Will & Grace

Season 5 Episode 6

Boardroom & A Parked Place

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 07, 2002 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: The time line is slightly off in this episode, due to poor editing. On the same day that Will meets Stein and is offered the tickets for that night's company box at the opera, Grace and Jack find Karen in her limo and tell her they're going to stay until she gives in.
      Soon after, Will is thanking Stein for the tickets and saying he had a great night in the box with the comfy seats. Yet in the next scene, Grace, Karen, Jack and Karen are bedding down for what is surely their first disastrous night sleeping in the limo.

    • When Grace and Jack are looking for Karen, Grace points to Karen's limo and identifies it by the 'red, green and yellow' mark where the limo once hit a clown, but in the shot of the limo the mark is clearly red, blue and yellow.

  • Quotes

    • Mr. Stein: What? Doesn't someone have the right to sit alone, crouched in a bathroom stall?
      Will: No, sir. That's perfectly normal, it's just the whimpering that threw me.

    • Grace: (As they're all trying to sleep in the limo) Night.
      Karen: Night.
      Jack: Night.
      Rosario: Noches.
      Karen: Jack. That had better be your penis!
      Grace: This is no good. I sleep on my left side, turn over. (everyone turns over) Night.
      Karen: Night.
      Jack: Night.
      Rosario: Noches.
      Karen: Grace. That had better be your penis!
      Grace: It's a thermos. But thank you!

    • Will: Don't you be so modest. You're a killer. You're a shark. You're Stein. Say it.
      Mr. Stein: It.

    • Grace: I mean if Karen's not going to take my help, then I'm done. Let her live in her limo. There's a lot of people a lot worse off than that! In Russia, entire families live in their Limosines.
      Will: Good God Grace. I BEG you to pick up a newspaper!

    • Mr. Stein: Will, I wanna thank you from the heart of my bottom. No. Wait. Strike that. Reverse it.

    • Karen: Whew. That is one smooth-talking shower head.
      Grace: Will, it's happening again. I'm having that dream where she's everywhere.
      Will: It's more interesting than that one about the hot dog breaking up with the doughnut.

    • Karen: Listen, I do not need your help, all right? I may be alone, broke, living in a car and spooning a domestic, but Karen Walker has her dignity. Got it?

    • Will: Mr. Stein, I, uh, I have something difficult to say.
      Mr. Stein: Is it "Annie hit Frannie on the fanny with a flounder"?
      Will: Yes. Yes, and thank you for saying it. Now I don't have to.

  • Notes

    • Upon its original airing, this was a 40-minute "super size" episode that began at 8:40 p.m. E.S.T. Some scenes are cut in the syndicated version of the episode.

  • Allusions

    • Grace: I thought you were staying at Marlo and Phil's

      This is a reference to Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue who are married and supposedly friends of Karen's.

    • Episode Title: Boardroom & A Parked Place

      This is an allusion to the famous two properties on boardgame Monoply-- Boardwalk and Park Place, the most expensive ones in the game.

    • Mr. Stein: You just call out my name..
      Mr. Stein sings the opening lyrics to "You've Got a Friend" by Carole King, because he says it was playing during his last treatment and he can't get it out of his head.

    • Stein: Will, I want to thank you from the heart of my bottom. Wait, strike that...reverse it.

      This is a reference to one of Gene Wilder's most famous characters from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.