Episode Guide for Season #6 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 Sixth Season


Table of Contents


US Telecasts:


Cast of Characters

  Paul Buchman . . . . . . . . . . . .  Paul Reiser
  Jamie Buchman  . . . . . . . . . . .  Helen Hunt
  Fran Devanow . . . . . . . . . . . .  Leila Kenzle
  Ira Buchman  . . . . . . . . . . . .  John Pankow
  Burt Buchman, Paul's father  . . . .  Louis Zorich
  Sylvia Buchman, Paul's mother  . . .  Cynthia Harris
  Debbie, Paul's sister  . . . . . . .  Robin Bartlett
  Murray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Maui

Supporting Characters

  Theresa Stemple, Jamie's mother  . .  Carol Burnett
  Joan Golfinos, Debbie's girlfriend .  Suzie Plakson

  Maggie Conway, neighbour in 11-C . .  Judy Geeson
  Hal Conway . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Paxton Whitehead
  Ursula, waitress at Riff's . . . . .  Lisa Kudrow
  Sheila Kleinman, the therapist . . .  Mo Gaffney

6.1 Coming Home... [Season Opener]

The first day back from the hospital finds Paul and Jamie still figuring out how to care for their daughter and what to name her, until help arrives in the form of Jamie's mother.

Theresa's mnemonics:

Paul's improvised mnemonic:

  Supporting Cast:  Theresa, Joan, Maggie and Hal.

6.2 Letters to Mabel

Jamie kicks off a letter-writing spree by penning one to her infant daughter, to be read on her 18th birthday. Ira and Joan join in on the fun, while Paul goes through draft after draft.

  Guest Character:
  Mabel, at 18 . . . . . . . . . . .  Meredith Bishop

6.3 Speed Baby

Jamie stumbles upon a strange cure to Mabel's crying fits, while Paul valiantly tries to catch a few winks before an important meeting with a Belgian distributor.

  Supporting Cast:  Joan.
  Guest Characters:
  Dr. Don Kekitch  . . . . . . . . .  Markus Redmond
  Bruno Mir  . . . . . . . . . . . .  Nick Jameson
  Madame Mir . . . . . . . . . . . .  Elea Bartling
  Gym patron . . . . . . . . . . . .  Gary Grossman
  Keanu, the cabbie  . . . . . . . .  Jeff Cahill
  The Policeman  . . . . . . . . . .  David Basulto
  Trick-or-treat "kid" . . . . . . .  Robert Garcia

6.4 Uncle Phil and the Coupons

The search for a pre-school for the 3-week old Mabel cannot begin soon enough, but has to compete for attention with the coupon-fraud trial of Paul's Uncle and an odd caper involving Jamie and Ira.

  Guest Characters:
  Phillip (Irwin) Buchman . . . . .  Mel Brooks
  Mrs. Paris, Hanover pre-school  .  Anne-Marie Johnson
  The Tattoo artist . . . . . . . .  Bernard Hocke
  The Store-clerk . . . . . . . . .  David Koechner
  Judge Chuffa  . . . . . . . . . .  Peter White
  The Lawyer  . . . . . . . . . . .  Robert Curtis-Brown
  Bailiff . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Beans Morocco

6.5 Moody Blues

Jamie resents being tagged with the dime-store psychological cliché that is postpartum depression, and almost wrecks the wedding plans of a stranger. Meanwhile Paul directs a charity production of "The Pirates of Penzance."

  Guest Characters:
  Miriam Sass . . . . . . . . . . .  Florence Stanley
  Roberta, her daughter . . . . . .  Sydney Bennett
  Mr. Edlin, the pianist  . . . . .  Billy Barnes
  The Pirate Maidens  . . . . . . .  Helen Geller, Rosina Pinchot,
                                     Charlene Simpson, Shannon Welles
  The Pirates . . . . . . . . . . .  Allen Bloomfield, Jesse Martin,
                                     Michael Perrotta, Jack Ritschel,
                                     Mark Sheeler
  Arturo  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Jose Zuniga

6.6 The Magic Pants

The Buchmans find a baby-sitter they are comfortable with, but Paul and Jamie's first evening out by themselves begins with Paul not in his pants and ends on an even more unusual note.

Nat's Mabel-isms:

  Supporting Cast:  Maggie, Ursula and Nat.
  Guest Characters:
  Arley, the sitter . . . . . . . .  Lili Taylor
  The Security Guard  . . . . . . .  Earl Billings
  "David Copperfield" . . . . . . .  Noel Webb
  Dominic, the waiter . . . . . . .  Tony Trevino

6.7 Le Sex Show

Paul and Jamie grapple with the pressures of having and not having sex for the first time since Mabel's birth, but their therapist seems not much help.

  Supporting Cast:  Joan and Sheila.
  Guest Character:
  The Pizza-slice guy . . . . . . .  Lewis Black


The Production Team

  Created by:             Paul Reiser and Danny Jacobson
  Executive Producers:    Victor Levin, Paul Reiser, Danny Jacobson
  Co-Executive Producers: Helen Hunt, Roger Director
  Supervising Producers:  Mary Connelly, Bob Heath, Lissa Levin,
                          Lisa Melamed, Maria Semple
  Producers:              Craig Knizek, William Cosentino,
                          Mike Martineau
  Consulting Producer:    David Steven Simon
  Associate Producers:    Geof Addison, David Craig
  Script Supervisor:      Victoria Weisbart
  Production Coordinator: Linda Demeduk
  Costumes:               Audrey Darin and Howard A. Sussman
  Art Direction:          Robert Strohmaier
  Photography:            Bobby Byrne
  Editing:                Sheila Amos
  Sound Mixing:           Peter Damski

  Writers:   Susan Dickes, Roger Director, Christopher Case Erbland,
             David Guarascio, Lissa Levin, Victor Levin,
             Mike Martineau, Lisa Melamed, Moses Port, Paul Reiser,
             Maria Semple, David Steven Simon and
             Jonathan Leigh Solomon.

  Directors: Gordon Hunt, Michael Lembeck and David Steinberg.

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