Will & Grace

The Truth About Will & Dogs

Season 1, Ep 9, Aired 12/15/98
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  • Episode Description
  • After Grace defies Will's wishes and brings home a puppy, Will can't resist the pooch and begins to treat him like a newborn baby. Meanwhile, Jack and Karen worry about the dog's effect on Will and Grace and insist that the new parents go out for a night on the town.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • David Kohan

  • Fan Reviews (1)
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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Karen: I am so glad I took it upon myself to thin out Grace's closet. I just could not let her go on thinking she could pull off yellow.

    • Will: So now you're skipping work all together? Grace: I called in sick. Will: Called who? You're the boss. Grace: I know. It was a strange conversation. If I do it again, I'm gonna fire me.

    • Grace: Can we just talk about how many cute guys were swarming around you at the park? Will: They just wanted to see my sweet bundle of love. Grace: Yes, they did.

    • Will: I just don't think it's fair to ask a dog to sleep outside, when it's this cold out. Grace: The dog's not gonna sleep outside. Will: Oh, really? 'Cause I figured you'd want some company.

    • Jack: (about Will) I just spent the last 45 minutes listening to him rant about the evils of smells, stains, drooling, and shedding. I said, 'It didn't seem to bother your ex-boyfriend.'

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    Notes (1)

    • This is the first episode aired after the show moved to the Tuesday 9:30 slot, after Just Shoot Me.

    Trivia (3)

    • In this episode Jack's full name is revealed as John Phillip McFarland.

    • The guy at the movie theatre reminds Will that they met at Jon Kinnally's party. Jon Kinnally is a writer/producer on the series.

    • When Will and Grace go and see a movie you can hear some of the Titanic theme song, but when they get back Grace mentions that Will couldn't even sit through a ninety minute movie. Titanic is more then a ninety minute movie, in fact it is about twice that.

    Allusions (13)

    • Will: Oh, you had me at hurro. This is a reference to a line Tom Cruise says to RenĂ© Zellweger in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire.

    • Jack: George, Martha, I'll be in the kitchen. This is a reference to the play and film Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee. George and Martha are a bitter, squabbling couple, hence Jack's remark as Will & Grace are arguing about Will's obsession with the dog.

    • Will: Oh, yeah. I feel good about this, leaving our puppy with Cruella De Vil. Cruella De Vil was the dognapper in the Disney classic 101 Dalmatians.

    • Episode Title: The Truth About Will & Dogs This is a clear reference to the 1996 film The Truth About Cats & Dogs.

    • Will: (Talking to the puppy) Who do I love so much I wanna drop-kick, hmm? Who-who-who? Perhaps a reference to the comic strip "Garfield," in which Garfield the cat loves to drop-kick his owner's annoying dog, Odie.

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