Will & Grace

My Best Friend's Tush

Season 2, Ep 22, Aired 5/16/00
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  • Episode Description
  • Grace is thrilled when, thanks to Karen's social connections, she gets the chance to land a prestigious client for her interior-decorating firm. The only problem? She must compete with international design goddess Helena Barnes. To help boost Grace's confidence, Karen assumes the alias of "Anastasia Beaverhausen" to dig up dirt on the socialite. Meanwhile, Jack tries marketing an odd invention: a tush pad for riding the New York City subway.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • Rob Lotterstein

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Jack asks Will for a $50,000 investment in his new invention; a special cushion for riding the subway. With Karen's help, Grace tries to land a new client in a battle with Helena Barnes.

    By SeinFan, Oct 20, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Jack: Hey Will, what ya reading? Will: A book. Jack: Would I like it? Will: No. There's nothing to color in.

    • Jack: This is great! Oh my God, thank you! I can't wait to tell Will! Business Investor: Oh yeah, about that...we want him out. Jack: Oh, he is. Everyone knows.

    • Business Investor: First of all I just want to tell you that we love your product and we're prepared to back you 100%. Jack: Oh my God! You want to put everything you've got into my tush? Business Investor: Well, that's not the way legal would put it, but yes.

    • Jack: Oh, my god, you really like it? I knew you would! Now, there's just one teensy little thing. I need $50,000 for startup costs. Will: 50,000? Well-- Sure, Jack. Do you want me to write you a check, or shall I pay you in cheese? Jack: I can take a check. Will: (Scoffs) Hey, zippy, I'm not giving you any money. Jack: (Shaking his fist) Selfish! (Jack throws himself onto the couch and turns on the TV) Will: (to Grace, with a Brooklyn Italian Accent) You believe that guy, soaking me for 50 large? Forget about it. Grace: OK, first of all, you've just officially been cut off from The Sopranos. And second, how could you just dismiss him like that? Will: What are you talking about? Grace: Look, it is hard for him. I work all day. You work all day. He comes home at 3:00 to an empty house. I worry about him. Will: Sooner or later, the boy has got to learn that life's not easy! (They realize what they're saying) Uh, I guess you're right. (Sighs) Our little girl is growing up.

    • Bob: It's just that your presentation was so dynamic, but then Will kept interrupting to talk about thinking small and slow growth, and that's not the direction we want to take. We'd like him gone. Jack: So, what are you saying? You expect me to sell out my business partner and best friend of 13 years for a scrap of foam rubber and a few measly shekels? How dare you, sir? How dare you? Bob: This is what we are prepared to offer. (Bob hands Jack a notepad) Jack: He'll be gone by tomorrow.

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    Trivia (2)

    • Foreshadowing: Karen makes reference to buying an island, which happens in the season 2 finale episode, "Ben, Her?".

    • A running joke in the series is that Karen hardly ever seems to eat, yet we see her in Taco Time with some food in front of her.

    Allusions (6)

    • Will: (to Jack) You turned a meeting with my colleagues into Cirque de So-Gay. Cirque du Soleil (French for "Circus of the Sun") is a French-themed circus known for its colorful costumes and flexible acrobats.

    • Will (about the Subway Tush): Overall I have to say it's the butt's meow. A play on words of the phrase 'the cat's meow, that describes something just about perfect.

    • Karen: Medusa! Helena: Medea! This little exchange is based around Greek Mythology. Karen's is in reference to the mortal gorgon of mythology: a creature so incalculably ugly that the very sight of it would turn humans to stone. While Helena's is in reference to the murderous dark witch from the myth of Jason & the Argonauts.

    • Karen: Endora.
      While it's obvious that this is the alias for Helena, it's also a quick stab at the character Agnes Moorehead played on Bewitched.

    • Jack: You are the wind beneath my tush.
      The line is a reference to the Bette Midler song "Wind Beneath My Wings."

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