Will & Grace

Coffee & Commitment

Season 3, Ep 11, Aired 1/4/01
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  • Episode Description
  • When they are asked to read at the civil union of two friends, Will and Grace verbally spar over her self-serving, get-and-take attitude where Will is responsible for everything -- but what's really bugging him is the overwhelming feeling that Grace is behaving more like a wife than an old friend. Meanwhile, Karen tries to help a caffeine-addicted Jack get over a failed crush but he's so jacked-up on java that only a tough-love approach will work.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • James Burrows (II)

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • When I saw this episode of Will & Grace I just laughed till I couldn't breath.

    By matrix103, Sep 15, 2007

  • A classic Will & Grace episode.

    By Johnny2544, Mar 06, 2007

  • I laughed some much, I cried.

    By izzieishot, Jan 05, 2007

  • Feel like you have a monkey on your back? It might just be Grace!

    By RRBOY225, Sep 10, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Jack: Addiction? Oh, no. No, no! I don't have an addiction, thank you very much. (Jack grabs Karen's empty coffee cup off her desk and licks the rim and the bottom of the cup.) Karen: Ok, ok. (Karen takes the cup away from Jack.) Jack: I'm fine, I'm fine. Karen: Ok, ok, it's over. Now, listen to me. (Karen gets out a pill.) The first thing you have to do is admit that you have a problem. (Karen swirls the pill in her martini.) Because if you can't even recognize the signs... (Karen drops the wet pill into her mouth.) Then you are really in sorry shape. (Karen washes down the pill.) Oh, mmm! (addressing the martini glass) Why are you so good to me?

    • Grace: What, you think my gift is funny? Will: I think it's funny you're calling it a gift.

    • Grace: (to Will) You didn't sign for me, did you? Your handwriting has a serial killer slant.

    • Karen: (to Jack) Drop that spoon, Billie Holiday! I've kept you caffeine-free for two hours. You're not folding now.

    • Jack (drinking an iced coffee and talking fast): Hey, friends, lovers, mothers and other strangers, you are not going to believe what happened to me...(trips) Oh, my gosh, did you just see that? I almost did a half nelson, I almost bruised my delicates, my delicates, my "Domo arigatos, Mr. Tomatoes". (finishes drink and pulls out another) Huge news! I have met, are you ready for this, Mr. Right, well, Mr. Right Now, anyway. Ba dum bum. Good night, folks, I'm here all week, Jack 2000! He works at the Jumpin' Java -- you know, that coffee shop on seventy-second and his name is Paul. He is CUTE with a capital Q! And the busier it gets, the hotter he gets, and the hotter he gets the sweatier he gets, and the sweatier he gets...I forgot where I'm goin' with this, but the point is (takes a long sip) me likey he and he likey me and the best part is Shazaam! He gives me free iced coffee every time I go in which is every hour on the hour, thank you very much and occasionally on the half hour. Ba da da da da da! (blows raspberry)

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    Notes (1)

    • Adam Barr wrote the episode to include a 'commitment ceremony' as a reflection on gay culture at the time.

    Trivia (5)

    • Jack says the guy who gives him free coffee's name is Paul. At the very end of the previous episode ("Three's A Crowd, Six Is A Freak Show"), Jack and Will fought over a guy...also named Paul that Jack eventually ended up with, but who now seems to be out of the picture.

    • Goof: The very last time that Jack slaps Karen at the commitment ceremony, the slap sound is actually heard before the slap lands. The sound effects are off by a split second.

    • See the jump Megan makes over the kayak and does a little showboating? That's because this is the 4th take. She tripped over it three times prior.

    • We don't see the card that Will signed until after Grace mentions it. Suddenly we see Will not only holding it, but licking it shut.

    • Continuity Goof: When Will is listing all of Grace's things that he pays for he includes her bikini waxes, saying, "I had a fun time explaining that one to my accountant." However, we found out in the season 2 episode, "An Affair to Forget", that Rob is Will's accountant. Obviously, Will wouldn't have trouble explaining Grace's neuroses to him.

    Allusions (8)

    • Jack: My delicates, my delicates, my Domo arigatos, Mr. Tomatos. Jack is referencing a line from the Styx's song "Mr. Roboto," which says 'Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto.'

    • Karen: Why don't you go see your little coffee cutie, huh? Your latte lover. Mr. Jock-Full-of-Nuts. This is an allusion to the coffee brand Chock Full O' Nuts.

    • Jack: Oh, Karen, when will the lambs stop screaming? Almost surely a reference to the 1991 thriller The Silence of The Lambs.

    • Grace: What? "Marcus Welby's my wife"?
      This is a reference to the last 60's ABC drama Marcus Welby, M.D.

    • Will: Where did you get that anyway? The Blair Witch gift shop?
      A quick reference to the 1999 film The Blair Witch Project.

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