Husbands & Trophy Wives

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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.

  • Grace (To Ben): Look, I need you to do something for me. Ben: Anything, babe. Grace: I need you to hit on Karen. Ben: Please tell me you said, 'I need you to put a hit on Karen.'

  • Will: (to baby Hannah) Hmm? What's that? Oh, no, sweetheart. (re: Jack) That's not the tooth fairy. No. This fairy doesn't have a job.

  • Karen: Ah, Smitty. Why is there so much pain in the world? So much cruelty? Can you tell me that, Smitty? Bartender: My name is not Smitty. Karen: I don't need your life story, nose hair. Just fill her up.

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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.