Will & Grace

Me & Mr. Jones

Season 6, Ep 4, Aired 10/23/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Earning a brief speaking role in an off Broadway play, Jack shares the stage with legendary actor James Earl Jones. However, when the play's director rejects James' performance in favour of Jack's one-line triumph, the award-winning actor looks to his co-star for instruction - enrolling in the McFarland acting school. Meanwhile, new roommates Will and his mother Marilyn continue their living arrangement, despite a secret desire to part ways.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • Gary Janetti

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Will and his mom don't like living together, Grace steals exercise, and Jack is busy at his acting career.

    By daria22075, Aug 25, 2007

  • James Earl Jones does Jerry Lewis, sorta.

    By enzedmade, Jun 28, 2007

  • James Earl Jones and Jack are starring in a play together while Will and his mother struggle to live together...

    By dcpgaus, Mar 17, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Will: (to Grace) Honesty? That is a great piece of advice from the first person EVER to steal exercise!

    • James: Let's all remember the words of that great Dane, 'the purpose of playing, was and is to hold, as it were, the mirror up to nature.' Jack: Great Dane, yeah right, like a dog can hold a mirror.

    • Karen: Honey, this is so exciting. In 5 minutes, that curtain is going to go up and you're going to make your big debut! Anyway, I should go home.

    • Marilyn: I'm not like you, Grace. I just can't say anything that pops into my head!

    • James: You think I could get into his class? (talking about Jack's acting class) Karen: Sheesh, I don't know honey, it's like $100 a month. Pheww!

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    Allusions (4)

    • James Earl Jones: I was Mufasa! The famous actor is referring to voicing the role of Mufasa in the animated films The Lion King (1994) and The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998).

    • Grace: That was a little Norman Batish Grace compares Will's relationship with his mother to that of Norman Bates and his mother in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.

    • James Earl Jones: Like I need this crap at my age. I've got Darth Vadar money. James Earl Jones reminds us that he played the voice for Darth Vadar in the Star Wars movies. In an interview James Earl Jones said about the voiceover in Star Wars: "The movie was done, and it had a different actor as the voice of Darth Vader," Jones said. "George Lucas realised he needed a darker voice, so he paid me $7,000 for that job. We did it in two and a half hours."

    • Episode Title: This is a reference to the 1972 hit song "Me and Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul.

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