Will & Grace

The Young & The Tactless

Season 3, Ep 21, Aired 4/26/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Grace gives romantic advice to her slovenly new neighbor Nathan in hope of reuniting him with his girlfriend so he will move away. Meanwhile, Will and Jack are out on the town with an unwelcome chaperone: Karen's oblivious mother-in-law.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • Jeff Greenstein

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • The Young & The Tactless

    By jennidoe, Aug 25, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Grace: Unbelievable! Somebody took my clothes out of the washer and put theirs in! Did you see who did this?
      Mr. Samir: I was thrown out of my country for tattling on my neighbor.
      Grace: So you're not going to tell me who did this?
      Mr. Samir: Indeed I am. It was the guy in 12C. God bless America!

    • (on the phone) Will: Karen, we're down at the Atom Bar. Get over here and pick up your mother-in-law. Karen: I will when you get over here and pick up your mother-in-law! Will: I don't have a mother-in-law. Karen: Then the deal's off!

    • Will: Karen, wouldn't it be better to just learn to deal with her? I mean, think about it. She's the mother of the man whose bank account you love. That relationship's not gonna go away.

    • Karen: Stanley's mother is in town. You gotta let me hide out here. She'll never think to look for me in government-assisted housing.

    • Will: There's a roll of quarters in my top drawer right beside my eye cream and my pedicure kit. Wow, my dad would be so proud of me.

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    Notes (2)

    • This episode was filmed on February 27, 2001 at CBS Studio Center.

    • Nathan's apartment is 12C, three floors above Will's. It is the first apartment the crew made that actually looks almost like Will's. previous apartments that shared the same number were studio apartments with missing space.

    Trivia (3)

    • The Atom Bar was named for the show's writer/producer Adam Barr.

    • This marks the first appearance of Woody Harrelson as Nathan, which was quickly turned into a 2-season role.

    • So just for the sake of continunity... how did Nathan know about Will & Grace's relationship? She doesn't know him or anything about him, but he seems to know exactly hat's going on with them. What's the deal?

    Allusions (6)

    • Will: She has a garter ph-- What is she, one of the x-men?
      A funny refernce to the comic book heros the X-Men, and how they would wear their communication devices in their suits.

    • Will And Jack: Hey, Mr. D.J., put a record on-- I wanna dance with my baby.
      A reference to singer/songwriter Madonna and her song at the time, "Music."

    • Grace: Hey, good plan. Yeah, you know, I always thought that if Humphrey Bogart had just made Ingrid Bergman a mix tape, she never would've gotten on that plane.
      A quick reference to the film Casablanca.

    • Will: Well, I'm plumb out. But I imagine Boss Hog and the Hazard boys might have two bits.
      A quick and funny reference to the show The Dukes Of Hazzard.

    • Title: The Young And The Tactless
      A quick refernece to the long running CBS soap opera The Young And The Restless.

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