Will & Grace

A.I.: Artificial Insemination

Season 4, Ep 26, Aired 5/16/02
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  • Episode Description
  • After Will and Grace decide to have a baby together, obstacles pile up before them, including a missing specimen sample and bungled insemination efforts that have them teetering between artificial and natural means – all leading to mis-conceptions. Meanwhile, when Jack considers giving up his show-business aspirations, until he gets some career advice from a "divine" entity – his idol, Cher. Likewise, married Karen is sorely tempted by the romantic tickling of a rich and natty gentleman.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • Shelley Morrison

    Rosario Salazar (Season 3 - 7 Recurring)

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Will & Grace nearly get it on, Jack meets Cher, Karen meets a temptation that doesn't come in a medicine or vodka bottle. All this and Laura Kightlinger as Nurse.

    By qstevie, Jun 03, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Karen: Wow, so you and Will are having a baby. Grace: Ok, now, before you start judging and saying things like, "he's gay," and, "that's weird," and, "you're so flat that Will's gonna have to breast feed..." you should know that we are very serious about this. Karen: Well of course you are. (Chuckles to herself) Breast feed, I'm funny...

    • Karen: You two are having a baby?! Grace: Isn't it incredible? Karen: Oh honey, it really is. And you know with everything that's been going on with me lately; Stan staying in prison, me all alone in the house with sixteen servants--most of whom don't even jump anymore when I shoot at their feet--well, your news really gives me something to smile about. Grace: Oh Kar, it's so good to see you smile. Hell, it's good to see you exibit any human attribute.

    • Jack: So, where's this baby going to live? Will: Well, you know in my office in a file folder. Under "O" for offspring....here with us! What do you think? Jack: Huh...(Quickly and quietly) Well isn't that all cozy, one big happy family. Will: What's wrong with you? Jack: Is this because I'm gay You feel you failed somehow and now you need to get a new baby and start all over again? Will: I'm gay And you're not my baby. Jack: It's just that...(in whiny voice) It's just that the new baby's gonna come and he's gonna be cuter than I am, and younger than I am, and it's gonna have a better job than I do... Will: Well sure, but we'll still love you. Jack: (quietly) I don't know, it all sounds kinda crazy. Will: We'll still pay for you. Jack: (excited) Yay! We're having a baby!

    • Grace: We're gonna make a baby! Will: (excitedly) I know. Grace: But don't forget what we talked about last night. We're not gonna tell anyone about this baby until I'm actually pregnant. Will: Well, what about our friends? Grace: No, no, our friends will just make stupid comments and have stupid opinions. Will: That's a little unfair. Jack: (entering) Are there any hobbits left in America? Will: I take it back, that's totally fair.

    • Grace: Okay now remember Karen, not a word about...(gestures to her stomach) Karen: Oh, John Goodman. Grace: Yes Karen, John Goodman. Also try to avoid the subject of baby.

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    Notes (2)

    • This episode marks the final appearance of Michael Angarano (Elliot) as a series regular.

    • This episode originally aired as a one hour episode, though syndication will usually air them in two half hour episodes. NBC counts this as one episode, as they will with any one hour or "super-sized" episodes.

    Trivia (3)

    • Goof: When Grace runs into the lamp post it bounces wildly. Considering the post is estimated to be 12 feet tall and 500 pounds, and Grace couldn't weigh much more than 100 pounds, this would be impossible.

    • Adam Barr wrote the first half of the episode with Kari Lizer providing the story, while Jeff Greenstein and Alex Herschlag wrote the second half with Jhoni Marchinko providing the story.

    • After Grace affirms Will's assertion that Sheila "is a whore's name," the nurse says that her name is Sheila. But in Season 2's "Seed of Discontent," the same nurse has the name "Sue" clearly emblazoned on her nametag.

    Allusions (3)

    • Nurse Sheila: Where's your girlfriend? I'd like to fill her to the rim with 'him' and catch the bus to Atlantic City. This is a reference to the old commercials for Brim Coffee that would say, "Fill it to the rim with Brim".

    • Jack: Homo, I don't think we're in Barney's anymore.
      Jack spoofs Dorothy's well-known line in The Wizard of Oz: 'Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.'

    • Title: "A.I.: Artificial Insemination"
      A.I.: Artifical Intelligence is a movie about a robot boy.

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