Will & Grace

Hocus Focus

Season 4, Ep 24, Aired 5/2/02
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  • Episode Description
  • After Will wins a portrait session at a charity auction, he takes Grace to pose for a notoriously eccentric celebrity photographer but the unfocused shooter's bizarre methods ultimately produce a funky image that flatters Grace – and frightens Will. Meanwhile, Jack's back with another performance act, and this time he employs magic tricks but regrets using Karen as his assistant.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • James Burrows (II)

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Will and Grace fight over a photo session while Jack and Karen fight over the magical act...

    By dcpgaus, Feb 26, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Jack: This year my show will feature…wait for it…here it comes…are you sittin’? It’s on its way. Are you sittin’? Grace: Just say it! Jack: Magic. Grace: Jack, I did not know that you know magic. Jack: But of course. When I was a kid I used to lock myself in my room with handcuffs…… wait, that’s not my magic story.

    • Fannie: Just do something. Have a baby. I don't know, I don't care. Just get out of my life. Will: (Laughing) Hey, that's a good idea. Let's have a baby. Grace: (Laughing) Sure. That would make one hell of a family portrait. Will: (Sarcastic) Hey, Grace, wanna have a baby right now? Grace: Yeah! I think I'm ready! Let's do it! (Both Will & Grace laugh, then fall silent as they think about it seriously. Franny snaps their picture.) Fannie: That's the one.

    • Fannie: All right dammit, why am I such a sucker for a gay guy who begs!? Grace: Story of my life, sister.

    • Fannie: (to Will and Grace) You know, I have been doing this for a long time. I mean, I have shot rock stars, politicians, movie stars, my own vagina ... and this is the first time anyone has ever, ever asked me for a re-shoot.

    • Karen: I'm gonna be so mad when my mood elevators wear off.

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    Trivia (2)

    • Goof: After the magic show when Jack and Karen are talking in the bathroom/dressing room, the towel around Jack's neck changes positions in between takes.

    • In an odd little props inconsistency, the painting (portrait of a man's face, resembled a young Ricky Ricardo) that had been to the left of Will and Grace's fireplace for 4 years is suddenly gone in this episode, replaced by a different (albeit similar) portait for the rest of the season.

    Allusions (5)

    • Will: A plant won't make her care any less about looking like H.R. Puffy-face. This is a reference to the 1969 children's show H.R. Pufnstuf.

    • Jack: An unscripted moment, almost as pleasant to behold as Liza's new bride. This is a reference to David Gest, who married Liza Minelli in March of 2004, despite rumors that he's gay

    • Will: I won a photo session with Fannie Lieber! This is a reference to reknown photographer Annie Lebowitz, who is probably most famous for her picture of a naked John Lennon in bed with Yoko Ono.

    • Grace: I'm like Puff, the magic drag queen.
      Grace spoofs the classic Lenny Lipton nursery rhyme (and song) "Puff, the Magic Dragon."

    • Jack: (to the rabbit he used in his magic act) What's up, doc?
      This is an obvious reference to Bugs Bunny's trademark expression in the classic cartoon The Bugs Bunny Show.

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