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This sitcom is about the fairly ordinary daily lives of a young couple of New Yorkers, too-nice-for-his-own-good filmmaker Paul Buchman and his assertive partner Jamie Stemple Buchman, who are almost constantly (working up to) bickering and making up with each-other and just about anybody else, notably his parents and siblings, her sister, their colleagues, friends, superintendent and neighbors, psycho-therapist, all kinds of staff, customers, officials, bystanders etc., even their dog Murray and his dog-walker. Written by
Paul and Jamie's daughter, Mabel, got her name from her grandma (played by Carol Burnett). When Paul and Jamie were looking for a name, Jamie's mother said to them, "Mothers always bring extra love" M.A.B.E.L. See more »
In "Love Among The Tiles", Paul and Jamie are trapped in their bathroom when the knob comes off the door. The bathroom has one small window. In "Same Time Next Week", Paul crawls easily out the window and stands on the fire escape. See more »
Just like that: bing, bang, boom?
At this point, I'd settle for the boom.
You don't want the bing and the bang?
I did when we started.
I'm over it.
You're a very complex woman.
You don't want the boom?
'Course I want the boom. Guys ALWAYS want the boom. We only made up the whole bing and the bang just to get to boom.
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I never watched this show in its original run, because I thought it was a sappy "relationship" comedy. I have since caught it in syndication, and I am surprised at how good it is. It does have its sappy moments (like even the greatest sitcoms -- except "Seinfeld," which poked fun at this show at least once), but at the core of the show is an homage to all things Manhattan, and classic comedy heavily influenced by "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "I Love Lucy," and Sid Caesar. I have laughed out loud more to this show than I have to some of my other favorites.
The show does have its weaknesses and some annoying characters, but the comedy holds up anyway. If you have avoided this show until now, give it a try.
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