to mail in Jamie's registration, so he, Ira, Fran and Lisa must register her on the very last minute--as she navigates her first day of class.
4422"Storms We Cannot Weather"David SteinbergDanny JacobsonMay 5, 1994 (1994-05-05)15.4[23]
Jamie arranges a blind date for Fran; Paul runs into Mark, who now works as a busboy.
4523"Up All Night"Michael LembeckJeffrey KlarikMay 12, 1994 (1994-05-12)15.1[24]
Jamie cannot fall asleep the night before a big test. John Astin and Garth Brooks appear.
"With This Ring..."Tom MoorePart 1: Jeffrey Lane
Part 2: S: Danny Jacobson;
S/T: Jeffrey Lane
May 19, 1994 (1994-05-19)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)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
481"Escape from New York"David SteinbergDanny Jacobson & Jeffrey LaneSeptember 22, 1994 (1994-09-22)23.2[26]
Paul and Jamie deal with the annual New York heatwave by searching for an old-favorite clam restaurant.
492"Home"David SteinbergJack BurdittSeptember 29, 1994 (1994-09-29)21.5[27]
While the Buchmans feud with neighbours greedy for their apartment, their dogs get along all the better.
503"Till Death Do Us Part"David SteinbergDanny JacobsonOctober 6, 1994 (1994-10-06)19.9[28]
Jamie must decide what to do with her uncle's ashes.
514"When I'm Sixty-Four"David SteinbergVictor LevinOctober 13, 1994 (1994-10-13)21.5[29]
Jamie must get glasses; she and Paul get involved in their super's marital spat.
525"Legacy"David SteinbergS: Steve Paymer;
S/T: Jeffrey Lane
October 20, 1994 (1994-10-20)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.
536"Pandora's Box"David SteinbergVictor FrescoNovember 3, 1994 (1994-11-03)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", and the Madman of the People episode "Birthday in the Big House".
547"The Ride Home"David SteinbergLiz CoeNovember 10, 1994 (1994-11-10)22.8[32]
During the taxi ride home from Fran's birthday party, Jamie and Paul take turns apologizing for what happened there.
558"Giblets for Murray"David SteinbergS: Billy Grundfest;
S/T: Jeffrey Klarik
November 17, 1994 (1994-11-17)23.4[33]
Paul and Jamie host a very complicated Thanksgiving Day.
569"Once More With Feeling"David SteinbergS: Dan Greenberg;
S/T: Victor Levin
December 8, 1994 (1994-12-08)21.4[34]
When Paul and Jamie have trouble performing their marital duties, somehow their friends get the worst of it.
5710"The City"David SteinbergPaul ReiserDecember 15, 1994 (1994-12-15)19.2[35]
An outing to see the feel-good movie of the year yields radically opposite results. Special appearance by Rudy Giuliani.
5811"Our Fifteen Minutes"Thomas SchlammeJack BurdittJanuary 5, 1995 (1995-01-05)24.8[36]
After a slow start, Paul's project to record 15 unvarnished minutes of the couple's lives succeeds spectacularly.
5912"How to Fall in Love"Thomas SchlammeJeffrey LaneJanuary 19, 1995 (1995-01-19)31.6[37]
Paul and Jamie have a little competition on pick-up techniques.
"Mad About You"David SteinbergDanny Jacobson & Jeffrey KlarikFebruary 2, 1995 (1995-02-02)27.8[38]
Paul and Jamie prepare for marriage, as told in flashback. Guest stars Lyle Lovett.
6215"Just My Dog"Thomas SchlammeAndrew Gordon & Eileen ConnFebruary 9, 1995 (1995-02-09)22.6[39]
Murray becomes a TV star.
6316"The Alan Brady Show"Gordon HuntKenny SchwartzFebruary 16, 1995 (1995-02-16)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).

In 1997, TV Guide ranked this episode #84 on its list of the 100 Greatest Episodes.[41]
6417"Mad Without You"Michael LembeckBilly GrundfestFebruary 23, 1995 (1995-02-23)23.9[42]
Jamie leaves for a weekend, reassured that Paul will be all right.
6518"Purseona"Michael LembeckAndrew Gordon & Eileen ConnMarch 9, 1995 (1995-03-09)22.1[43]
Lisa accidentally switches purses with Jamie, causing Paul to lose his passport.
6619"Two Tickets to Paradise"Michael LembeckRick WienerMarch 30, 1995 (1995-03-30)22.7[44]
Paul and Jamie, aka Burt and Sylvia, head to a paradisical Caribbean holiday.
6720"Money Changes Everything"Michael LembeckVictor FrescoApril 27, 1995 (1995-04-27)18.1[45]
Helping Ira shoulder a big loan leaves Paul with a sore neck.
6821"Cake Fear"Michael LembeckJeffrey LaneMay 4, 1995 (1995-05-04)18.3[46]
Jamie sentences Paul: "You are going to have a good birthday if it kills you."
6922"My Boyfriend's Back"Michael LembeckVictor Fresco & Victor LevinMay 11, 1995 (1995-05-11)16.5[47]
Jamie and an ex (Eric Stoltz) work together on a Diner's campaign and rekindle old hostilities, making Jamie shamefully powerful. Jamie then discovers that he has made her the villain of his Comic Book and their relationship is the story.
"Up in Smoke"Michael LembeckPart 1: S: Jeffrey Lane;
T: Andrew Gordon & Eileen Conn & Jeffrey Klarik
Part 2: T: Jack Burditt;
S/T: Jeffrey Lane
May 18, 1995 (1995-05-18)20.9[48]
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)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
721"New Sleep-Walking PLUS"David SteinbergPaul ReiserSeptember 24, 1995 (1995-09-24)23.0[49]
Paul doesn't remember a night of passion with Jamie.
732"The Parking Space"David SteinbergBilly GrundfestOctober 1, 1995 (1995-10-01)17.6[50]
Paul agonizes over buying a parking space in his building.
743"The Test"Michael LembeckKenny Schwartz & Rick WienerOctober 8, 1995 (1995-10-08)17.7[51]
Jamie finds a relationship test in a magazine while she and Paul wait for a bus.
754"The Good, the Bad and the Not-So-Appealing"David SteinbergVictor LevinOctober 29, 1995 (1995-10-29)18.9[52]
Jamie is determined to bond with Sylvia.
765"I Don't See It"Gordon HuntBrenda HamptonNovember 5, 1995 (1995-11-05)18.6[53]
Paul almost ruins Jamie and Fran's chances of having full-time jobs with the Mayor's office.
776"Yoko Said"David SteinbergBilly Grundfest & Paul ReiserNovember 12, 1995 (1995-11-12)17.2[54]
Paul gets a chance to shoot a documentary with Yoko Ono.
787"An Angel for Murray"David SteinbergSeth KurlandNovember 19, 1995 (1995-11-19)15.6[55]
Paul and Jamie hire a dogwalker who exceeds expectations.
798"The Couple"David SteinbergKenny SchwartzNovember 26, 1995 (1995-11-26)18.9[56]
Paul and Jamie eagerly befriend a strange new couple, stirring up problems with friends and themselves.
809"New Year's Eve"David SteinbergScott Silveri & Shana Goldberg-MeehanDecember 17, 1995 (1995-12-17)13.8[57]
Jamie and Paul try not to be apart for New Year's Eve.
8110"Ovulation Day"David SteinbergVictor Levin & Danny JacobsonJanuary 7, 1996 (1996-01-07)23.8[58]
Jamie's insistence to conceive her child precisely on ovulation day strains everyone to the breaking point, especially when Debbie's coming-out intervenes.
8211"Get Back"David SteinbergS: Seth Kurland & Ron Darian;
T: Kenny Schwartz & Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri
January 14, 1996 (1996-01-14)16.2[59]
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).
8312"Dream Weaver"Thomas SchlammeBilly GrundfestFebruary 4, 1996 (1996-02-04)18.1[60]
Paul and Jamie try to make sense of their extremely weird dreams; the Laugh In crew appears.
8413"Hot and Cold"Thomas SchlammeKenny Schwartz & Danny JacobsonFebruary 18, 1996 (1996-02-18)13.3[61]
Ira starts gambling again; Paul and Jamie try to keep their sex life on track.
8514"Fertility"Gordon HuntS: Liz Sagal & McNally Sagal;
T: Larry Charles
February 25, 1996 (1996-02-25)16.0[62]
Jamie and Paul struggle to increase her fertility; Paul films fertile Pandas.
8615"Everybody Hates Me"Thomas SchlammeVictor LevinMarch 10, 1996 (1996-03-10)14.6[63]
Ira's heart is broken by a girlfriend whose beauty inspires Jamie to dye her hair.
8716"Do Me a Favor"Gordon HuntRon DarianMarch 17, 1996 (1996-03-17)15.8[64]
An innocent photograph leads to Jamie inadvertently blackmailing her boss.
8817"The Glue People"David SteinbergVictor LevinMarch 24, 1996 (1996-03-24)14.4[65]
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.
8918"The Sample"David SteinbergRon Darian & Seth Kurland & Larry CharlesMarch 31, 1996 (1996-03-31)14.4[66]
Paul's sperm sample is missing after the Buchmans' car is stolen.
9019"The Procedure"David SteinbergBrenda Hampton & Larry CharlesApril 14, 1996 (1996-04-14)14.0[67]
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.
9120"The Weed"David SteinbergBilly Grundfest & Larry CharlesApril 21, 1996 (1996-04-21)14.9[68]
Paul's obsession with perfection gets him fired; Jamie's boss is caught accepting money from a mobster.
9221"The Award"David SteinbergRon Darian & Seth Kurland & Larry CharlesApril 28, 1996 (1996-04-28)15.0
Upset that Jamie cannot accompany him to an awards dinner, Paul almost leaves it with another woman.
9322"The Finale: Part 1"David SteinbergVictor Levin & Billy Grundfest & Larry CharlesMay 5, 1996 (1996-05-05)19.3[69]
Jamie kisses a colleague, and Paul reveals to her that he almost went home with another woman.
"The Finale: Parts 2 & 3"David SteinbergPart 2: Paul Reiser & Victor Levin & Billy Grundfest & Larry Charles
Part 3: Victor Levin & Billy Grundfest & Paul Reiser & Larry Charles
May 19, 1996 (1996-05-19)22.9[70]
Ira and Lisa try to engineer the Buchman reconciliation; Paul and Jamie try working through their problems. With their marriage on the verge of collapse, Paul prepares to leave Jamie--can anything turn the situation around?

Season 5 (1996–97)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
961"Dr. Wonderful"Michael LembeckVictor Levin & Larry CharlesSeptember 17, 1996 (1996-09-17)20.5[71]
Jamie and Paul find out that they are expecting! Deciding not to tell anyone yet, they look for a new gynecologist; Paul's parents meet Joan.
972"The Grant"Michael LembeckJenji Kohan & Victor Levin & Richard Day & Larry CharlesSeptember 24, 1996 (1996-09-24)17.7[72]
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.
983"Therapy"Michael LembeckRichard DayOctober 15, 1996 (1996-10-15)13.0[73]
Paul and Jamie visit therapist Dr. Sheila Kleinman (Mo Gaffney); Paul tries to film his parents for the documentary.
994"The Clip Show"Michael LembeckJonathan Leigh Solomon & Leslie CavenyOctober 22, 1996 (1996-10-22)13.8[74]
Paul and Jamie spend time stomach-listening, looking for a response from their baby. (Compilation of clips from past seasons.)
1005"Burt's Building"Michael LembeckRon Darian & Victor Levin & Larry CharlesOctober 29, 1996 (1996-10-29)15.5[75]
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.
1016"Jamie's Parents"Michael LembeckMaria SempleNovember 12, 1996 (1996-11-12)21.2[76]
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.
1027"Outbreak"David SteinbergRichard DayNovember 19, 1996 (1996-11-19)19.0[77]
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.
1038"Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge"David SteinbergVictor LevinNovember 26, 1996 (1996-11-26)16.0[78]
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.
1049"The Gym"Michael LembeckVictor Levin & Richard Day & Larry CharlesDecember 17, 1996 (1996-12-17)N/A
Jamie gets a free pass to the gym where Paul works out but he does not want her there. Jamie gives away the pass to a homeless man named Virgil (Bruno Kirby). Paul likes to be a man of mystery, and he avoids saying anything significant to the gym members.
10510"Chicken Man"David SteinbergJonathan Leigh Solomon & Ron Darian & Larry CharlesJanuary 7, 1997 (1997-01-07)15.8[79]
Ira becomes a producer and tastes oily water.
10611"The Recital"David SteinbergMoses Port & David Guarascio & Jenji Kohan & Maria SempleJanuary 14, 1997 (1997-01-14)16.1[80]
Paul and Jamie offend Fran by critiquing her son's violin playing.
10712"The Handyman"David SteinbergRichard DayJanuary 21, 1997 (1997-01-21)17.6[81]
Paul and Jamie accidentally break up Lisa's engagement.
10813"Astrology"David SteinbergJenji Kohan & Larry CharlesFebruary 4, 1997 (1997-02-04)N/A
Nat's sister makes accurate predictions.
10914"The Penis"David SteinbergMaria Semple & Richard Day & Larry CharlesFebruary 11, 1997 (1997-02-11)14.8[82]
Paul and Jamie debate learning their child's gender; Uncle Phil makes a dying request.
11015"Citizen Buchman"David SteinbergVictor LevinFebruary 18, 1997 (1997-02-18)13.8[83]
Paul tries deciphering his dying uncle's last words. Guest stars Sid Caesar.
11116"Her Houseboy, Coco"Gordon HuntVictor LevinFebruary 25, 1997 (1997-02-25)13.5[84]
When Jamie is prescribed bedrest, a steadily-increasing stream of family pampers her; Nat kidnaps Murray.
11217"On the Road"David SteinbergPaul Reiser & Ron Darian & Larry CharlesMarch 18, 1997 (1997-03-18)14.8[85]
Paul overcompensates manliness when Jamie plans a baby shower.
11318"The Cockatoo"Gordon HuntMaria Semple & Richard DayApril 1, 1997 (1997-04-01)14.7[86]
Jamie ignores Paul at the breakfast table, then tries to quit her job; Ira teaches a bird a naughty phrase.
11419"The Touching Game"Gordon HuntS: Jenji Kohan & Jonathan Leigh Solomon & Moses Port & David Guarascio;
T: Maria Semple & Ron Darian
April 15, 1997 (1997-04-15)13.2[87]
Paul's raisin-bran lacks raisins; Jamie hinders a newly-opened coffee shop; Paul offends a fellow bus passenger.
11520"The Dry Run"Michael LembeckMoses Port & David Guarascio & Larry CharlesApril 29, 1997 (1997-04-29)13.4[88]
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.
11621"Guardianhood"Michael LembeckS: Jonathan Leigh Solomon;
T: Victor Levin
May 6, 1997 (1997-05-06)12.4[89]
Paul and Jamie try to find a guardian for their child; an infatuated 18-year-old (Seth Green) haunts Jamie.
11722"The Feud"Gordon HuntRichard DayMay 13, 1997 (1997-05-13)14.4[90]
A taste war ensues when Jamie and Paul receive cribs from both sets of grandparents-to-be.
"The Birth"Gordon HuntLarry CharlesMay 20, 1997 (1997-05-20)25.7[91]
Paul's documentary gets a surprisingly good review at a film festival and Jamie has a labor false-alarm. At the hospital, Paul gets a tour of it courtesy of Bruce Willis. Michael Moore also stars.

Season 6 (1997–98)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
1201"Coming Home"Gordon HuntVictor LevinSeptember 23, 1997 (1997-09-23)24.6[92]
The family meets Paul and Jamie's unnamed child.
1212"Letters to Mabel"Gordon HuntMaria SempleSeptember 30, 1997 (1997-09-30)15.6[93]
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.
1223"Speed Baby"Gordon HuntRoger DirectorOctober 28, 1997 (1997-10-28)17.0[94]
Mabel can only sleep when she's kept in motion.
1234"Uncle Phil and the Coupons"David SteinbergPaul Reiser & Victor LevinNovember 4, 1997 (1997-11-04)14.8[95]
Uncle Phil tries to provide gifts for Mabel with disastrous results.
1245"Moody Blues"Gordon HuntLisa MelamedNovember 11, 1997 (1997-11-11)15.3[96]
Paul must deal with a moody Jamie while putting on a production of The Pirates of Penzance.
1256"The Magic Pants"Gordon HuntMike MartineauNovember 18, 1997 (1997-11-18)14.7[97]
A mix-up at the cleaners leaves Paul wearing David Copperfield's pants.
1267"Le Sex Show"Gordon HuntMoses Port & David GuarascioNovember 25, 1997 (1997-11-25)15.2[98]
Paul and Jamie try to ease back into relations for the first time since Mabel's birth.
1278"The New Friend"Gordon HuntS: David Steven Simon;
T: Lissa Levin & Maria Semple
December 9, 1997 (1997-12-09)14.1[99]
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.
1289"The Conversation"Gordon HuntVictor LevinDecember 16, 1997 (1997-12-16)17.9[100]
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.
12910"Breastfeeding"David SteinbergLissa LevinJanuary 6, 1998 (1998-01-06)15.0[101]
Mabel is weaned off of nursing; Ira fixes a children's hockey game.
13011"Good Old Reliable Nathan"Michael LembeckS: Susan Dickes & Jonathan Leigh Solomon;
T: Victor Levin
January 13, 1998 (1998-01-13)16.1[102]
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.
13112"Separate Planes"Gordon HuntAndy GlickmanJanuary 20, 1998 (1998-01-20)15.9[103]
Jamie and Paul take one plane each to increase the chances of one of them living through the plane ride.
13213"Cheating on Sheila"Helen HuntSheila R. LawrenceFebruary 24, 1998 (1998-02-24)13.4[104]
After a few frustrating sessions, Paul and Jamie leave Sheila for someone more impressive, but startling news sends them back.
13314"Back to Work"David SteinbergMary ConnellyMarch 3, 1998 (1998-03-03)12.4[105]
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.
13415"The Second Mrs. Buchman"David SteinbergDavid Steven SimonMarch 17, 1998 (1998-03-17)14.1[106]
Jamie finds a thank-you letter to Paul and learns that he has an ex-wife.
13516"The Coin of Destiny"Michael LembeckChristopher CaseMarch 24, 1998 (1998-03-24)12.5[107]
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".
13617"The Caper"David SteinbergVictor LevinMarch 31, 1998 (1998-03-31)13.1[108]
The couple's British neighbors suspect Paul's birthday-party guests of art theft.
13718"The Baby Video"Michael LembeckRoger DirectorApril 14, 1998 (1998-04-14)11.7[109]
Paul, Jamie and Ira decide to make a baby video, but Paul as the Sandman frightens the kids too much.
13819"Fire at Riff's"Craig KnizekJonathan Leigh SolomonApril 28, 1998 (1998-04-28)10.5[110]
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.
13920"Mother's Day"Helen HuntSusan DickesMay 5, 1998 (1998-05-05)10.4[111]
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.
14021"Paul Slips in the Shower"David SteinbergPaul Reiser & Victor LevinMay 12, 1998 (1998-05-12)10.5[112]
Paul's life flashes before his eyes when he slips in the shower.
14122"Nat & Arley"Gordon HuntS: David Steven Simon;
T: Moses Port & David Guarascio
May 19, 1998 (1998-05-19)11.8[113]
Paul and Jamie try to match Nat up with Arley the babysitter; a sleeping disorder makes Jamie beat up Paul without realizing it.
14223"The Finale"Gordon HuntVictor LevinMay 19, 1998 (1998-05-19)14.1[114]
Paul's latest project is 'The Making of "The Making of Titanic".' He accidentally causes the caterer (Ellen DeGeneres) 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)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1431"Season Opener"Michael LembeckVictor LevinSeptember 22, 1998 (1998-09-22)
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.
1442"A Pain in the Neck"Gordon HuntMonica PiperSeptember 29, 1998 (1998-09-29)
Mabel's first word is a bad one; Paul has his tonsils removed and Jamie loathes his nurse (Jean Louisa Kelly).
1453"Tragedy Plus Time"Gordon HuntChristopher CaseOctober 27, 1998 (1998-10-27)
An old boyfriend of Jamie (Eric Stoltz) dies and leaves her $35,000; Paul and Jamie are sued by their therapist.
1464"There's a Puma in the Kitchen"David SteinbergBilly GrundfestNovember 3, 1998 (1998-11-03)
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".
1475"The Silent Show"Gordon HuntMary ConnellyNovember 10, 1998 (1998-11-10)
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.
1486"Weekend in L.A."David SteinbergMaria A. BrownNovember 17, 1998 (1998-11-17)
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.
1497"The Thanksgiving Show"Gordon HuntHayes JacksonNovember 24, 1998 (1998-11-24)
Paul and Jamie host Thanksgiving and play charades with the guests.
1508"The Buried Fight"Gordon HuntAdam MarkowitzDecember 14, 1998 (1998-12-14)
Paul reads a baby book aloud to keep himself entertained; Paul and Jamie start using the Internet; after a small quarrel about Paul rehiring nurse Diane for their neighbor Hal, Paul and Jamie are advised to privately write and bury their complaints.
1519"Farmer Buchman"Helen HuntRobert PeacockJanuary 11, 1999 (1999-01-11)
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. Guest Stars Robert Klein.
15210"Win a Free Car"Craig KnizekSteve Joe & Greg SchafferJanuary 18, 1999 (1999-01-18)
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.
15311"The Honeymoon"Gordon HuntSheila R. LawrenceJanuary 25, 1999 (1999-01-25)
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.
15412"Valentine's Day"Victor LevinVictor LevinFebruary 8, 1999 (1999-02-08)
Paul and Jamie look at a house in Irvington, New York.
15513"Virtual Reality II"David SteinbergTrish SoodikFebruary 22, 1999 (1999-02-22)
Paul mops himself into a corner. Paul and Jamie reinvest in a technology company, and they learn their future. Guest stars Mark McGwire.
15614"Uncle Phil Goes Back to High School"Gordon HuntDean YoungMarch 1, 1999 (1999-03-01)
Uncle Phil goes back to high school and Lisa has breast-implant surgery.
15715"Murray at the Dog Show"Michael LembeckAndy GlickmanApril 26, 1999 (1999-04-26)
Jamie and Paul are still good at dancing. Therapist Sheila tells the couple they are cured; Jamie tells Paul to have a vasectomy; Murray fights his fear of cats.
15816"Millennium Bug"David SteinbergFrank van KeekenApril 26, 1999 (1999-04-26)
Einstein calls upon a ΜΑΘ (math) brother to rid the world of the Millennium Bug.
15917"Separate Beds"Craig KnizekBob NickmanMay 3, 1999 (1999-05-03)
Paul and Jamie discover that sleeping separately is more fun, but will it hurt their relationship?
16018"Stealing Burt's Car"Gordon HuntJenna BruceMay 10, 1999 (1999-05-10)
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.
16119"Paved with Good Intentions"Gordon HuntSusan DickesMay 13, 1999 (1999-05-13)
Paul and Jamie learn that "We love you" can be the harshest words.
16220"The Dirty Little Secret"Gordon HuntElin HamptonMay 17, 1999 (1999-05-17)
Paul and Jamie discover that they are related; they also try to read Moby Dick for a book club.
"The Final Frontier"Helen HuntS: Helen Hunt;
S/T: Paul Reiser & Victor Levin
May 24, 1999 (1999-05-24)
In a series of nonsequential flashbacks, the adult Mabel (Janeane Garafalo) describes the family's next 20 years.

Season 8 (2019)

On September 5, 2019, it was announced that the first six episodes of the revival would premiere on November 20, 2019, and another six episodes will be released on December 18, 2019.[115]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1651"The Kid Leaves"Helen HuntStory by: Helen Hunt & Paul Reiser & Peter Tolan
Teleplay by: Paul Reiser
November 20, 2019 (2019-11-20)
When Paul and Jamie drop their daughter Mabel off for her first day of college, it quickly becomes clear that they have very different ideas of what their lives after children will look like.[116]
1662"Restraining Orders and Puppies"Betsy Thomas[117]Julie Mandel-Folly [118]November 20, 2019 (2019-11-20)
After too many surprise dorm visits, Mabel forces Jamie to sign a contract limiting contact for the next 48 hours, and suddenly Paul finds himself in the parenting hot seat.[116]
1673"Body Heat"Betsy Thomas[117]Randi Mayem SingerNovember 20, 2019 (2019-11-20)
Jamie makes the decision to get back into the work force, but time and menopause conspire against her. Meanwhile, Paul is invited to speak to Mabel’s class only after promising to Mabel that no one will know they’re related.[116]
1684"The Toothpick"Betsy Thomas[117]Matt Tarses [119]November 20, 2019 (2019-11-20)
Jamie spins out when one of her meticulously crafted scrapbooks documenting Mabel’s childhood disappears. Meanwhile, Ira shocks everyone (himself included) when he asks Lucia to marry him.[116]
1695"Boundaries and Nakedness"Kelly Park[117]Abby Gewanter [120]November 20, 2019 (2019-11-20)
Tonya oversees Jamie’s sessions as she transitions back into the workplace as a therapist. At the gym, Paul is going through a battle of his own as Mark is upset that Paul refuses to be naked around him.[116]
1706"Monkeys, Lies and Withholding"Kelly Park[117]Peter Tolan [121]November 20, 2019 (2019-11-20)
Paul and Jamie pay a visit to the retirement home to visit Paul’s mother, Sylvia, and her new boyfriend, Ralph. Meanwhile, an unexpected visitor walks into Ira’s restaurant.[116]
1717TBAKelly Park[117]TBADecember 18, 2019 (2019-12-18)
1728TBAPhill Lewis[117]Randi Mayem SingerDecember 18, 2019 (2019-12-18)
1739TBAEric Dean SeatonTBADecember 18, 2019 (2019-12-18)
17410TBAEric Dean SeatonTBADecember 18, 2019 (2019-12-18)
17511TBAGloria Calderon KellettTBADecember 18, 2019 (2019-12-18)
17612TBAJoanna KernsTBADecember 18, 2019 (2019-12-18)


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