Will & Grace

Will Works Out

Season 1, Ep 19, Aired 4/22/99
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  • Episode Description
  • Will invites Jack to his gym on a "buddy pass," but when he expresses his embarrassment to Grace over his buddy's gay behavior, Jack overhears the comments and looks to set him straight about prejudice. Meanwhile, Grace continues to lend her ear when Karen's marriage hits rocky ground and she and Karen share an evening of girl talk.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • Tracy Poust

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Will invites Jack to his gym. Jack over heres what Will really thinks about him. Jack sets Will straight! And Will learns a lesson!

    By charmed4lyfe, Jul 18, 2006

  • Will goes to the gym, and finds his attitude needs more change than his physique.

    By Lokar, Jul 05, 2006

  • will really loves jack

    By floberdobdob, Nov 24, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Grace: What you said about Jack was pretty harsh. What do you say about me behind my back?
      Will: That you should never wear capri pants!

    • (Jack is acting "straight" at Will's Gym) Jack: (to a woman patron) Nice Rack. Woman: You're an idiot. Jack: Thanks!

    • Karen: (talking to Stan on the phone) You were looking at her! Or maybe you were looking at, I don't know, a lamp, and her ASS just got in the way!!!!

    • Karen: God, I am so sick of Stan. Grace: Karen, maybe you should talk to your shrink about this. Karen: My shrink? Honey, I only go to him for refills.

    • Jack: I come from a very fat family. We store more fat than otters.

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    Notes (1)

    • "Alley Cats" was originally scheduled to be shown on 4/22/99, but was swapped at the last minute with "Will Works Out."

    Trivia (3)

    • It's revealed that Grace lost her virginity to a guy named Ira, while Karen lost it with a politician named Mr. Tyler.

    • At the beginning of the episode, Grace is wearing a HWY 420 shirt. HWY 420 is a movement of Canadians and Americans joining together to demonstrate support for ending the expensive and destructive policy of cannabis prohibition.

    • This is the first time the word f-a-g is used in the series.

    Allusions (2)

    • Karen: Talk? And how would that...go? Grace: Well, Nell... This is a reference to the Jodie Foster movie Nell, who played an isolated woman that never learned to speak.

    • Jack: Well, listen, Will, I am what I am. Will: And that makes you what, the Gay Popeye? The is a reference to the animated character Popeye, who ended every cartoon by singing, "I am what I am and that's all that I am, I'm Popeye the sailor man."

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