Will & Grace

It's A Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World

Season 7, Ep 21, Aired 5/5/05
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  • Episode Description
  • When Grace convinces Karen to accompany her to her father Martin's birthday bash, the situation turns awkward when it is just the three of them. Struggling to gain the attention of her seemingly aloof father, Grace tags along with him to the golf range in hopes of scoring some quality bonding time. Meanwhile, Karen keeps herself entertained with Martin's buddy, Burt. Meanwhile, excited about the date that Jack has arranged for him, Will discovers the true meaning of the phrase "blind date."moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • James Burrows (II)

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • One of the funniest episodes of Will and Grace ever!

    By jamessh, May 14, 2006

  • Grace reluctantly goes home to celebrate the birthday of her less than serious father.

    By goofleen, Jul 08, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Will: Is that... a girdle?
      Jack: No, it's called a 'man girdle.'

    • Jack: I can't believe you did this to me! How did you know I was gonna make a fool of myself? Will: Just a hunch. Don't feel bad, Jack. Truth is, I played this joke because... really I'm the one who's insecure. Jack: You are? Will: (Laughs) No. It's you.

    • Will: Hi. I'm Will. You must be my blind date. Desmond: Hi, I'm Desmond. You must be my sighted date. Will: Oh, so you're actually-- Desmond: Oh, I hope you're not going to say wearing the same outfit as you.

    • Martin: So how's work? They--they like you there? Grace: Uh, Dad, it's just me and Karen. Martin: Ah. Karen: And the answer is no.

    Notes (1)

    • Originally scheduled to air April 28, 2005. It was bumped earlier in the day by NBC to air a primetime press conference by President Bush that aired at 8pm ET.

    Trivia (3)

    • This is the first appearance of Grace's father, Martin Adler.

    • James Burrows received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for his work on this episode.

    • Grace is supposed to look like she fell into a water hazzard, but her hair looks barely wet in the golf house.

    Allusions (3)

    • Jack & Will: "You've been Pink'd!"

      This is an allusion to the popular show "Punk'd" hosted by Ashton Kutcher where pranks or hilarious situations are played on unsuspecting people. Jack gave it a twist to make it gay-themed by using the color of pink for "Pink'd".

    • Jack: Besides... I've been busy developing my new show at Out TV. It's very hush-hush, very secret, very Wisteria Lane.
      A quick reference to the street name made famous on the show Desperate Housewives.

    • Episode Title: It's A Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World
      The title is a parody of the star-filled 60's film It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

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