Will & Grace

The Accidental Tsuris

Season 6, Ep 11, Aired 1/15/04
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  • Episode Description
  • When Grace's rebellious, free-loading older sister Janet comes to town to launch her new jewellery enterprise/folding table subway stand, Grace decides to put her foot down casting her sibling away. However, when her tough love prompts Janet to go corporate by taking a 9-5 job and studio apartment, Grace can't seem to handle her new image. Meanwhile, Karen continues to spurn Lyle's proposals of marriage, only to have a change of heart after Lorraine stops by for an impromptu visit, to declare her disapproval over Karen's "relationship" with her father.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • Jeff Greenstein

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Excellent!

    By Omnivore_FIN, Oct 26, 2005

  • Geena Davis plays Grace's mixed-up sister, Janet Adler in a special one-off cameo. Great to see a return to her comic roots.

    By reillyd, Jul 29, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Karen: Lorraine Finster! You murdering bitch! You've got a lot of balls showing up here. Lorraine: No, I don't. My parents had them removed when they decided to raise me as a girl.

    • Lyle: Every mouth that I kiss will be your mouth. Every bottom that I slap will be your bottom. Every nipple that I tweak-- Grace: Please, one of us has to go! Karen (to Lyle): Get out. Lyle: Very well. But know this, every vagina-- Grace: GET OUT!!

    • Karen: I have searched the far corners of the globe for you. Where the hell have you been hiding? Lorraine: I've been in the chorus "Taboo", the Boy George musical.

    Notes (2)

    • This is the second and final episode to be rated 15 in The U.K. The first episode was season 4 episode "Hocus Focus."

    • Ratings: 9.6/14, 14.95 million viewers. Ranked #13 for the week (#11 if football presentations are discounted).

    Trivia (2)

    • Once again, although playing a series regular now, John Cleese is not actually credited at the end of the episode.

    • In this episode Janet gets a job at Ann Taylor. Geena Davis actually worked there as a window mannequin when she was living in New York trying to start her career.

    Allusions (3)

    • Karen: Say it, don't spray it, Saliva Doolittle. This is a take on the lead character, Eliza Doolittle, from the musical My Fair Lady.

    • Karen: (to Lyle) Get lost, David Cop-a-feel. This is a reference to the book David Copperfield, written by Charles Dickens.

    • Episode Title: The Accidental Tsuris This is a reference to the 1988 film "The Accidental Tourist," for which Geena Davis (starring in this episode) won an Academy award for Best Supporting Actress.

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