Will & Grace

Acting Out

Season 2, Ep 14, Aired 2/22/00
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  • Episode Description
  • Will and Jack appear on Today to protest NBC for cutting a gay kiss out of an eagerly-waited sitcom episode. Will is frustrated with Jack on how much he wanted to see that kiss and kisses him. Elsewhere, Grace confides in Karen about dumping her boyfriend.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • David Kohan

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Will grows up. . .

    By hobermandob, Jul 15, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Grace: (About Josh) I know what you're going to say! 'He makes me sick! I'd barf, but that'd be a waste of perfectly good puke!'
      Karen: Honey, what's this? Who's that? What are you doing right now?

    • Grace: How do I explain this? Most human beings are endowed with the ability to feel emotion.
      Karen: Well, they're weak.

    • Grace: He's skinny! Let him have his cookies! Jack: Hetero skinny is very different to homo skinny. You're not in the club, you wouldn't know.

    • Jack: We need to take this all the way to the Supreme Court. We have friends there. You know, we'll talk to that gay justice. You know, that little fellow we like with the glasses. Will: Jack, we've been over this. Ruth Bader Ginsberg is a woman.

    • Grace: I mean, Josh is the first guy in a long time, who treats me like, a goddess. Karen: Bye-bye, Josh. Grace: He is sensitive and caring. Karen: Thank you for playin'. Grace: He truly loves and understands women. Karen: Don't let the door hit Grace's big ass on your way out.

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    Notes (2)

    • All the scenes that were filmed on the streets of New York did not have the audience's reaction put into them, meaning they were not shown on monitors the night of the filming. Neither was the Today's Show segment. The only part of the Today's Show segment that was shown on monitors was the kiss between Will and Jack. This was done to get the audience's reaction to something so huge.

    • Sean Hayes selected this episode and "Homo for the Holidays" as his tapes for Emmy consideration this season. Hayes won.

    Trivia (7)

    • http://www.justjack.com really exists, it redirects to NBC's Will & Grace site.

    • Will mentions Woody Harrelson in this episode. Woody Harrelson will next season have a recurring role as Nathan, Grace's boyfriend.

    • By technical standards, the kiss between Will and Jack is the first man/man kiss shown on network television.

    • This is the first episode that features outdoor scenes filmed on the streets of New York City.

    • This show was in reference to something ABC did on a short-lived drama back in 1991. If anyone knows what it is, email us!

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    Allusions (6)

    • Public Relations Man: . . .and thank you for visiting us, at NBC. Crazy Lady: Ding-ding-dong. This is a funny reference to the famous "slogan," if you will, of NBC.

    • Grace: Hey, valley of the dolls!
      A funny reference to the movie and the novel Valley of the Dolls.

    • Jack: I know, I'll talk to Al Roker!
      Jack and Will appear on fellow NBC program The Today Show.

    • Sally: Mmm... Siss-boom-bah. What do you hear when Scrooge passes a stone? A quick and funny reference to Johnny Carson's classic character Carnac the Magnificent, who would use his "telepathy" to tell a joke's punchline first, then tell the beginning.

    • Will: I don't think that warrants reconvening the Nuremberg jury.
      The Nuremberg Jury oversaw the conviction of some of the greatest war crimes in world history. Want to know more, visit your local library!

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