Will & Grace

Fred Astaire & Ginger Chicken

Season 6, Ep 20, Aired 4/1/04
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  • Episode Description
  • Smitten with his new boyfriend Vince, Will puts his relationship to the test introducing him to the overly critical Grace for her approval. However, when Grace abruptly cuts the introduction short, Will is convinced of her disapproval of Vince and thus begins to question his own feelings. Meanwhile, Karen drops a bombshell on Jack, revealing that after her upcoming wedding their friendship will be forever changed, forcing him to begin casting calls for her replacement.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • Ain Gordon

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Will: (to Vince) There is no way that Grace would walk out on a free meal just to prepare for some business meeting. This is a girl who missed her SATs to wait for the warm donuts at Winchell's.

    • Jack: (to Karen) Look. Some people were born to dance. You were born to drink. If you could cut a rug like you lift a mug, I'd have something to work with!

    • Karen: Once Finny and I are married, we're not gonna be able to play like this. Jack: Of course we are. Stan and you were married, and we still saw each other every day and night. Except for that one night a month that you take Rosario out to get drunk and pee off the pier. Karen: I know, Jackie. But this is different. Stan was fat. Finster is thin. We're gonna be able to do a lot more things together. You know, like sit on the same bench at the same time. And see around each other.

    • Jack: (about Will's new boyfriend) So, what does Grace think? Will: Oh, they haven't met yet. Jack: They haven't met? How do you know if you like him? Will: Are you implying that I would need Grace's approval to know whether or not I like somebody? Do you really think that our friendship is that sick and co-dependent that even as I'm saying this, I'm realizing it's true.

    • Will: Grace is fragile, okay. She needs encouragement, and, and, and lies.

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    Notes (2)

    • This is the last episode of Season 6 Debra Messing appears in. While she wasn't officially placed on bed rest due to her pregnancy, her doctors did order her to take it easy so close to her due date.

    • Ratings: 9.1/14, 13.48 million viewers. Ranked #14 for the week.

    Trivia (2)

    • Ads for this episode mocked those of The Apprentice.

    • Goof: Phyllis said to Jack that she didn't want to spank him, because she had a boyfriend. However, she didn't seem to mind to take a shower with Jack.

    Allusions (3)

    • Episode Title: This is an obvious reference to the dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

    • Jack: You're fired.
      This is a reference to Donald Trump's trademark line on The Apprentice. Jack even does the classic Trump hand movement as he says this.

    • Jack: America has narrowed it down to three finalists. Meanwhile, my insults to the contestants have earned me quite a following.
      This is a reference to the FOX reality show American Idol. The insults part is a reference to Simon Cowell, the show's "mean judge."

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