Mad about You: the Complete First Season

Mad about You: the Complete First Season

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Director: Barnet Kellman, Dennis Erdman, Linda Day, Paul Lazarus

Cast: Barnet Kellman, Dennis Erdman, Linda Day, Paul Lazarus

This two-disc set contains all 22 episodes from the first season of Mad About You. The episodes are titled "Romantic Improvisations, "Sofa's Choice, "Sunday Times, "Out of the Past, "Paul in the Family, "I'm Just So Happy for You, "Token Friend, "The Apartment, "Riding Backwards, "Neighbors From


This two-disc set contains all 22 episodes from the first season of Mad About You. The episodes are titled "Romantic Improvisations, "Sofa's Choice, "Sunday Times, "Out of the Past, "Paul in the Family, "I'm Just So Happy for You, "Token Friend, "The Apartment, "Riding Backwards, "Neighbors From Hell, "Met Someone, "Maid About You, "Togetherness, "Weekend Getaway, "The Wedding Affair, "Love Among the Tiles, "The Billionaire, "The Man Who Said Hello, "Swept Away, "The Spy Who Loved Me, "The Painter, and "Happy Anniversary." Each of the episodes is represented in a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. English subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but this set will surely please fans of the series.

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During its eight-year run on NBC, Mad About You found a niche portraying the humorous elements of married life in New York City. As Paul and Jamie Buchman, Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt endeared themselves as everyday people, finding laughter amid daily inconveniences and family squabbles. After the departure of Seinfeld, Mad About You became one of the Peacock's de facto programming jewels, and the network paid handsomely for it. Helen Hunt came into her own as an actress during the later part of the series, and she earned four consecutive Best Actress Emmys for her work. This two-disc set features all 22 first-season episodes, including the pilot, and is sure to delight those fans who've been painstakingly sifting through syndication trying to get their Mad About You fix.
  • "Romantic Improvisations" -- Paul (Paul Reiser) and Jamie Buchman (Helen Hunt) are newlyweds adjusting to Manhattan life. In the debut episode, their scheduled evening alone goes terribly awry.
  • "Sofa's Choice" -- Jamie and Paul's first major purchase becomes a disaster when Paul manages to hyperventilate at a Manhattan department store.
  • "Sunday Times" -- Paul and Jamie enjoy a quiet Sunday with nothing to do except decide what to do. It isn't long, however, before their friends intrude.
  • "Out of the Past" -- Paul's ex-girlfriend visits New York, leading to a combination of excitement, guilt, and, ultimately, stupidity.
  • "Paul in the Family" -- An unexpectedly long visit by Jamie's parents quickly turns her into a raving lunatic.
  • "I'm Just So Happy for You" -- Paul's film about Yankee Stadium is rejected by PBS on the same day Jamie lands a big account, souring her celebratory bash.
  • "Token Friend" -- Paul is suddenly reluctant to ride the subway because a former classmate from film school turns up as the clerk at his station.
  • "The Apartment" -- Planning a will brings up the subject of Paul's old bachelor pad, which he sublets; Jamie would rather he let go of the past.
  • "Riding Backwards" -- On a Thanksgiving trip with Jamie's parents, Paul and Jamie are doing fine, Mark (Richard Kind) and Fran (Leila Kenzle) begin to fight, while Selby (Tommy Hinkley) and Lisa (Anne Ramsay) are just friends. The return journey, however, is a different story.
  • "Neighbors from Hell" -- The Buchmans get off on the wrong foot with their neighbors, and each attempt to improve relations only makes matters worse.
  • "Met Someone" -- The story of how Jamie and Paul met is revealed, beginning with a chance encounter and then some hard work by Paul to locate Jamie and ask her out.
  • "Maid About You" -- The Buchmans find their new once-a-week maid a big help, but she's heartbroken that her affection for "Mr. Paul" is unrequited.
  • "Togetherness" -- Producer Jamie hires Paul as the director for the New York City tourism campaign, but she soon finds out how much togetherness is too much.
  • "Weekend Getaway" -- An escape to the countryside soon has Jamie wanting to stay permanently, make apples, till the soil, and run a Chinese restaurant.
  • "The Wedding Affair" -- After unwittingly revealing a secret about a bride-to-be, Paul badgers Jamie into telling him one of hers, and soon regrets it.
  • "Love Among the Tiles" -- What should a couple do when trapped in their bathroom on Valentine's Day? Paul and Jamie show the way, with amusing results.
  • "The Billionaire" -- An energetic, eccentric billionaire wants Paul to make a film about him. Meanwhile Paul's new editor/cameraman is anything but energetic.
  • "The Man Who Said Hello" -- Paul's father has 15 minutes of fame after an incident with Regis Philbin, but Paul is soon viewed as an overbearing son by the entire city.
  • "Swept Away" -- Jamie thinks that Lisa and her new boyfriend are moving too fast in their relationship, especially when they decide to move in together after a week.
  • "The Spy Who Loved Me" -- Jamie's new client is an old TV star idolized by Paul and Ira in their childhood, and they soon revert to the old ways and compete for his attention.
  • "The Painter" -- Jamie hires an ex-boyfriend to paint the apartment and becomes annoyed when Paul isn't concerned by the prospect of her old flame being alone with her.
  • "Happy Anniversary" -- At the Buchmans' first anniversary party, love blossoms between Warren (Steven Wright) and Connie (Meagen Fay) while Paul tries to turn back the clock, but there's no love lost between the now-separated Fran and Mark.
  • Product Details

    Release Date:
    Sony Pictures
    Region Code:
    [Dolby Digital Surround]

    Special Features

    Closed Caption; Digitally mastered audio & video; Full-screen presentations; Audio: English (Dolby Surround), French, Spanish; Subtitles: English

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    Mad about You: the Complete First Season 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    What is really nice about this series is the gentle humor which manages to avoid going just plain stupid. Great actors & great scripts are key. Virtually every episode here is very good (although it would have helped to put them on the disk in the right order!). Extra features are non-existent, which should be an indictable offence these days - after all, it's pure jam for the studios.
    Jay_Godzilla_fan More than 1 year ago
    *the ratting system for this was wierd?*
    I remember when i was like 11 i first saw this show. and let me tell you i wanted to marry a girl like Helan Hunts charecter in this! i would dream about her all the time haha I WAS 11!!! anyway i saw them on dvd bought it and i still get googly about her. but its a good show makes you want to love someone haha jerks! but really it will make you laugh if youve ever been married or in a long relationship to see teh things they go through and relate to it. very funny
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I wish this DVD had more than just the episodes. I am interested in interviews with the cast and crew, behind the scenes information, the ''making of'' type material, etc. Even so, I LOVE this DVD and hope they do all of the seasons.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I love all the episodes, i wish i had the second season right now. Please consider the making of all the seasons. Even my boyfriend loved this dvd.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    This is a great DVD from a great show. I do wish that they had a bit more, extras, interviews, something. Maybe outakes or a commentary on the second season DVD, coming out soon I hope. It was a great show,but I feel the DVD should offer a bit more, especially for the price.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I made it a point to purchase this DVD right off the bat when I discovered that it was going to be released. I watch it day in and day out. I am awaiting impatiently for the second season. Only this time however, I hope they will add a bit more special features (Behind the Scenes, Interviews, Commentarys, Outtakes) as the others had mentioned. On the first season dvd--no special features were added. Only the episodes and the last two episodes were in the wrong order. (e.g. ''The Painter'' and ''Happy Anniversary''). My Favorite Episodes are: The Pilot, Out of the Past, Sofa's Choice, Maid About You, The Apartment, Neighbors from Hell, Met Someone, Love Among the Tiles, and Weekend Getaway
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I love this series !!! if you want to spend a good time you must buy it ! it has a gentle humor in daily situations and lots of hilarous misunderstoods in each episode. I´m waiting for the second season ..
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    This whole series is like my life. I am still waiting on season to to come out on DVD.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago