Will & Grace

Prison Blues

Season 4, Ep 4, Aired 10/18/01
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  • Episode Description
  • After Stan is arrested for tax evasion, Grace and Karen timidly visit him in prison, and Grace is so moved to help her worried friend that she moves right into Karen's deluxe apartment in the sky—where she becomes a demanding guest who's soon hooked on servants, bubble baths and an extravagant lifestyle. Meanwhile, as Stan's attorney, Will struggles with stagefright when he babbles on during a TV news interview, so Jack convinces him to polish his communication skills by attending an acting class ruled by an imperious teacher.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)
  • Amazing episode!

    By BornToHum, Aug 07, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Will: (In a Hannibal Lectar voice) Don't stand too close to the glass, Clarice.
      Grace: Don't joke about that! You promised you weren't going to do that!
      Will: I lied. (Flicks his tongue rapidly)

    • Will: (After Jack drops the phone down his pants) I will reach in there and get it!
      Jack: No you won't!
      Will: No I won't, but I will slap you like a girl!

    • Jack: (To prison guard) Hi. I just wanted to say, I've seen the Scared Straight documentary seventeen times. Never took!
      Will: Please forgive my friends, they're just... they're idiots.

    • Karen: I'm... Karen Walker, I'm Stanley Walker's wife.
      Guard: (not hearing) His what?
      Karen: Okay, fine. I'm his bitch! All right? I'm Stanley Walker's bitch! But I'm still his one and only bitch, I'll have you know.
      Guard: I just didn't hear you.
      Karen: (sheepishly) ...oh.

    • Will: Hi. I-I-I-I haven't done a lot of acting before. Actually, that's not true. I, for 19 years, I played the role of a heterosexual. (Will giggles.) Zandra: My guess is, not very convincingly.

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    Trivia (1)

    • Will and Grace's outgoing message on their answering machine is a parody of the 80's hit "Who Can It Be Now" by Men At Work.

    Allusions (2)

    • Jack: (about his acting coach) It's Zandra with a Z not Sandra with an S cos Sandra with an S goes ssss not zzzz. An allusion to the Liza Minnelli song, written specially for her by Kander & Ebb - 'Liza with a Z', in which she elucidates the difficulty of her name being mispronounced by people all the time.

    • Will: Don't stand too close to the glass, Clarice. This is a funny impersonation of Hannibal Lecter from the 1991 movie The Silence of the Lambs.

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