Will & Grace

Grace In The Hole

Season 4, Ep 14, Aired 1/17/02
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  • Episode Description
  • While visiting Karen's incarcerated husband, Grace re-discovers a handsome high school friend who's also doing time in prison, and despite Will's advice, she's soon dressing up and visiting the inmate while dreaming of a life together outside the Big House. Conversely, a sympathetic Rosario chides Karen for not standing by her man – and bets her boozy boss that she and pal Jack cannot stay penned-up together in the same room for three days without harming each other.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • Shelley Morrison

    Rosario Salazar (Season 3 - 7 Recurring)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Will: I'm still trying the case.
      Grace: What?
      Will: I'm his lawyer, Grace. I made a commitment.
      Grace: But he was mean to me.
      Will: Grace, if all the people who were mean to you were put in jail, the prisons would be filled with every guy you've ever dated, the girl who shushed you at the Nutcracker, and the counter lady at Zebars'!

    • Will: Hopefully next guy you date will work a regular 9-5 instead of doing 5-10.
      Grace: Funny.
      Will: Maybe he'll have gone to Penn State instead of the state penn.
      Grace: You get one more.
      Will: Instead of getting a big house, you get THE big house!
      Grace: You're done.
      Will: I warn you, I may have one more in the morning. Something about behind bars and in bars. I'm still working on it.

    • Grace: Glenn and I are through.
      Will: (Starts giggling) You were dumped by a prisoner!
      Grace: I wasn't dumped! Turns out Glenn was two-timing me.
      Will: That's awful!
      Grace: Thank you!
      Will: How does someone in prison get two dates? I can't even get one!

    • Grace: I hate men.
      Will: Good. More for me.

    • Grace: He's got an appeal coming up. He's been studying law so he can represent himself.
      Will: What? That's ridiculous, he can't represent himself. He's gonna need a real lawyer.
      Grace: Good, so you'll do it? Here's his number. He's expecting your call.

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    Trivia (1)

    • When Jack and Karen jump on the bed to tickle Rosario, Karen originally fell off the bed. It later appeared as a blooper.

    Allusions (4)

    • Will: Did you give his shawshank a redemption? Did you rock his jailhouse? Did you give him the cool hand luke? Three references to famous films with a prison setting or theme: The Shawshank Redemption from 1994 (based on a Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption), Jailhouse Rock, the 1957 film starring Elvis Presley as an ex-convict and Cool Hand Luke, the 1967 film starring Paul Newman as a mistreated convict with an unquenchable dignity.

    • Rosario: You two are like dumb and drunker. This is an obvious clever reference to the film Dumb & Dumber.

    • Rosario: Slow down, Gypsy Rose Lush This is a typical show reference and play on words. Gypsy Rose Lee was a famous burlesque striptease artist (as well as a lesser known actress and screenwriter). Rosario's comment refers both to Karen's propensity for seemingly taking her clothes off at the drop of a hat and her all-consuming passion for anything distilled.

    • Karen: I'll be in the observatory, watching Woody Allen get it on with his daughter-wife. Woody Allen is an American movie director who married Soon-Yi Allen, the adopted daughter of his ex-wife Mia Farrow.

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