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Will & Grace

Season 3 Episode 20

An Old-Fashioned Piano Party

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Apr 19, 2001 on NBC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

An Old-Fashioned Piano Party
When Grace frets that she and Will might drift apart like their similar friends, she impulsively buys an expensive piano which she hopes will cement their mutual bond and love for music – or at least give her an excuse to perform a lot of show tunes. Meanwhile, when Jack is dumped by his latest romantic interest, he vents his grief by writing trashy novels which instantly draw Karen's passionate attention.moreless

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  • The Piano and Jack's Stories.

    I love, love this episode. Grace thinks that she is going to lose Will, so she decideds to invest in a piano with Will. Jack decided to rewrite his relationship with his exboyfriend, the way it was supposed to be. Karen gets a kick out of the stories. Jack then gets back together with his boyfriend and has no desire to keep writing. Grace decideds to throw an Old-Fashioned Piano Party to keep Will from going out with his other friends. Karen pays Jack's boyfriend to dump Jack so she can get her stories. Grace tells Will what the piano symbolizes and they reconcile. Karen gets Jack to keep writing the stories by paying him $200 bucks.moreless
  • Why does Grace have to be such a control freak. I love this episode and series but I'm just pointing that out.

    I think that Grace should have not gotten that Piano without Will's promission. And I thought this episode was hysterical because I just laughed till I cried when I saw this episode. And I wounder why Will dislikes Pianos so much?. So I give this episode a perfect 5 out of 5 stars. And I loved every part of every second in this episode. Will & Grace always puts me in a good mood when I watch this show because it's just so entertaining. My 2 favorite characters on Will & Grace are Karen & Jack they make me laugh till I cry.moreless
  • Grace buys a piano!

    Grace gets a piano to help her and Will's relationship, as she feels they are drifting apart. She goes a little too far with it though and Will gets tired of it fast, so they begin to fight at their "old fashioned piano party". I love the fact that Will doesn't think that an old fashioned piano party is something real, which adds to his anger with Grace and the piano. Meanwhile, Jack has broken up with his boyfriend, causing hilarious Karen scenes because he writes to numb his pain. Jack writes a romance novel that Karen becomes addicted to, which causes her to break the two up again. I love the scene where Grace is talking to Karen while she's reading the book and doesn't even realize that Grace is there, it's too funny. I also love the part at the end when Will and Grace sing Love Will Keep Us Together, you know that Grace can't resist a song.. :)moreless
Philipp Karner

Philipp Karner


Guest Star

Gigi Rice

Gigi Rice

Heidi Dauro

Guest Star

Jovial Kemp

Jovial Kemp


Guest Star

Marshall Manesh

Marshall Manesh

Mr. Zamir

Recurring Role

Tim Bagley

Tim Bagley


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Heidi: Grace?
      Grace: Hi! Oh my God!
      Heidi: I was just thinking about you!
      Grace: No, you weren't!
      Heidi: No, I wasn't!

    • Karen: Honey I'm desperate, what's it gonna take to get you to break up with Jack?
      Rocco: Well, I really love him, so........50 bucks?
      Karen: 50 bucks huh? Well I guess my kids won't have their pay-off-the-bully money tomorrow.....but that's OK 'cuz I'm the bully!

    • Karen: Honey, are you wearing base?
      Jack: A little bit.
      Karen: Ok.
      Jack: So, I've decided to write my relationship with Rocco the way it should have been. I'm turning my pain into art.
      Karen: (reading the title) To Weep and To Willow, a "Harlequeen" Romance.
      Jack: You want me to read you some?
      Karen: You can read?
      Jack: A little bit. Here it goes.

    • Jack: I know you made him dump me. What'd you do, pay him 50 bucks?
      Karen: Did he say that? Who are you gonna believe? Me or some street trash I paid 50 bucks to to dump ya?

    • Will: You bought a piano?
      Grace: No. I can't afford a piano. We bought a piano. Ok, ok. Before you freak out, really, between the two of us, it's really not that expensive, and I think it would be really great for us to own something together. I mean, the piano is perfect. In my family, no matter how far away we got from each other or how much we fought, the piano always brought us back together again.
      Will: Yeah. There was one time my family fought and got real far away from each other. We called it the Eighties.

    • Grace: (To Will) It's more than that, but you just don't realize it, so just forget it! Just go! Just move to San Francisco and go scuba diving for cute guys in underpants, 'cause obviously, there's just nothing keeping you here!
      Will: Have you been gargling with bong water?!

    • Will: What's going on?
      Grace: What's going on? You don't have to go out because I brought your friends to you for an old-fashioned piano party.
      Karen: It's kind of like an old-fashioned bore, except it has the words "piano" and "party" in it.

    • Karen: I'm gettin' so many images from this stuff, sex with Stan has gone from "I've got a headache" to "I've got to have it!"

    • Karen: Honey, your words are rockin' my world and my pants.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Karen: Oh, honey, that's terrible, my heart is cleft in twain.

      Part of this line is lifted from Shakespeare's Hamlet, when Queen Gertrude speaks to Hamlet in her chambers as he confronts her about Claudius having killed King Hamlet.

    • Grace: There are places I re-- member all my life. Though some have change-- d.
      The song Will and Grace are playing is "In My Life" by The Beatles.

    • Grace: Ooh! The creature from the hot lagoon.
      Funny reference to the film Creature From The Black Lagoon.