Mad About You Hijacks a Coming Out Storyline

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“Ovulation Day” (January 7, 1996) Mad About You was one of NBC’s major sitcoms in the 90s, but it hasn’t left a legacy the way many of its Must See TV mates have. We talk about why in this episode, which is actually the part one of a two-part crossover with the queer film podcast A Piece of Pie, where we’re also discussing Helen Hunt’s Oscar-winning turn in 1997’s As Good as It Gets.

Listen to Drew and Glen guest on A Piece of Pie’s discussing of As Good as It Gets here.

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Read the New York Times’ write-up on the history of the show.

Read the Vulture piece on how Mad About You defied categorization.

Watch Helen Hunt do PCP and then jump through a plate glass window in the after school special Desperate Lives (which is actually not the angel dust movie, which is called Angel Dusted and which is also entertaining).

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