Will & Grace

Sour Balls

Season 7, Ep 19, Aired 3/17/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Jack convinces Will that they need a change of scenery and should buy a vacation home in an up-and-coming gay community. After purchasing a new pad, the duo find out that it is not quite the gay getaway they had imagined. Instead, Jack landed the two in a blue collar town. Meanwhile, Ellen asks Grace to babysit her kids for a day, but when Karen wants to get involved, Grace expresses her doubts about Karen's ability to take care of children.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • James Burrows (II)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Barry: Our son Jason could be gay too!
      Jason: I'm not gay!
      Barry: If you want to go to college, you better be gay! (pause) And Native American too.

    • Jack: (goes to answer the door) Oh my god, they look like the cast of Roseanne!

    • Karen: Ah, Smitty, I'm feeling a little down. A friend told me that she didn't think I'd be a good mother. Smitty: Well, ah, my own mother was shot dead in front of me by her boyfriend when I was twelve. And I've been haunted ever since wondering if I could have saved her. Karen: (bursting into fits of laughter) I am telling you, you have got to start writing these down!

    • Karen: I'm ashamed of you. And not just because you look like an audience member from The Price Is Right. Ellen: Excuse me, this is Ann Taylor Loft. Karen: (with a Cockney accent) Yes, and I bet when you walked down the street they all loft!

    • Ellen: Hey, I wanted to bring you this. It's little Roman's DVD, Barney and Friends at the Park. Grace: Oh, okay, I just gotta make sure I don't mix this up with, uh, Will's DVD, Bernie and Friends at the Gym.

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    Notes (1)

    • This episode was shown at a special time, at 8PM.

    Trivia (2)

    • Goof: It's necessary for Karen's 'sippy-cup' joke, but it seems very odd that, in setting up the entire apartment to be child-friendly, Grace would leave an entire trolley of alcohol right in front of the play area, especially as it doesn't seem to be a fixture that's there normally.

    • We learn that Ellen's newest-born baby is named Roman, or "Little Roman" as specifically stated. This is a reference to Debra Messing's son, Roman, who was born in the Spring of 2004.

    Allusions (4)

    • Jack: Didn't I tell you it was great? Will: Yeah, you also said the style was Victor/Victorian, so I didn't have a lot of confidence. This is an obvious reference to the film and later Broadway musical Victor/Victoria starring Julie Andrews.

    • Jack: Isn't this house cute? I especially like the eaves. All about eaves. This is a quick allusion and play on words to the classic Bette Davis film All About Eve.

    • Will: We're the lazy hazy crazy gays of summer. This is a reference to and play on words of the Charles Tobias & Hans Carste song 'Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer' recorded by Nat King Cole in 1963.

    • Will: ...my friend here, he's made of straw.
      This line, plus the motion Jack makes are quick and funny references to the Scarecrow in The Wizard Of Oz.

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