Will & Grace

The Buying Game

Season 1, Ep 8, Aired 11/30/98
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  • Episode Description
  • Grace has the opportunity to buy the studio that serves as her office space and turns to Will for first-time buyer advice. However, Will's negotiating tactics lead Grace to believe that Will thinks she is incapable of closing the deal and she sets out to prove him wrong. Meanwhile, Jack wants to become a massage therapist and practices his technique on a delighted Karen.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • James Burrows (II)

  • Fan Reviews (1)
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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Grace: What is it with you? Why is it every time money and property are involved you turn into a... Will: Skillful, savvy negotiator? Grace: Mine only had four letters in it, but yeah.

    • Jack: Big news...hit it! (with a cheerleader dance) B-I-G-N-E-W-S! Big news! Karen: Well, I guess we know it's not you coming out of the closet.

    • (Grace is sobbing face-down on her workbench, having poured out her distress about her life and the prospect of having a mortgage.) Mr. Hutt: Miss Adler, it's not much, but perhaps I could lower the price a bit more. Think about it. All right? (He leaves, Grace is still sobbing. We hear the door close, then... in a flash, Grace switches it off; she sits up straight, the tears are gone, she grabs a pen and signs.) Grace(to Will): Now look at me and tell me I'm not a good businesswoman.

    • Jack: I finally found my life's calling and it involves these two hands. Will: Ah, so you're going to be self-employed.

    • Jack: I can't take it anymore, Karen. Every day I come in and I touch your naked body. We don't talk, there's no emotion. I'm behaving like a straight guy and it's making me sick. I took an oath in front of God and my mother. I'm here, I'm queer, get used to it!

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    Notes (1)

    • Although credited, Gary Grubbs (Harlin Polk) does not appear in this episode.

    Trivia (2)

    • As Karen waits for her massage, a candle alternates from lit to unlit several times.

    • In this episode we learn that Grace's office is located in the Puck Building at 295 Lafayette St., south of Houston St.

    Allusions (3)

    • Will: Bangers and mash. Mutton chops, Snozberries, Piccadilly. Will references many British colloquialisms, but the Snozberries are a reference to the book and later movie version of Willie Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.

    • Episode Title: The Buying Game This is a reference to the 1992 film The Crying Game starring Stephen Rhea and Miranda Richardson.

    • Will: Love the outfit. Very Audrey Hepburn. Audrey Hepburn was one of the most famous actresses in all of Hollywood, and a major leading lady from 1958-1967.

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