Will & Grace

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Season 5, Ep 23, Aired 5/8/03
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  • Episode Description
  • In the middle of her divorce proceedings, Karen learns that ex-husband Stan has suddenly passed away, and the funeral becomes a contest of wills between Karen and her British rival, and a free-for-all when the will is read for everyone who ever felt deserving, such as Will. Meanwhile, Grace is shocked when recently returned husband Leo is called back into service by Doctors Without Borders and asks her to make the trip with him to Guatemala.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • James Burrows (II)

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • I loved this episode so much because it made me laugh so much. Another well made episode and the scripts were brilliantly written who ever wrote wrote the script for this episode knew what their were writing in the first place. I take my hat off to this.

    By matrix103, Dec 12, 2007

  • Karen and the gang go to Stan's funeral.

    By dcpgaus, Feb 17, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (21)

    • Lorraine: (about Stan dying while having sex) His last words were "I'm... I'm... I'm...!" And then he was gone.

    • Rosario: (after learning she has to work for Karen 20 more years before getting $10 millon) Do you need anything, Miss Karen? Can I get you a soda?
      Karen: I'll think about that in 2016.

    • (reading Stan's will after Karen got everything) Will: And finally, to Lorraine Finster.. Lorraine: What the hell's left? His right testis on a biscuit?

    • Karen: (after Lorraine walks in) Well, well, well. Look what my husband's cash dragged in.

    • Jack: (to Karen at Stan's funeral) I'm gonna go and make sure all the unattractive people are in the back. You shouldn't have to bear anymore pain today.

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    Notes (2)

    • In December 2005, cable network TV Land named Karen's "Eat Me" proclamation to Lorraine as Number 90 on its 100 Most Unexpected TV Moments list.

    • Upon its original airing, this was a 40-minute “super size” episode that began at 9:18 p.m. E.S.T. Some scenes are cut in the syndicated version of the episode.

    Trivia (4)

    • We find out that Stanley's middle name is Evelyn.

    • The song that Stan's sister Kimmy sings is "The Happy Wanderer."

    • This episode was said to be the season finale in Australia, when the episode "24" follows it.

    • Megan Mullally submitted this episode and "The Honeymoon's Over" as her tapes for Emmy consideration this season. She lost for the third straight year to Doris Roberts.

    Allusions (2)

    • Will: Sorry, it's just been a difficult day... watching Joan Crawford address PepsiCo. Will is referring to the famous scene in the 1981 movie Mommie Dearest where actress Joan Crawford plays hardball with the board of PepsiCo when they try to make her step down.

    • Jack: We hate her. We hate her even more than the know-it-all daughter on the Gilmore Girls. Jack is talking about the Rory Gilmore character on the show Gilmore Girls, played by Alexis Bledel.

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