saturday 9

Mad About You

1) Mad About You was a sitcom that ran from 1992 to 1999. Are you familiar with the show? Were you a fan?  I was a fan

2) The show was rebooted in 2019/2020 on the Spectrum streaming service. Do you have any streaming services? If so, which ones?  Apple TV, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Acorn, Starz, and Spectrum

3) The series revolved around Manhattan newlyweds Paul and Jamie Buchman. They met at a newsstand, where they were both purchasing The New York Times. With so many publications online, newsstands are now uncommon. When you want to purchase a printed newspaper or magazine, where do you go? my favorite local market

4) Paul is played by Paul Reiser. He created the series because he believes marriage is a tough but satisfying adventure. He and real-life wife Paula have been married for more than 30 years. They met when she was a waitress at the comedy club where he was performing. Have you ever waited tables?  Yes and I got really good tips because of my personality because I wasn't the best waitress

5) Helen Hunt won four Emmy Awards as Jamie. Over 10 million people watch the Emmys each year. She also won an Oscar, which has an annual viewership of twice that. Therefore huge audiences witnessed Helen's acceptance speeches. Are you comfortable speaking in public?  It depends on the purpose but generally, yes--I have to be because of my profession

6) During the opening credits, Paul and Jamie are sharing an ice cream bar. When did you most recently have ice cream? Friday evening I enjoyed a small dish of Ben & Jerry's Americone Dream which is my current favorite

7) Paul and Jamie's best friends were another couple, Fran and Mark. Eventually Fran and Mark divorced, and Paul and Jamie worked at being friends with both of them. Have you been friends with a couple who split? Did you manage to stay friends with both of them? Yes and yes, mostly because they remained friends and the whole group of us that hung out together could do so

8) In 1992, when Paul and Jamie were playing New Yorkers, real New Yorkers were following the trial of mobster John Gotti. Mr. Gotti acquired many nicknames, including The Teflon Don, The Dapper Don and Black John. Is there anyone in your life that you call by a pet name or nickname? My sisters and my dad

9) Random question  -- What subject do you wish you knew more about? hmmm... I'm going to say I wish I knew more about the new procedures that are going to be taking place at school--we're moving to 4x4 block scheduling and in my 20+ years of teaching, I've never taught blocks


Diana_CT said...

I did some spring Zoom lectures for a local university and I didn't like it you don't get the visual feedback from the students

Lori Ray said...

The kids do not bother me to speak in front of, it is peers. I get so nervous to speak in front of a group.
This is going to be such a wacko year. I am not looking forward to it. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.


CountryDew said...

Good luck with the new school year. I think every teacher is going to need it. Take care.

The Gal Herself said...

Well, this is a new wrinkle! I knew you'd been a dj, but wasn't aware of your time in food service. Did you enjoy waiting tables?