Episode Guide for Season #2 of "Mad About You" for the Usenet newsgroup alt.tv.mad-about-you


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The MAY Episode Guides:

Episode Guide for Season #1
Episode Guide for Season #2
Episode Guide for Season #3
Episode Guide for Season #4
Episode Guide for Season #5
Episode Guide for Season #6


The Second Season


Table of Contents


Telecasts in Syndication:


Cast of Characters

  Paul Buchman . . . . . . . . . . . .  Paul Reiser
  Jamie Buchman  . . . . . . . . . . .  Helen Hunt
  Lisa Stemple . . . . . . . . . . . .  Anne Ramsay
  Fran Devanow . . . . . . . . . . . .  Leila Kenzle
  Ira Buchman  . . . . . . . . . . . .  John Pankow
  Murray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Maui

Supporting Characters

  Mark Devanow . . . . . . . . . . . .  Richard Kind
  Burt Buchman, Paul's father  . . . .  Louis Zorich
  Sylvia Buchman, Paul's mother  . . .  Cynthia Harris
  Sharon, Paul's elder sister  . . . .  Randy Graff
  Debbie, Paul's younger sister  . . .  Talia Balsam   (I)
                                        Robin Bartlett (II)
  Jed, Debbie's son  . . . . . . . . .  Bradley Pierce
  Noah, Debbie's son . . . . . . . . .  Andrew J. Ferchland
  Marianne Lugasso, Ira's ex-wife  . .  Cyndi Lauper

  Warren, Paul's editor/cameraman  . .  Steven Wright
  Lou Bonaparte, Paul's producer . . .  Larry Miller
  Remy, Paul's assistant . . . . . . .  Marva Hicks

  Maggie Conway, neighbour in 11-C . .  Judy Geeson
  Ursula, waitress at Riff's . . . . .  Lisa Kudrow
  Kim, the grocer  . . . . . . . . . .  Darrell Kunitomi
  Bill Wicker, the super . . . . . . .  Jerry Adler
  Eddie, the doorman . . . . . . . . .  Lou Cutell

2.1 Murray's Tale [Season Opener]

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 real Murray.

  Supporting Cast: Warren
  Guest Characters:
  Simon  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Maui
  Sgt. Panino  . . . . . . . . . . .  Jerry Adler
  Saul Beckner . . . . . . . . . . .  David Ellzey
  Janey Beckner  . . . . . . . . . .  Nancy Kerr

2.2 Bing Bang Boom

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

2.3 Bedfellows

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.

  Supporting Cast: Burt.
  Guest Characters:
  Sylvia Buchman, Paul's mother . . .  Cynthia Harris
  Sharon, Paul's elder sister . . . .  Randy Graff
  The Nurse . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Francesca P. Roberts
  Harold, the orderly . . . . . . . .  Valente Rodriguez

2.4 Married to the Job

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.

  Supporting Cast: Eddie.
  Guest Characters:
  Remy, Paul's assistant  . . . . . .  Marva Hicks
  Lou Bonaparte, Paul's producer  . .  Larry Miller
  Ursula, waitress at Riff's  . . . .  Lisa Kudrow
  Jack Farrer . . . . . . . . . . . .  Ken Jenkins
  Ricky, Jamie's assistant  . . . . .  Cameron Thor

2.5 So I Married a Hair Murderer

Paul is anything but pleased with Jamie who just 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.

  Supporting Cast: Warren and Lou.
  Guest Characters:
  Street Character ("NY At Night") .  Bud Sabatino
  Waitress at Riff's . . . . . . . .  Marjorie Wellin

2.6 The Unplanned Child

Paul's shooting schedule leaves it all upto Jamie to go out trick-or-treating with his 7-year-old nephew, whose 2-hour visit Paul forgot to mention to her, and it lasts a lot longer.

  Supporting Cast: Remy, Lou and Maggie.
  Guest Characters:
  Debbie, Paul's younger sister . . .  Talia Balsam (I)
  Jed, Debbie's son . . . . . . . . .  Bradley Pierce
  Video Vogue manager . . . . . . . .  Ryan Stiles
  Dutch, the clerk  . . . . . . . . .  Steve Paymer
  Neighbor in 9-D . . . . . . . . . .  Aaron Lustig

2.7 Natural History

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

  Supporting Cast: Ursula
  Guest Characters:
  Jim, Lisa's blind date . . . . . . .  Ralph Bruneau
  Museum guard . . . . . . . . . . . .  Ron Frazier
  Tourist from Tampa . . . . . . . . .  Shirley Prestia
  Young Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Jordan Oschin
  Young Jamie  . . . . . . . . . . . .  Lyndsay Riddle
  Young Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Alexandra Currie
  Young Ira  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Thomas Tulak

2.8 Surprise

Jamie suspects a party but that is not what has been arranged for her birthday by Paul, who gets separated from her on the subway en route to the surprise.

  Guest Characters:
  Ricky, at St. James' box office . .  John Fleck
  Max, a passenger  . . . . . . . . .  Mark Schiff
  The vegetarian  . . . . . . . . . .  Bill Ingram
  The Sauve singers . . . . . . . . .  Kevin Womeck,
                                       Bryant Woodart,
                                       Adam la Baud
  The Jugglers  . . . . . . . . . . .  Steven John Cohen
                                         and partner.

2.9 A Pair Of Hearts

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.

  Guest Characters:
  Marianne Lugasso  . . . . . . . . .  Cyndi Lauper
  Al, at the tables . . . . . . . . .  Keone Young
  The Gambler . . . . . . . . . . . .  Patrick Neil Quinn

2.10 It's a Wrap

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

  Supporting Cast: Ursula and Lou.
  Guest Character:
  Bob, the security guard . . . . . .  Larry Hankin

2.11 Edna Returns

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.

  Supporting Cast: Warren and Ursula.
  Guest Character:
  Scat King, in Paul's film . . . . .  Robert Donley

2.12 Paul is Dead

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.

  Supporting Cast: Ursula and Maggie.
  Guest Characters:
  Bank Manager . . . . . . . . . . .  Carolyn Mignini
  Man at the ATM (and later) . . . .  Race Nelson
  Monty, at the funeral home . . . .  Lenny Wolpe
  Juan, the funeral director . . . .  Luis Antonio Ramos

2.13 Same Time Next Week

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.

  Supporting Cast: Sylvia Buchman

2.14 The Late Show

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. A true farce, lies all around, but no slapstick.

  Supporting Cast: Ursula
  Guest Characters:
  Sergio, the doorman . . . . . . . .  Greg Collins
  Voice of Russell Bernard  . . . . .  Steve Paymer

2.15 Virtual Reality

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.

  Supporting Cast: Ursula
  Guest Characters:
  Edward Wagner, the whiz kid . . . .  J. D. Daniels
  As herself  . . . . . . . . . . . .  Christie Brinkley
  As himself  . . . . . . . . . . . .  Andre Agassi

2.16 Cold Feet

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

  Supporting Cast: Ursula
  Guest Characters:
  Mel Wertzel, the landlord  . . . .  Louis Goss
  Joanne, at Burt's store  . . . . .  Andrea Elson

2.17 Instant Karma

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.

  Guest Characters:
  Rita, the cabbie . . . . . . . . .  Susan Blommaert
  Martin, the co-rider . . . . . . .  Simon Templeman
  Elevator operator  . . . . . . . .  George O. Petrie
  Yoko Ono's maid  . . . . . . . . .  Lynn Milgrim

2.18 The Tape

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.

  Supporting Cast: Ursula
  Guest Characters:
  Norman Lark . . . . . . . . . . . .  Kenneth Tigar
  Village Video manager . . . . . . .  Ryan Stiles
  Dutch, the clerk  . . . . . . . . .  Steve Paymer
  Roy Osterback, in 6-J . . . . . . .  Perry Anzilotti

2.19 Love Letters

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

  Supporting Cast: Ursula
  Guest Characters:
  Millie Barton . . . . . . . . . . .  Kim Hunter
  Manny Barton  . . . . . . . . . . .  Dick O'Neill
  Mr. Wicker  . . . . . . . . . . . .  Jerry Adler
  Ellen, in 3-B . . . . . . . . . . .  Elena Wohl
  Couple in 6-C . . . . . . . . . . .  Timi Prulhiere,
                                       Dylan Haggerty

2.20 The Last Scampi

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.

  Guest Characters:
  Dr. Arzupian  . . . . . . . . . . .  Erick Avari
  Albert Urbont . . . . . . . . . . .  Allan Arbus
  Phone repairman . . . . . . . . . .  Marty Rackham

2.21 Disorientation

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

  Supporting Cast: Maggie
  Guest Characters:
  Registrar #1 . . . . . . . . . . .  Alan Wilder
  Registrar #2 . . . . . . . . . . .  Adilah Barner
  Co-ed in the queue . . . . . . . .  Sydney Brown
  Student with 'Fresh Vomit' cap . .  Lightfield Lewis
  Student with basketball  . . . . .  Louie Maggiotto
  Ethics Professor . . . . . . . . .  Stephen Pearlman
  French Professor . . . . . . . . .  Julia Sweeney
  Logic Professor  . . . . . . . . .  Jim Piddock
  Psychology Professor . . . . . . .  Mary Portser
  The photographer . . . . . . . . .  Daryl Roach

2.22 Storms We Cannot Weather

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.

  Supporting Cast: Mark and Ursula.
  Guest Characters:
  Nick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  David Beron
  Issac, owner of Apollo Cafe  . . .  Ivory Ocean

2.23 Up All Night

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.

  Supporting Cast: Mr. Wicker
  Guest Characters:
  As himself (?)  . . . . . . . . . .  John Astin
  Waula Lea . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Karla Tamburelli
  As himself  . . . . . . . . . . . .  Garth Brooks

2.24 With This Ring (Parts I & II) [Season Finale]

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.

Kim's triples:

Paul's triple (of sorts):

  Supporting Cast: Mark, Sylvia and Ursula.
  Guest Characters:
  Debbie, Paul's younger sister  . .  Robin Bartlett (II)
  Noah, Debbie's son . . . . . . . .  Andrew J. Ferchland
  Kim  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Darrell Kunitomi
  Tammy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Patty Toy
  Hot dog vendor . . . . . . . . . .  Jimm Giannini
  Hot dog dispatcher . . . . . . . .  Anthony Russell

The Production Team

  Created by:             Paul Reiser and Danny Jacobson
  Executive Producer:     Danny Jacobson, Jeffrey Lane
  Co-Executive Producer:  Russ Woody
  Producers:              Paul Reiser, Bruce Chevillat
  Co-Producers:           Steve Paymer, Andrew Gordon, Eillen Conn,
                          Billy Grundfest
  Coordinating Producer:  Marjorie Weitzman Biggs
  Associate Producer:     Craig Knizek
  Script Supervisor:      Victoria Weisbart
  Production Coordinator: Susan Garon-Elliott
  Costumes:               Audrey Darin, Claudia Wick, Debi Orrico
  Art Direction:          Bernard Vyzga
  Photography:            Richard Hissong
  Editing:                Sheila Amos, Robert Souders, Steve Schultz
  Sound Mixing:           Peter Damski

  Writers:   Jack Burditt, Eileen Conn, Beth Fieger Falkenstein,
             Andrew Gordon, Billy Grundfest, Danny Jacobson,
             Jeffrey Klarik, Jeffrey Lane, Frank Lombardi,
             Steve Paymer, Paul Reiser, Dana Reston and Russ Woody.

  Directors: Michael Lembeck, Tom Moore, Thomas Schlamme,
             Lee Shallat and David Steinberg.

Please send in comments/corrections to: Ramaswamy [ramax@ultranet.com]