Will & Grace

Swimming Pools... Movie Stars

Season 3, Ep 12, Aired 1/11/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Will and Grace get carried away in an escrow undertow when they pose as a wealthy couple shopping for homes of the rich-and-famous and visit Sandra Bernhard's posh townhouse where they become fast friends and make an fake offer -- but their ploy fizzles when she accepts their offer. Elsewhere, Karen is forced to attend her young stepson's swim meet and is uncharacteristically chastised by another mother for arriving late while Jack begins attending Co-dependents Anonymous meetings.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)
  • good episode not great but good

    By csino1fan, Jun 14, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Jack: Excuse me, pardon me, you're looking good, I'm looking better.

    • Grace: Have you been eating my makeup? Will, this lie is so big it involves paperwork and a notary.

    • Grace: Will! I have $100 in my bank account, and 75 of that is earmarked for a Belgian wax tomorrow. Will: What's a Belgian wax? Grace: Just a plain old wax, but it hurts so much I treat myself to a waffle afterwards.

    • Jack: Dr. Dangerous just put in a higher bid. He thinks he's gonna get Britney's platform sneaks. Yeah, over my drop-dead gorgeous body!

    • Grace: Your apartment is fantastic, and I say that as a decorator who was recently profiled in the Jewish Daily Forward. Sandra: I love that paper. (Grace giggles.) It's genius. Do you know that I was last year's cover Jewess? (Grace gasps.) Sandra: Me in a bikini on Fyvush Finkel's lap. Hot.

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    Notes (2)

    • This episode was filmed on November 21, 2000 at CBS Studio Center.

    • Sandra Bernhard actually requested to be on the show as a guest, but didn't expect to be playing herself. She actually intended to play a lesbian, but was more than happy after reading the script.

    Allusions (5)

    • Rosario: It's time to take a break Rummy Dearest. This is an allusion to the Joan Crawford biography (and later film) Mommie Dearest, which painted an unflattering picture of Crawford as a mother. Rosario's comment not only alludes to Karen's non-maternal instincts, but also to her incessant drinking.

    • Jack: (after coming to a halt on his scooter) Toot Toot, Hey beeps the horn on his scooter twice This is an allusion to the line "Toot, Toot, Hey, Beep, Beep" from the Donna Summers song, Bad Girls. Donna Summers was an open supporter of her gay fans, who were numerous, and warranted her the title "Queen of the Disco".

    • Sandra: Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel, never ending or beginning--
      The song Sandra is singing is the famous tune "Windmills Of Your Mind," performed by Noel Harrison and written by Michel Legrand. Sandra later sings "Midnight Train To Georgia" by Gladys Knight and The Pips.

    • Will: Let me guess. It bangs, it bangs.
      The scooter is autographed by Ricky Martin, and Will makes a reference to one of his songs.

    • Episode Title: Swimming Pools... Movie Stars
      The episode title comes from a line in the theme song to The Beverly Hillbillies. The song is called "The Ballad of Jed Clampett."

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