Steams Like Old Times

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (4)

  • Karen: Thank God I have plans with Malcolm tonight Jack: Malcolm? I can't wait until your Malcolm is your Malcolm Ex.

  • Will: I saw this old photo of him on a beach. It could have been me... except for the Korean War going on in the background.

  • (Clyde admits he is not gay He was once married to a doctor who cheated on him.) Will: Wow, he's really not me. Larry: He's you, Grace. Ellen: (on the phone) Did you hear that, Rob? He's Grace. Grace: That's crazy. Will: Wait a minute. If you're not gay why are you getting meals from Project Angel Food? Clyde: Why not? It's food and it's free. Grace: Oh my God, he is me.

  • Karen: ...I want you to accept that and bless our union. Jack:I can't do that! Karen: Bless it! Jack :No! Karen: Bless It!! Jack: No!! (Karen fake sneezes) Jack: Bless you! Karen: Huuhaha!

Trivia (5)

  • Will said that Clyde was born in 1934, which is the year Richard Chamberlain, the actor playing the part of Clyde, was born.

  • Song: The song that Jack sings when he is in the steam room with Stan is "Stormy Weather" by Ethel Waters.

  • The menu that Will & Grace give Clyde to keep score on is from Happy Noodle, the restaurant that Grace boycotted but then couldn't resist in the season 6 episode A Gay/December Romance.

  • This is Larry's first appearance since the season 7 episode "Key Party".

  • This is Ellen's first appearance since the season 7 episode "Sour Balls".

Allusions (2)

  • Grace: (playing charades) Um, trashy pop singer. She pees in gas stations. Clyde: Oh, this is an easy one! Lola Falana. Grace: (giving a clue) Oops, I did it again. This is in reference to Britney Spears and her first successful single, "Oops! I Did It Again".

  • Episode Title: Steams Like Old Times This is a pun on the saying "Seems Like Old Times," when people are remarking on the present being like the past.