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Mad About Mad About You
Mad About Mad About You
An episode-by-episode conversation about the 90s, New York City, and the classic NBC sit-com "Mad About You." Hosted by a couple of real Reis-guys (Russ Feder & Jonathan Marballi).
Mar 20, 2019
MAMAY Minisode - Goodbye (for now)
Mad About You said goodbye; Mad About You says hello. Mad About Mad About You said hello; Mad About Mad About You says goodbye. Russ and Jon are back once more to deliver some news. Thanks for everything, Reis-guys and Reis-gals. It’s been a real pleasure. We love you!
Jan 25, 2019
MAMAY Minisode - Murray the Dog In A B-Movie!?
Bye-bye, Buchmans! See you in a few weeks! It’s time for a MAMAY mini-sode! Russ and Jon watched the 2005 comedy-horror flick SANTA’S SLAY, which is listed as Maui the dog’s (“Murray” to you and me) only other on-screen credit according to IMDb! Was the movie good? Was it fun? Was Maui in the movie enough? If you think this language is deliberately vague, well, you just gotta listen! Tis the season!
Jan 9, 2019
MAMAY Episode 69 - "Up in Smoke"
Russ and Jon are here once more to talk you through the third season finale, “Up In Smoke” (S3, E24-25) The newsstand where Paul and Jamie met has burned down! Does that mean that their relationship never really existed? Does it mean that this PODCAST never existed?! Well, don’t just stand there having an existential crisis; listen and find out! Other topics include crying in baseball on tv, the true story of the Crazy Store, and the art of gift giving. Let’s send this season out with a bang! Listen
1 hr 29 min
Dec 26, 2018
MAMAY Episode 68 - "My Boyfriend's Back!"
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No! It’s an episode of a podcast based on an episode of tv that has a comic book in it! This week’s ep is all about s3e22 of Mad About You, titled “My Boyfriend’s Back!” Hated sketchball Eric Stoltz is back to turn Jamie into a comic book villain and Russ and Jon have opinions about it! They also cover the Last Seltzer Man in New York, their third favorite movies, and the proper way to run a diner. Listen up, subscribe, rate, review, then listen again! It’s a foolp
1 hr 3 min
Dec 12, 2018
MAMAY Episode 67 - "Cake Fear"
Blow out those candles, Reis-guys and Reis-gals, because Russ and Jon are here to wish Paul five Happy Birthdays! The Buchmans flash back through each of the least lucky days of Paul’s life, and they all have cake in common! It’s “Cake Fear”, it’s Season Three, Episode 21, and it’s almost too much fun. Your intrepid hosts also talk about the Gladiators of the Network Stars, Paul Reiser’s deeply personal connection to Neil Simon, and Russ’ run-in with theater royalty. You know you’d better
1 hr 14 min
Nov 28, 2018
MAMAY Episode 66 - "Money Changes Everything"
Bing bong knock knock ring ring, it’s time for your regularly scheduled podcast! Russ and Jon talk a whole lot about Cyndi Lauper’s greatest achievement: the role of “Maryann” in S3E20 of Mad About You (“Money Changes Everything”). She’s back to tempt Ira; will Paul stand in her way? Other important matters discussed include the finer details of darts, the truly bizarre Fox All-Star Challenge, and the alcohol content of The Grapes of Wrath. So listen up! It’s better than a Boston Cream Cake!
1 hr 6 min
Nov 14, 2018
MAMAY Episode 65 - "Two Tickets to Paradise"
Splink! Splink! It’s time for a week in paradise with Jon and Russ! This week, they’re talking about “Two Tickets To Paradise” (S3 E19), and, boy, do they have some opinions about it. Good opinions? Bad opinions? BOTH?? Find out now! Other matters discussed include the infamous introduction of Oprah and Uma, a mafia fish fire, and the crucial nomination of a new M&M color. So sit down and announce it: it’s time listen up! Enjoy!
1 hr 3 min
Oct 31, 2018
MAMAY Episode 64 - "Purseona"
Who doesn’t love a switcheroo? Well, Jon and Russ, for starters! But they do love Mad About You! Your intrepid hosts are here to talk all about Season Three, Episode 18 (“Purseona”). The goofballs have lots to share about Newt Gingrich’s thoughts on space, post-Super Bowl flops, and the finer works of Shakespeare. You’d better hurry up and listen to it already!
1 hr 8 min
Oct 17, 2018
MAMAY Episode 63 - "Mad Without You"
You’ve heard of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, but have you heard of Podcasters In Cars Recording Podcasts?! Jon’s on the road and Russ is safe at home this week, as your hosts cover “Mad Without You” (S3E17). Jamie leaves Paul alone for the weekend and he's as helpless as you’d imagine. Other topics include Jerry Seinfeld’s New York love affair, the greatest (and only?) TV show based on the 1995 baseball strike, and the David Blaine of Pumpkins. Don’t give your bed away; instead, listen to
Oct 3, 2018
MAMAY Episode 62 - "The Alan Brady Show"
Hide the ottomans, Reis-guys and Reis-gals, because Russ and Jon want to trip all over ‘em! In this week’s Mad About Mad About You, it’s time to tune into “The Alan Brady Show” (Season Three, Episode 16), where Paul and Jamie share the screen with a fictional tv legend. Russ and Jon, meanwhile, discuss Broadway’s biggest flop, the greatest sketch show in history, and whether there’s anyone funnier than Carl Reiner. Spoiler: there isn’t. Tune in anyway!
1 hr 5 min
Sep 19, 2018
MAMAY Episode 61 - "Just My Dog"
Who’s a good Reis-guy? Who’s a good Reis-gal?! You! Yes, YOU are! And Murray’s a good dog, which is great news, because he’s the focus of “Just My Dog” (Season 3, Episode 15). Murray’s a famous actor now! And Russ and Jon have a lot to say about it! Also discussed are the career choices of Michigan J. Frog, the Financial Guru of the Parks Department, and a personal history of Bomb Magazine. Plus, big-time news from a co-host! Listen up! And keep the extraneous barking to a minimum!
1 hr 17 min
Sep 5, 2018
MAMAY Episode 60 - "Mad About You, Part 2"
If you listened to last week’s episode and were dying to know whether or not Paul and Jamie tied the knot, YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE! It’s time for wedding jackhammers as Russ and Jon tackle the Buchman’s nuptials in “Mad About You, Part II” (S3, E13). They also dive deeply into the dating scene of the 1950s, the saddest bachelor party in television history, and the largeness of Lyle Lovett’s band. An important episode for our heroes! Listen up and listen good!
Aug 22, 2018
MAMAY Episode 59 - "Mad About You, Part 1"
Time to take a trip with Jon and Russ in the Wayback Machine! This week, the guys talk all about the titular episode, “Mad About You, Part 1” (S3E12). Paul and Jamie are gearing up for their wedding, and Russ and Jon can’t get enough of it. They also talk about each and every iteration of “Saved By The Bell”, the nation’s premier bridge-crosser, and lessons taught and learned by Dustin Hoffman. So sharpen up Occam’s Razor, because the most likely outcome of reading this summary is listening to
1 hr 10 min
Aug 8, 2018
MAMAY Episode 58 - "How to Fall in Love"
Juice up your Ford Bronco and get ready for a slow speed chase to this week’s Mad About Mad About You! Russ and Jon flirt their way through the very fun Mad About You episode “How to Fall in Love” (Season 3, Episode 11)! Does Paul have the moves to rope Jamie into a relationship, even though they’re already in a relationship? Let’s find out together! The guys also talk about the missing fourth Boy II Man, OJ Simpson dinner theater, and their favorite Robert Altman soundtracks. Listen, please!
1 hr 15 min
Jul 25, 2018
MAMAY Episode 57 - "Our Fifteen Minutes"
It’s time to find out what happens when two Buchmans stop being polite and start getting REAL! Russ and Jon are back once more to talk all about “Our Fifteen Minutes” (S3, Ep11). Paul and Jamie try to show their unvarnished truth for 15 whole minutes. Meanwhile, your MAMAY hosts are down one appendix, which is as true as it gets! Other topics discussed are the tv wives of Gene Wilder, Steven Spielberg’s sandwich shop, and Sushi Terminators. A real silly one! Enjoy!
1 hr 10 min
Jul 11, 2018
MAMAY Episode 56 - "The City"
New York, New York, a helluva town. The Bronx is up and the Battery's down. Paul and Jamie ride around in a hole in the ground, while Russ and Jon return with a discussion of Season Three Episode Ten of Mad About You, titled "The City." They also discuss tiny hot-dogs, if Elvis is boring, stealing cabs, and Sammy Hagar. Enjoy!
1 hr 25 min
Jun 27, 2018
MAMAY Episode 55 - "Once More with Feeling"
Was it as good for you as it was for us? If it was, get ready to fight about it for 80 minutes! Russ and Jon are back, talking about Mad About You’s ninth episode of Season Three, titled “Once More, With Feeling”. Paul and Jamie are having a rough time in the bedroom, and your intrepid hosts have a rough time watching them have a rough time! But it’s a lot of fun! They also talk a whole lot about the net worth of Bud Abbott, basement mummies, and the magic trick of Schrodinger’s cat. It’s better
1 hr 23 min
Jun 13, 2018
MAMAY Episode 54 - "Giblets for Murray"
Stockpile your turkeys, it’s time for a Very Buchman Thanksgiving! Russ and Jon are back talking about the truly classic episode “Giblets for Murray” (S3E8). Paul and Jamie struggle their way through their first Thanksgiving in this CLASSIC FRENCH FARCE!!!!!!! Russ and Jon also cover the Wannabes of the Mafia, the Gone With The Wind sequel the world was desperate for, and the birthplace of standard measurement. Here’s hoping you slide into this episode like cranberry jelly sliding out of a can! Enjo
1 hr 43 min
May 30, 2018
MAMAY Episode 53 - "The Ride Home"
Time for the tale of Jamie and Paul and the Uncomfortable Cab Ride! Russ and Jon are here to talk all about Season Three, Episode Seven of Mad About You, titled “The Ride Home”. Will our beloved couple’s love last? Will our co-hosts stick together?! Yes and yes! But listen anyway! Also, they tackle the many love triangles of Angela Chase, a very devoted mailbox artist, and the Splinkie story. Enjoy, Reis-guys and Reis-gals!
1 hr 47 min
May 16, 2018
MAMAY Episode 52 - "Pandora's Box"
Grab a flashlight and a copy of the Constitution: there’s a blackout on Mad About You AND on Mad About Mad About You! Listen to Jon get mad and Russ laugh at Jon getting mad as they discuss s3e6 (“Pandora’s Box”). Paul and Jamie are getting cable the hard way. Is it funny? You decide! They also discuss NBC’s Blackout Thursday, the man who makes Daylight Savings Time happen, and the Greatest Cities in the U.S. besides New York (spoiler: they’re all New York). So stock up on candles: the blackout
1 hr 34 min
May 2, 2018
MAMAY Episode 51 - "Legacy"
You’ll go crazy FORE this podcast! That’s what Burt Buchman would say if he was summarizing this episode of #MAMAY. But he’s not, so just forget about it! Jon and Russ are here to talk all about S3E5 Five of #MadAboutYou (“Legacy”). Burt’s retiring! Who gets the sporting goods store? Paul? Jamie? Selby? Matters also discussed include helicopter accidents involving Chicago doctors, the verbiage of police officers, and the candy bars of ballplayers. We SWISH you’d listen, rate, and review!
1 hr 27 min
Apr 18, 2018
MAMAY Episode 50 - "When I'm Sixty-Four"
Fifty! The big 5-0! Jon and Russ celebrate a milestone episode by covering Paul, Jamie, and a very special Mr. Wicker in Episode 4 of Season 3 of Mad About You (“When I’m Sixty-Four”)! They also dive HEAVILY into bicycle stabbings, Madman of the People, and monkey shows! They laugh a whole lot, which is the way it oughta be. Thanks for listening, rating, and reviewing, Reis-guys and Reis-gals. Enjoy!
1 hr 32 min
Apr 11, 2018
MAMAY Minisode - Helen Hunt Plays A Junkie!
Reis-guys and Reis-gals, it's minisode time! Turns out Helen Hunt was once a guest star on a very bizarre 1980s HBO show called THE HITCHHIKER. Do Russ and Jon spend about 45 minutes discussing one of the most bonkers episode of television Russ has ever seen? Does Jon think it's actually a visionary piece of art? You'll have to listen to find out, but the answer is yes! Know what? Listen anyway!
Apr 4, 2018
MAMAY Episode 49 - "Til Death Do Us Part"
For better or for worse? For richer or poorer? Save those phrases for comics and movies, respectively! This episode of Mad About Mad About You is all about "Til Death Do Us Part" (Season Three, Episode Three). Jon and Russ join Paul and Jamie at the track, all set to say goodbye to the dearly departed Uncle Van. About what else do they speak? Why, Jon's hatred of Seinfeld ranking lists, train poker, and seeing dirty movies with one's parents. Are you trying to seduce us? If so, listen, rate and review!
1 hr 27 min
Mar 21, 2018
MAMAY Episode 48 - "Home"
Stay coolie cool, Reis-guys and Reis-gals! Russ and Jon are delighted to break down "Home" (Season Three, Episode Two), a tale of star-crossed lovers who also happen to be dogs. Will they find their true home, much as Paul and Jamie did? No! It doesn't really come up! Things that DO come up are the Fall of Ross Geller, the best way to smuggle a car's worth of cocaine, and the best way to structure a Rashoman scenario. "There's a place for you/Somewhere a place for you..." and it's here, now! Listen & love!
1 hr 25 min
Mar 7, 2018
MAMAY Episode 47 - "Escape From New York"
Subway! Russ and Jon are ready to kick of Season Three of Mad About You with the 47th episode of Mad About Mad About You! Beat the heat and "Escape From New York" with the Paul and Jamie for a bit! Also discussed is the Best Night In Television History, the happiest pothole-filler in New York, and the Fabulous Finkel Brothers. Clamenza! Listen up!
1 hr 8 min
Feb 28, 2018
MAMAY Minisode - There's Johnny!
Heeeeeeeeere's Russ and Jon and a mini-sode of Mad About Mad About You! (What a catchy saying!) Your intrepid hosts watched Paul Reiser's newest project "Theeeeeere's...Johnny!" and they're here to talk all about it. Do they love it? Do they just like it? Do they know how to pronounce the name? Listen! The answers are held within!
Feb 21, 2018
MAMAY Episode 46 - "With This Ring"
Two! Two! Two episodes in one! In this super-sized Mad About Mad About You, Jon and Russ discuss Season Two's two-part finale, "With This Ring" (Episodes 24 and 25). Paul loses his wedding band, and both Buchmans lift their ban on becoming parents! Other points of discussion include a beetle vault, bodega shopping, and the true nature of The Twilight Zone. A special one! Listen and love it!
2 hr 7 min
Feb 14, 2018
MAMAY Minisode - Classic Movies (feat. Marya Gates of TCM)
"We ARE big! It's the pictures that got small!" Norma Desmond says that in SUNSET BOULEVARD, a movie which is not mentioned at all in this mini-episode of Mad About Mad About You! Russ and Jon talk with professional cinephile Marya Gates of TCM about the classic films of yesterday. Topics discussed include Laurel and Hardy, Peter Falk, and Vanilla Ice. Come down the rabbit hole with us! #50by50
1 hr 9 min
Feb 7, 2018
MAMAY Episode 45 - "Up All Night"
Bonjour! Stop kissing us! We're trying to tell you about this week's Mad About Mad About You episode, "Up All Night" (Season Two, Episode 23)! Russ and Jon tackle an episode chock full of caffeine and Gomez Addams. They also discuss the story of Chris Gaines, the tedium of archaeology, and the loss of Louis Zorich. Lots of laughs inside! Enjoy them!
1 hr 25 min
Jan 31, 2018
MAMAY Episode 44 - "Storms We Cannot Weather"
This week's Mad About You was fantaaaastic! Just fantaaaaastic! Jon and Russ welcome an old favorite back in Episode 22 of Mad About You's second season ("Storms We Cannot Weather"). They KIND of like him. (This is a big hint!) They're also thrilled to discuss the television and Broadway appearances of a very young Haley Joel Osment, Charlotte's Web II, and closet mummies. Get your atlas and have some fun with us, Reis-guys and Reis-gals! Let's go!
1 hr 22 min
Jan 24, 2018
MAMAY Episode 43 - "Disorientation"
With apologies to Alice Cooper, school's IN! The 21st episode of Mad About You's second season is here ("Disorientation"), so get ready to learn a thing or two. Jamie's all set to pursue higher education again. OR IS SHE?? Jon and Russ tell you all about it, as well as uncovering the legacy of Archie Bunker's home, the complicated story of the Jackie Robinson of stickball, and the worst slogans in parade history. Pencils down! Listen up!
1 hr 47 min
Jan 17, 2018
MAMAY Minisode - Three Different Mad About Yous
A title so nice, they used it (at least) thrice! Russ and Jon spend some time together discussing three songs titled "Mad About You". Great times to be had! Enjoy this mini-sode! Please listen, rate, and review! Let's make it to #50by50 ! Have fun, friends!
Jan 10, 2018
MAMAY Episode 42 - "The Last Scampi"
New year, same podcast! Russ and Jon are here with the first full length episode of Mad About Mad About You! Moms can be stressful- even if you're a dog! We're here to talk about it as we break down "The Last Scampi" (Season Two, Episode Nineteen). We also talk about Yoko Ono's musical, the price of kosher butchery, and the first MAMAY weekend getaway to Christyfest! Happy New Year, Reis-guys and Reis-gals! #50by50!
1 hr 45 min
Jan 3, 2018
MAMAY Minisode - Mad About You Revival
Has there ever been news more important or vital than the impending return of Mad About You to our television screens?? Of course not! Join Jon and Russ for a mini-episode in which they discuss their highest hopes and darkest fears for the potential return of America's Favorite Sitcom™. Listen up and listen good!
Dec 27, 2017
MAMAY Episode 41 - "Love Letters"
Dearest Reis-guys and gals, the past week without you felt like a lifetime! Oh, to be within your ear-embrace once again. We long to tell you about Episode Eighteen of Season Two of Mad About You, entitled "Love Letters". We also want to introduce you to Reasonable Rush Limbaugh, to tell you all about the Terminator's campaign to clean up NYC, and to name most of the characters from MAD MEN. Please write back, friends, which is to say, subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts. We love you! Enjoy!
Dec 20, 2017
MAMAY Episode 40 - "The Tape"
Reis-guys and Reis-gals, pull the shades and warm up your VCR! Russ and Jon are back to talk to you about Episode Eighteen of Season Two of Mad About You ("The Tape"). Paul and Jamie have let a private tape fall into the wrong hands! It's not as devious as it sounds! They also say "See ya!" to THEA, strive to clean up the violence in subway movies, and learn Jon's favorite style of music! Live life without ignominy! Listen, subscribe, rate, and review!
1 hr 36 min
Dec 13, 2017
MAMAY Episode 39 - "Instant Karma"
How in the world you gonna see/Laughin' at fools like we? It's a very Beatley Mad About Mad About You, as Russ and Jon talk about "Instant Karma" (Season Two, Episode Seventeen)! Yoko Ono plays heavily into the plot; what else does? Glad you asked: the dangers of nationalism in the Olympics, the best location in which to see The Nightmare Before Christmas, and the most romantic places in New York. Come and get your share!
1 hr 52 min
Dec 6, 2017
MAMAY Episode 38 - "Cold Feet"
Let's take things to the next level, Reis-guys and Reis-gals! Will you skate with us?? We sure hope so! Russ and Jon are back to talk about Episode Sixteen of Season Two ("Cold Feet")! A new apartment AND a proposal?! Those Buchmans move fast! Your hosts also talk all about the Rubik's Cubes of the Alt-Right, Henry Winkler's Rush Limbaugh impression, and 1994's answer to WebMD! There's an awful lot to laugh at, gang. Shout it from the windows and enjoy!
1 hr 56 min
Nov 29, 2017
MAMAY Episode 37 - "Virtual Reality"
Strap on your helmets and get your 3D graphics ready: it's time for Mad About Mad About You to take a giant leap into the future! Russ and Jon discuss the classic fifteenth episode of Season Two, "Virtual Reality". Christie Brinkley features prominently! Also discussed? How about the difficult side of birdkeeping, deliberate avoiding of current horrors of the entertainment industry, and the specifics of peninsulas! There's no way you won't love it. Plug in, Reis-guys and Reis-gals!
1 hr 38 min
Nov 22, 2017
MAMAY Episode 36 - "The Late Show"
More guests?? MORE GUESTS! Russ and Jon are joined by the wonderful Haley Hepworth and DC Pierson, talking all about Mad About You's fourteenth episode of Season Two ("The Late Show") and GOSH is it a good time! Someone on Mad About You may be pregnant! No one on Mad About Mad About You is! They also talk a whole lot about the failed tv shows of the Salinger family, the Great Menu Wars of 1994, and the finest songs about NAFTA this side of Ross Perot. You're gonna love it! We promise!
1 hr 52 min
Nov 15, 2017
MAMAY Minisode - The Mad About You Soundtrack
Welcome to our first mini-maxi-episode! Russ and Jon take a week away from the series to do a deep dive into the original Mad About You soundtrack album! Featuring songs by Lyle Lovett, Sarah McLachlin, and Hootie and the Blowfish, Russ and Jon have a good time trying on their music critic hats. Jon likes some things! Russ doesn't like other things! Will their friendship end? You've got to listen to find out!
1 hr 9 min
Nov 8, 2017
MAMAY Episode 35 - "Same Time Next Week"
PODCAST SWEEPS CONTINUE! Mad About Mad About You welcomes the hilarious Kelly Hudson and Dan Klein, just in time to discuss the thirteenth episode of Mad About You's second season ("Same Time Next Week")! Can Paul and Jamie fit eight Sundays into a one-hundred minute podcast? Listen and find out! This week's foursome also talks about the naming of Mount Rushmore, sordid stories of horsey rides, and the delights and perils of long-distance dating. It just can't be beat! Give a listen!
1 hr 41 min
Nov 1, 2017
MAMAY Episode 34 - "Paul Is Dead"
Nancys and Tonyas alike: rejoice! This week's Mad About Mad About You is a real fun mish-mash of laughs! Russ and Jon are joined by fabulous guests, Viviana Olen and Matt Harkins of the Tonya Harding Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum! Together, they cover Episode 12 of Season Two of Mad About You ("Paul Is Dead"). They also talk a whole lot about the Tonya-Nancy incident, as well as touching on a very special wedding at the Plaza and an even more special evening with Bette Midler. Listen up and listen good!
1 hr 40 min
Oct 25, 2017
MAMAY Minisode - Tales From the Crypt (feat. Jennifer Leeson)
Welcome, Dies-guys and Dies-ghouls! It's time for a SpOoOoOoKy episode of Mad About Mad About BOO! Jon doesn't appear! Is he dead?!?! No! Not at all. Unless you think it's scarier that way! This week, as a super-sized mini-sode, Russ talks with resident MAMAY dramaturg, Jennifer Leeson! Russ and Jen dig up the dirt on a 1993 episode of TALES FROM THE CRYPT, titled "Two For The Show". Is it more terrifying than horrifying or more horrifying than terrifying?! ONLY YOU CAN JUDGE!
1 hr 2 min
Oct 18, 2017
MAMAY Episode 33 - "Edna Returns"
Jon and Russ bebop their way through Episode Eleven of Mad About You, Season Two, OFFICIALLY titled "Edna Returns". Can Jamie and Lisa's relationship survive a revealing book written by Lisa's therapist? You'll have to listen to find out! (Or read this sentence: yes, it can.) Also, they chat about the finer points of "The Mommies", the smoother points of scat, and the truly special story of a couple who traveled the globe. Put a little allspice in your day! Give a listen!
1 hr 42 min
Oct 11, 2017
MAMAY Episode 32 - "It's A Wrap!"
CUT! Beautiful! Print it! This week's Mad About Mad About You covers Episode Ten of Mad About You's second season titled "It's A Wrap!" Larry Miller's bitten off more than he can chew, and Paul wants to make him spit it out! Paul Buchman would hate all this chewing language! Jon and Russ also uncover the truth on Dorf, adrenaline junkies of yesteryear, and how to make the perfect shandy. So pull yourself up a pumpkin and enjoy! Aaaaaaand...CUE THE LAUGHTER MONTAGE!
1 hr 36 min
Oct 4, 2017
MAMAY Episode 31 - "A Pair of Hearts"
This week Russ and Jon get very silly as they discuss Season Two, Episode Nine of Mad About You, titled "A Pair of Hearts". Those crazy Buchmans go to Atlantic City! Do they order room service? You'll have to listen to find out! They also discuss movie horses vs. non-movie horses, the fire safety of subway cars, and the value of idioms. Roll the dice! Take a chance! Give a listen and tell a friend!
1 hr 26 min
Sep 27, 2017
MAMAY Episode 30 - "Surprise"
SHHHHH!! Keep your voices down! We've got a podcast and we don't want to spoil it! Jon and Russ look at the Mad About You's eighth episode of Season Two, titled "Surprise!" Not only do they cover Jamie's 30th birthday, but they also reveal the trick to buying counterfeit tickets, the differences between 14th Street and Union Square, and, most importantly, the true story of Japan's most musical distance-running team. Lots of stories and lots of laughs are packed into this one! Don't miss it!
1 hr 31 min
Sep 20, 2017
MAMAY Episode 29 - "Natural History"
Is it your fate to listen to this week's episode? Or is it just luck that you've stumbled upon it? Regardless, Reis-guys and Reis-gals, kindly enjoy this week's Mad About Mad About You! Russ and Jon get philosophical (kinda) when discussing Season Two, Episode Seven, "Natural History". They also ponder the existence of baseball bandwagons, mid-marathon weddings, and, of course, Calvinism. Whatever you do, don't miss it!
1 hr 43 min
Sep 13, 2017
MAMAY Episode 28 - "The Unplanned Child"
Reis-dies and Reis-ghouls, welcome! It's Halloween on Mad About You, which means it's also Halloween on Mad About Mad About You! Russ and Jon bring you the scoop on Season Two, Episode Six ("The Unplanned Child"). It's spooky, if you're terrified of children being left at your doorstep! Also, they dive deep on Homer's soul donut, the mayoral election comes to a close, and the differences between the skeletons of seahorses, monkeys, and humans are pondered. Listen up! If you daaaaaare....
1 hr 46 min
Sep 6, 2017
MAMAY Minisode - Jon is On the Road (feat. Brett Aresco)
Ohhhhhh, folks! Jon recently spent a week and a half on the road with friend, Reis-guy, and Popsicle Sweepstakes Winner Brett Aresco! Brett spent some time interviewing Jon about both Mad About You and Mad About Mad About You. It's wholly delightful; we're sure you'll agree. So enjoy this, and we'll be back with a regular episode next week!
Aug 30, 2017
MAMAY Episode 27 - "So I Married A Hair Murderer"
Our bleakest, laughingest episode yet! Jon and Russ giggle their way through "So I Married A Hair Murderer", Season Two Episode Five of Mad About You! They also talk about terrible portmanteaus, John Barrymore's skinny house, Beavis and Butthead, and a new feud with Paul Reiser! You simply can't miss it! So don't!
1 hr 37 min
Aug 23, 2017
MAMAY Episode 26 - "Married to the Job"
Time to make the donuts! Russ and Jon are back once more, discussing Season Two Episode Four of Mad About You, "Married To The Job". What else do they talk about? So glad you asked! The grisly nature of Fire Marshall Bill's disposition, the American Black Cowboy Association, and the finer points of French pronunciation. Hornets and Pelicans alike: listen and enjoy!
1 hr 51 min
Aug 16, 2017
MAMAY Episode 25 - "Bedfellows"
Put on your passive aggressive hats, Reis-guys and Reis-gals! Russ and Jon finally made time in their busy schedules to watch "Bedfellows", the third episode of Mad About You's second season. Very nice of them. They finally meet Paul's mom! It really messes with their minds! They also talk too much about the finer points of Herman's Head, the hierarchy of Calvin Klein, and the classy practice of gerbiling. If you'd listen, that would be nice. But if you can't, that's okay, too. You're very important.
1 hr 51 min
Aug 9, 2017
MAMAY Episode 24 - "Bing, Bang, Boom"
Time to get frisky, Reis-guys and Reis-gals! Russ and Jon are back once more, breaking down Season Two, Episode Two ("Bing, Bang, Boom") of MAD ABOUT YOU! They also discuss the surprising violence if DUNKIRK, Carmen Sandiego, and the Hardest Working Horse In Show Business. Will Russ and Jon get it on during this episode? You'll just have to listen to find out! Laugh with us!
1 hr 40 min
Aug 2, 2017
MAMAY Episode 23 - "Murray's Tale"
Season Two for me and you! We hope you had a terrific summer vacation, because Jon and Russ are here to tell you every single furry thing that happened in Season Two, Episode One ("Murray's Tale")! Also, they crack into the explosive tendencies of the 1993 New York Mets, the amateur film career of a co-star of "The Sinbad Show", and the birth of visional gags! Listen, subscribe, rate, and review, please? Thanks so much! But, mostly, enjoy!
1 hr 37 min
Jul 26, 2017
MAMAY Episode 22 - "Happy Anniversary"
So long, Season One! Jon and Russ kiss Mad About You's first season goodbye with a recap of Episode 22 ("Happy Anniversary")! What else do they talk about? GLAD YOU ASKED. They touch on suburban legends, Matthew Perry's early work, and the continuing saga of the Subway Hero! What a great time. Check it out right now! Then, subscribe, rate, and review us on iTunes! What a great game plan!
1 hr 35 min
Jul 19, 2017
MAMAY Minisode - Paul Reiser post-show convo (feat. Gary Berard)
Oh, sweet, sweet Reis-guys and Reis-gals. The final frontier of Season One will have to wait a week. Instead, here's a treat: a post-show discussion between Russ and Reis-guy/Friend Of The Show Gary Berard, recorded in a car immediately following Paul Reiser's stand-up show! We've been excited about releasing this one for a while now. Hope you enjoy it- we'll be back with a regular episode next week!
Jul 12, 2017
MAMAY Episode 21 - "The Painter"
Make sure you listen to this episode three hours earlier than you usually would, because this week's Mad About Mad About You is suuuuuuper-LA! Jon and Russ hang ten on Season One, Episode 21 of Mad About You ("The Painter"). Your totally tubular hosts also discuss Paul Lynde's anti-Semitism, the tyrannical reign of the 718 area code, and Slider from Top Gun! It's a fun episode covering a very special Mad About You. Don't you dare miss it! Cowabunga, dudes!
1 hr 38 min
Jul 5, 2017
MAMAY Episode 20 - "The Spy Girl Who Loved Me"
Shave AND a haircut?! Welcome! Russ and Jon return to cover every single moment of "The Spy Girl Who Loved Me", Mad About You's 20th episode. But that's not all: they also manage to dive deep into off-track betting, the Gibson/Glover Cinematic Universe, and the wonderful Barbara Feldon! Do yourself a favor and listen. You'll be so glad you did!
1 hr 43 min
Jun 28, 2017
MAMAY Episode 19 - "Swept Away"
A-licky-boom-boom-down! Jon and Russ, the Woodward and Bernstein of NBC, blow the lid off of Mad About You's twentieth episode, "Swept Away", pausing only to discuss the family of Keith Sweat, the impending mayoral election, and Days Of Our Lives! Lots to love this week. Don't even think about missing it!
1 hr 55 min
Jun 21, 2017
MAMAY Episode 18 - "The Man Who Said Hello"
HELLO!! Who's ready to yell?! Jon and Russ cover Episode 18 ("The Man Who Said Hello"), which features Regis Philbin, and much more importantly, Joy Philbin! They also discuss leap year birthdays, musicals, and the finer points of foley work. Fun for the whole family. Check it out right now!
1 hr 34 min
Jun 14, 2017
MAMAY Minisode - Interview with actress Beata Pozniak
We'll be back to recapping next week, but this week we've got another treat for you Reis-guys and Reis-gals! This time Jon pulled some of his Hollywood strings and landed an interview with actress Beata Pozniak, whose credits include Oliver Stone's JFK, Melrose Place, and a million other cool things as well as Season 1 Episode 12 of "Mad About You!" We cover all sorts of topics including art under Communism, poetry, performance art, Joseph Campbell, and what it was like to guest star on the show! Enjoy!
Jun 7, 2017
MAMAY Episode 17 - "The Billionaire"
Reis-guys and Reis-LAAAAAAADIES!!!! Jon and Russ are back to cover Episode 17 ("The Billionaire"), an episode featuring France's favorite adopted son, Jerry Lewis! They also discuss off-Broadway coffee shops, the truth behind Noah's Ark, Barnes and Noble date nights, and the finer points of Massapequa. A fun one! You'll love it!
1 hr 52 min
Jun 2, 2017
MAMAY Minisode - Interview with TV director Michael Lange
Boy do we have a special treat for you Reis-guys and Reis-gals today! Russ pulled some of his Hollywood strings and landed an interview with TV director Michael Lange, whose credits include #MustHearTV mentions such as "Going To Extremes" and "Diagnosis Murder." That's right, the man directed Dick Van Dyke. Enjoy!
May 31, 2017
MAMAY Episode 16 - "Love Among the Tiles"
Celebrate Valentine's Day in May with Jon and Russ as they discuss Episode 16 ("Love Among the Tiles"). They also cover vigilante blackjack dealers in Atlantic City, freshman year lit class, the movie "Speed," and NYC's most popular BDSM club. Enjoy every last second!
2 hr 9 min
May 25, 2017
MAMAY Episode 15 - "The Wedding Affair"
Bust out your tuxes and gowns and join Russ and Jon as they discuss Episode 15 ("A Wedding Affair"). They also discuss "The Torkelsons," the many meanings of the word "egg," and the show's continuing fascination with seeds, spices, and nuts. This episode is long, but vital! Don't miss a second!
2 hr 26 min
May 24, 2017
MAMAY Minisode - Our next ep comes out tomorrow (Thursday)!
This is just a brief minisode to let you all know that this week's episode is delayed by one day. So come back tomorrow/Thursday and enjoy one whopper of a #MAMAY! Sorry for the delay and, as always, thanks for listening!
May 17, 2017
MAMAY Episode 14 - "Weekend Getaway"
Unwind with Russ and Jon as as they discuss Paul and Jamie's escape to Vermont in Episode 14 ("Weekend Getaway"). They also cover self-help guru Dr. Joyce Barrie's "Chuztpah" classes, a resentful dentist who fancies himself a very important comedian, and whether or not the "Mad About You" universe exists within Bob Newhart's mind. Listen to the end and treat yourself to another Jackie Mason clip that's actually relevant to the conversation at hand.
1 hr 44 min
May 10, 2017
MAMAY Episode 13 - "Togetherness"
Jon and Russ are back once more to discuss Episode 13 ("Togetherness"). Join in their vital conversations about Frank Langella's vocabulary, the dangers of Monopoly, Adlai Stevenson's running mate, and an honest-to-goodness musical treat from Darcy of Max Chillen and the Kerbside Collective to round things out! Also, occasionally, Mad About You gets discussed. Enjoy!
2 hr 3 min
May 3, 2017
MAMAY Episode 12 - "Maid About You"
Jon and Russ usher in 1993 with Episode 12 ("Maid About You") and discussions of the long forgotten fads of the time including the "Messiah Beeper" craze in Crown Heights and the long-forgotten tv series "Space Rangers." They also touch on class warfare and their relationship with Russia, then and now!
1 hr 40 min
Apr 26, 2017
MAMAY Episode 11 - "Met Someone"
Jon and Russ celebrate Christmas in April as they discuss Episode Eleven ("Met Someone"). They discuss their memories of Christmases past, Jon's since-chilled-over warm heart, a rash of clergy-robbers that swept through New York, and the likelihood that this episode was ghost-written by Nora Ephron.
1 hr 46 min
Apr 19, 2017
MAMAY Episode 10 - "Neighbors from Hell"
Jon and Russ discuss Episode Ten ("Neighbors from Hell"), their love of Deadwood, David Milch's profound and confusing lectures on YouTube, another Brooklyn mafia hit, and their own "neighbors from Hell."
1 hr 32 min
Apr 12, 2017
MAMAY Episode 9 - "Riding Backwards"
Celebrate Thanksgiving in April with Jon and Russ as they discuss Episode Nine ("Riding Backwards"), the only episode of tv to ever be set entirely on a Metro North train! They also cover mole people, the show's first frontl (shout out to The West Wing Weekly), and Russ teaches Jon about the Jackson family.
1 hr 26 min
Apr 5, 2017
MAMAY Episode 8 - "The Apartment" (feat. Leah Reddy)
Jon and Russ discuss Episode Eight ("The Apartment") and make #MAMAY history with their first guest, one of Jon's oldest and best friends, Leah Reddy! They also discuss the differences between "Barefoot In the Park" and "The Apartment," the magic of Ricky Jay, music's hottest fictional bands, and they introduce another sweepstakes!
Mar 29, 2017
MAMAY Minisode - Apology for this week plus a Hat Squad re-cap
Reis-guys and Reis-gals, there were some audio issues with this week's episode. We're working on it! We will have it for you next Wednesday. Promise. In the mean time, here's a mini-sode for those of you who are equal parts fans of NCIS: LOS ANGELES and, of course, THE HAT SQUAD. Thanks for your patience! Enjoy!
Mar 22, 2017
MAMAY Episode 7 - "Token Friend"
Jon and Russ discuss Episode Seven ("Token Friend"), Jon's love of Dennis Miller, Bill Clinton's election win, tv subways, and the mafia's control of window installation. Also, listen all the way through the end to hear a hard-to-find clip of stand-up comedy relevant to the "Paul In the Family" episode a couple of weeks back.
1 hr 42 min
Mar 15, 2017
MAMAY Episode 6 - "I'm Just So Happy For You"
Jon and Russ discuss Episode Six ("I'm Just So Happy For You"), a Brooklyn meat scam, 90s jewel thieves, George Steinbrenner, dying alone, and more. They also need your help to settle a debate, so be sure to listen and vote!
1 hr 31 min
Mar 8, 2017
MAMAY Episode 5 - "Paul In the Family"
Jon and Russ discuss Episode Five ("Paul In the Family"), The Continuing Saga of Joey Buttafuoco, famous New York police commissioner Ray Kelly, the Buchman's hideous new love-seat, and more. They also create another #sweepstakes, so be sure to listen and enter!
1 hr 34 min
Mar 1, 2017
MAMAY Episode 4 - "Out of the Past"
Jon and Russ discuss Episode Four ("Out of the Past"), the Jewish "Waltons," why the movie "Summer Rental" is better than "The Goonies," and more. They also create a contest for the week on the fly! Tweet at 'em: @madaboutyoupod Tumble with 'em: madaboutyoupod.tumblr.com Facebook with 'em: www.facebook.com/madaboutyoupod/ And please subscribe and review them on iTunes! CREDITS Our show is hosted by Russ Feder (@russfeder) and Jonathan Marballi (@jonnymarbles) Our theme song is by John D Ivy (SoundCloud, YouTube) Our logo is by Nathan Diffee (@NathanDiffee) WATCH WITH US Buy the full "Mad About You" series on Amazon NEWS STORIES Voyage on Fifth Avenue Brings Out Politicians Rolling Home: Weary Allure of the Last-Chance Train Swastika Etched on Wall TB Carriers See Clash of Liberty and Health Corrections OTHER SHOW NOTES Watch "Brooklyn Bridge" Watch the "Boston Common" pilot Watch the full Mel Brooks interview Watch the "Keeping the Faith" trailer ABOUT "MAD ABOUT…
1 hr 30 min
Feb 22, 2017
MAMAY Minisode - Apology For Skipping This Week
Unfortunately we fell a little behind this week and will not be releasing Episode 4 until next Wednesday. We are terribly sorry. In the mean-time here's a minisode that we recorded a few hours ago that includes an apology along with some shout-outs to you, our listeners. Tweet at 'em: @madaboutyoupod Tumble with 'em: madaboutyoupod.tumblr.com Facebook with 'em: www.facebook.com/madaboutyoupod/ And please subscribe and review them on iTunes! CREDITS Our show is hosted by Russ Feder (@russfeder) and Jonathan Marballi (@jonnymarbles) Our theme song is by John D Ivy (SoundCloud, YouTube) Our logo is by Nathan Diffee (@NathanDiffee) WATCH WITH US Buy the full "Mad About You" series on Amazon ABOUT "MAD ABOUT YOU" "Mad About You" was a romantic sit-com from the 90s that aired on NBC from 1992 - 1999. It starred Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as Paul and Jamie Buchman, two newlyweds navigating their marriage and life in New York City. The show also featured Leila Kenzle and Richard Ki…
Feb 15, 2017
MAMAY Episode 3 - "Sunday Times"
Jon and Russ discuss Episode Three ("Sunday Times"), the Munchiverse, stressed-out squirrels, pidgin languages, anti-Semites (again), and more! Tweet at 'em: @madaboutyoupod Tumble with 'em: madaboutyoupod.tumblr.com Facebook with 'em: www.facebook.com/madaboutyoupod/ And please subscribe and review them on iTunes! CREDITS Our show is hosted by Russ Feder (@russfeder) and Jonathan Marballi (@jonnymarbles) Our theme song is by John D Ivy (SoundCloud, YouTube) Our logo is by Nathan Diffee (@NathanDiffee) WATCH WITH US Buy the full "Mad About You" series on Amazon NEWS STORIES Fur Is Flying in Madison Square Park Chinese Agency Indicted in Jeans Import Scheme Apology for New York Telephone Brochure A Prowler Stops Lunch In Midtown OTHER SHOW NOTES Information Regarding the Production of "The Will Rogers Follies" That Lisa Saw Buy all volumes of The Survey of Pidgin and Creole Languages (it's only $570, practically free!) ABOUT "MAD ABOUT YOU" "Mad About You" was a roma…
1 hr 20 min
Feb 8, 2017
MAMAY Episode 2 - "Sofa's Choice"
Jon and Russ discuss Episode Two, Garth Brooks concerts, Nazis, New York City's parking laws, and more! Tweet at 'em: @madaboutyoupod Tumble with 'em: madaboutyoupod.tumblr.com Facebook with 'em: www.facebook.com/madaboutyoupod/ And please subscribe and review them on iTunes! CREDITS Our show is hosted by Russ Feder (@russfeder) and Jonathan Marballi (@jonnymarbles) Our theme song is by John D Ivy (SoundCloud, YouTube) Our logo is by Nathan Diffee (@NathanDiffee) WATCH WITH US Buy the full "Mad About You" series on Amazon NEWS STORIES New York Times Metro Digest from 9/28/1992 McCandlish Phillips' 1965 Times piece about the Jewish KKK Grand Dragon Eviction Suit Threatens Bitter End, a Folk Legend Under the Sign of a Topless Car Wash, Frustration With a Nod Toward Mecca, Weary Car Owners Give Thanks for a Parking Reprieve Dinkins's Drug Chief Quits Over Tight Budget Two Are Charged in East Village Slaying ABOUT "MAD ABOUT YOU" "Mad About You" was a romantic sit-com f…
1 hr 8 min
Feb 1, 2017
MAMAY Episode 1 - "Romantic Improvisations"
Jon and Russ discuss the pilot (a.k.a.: Romantic Improvisations). In addition to the episode re-cap, they cover the news from the episode's initial 1992 broadcast (Dinkins vs. Giuliani: WHO WILL WIN??). They also consider the existential pros of being bar mitzvah'd and Russ teaches Jon who Joey Buttafuoco is. Tweet at 'em: @madaboutyoupod Tumble with 'em: madaboutyoupod.tumblr.com Facebook with 'em: www.facebook.com/madaboutyoupod/ And please subscribe and review them on iTunes! CREDITS Our show is hosted by Russ Feder (@russfeder) and Jonathan Marballi (@jonnymarbles) Our theme song is by John D Ivy (SoundCloud, YouTube) Our logo is by Nathan Diffee (@NathanDiffee) WATCH WITH US Buy the full "Mad About You" series on Amazon NEWS STORIES New York Times Metro Digest from 9/22/1992 Sanitation Department Is Honored for Innovation 'Long Night' Ahead Seen in Meeting to Nominate Weiss Successor Bitter Dinkins-Giuliani Battle Veers From Politics to Race Review/Television; Tryi…
1 hr 12 min