Will & Grace

Between A Rock And Harlin's Place

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 10/12/98
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  • Episode Description
  • When Grace decorates Harlin's apartment, she gets carried away with a cowboy theme. Will is both shocked and embarrassed by the cowboy chic and makes an even greater mess of the situation. Meanwhile, Jack decides to embark on a singing career – with a little help from Karen.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • David Kohan

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Grace lands a job decorating one of Will's clients. Grace takes a little bit over the top to the ordinary eye. Will messes it up for Grace. He accidentally got Grace fired because of Will and Graces little fights. In the end they make a contract.

    By RebaNell, Oct 26, 2007

  • Grace lands a crucial decorating assignment and Will messes it up but good.

    By Lokar, Jul 24, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Jack: So what'd you think of the show? Will: Jack, you have a beautiful voice. Jack: How about that dance sequence, huh? Will: (slight pause) Jack, you have a beautiful voice.

    • Jack: I've decided to take my career in a whole new direction. Will: Forward?

    • Will: Owww. Grace: What now? Will: Sorry. I was just gored by the comfy chair.

    • Will: Hi. What are you doing? Grace: Sublimating my rage towards you with cheesecake.

    • Will: (Reading the Just Jack flyer) "A roller coaster ride of emotions." Who said that? Jack: A critic...okay, my shrink.

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    Trivia (3)

    • Does the red sweater Karen is wearing at the office look familiar? It's the same sweater we saw her pull out of a shopping bag to show to the cash-strapped Grace a few episode earlier, in "A New Lease On Life".

    • This is the first time we hear about Jack's ongoing project - "Just Jack."

    • You can see several posters for shows-- the obligatory Judy Garland one, 42nd Street, Guys & Dolls, etc.-- in the background, despite the fact that it's just a bar, not a venue. No self-respecting small gay bar would be without its show posters!

    Allusions (4)

    • Will: It's a bad habit. I can control myself. Grace: You know, Betty Ford set up a nice little place in the desert based on that very statement. A reference to the famous Betty Ford Center in California, a rehab clinic to the stars and others suffering from various forms of addiction.

    • Grace: Oooh, not liking this. Will: Coriander Grace: Scary Spice. An obvious reference to the Spice Girls, the British girl group, all of whom were given "spice" names by their creator. Scary Spice was Melanie Brown, who was the loudest and brashest member of the group.

    • Jack: (To Karen) You're nasty, Ms. Jackson! This is a reference to Janet Jackson's song "Nasty", where she sings, "No, my first name ain't baby, it's Janet--Ms. Jackson if you're nasty."

    • Jack: ...Or do I go with the Julie Newmar basic-black? This is a quick reference to Julie Newmar's Catwoman look on the campy 1960s version of Batman.

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