Will & Grace

Husbands & Trophy Wives

Season 3, Ep 3, Aired 10/19/00
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  • Episode Description
  • Will and Jack can't wait to arrive at the house of two old friends who are known for their wild parties but they discover that the former party animals are now sedately raising an adopted baby girl -- and Will shocks Jack when he volunteers to test his shaky parenting skills by babysitting her for them. Elsewhere at a snooty yacht club, Grace believes that Karen is jealous of her romantic relationship with Ben but then later regrets taunting her.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)

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Good, but nothing spectacular.

    By Johnny2544, Mar 04, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Jack: You're gonna be a great dad because for the last ten years, you've been a great one to me.
      Will: Wanna stop for ice cream?
      Jack: Nah.
      Will: Wanna go to a bar and look at hot guys?
      Jack: (quietly) I love you, Daddy.

    • Jack: You don't want my help! I told you what my mother would do when I was crying!
      Will: Jack, I'm not going to leave this child in a laundromat!

    • Jack: Big news! Joe and Larry have invited us to the South Hamptons for a man-tan reunion. Will: Joe and Larry? You're kidding. Jack: No, it's gonna be wild! Oh, my God! You remember their last party? Will: Yeah. I got so drunk, all I remember is-- making out with some guy in the hot tub. Jack: Oh, my God, so did I! (Will and Jack pause...) Will: I don't really remember that. Jack: I don't. Anyways, I'm so excited! Gosh, it's been so many years. I hope I can pull off a thong. Grace: Isn't the point of these weekends to pull off someone else's?

    • Grace: (trying to make Karen feel better) You are such a sexy, beautiful, vibrant woman. Anyone would be lucky to have you. Karen: Are you hitting on me? Grace: What? No! What are you... Karen: You are! Oh my God. You're a big lez!

    • Karen: (to Ben and Grace) Well, well, well. Look what the cat cleaned up, showered, exfoliated, powered, lipsticked, Guccied and dragged in. Ben: Karen Walker, you know I thought I saw a waiter outside weeping. Now it all makes sense.

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    Notes (3)

    • This episode was filmed on August 29, 2000.

    • Joe and Larry were written in as a joke couple, but quickly became recurring characters throughout the remainder of the series.

    • This was the second of two episodes that aired on October 19th, 2000.

    Trivia (3)

    • Gregory Hines has shaved his goatee and changed his hair since last we saw him as Ben because he was filming Bojangles at the time, a movie about the life of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.

    • Look hard at the baby when Will is holding it. It's a fake. There is an outtake on the Season 3 DVD where you can really see it.

    • Karen's drink vanishes between takes with Grace. This is because they forgot a line and had to add it back in.

    Allusions (4)

    • Karen: Back off, Lezzie Borden. This is a reference on Lizzie Borden, a woman who was the prime suspect in the 1892 axe murders of her parents in Massachusetts.

    • Jack: Will, I don't know nothin' about burpin' no babies. A reference to the epic movie Gone with the Wind.

    • Jack: Hey, sister, go, sister, soul sister, soul sister.
      A funny reference to the LaBelle hit "Lady Marmalade."

    • Title: Husbands And Trophy Wives
      The episode gets its title from the 1992 film Husbands And Wives.

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