Will & Grace

An Old-Fashioned Piano Party

Season 3, Ep 20, Aired 4/19/01
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  • Episode Description
  • When Grace frets that she and Will might drift apart like their similar friends, she impulsively buys an expensive piano which she hopes will cement their mutual bond and love for music – or at least give her an excuse to perform a lot of show tunes. Meanwhile, when Jack is dumped by his latest romantic interest, he vents his grief by writing trashy novels which instantly draw Karen's passionate attention.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • Jhoni Marchinko

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • The Piano and Jack's Stories.

    By tennisrobe26, Jun 23, 2008

  • Why does Grace have to be such a control freak. I love this episode and series but I'm just pointing that out.

    By matrix103, Nov 08, 2007

  • Again, a hilarious but moving episode.

    By mvscali89, May 01, 2007

  • Grace buys a piano!

    By lucy18, Nov 12, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Heidi: Grace? Grace: Hi! Oh my God! Heidi: I was just thinking about you! Grace: No, you weren't! Heidi: No, I wasn't!

    • Karen: Honey I'm desperate, what's it gonna take to get you to break up with Jack? Rocco: Well, I really love him, so........50 bucks? Karen: 50 bucks huh? Well I guess my kids won't have their pay-off-the-bully money tomorrow.....but that's OK 'cuz I'm the bully!

    • Karen: Honey, are you wearing base? Jack: A little bit. Karen: Ok. Jack: So, I've decided to write my relationship with Rocco the way it should have been. I'm turning my pain into art. Karen: (reading the title) To Weep and To Willow, a "Harlequeen" Romance. Jack: You want me to read you some? Karen: You can read? Jack: A little bit. Here it goes.

    • Jack: I know you made him dump me. What'd you do, pay him 50 bucks? Karen: Did he say that? Who are you gonna believe? Me or some street trash I paid 50 bucks to to dump ya?

    • Will: You bought a piano? Grace: No. I can't afford a piano. We bought a piano. Ok, ok. Before you freak out, really, between the two of us, it's really not that expensive, and I think it would be really great for us to own something together. I mean, the piano is perfect. In my family, no matter how far away we got from each other or how much we fought, the piano always brought us back together again. Will: Yeah. There was one time my family fought and got real far away from each other. We called it the Eighties.

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    Trivia (4)

    • Jack's novel is called To Weep and to Willow: A Harlequeen Romance.

    • Set Decorator Doug Devine was uncredited as the other piano mover.

    • Eric comes out with a lot more stuff on him than what we see him evertually take off. That's because he removed stuff between takes so he could move.

    • When Will is talking to Grace in the kitchen, we hear the piano playing followed by applause. Listen carefully... the applause is tracked.

    Allusions (3)

    • Karen: Oh, honey, that's terrible, my heart is cleft in twain. Part of this line is lifted from Shakespeare's Hamlet, when Queen Gertrude speaks to Hamlet in her chambers as he confronts her about Claudius having killed King Hamlet.

    • Grace: There are places I re-- member all my life. Though some have change-- d.
      The song Will and Grace are playing is "In My Life" by The Beatles.

    • Grace: Ooh! The creature from the hot lagoon.
      Funny reference to the film Creature From The Black Lagoon.

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