Will & Grace

Stakin' Care Of Business

Season 4, Ep 11, Aired 12/6/01
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  • Episode Description
  • At the gym, Will spies another guy who looks maddeningly familiar, while Jack gets a workout as he keeps repeating one of his nonsensical catchphrases in hopes of seeing it become popular among the sweat set. Meanwhile, Grace gets some bad advice from Karen when she seeks a loan to expand her company so she stoops to asking her wealthy employee herself for the money—even if she has to resort to drastic measures to get the point across.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • James Burrows (II)

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Steak it!

    By izzieishot, Jan 06, 2007

  • Season 4, Episode 11.

    By Wanted23, Mar 02, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Marcy: (About the guy Will went out with) He's working out in the afternoon now.
      Will: What? Did he say why?
      Jack: Maybe he's avoiding you, Nibbler! Maybe you nibbled off a little more than you can chew!
      Will: Maybe you stop talking like that!
      Jack: Maybe you tell me what happens if I don't!
      Will: Maybe I'll tell the management that wasn't a documentary you were shooting in the locker room!
      Jack: Maybe I'll stop now.

    • Grace: I'm going to work on my glutes. Will: You mean you're going to the juice bar. Grace: Yep.

    • Grace: I cannot believe they're moving out. I always promised myself that if that space ever opened up, I would rent it, break through that wall, and expand my business. Karen: Oh, honey. You have a dream. You know, I have a dream, too... To be rich and beautiful and have a great body. Oh look, my dream came true. Ha ha ha ha! Whoo!

    • Karen: (to the movers next door) You moooove that desk, bitch! Grace: Stop that! You work in an office, conduct yourself with a little dig--that fine ass! Woo!!!

    • Karen: Oh, yeah? Well, I know that in today's uncertain economic climate, people are taking a long, hard look at any purchase that could be considered a luxury item, e.g. interior design. Then, when you factor in the leading economic indicator i.e., winter housing starts, the negligible impact of the recent interest rate cuts, decline in occupancy rates in corporate office space, it just seems to me that a smaller company will be better equipped to respond to shifting market forces, but I guess you probably already knew that!

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    Trivia (1)

    • Megan Mullally took 8 takes to successfully say her speech during this episode. Even after she wrote it down and stuck it on the wall next to her, and just below the bars. At one point, Debra Messing decided to stick it on her face, so Megan could see it.

    Allusions (2)

    • Episode Title: Stakin' Care Of Business Reference to the song "Takin' care of Business" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

    • Karen: I stood upon that table and I rang that bell and I said, 'Union. Union (raises arms) UNION!' This is a reference to the 1979 film, Norma Rae, which earned its star, Sally Field, an Oscar.

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