Winner 1994

Mad About You

NBC, In Front Productions, Nuance Productions, in association with TriStar Television

Situation comedies starring stand-up comedians seem to be all the rage. In fact, more than one has been recognized with a Peabody Award. But Mad About You co-created by comedian Paul Reiser and veteran writer/producer Danny Jacobson, does much more than continue a trend. Rather, this quirky, dead-on depiction of married life in the 1990s offers insight into our everyday experiences even as it makes us laugh. Reiser and Jacobson, with co-executive producers Jeffrey Lane, Victor Fresco, and a talented group of writers, provide characters and situations which generate empathy with any viewer, but especially those coping with marriage and family in these troubled times. Special mention is made of Helen Hunt, who follows in the grand tradition of Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, and Jean Stapleton, and who is arguably the best comedic actress now working in television. For television of humor and insight, set in a stable and loving relationship, a Peabody to Mad About You.