The Truth About Will & Dogs

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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.'

  • Will: Hey, look at the time. It's a quarter to get out!

  • Grace: (to Will) You and I are going to a movie. I asked Jack to baby-sit the puppy. And, Karen, what are you doing here? Karen: Oh, Jack asked me. It was either this or my neighborhood watch meeting. And if I have to hear Marlo Thomas one more time: (whining voice) "Phil recycles this. Phil recycles that..." Will: Oh, yeah. I feel good about this, leaving our puppy with Cruella De Vil. And Karen.

  • (Grace has enrolled the puppy in daycare, but Will isn't happy about it.) Will: I'm sorry, but I think it's best that you stay home tomorrow, and take care of him. (Grace crosses her arms, nods her head and blinks her eyes.) Grace: Doink! Okay, Master. I will be home anyway, because I'm having the sofa in my bottle reupholstered. Get over yourself! I'm working too!

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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.

  • Grace: Dog?! He is a dog, not the Lindbergh baby. The Lindbergh baby was the kidnapped child of the famous pilot Charles Lindbergh. The case has never been solved, and every year thousands of baby-boomers claim to be the lost child.

  • Will: It's like letting The Von Bulows baby-sit. A quick and cheap reference to the 1990 film Reversal of Fortune.

  • Karen: Pace yourself, Cujo. Cujo is a famous book and movie written by Stephen King about a psychotic dog.

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