Will & Grace

Grace, Replaced

Season 1, Ep 18, Aired 4/8/99
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  • Episode Description
  • Will finds a "substitute Grace" in Val, a new neighbour who is available for plans with Will while Grace is consumed with work. As Will and Val continue to spend more time together, Grace fears that she has been replaced and fights with Val to regain Will's attention. Meanwhile, Jack seeks support from Karen after the court finds him guilty of slapping a metre maid and sentences him to pick up trash.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • Katie Palmer

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Grace and Val - the perfect pairing!

    By StEpHaNiE2007, Jun 03, 2007

  • Grace feels replaced when Will finds a new friend when she spends much of her time at work. When Will get sicks, Val cares for him. Grace and Val end up fighting over Will, but the quickly make up.

    By MaRSSBAR, Feb 17, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Will: So what was my tell? Val: Well the abundance of boxer briefs. Will: Ah yes, the homosexual is the Connoisseur of the underwear hybrid.

    • Jack: Poor Will. Now he's being blown off by women.

    • Will: Honestly, Jack, sometimes I don't know where your head is. Jack: Mom, is that you?

    • Grace: Hi, Jack. Bye, Jack. Jack: Dad, was that you?

    • (Will enters laundry room, singing). Val: Hey, it's the elevator chanteuse.

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    Notes (3)

    • Since this episode aired out of order, Will's line "Once again, girl-on-girl action, and it's totally lost on me" has no meaning. This was supposed to be in reference to the last time he saw two girls with each other, when he and Jack found Grace and Karen on the couch together in the episode, "Will Works Out," which was aired immediately following this episode. (This is not a continuity error.)

    • This is the first episode aired after the show moved to the Thursday 8:30 slot after Friends.

    • Original title for this episode: "Baby, It's Cold Inside."

    Trivia (3)

    • Continuity error: In this episode, Val says that she "just moved into 15F", but we have learned in previous episodes that the building Will and Grace live in has only 12 stories.

    • This is the first episode in which we meet crazy neighbor, Val, played by Molly Shannon.

    • When Sean bumps into Eric singing "Downtown," Eric almost breaks character.

    Allusions (8)

    • Will: (after Jack walks into Will's office dressed in an orange jumpsuit) And they said Tinky Winky was the only gay Tellytubby. This is a reference to the children's TV series Tellytubbies featuring four non-gender specific highly-coloured creatures, one of which carries a handbag.

    • Grace: No, eat without me, I'm gonna be late, late. Will: Late, late? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Grace: Becauase, because, because, because, because. Okay, Dorothy, I gotta go. A quick and funny reference to The Wizard of Oz.

    • Will: Hey. Hey! Gabrielle, Xena, break it up! A quick reference to the show Xena: Warrior Princess.

    • Jack: We have Soon-Yi Allen's phone bill! Karen: Mamma Mia! And I mean that literally. Soon-Yi Previn-Allen is the adopted daughter Mia Farrow who made headlines when it was revealed that she'd been having a sexual affair with Mia's long-time romantic partner, Woody Allen. Then would go on to marry despite the 35-year age difference between Previn and Allen.

    • Karen: ...maybe that's not the oldest story. Maybe that's the Sal Mineo story! Sal Mineo was one of Hollywood's greatest actors. It was rumoured that while he kept company with women, he was really gay.

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