Will & Grace

Season 7 Episode 2

Back Up, Dancer

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 23, 2004 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Will: I'm sorry, I had to talk to Grace.
      Vince: Right. 'Cause we're having lunch from 1:00 to 2:00, which only leaves you 23 hours to catch up on her problems. What about me, Will? You know, this is a relation-ship. When one of the crew goes overboard, the ship sinks.
      Will: No, it doesn't. That's a terrible metaphor.
      Vince: You're a terrible metaphor.
      Will: That's a comeback?
      Vince: You're a comeback!

    • Jack: (to Karen) What?!  Are you asking me to throw the dance? That's like asking Einstein to throw the-- wait, who's Einstein again?

    • Karen: (to Jack) I've gotta find the ladies' room. It's true what they say: you don't buy tequila, you rent it.

    • Will: It's called a book, Grace, we keep them in the den to seem smart.

    • Grace: Can you at least stay five more minutes?
      Will: What do you need me for? You're just sitting around picking at a scab.
      Grace: I cut myself shaving three weeks ago and it still hasn't healed!

    • Jack: I'm so nervous, I haven't had a danceoff since high school. Well, it wasn't so much a danceoff as I was beaten up by the football team.

  • Notes

    • In an interview with People Magazine, Janet Jackson said she had a great time filming this episode but she had a hard time pronouncing the name 'Artimes'. The writers did did some re-writes so she would only have to say it once.

    • Bobby Cannavale reprises his role of Vince D'Angelo in this episode. He would go on to win the 2005 Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his performances this season.

    • This episode, along with the season 7 premiere "FYI: I Hurt, Too", was grilled by several critics for relying on celebrity guest appearances, which critics claimed was to compensate for the writers' lack of original material.

  • Allusions

    • Janet: I feel this connection between Jackson and 5, I don't know what it is?
      A cheap and funny reference to her older brothers who once formed the group, The Jackson 5.