Will Works Out

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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.

  • Grace: Did you know that you're wearing my clothes? Karen: Yeah honey, and you're wearing mine. Grace: AAHH!! I am!! When did that happen?! Karen: Well uh..you wanna try on my sweater and I wanted to see what synthethc fabric felt like and...bipity bopity boob..we're on each other's clothes!

  • Jack: (to Will) I'd rather be a fag than afraid.

  • Will: Now, now-- listen. Swishburger, this is not like your old gym. Look around. No men in Flashdance collars. And behold...women! Jack:There were women at my old gym. Will: Not on their birth certificate.

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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."