Will & Grace

The Unsinkable Mommy Adler

Season 1, Ep 13, Aired 2/9/99
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  • Episode Description
  • Grace's visiting mom, Bobbi Adler, a would-be star whose propensity for breaking out into show tunes and impressions dismays her daughter – and delights Will, Jack and Karen – wreaks havoc by suggesting Will and Grace wed, despite their sexual differences. When Will winces at the fantasy of committing to anyone who needs to be the star of a relationship, Grace realizes she's more of a chip off the old block than she imagined.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • Alex Herschlag

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • good episode, debbie renolds

    By csino1fan, Jun 13, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Jack: (To Karen) OK, don't hate me for this. (hugs Karen) I love you.

    • Jack: I want the world to know the truth about C-3PO! Will: Jack, C-3PO is not gay, he's British.

    • Grace: (to Will) I do not have to sit here and be criticized and insulted by my best friend. That is why my mother is in town.

    • Jack: Ladies and gentlemen, fresh from 45 minutes of butt-robics, I give you...my ass!

    • Bobbi: Honey, I love you! Karen: Oh, honey, so do I.

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    Trivia (2)

    • Goof: In the restaurant scene, when Grace stands up to walk out, she grabs her coat from the back of the chair. You can clearly see that, as she is talking, she puts both arms, through the sleeves. Yet in the very next shot as she does her dramatic exit, the coat is merely draped around her shoulders.

    • In the last scene when Debbie goes to leave and Debra shuts the door, she gets her fur boa caught in the door. You can see the set shake and both Debra and Eric almost break character. They left it in for laughs.

    Allusions (9)

    • Episode Title: The Unsinkable Mommy Adler This is a reference to Debbie Reynolds' 1964 film, "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," which garnered her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role).

    • Bobbi: She gets too hungry for dinner at 8:00! A quick line from the Frank Sinatra song, "Lady Is A Tramp."

    • Karen: (After seeing Jack doing pantomime) Look Mummenschanz... Mummenschanz is one of the most famous mimes in the world.

    • Bobbi: Ok, boys, last card. Down and dirty. And feel free to come down and get me dirty sometime. A quick Hollywood impression of the famous actress Mae West.

    • Bobbi: Oh, but, darling, I adored his ruffled shirt. A quick reference to actress Zsa Zsa Gabor.

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