Will & Grace

Seeds Of Discontent

Season 2, Ep 11, Aired 1/25/00
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  • Episode Description
  • Grace is excited to meet Will's best friend from high school until she learns that the woman has made a request: to be implanted with Will's sperm. Now Grace has to confront Will about Will being her "backup."

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • Jhoni Marchinko

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Will's High School friend Claire comes for a visit. While she is visiting she askes Will to donate some sperm for a baby. Will agrees but while at the sperm bank Grace arrives and tells Will that she wants him to save his sperm in case she wants a baby.

    By testament68, Aug 03, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Jack: Last night, when Mitch and I were celebrating our half-week-aversary, um... Stan caught us doing a little somethin'-somethin' on his Viking oven. Will: Ooh, sort of... homo on the range.

    • Jack: Karen, take me to your dentist. I feel my teeth are dull and people are laughing at me. Grace: Oh, Jack, that's not why people are laughing.

    • Claire: I'm guessing you're a high-maintenance kind of friend. Jack: I cost a little more, but I'm worth it.

    • Grace: What is with friends showing up 15 years later asking for sperm? I don't know about you, but I never wrote in anyone's yearbook, "Don't ever change and please fill this cup."

    • (Looking at the magazines)
      Will Booties, Jugs and Cans. Oh my.

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    Trivia (3)

    • This is the first time we see a reference to Grace wanting to have a kid with Will, which is a major storyline in season 4.

    • Foreshadowing: Jack makes reference to donating sperm, which eventually leads to his discovery of Elliot at the end of Season 3.

    • The Nurse is continuously credited as "Sheila" throughout the rest of the series, yet in this episode when she shows Will his "room" her nametag clearly says "Sue"

    Allusions (5)

    • Will: (looking at magazines at the sperm donation center) Booties and Jugs and Cans. Oh my. This is a twisted take on the line, "Lions and tigers and bears...oh my!" from The Wizard Of Oz.

    • Will: Decorator, unpack thyself! This is a play on words from the biblical phrase "Physician, heal thyself" from the Gospel according to Luke.

    • Jack: You can't just start sleeping with women. Who are you, Anne Heche?
      It's rumored that Anne Heche, who'd never been with a woman before she started dating Ellen DeGeneres, did so for the publicity.

    • Will: Claire, this is Charlie Brown's French teacher.
      The teacher's voice on The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show was nothing more than the sound of a trumpet with a plunger head on the horn.

    • Will: Yeah. What's that about, Pippi?
      Quick reference to the cartoon series and later movie Pippi Longstocking.

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