Will & Grace

Season 5 Episode 13

Fagmalion Part One: Gay It Forward

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 16, 2003 on NBC



  • Allusions

    • Episode Title: F*gmalion Part One: Gay It Forward
      The umbrella title for this four-part episode refers to the Greek legend of the sculptor who fell in love with his female creation, and to George Bernard Shaw's play "Pygmalion," which was the basis for the 1964 classic "My Fair Lady," starring Audrey Hepburn. In "Pygmalion" Henry Higgins and Colonel Pickering educate Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle so she could successfully impersonate an English aristrocrat, and of course both men were smitten with her. Within the context of this episode, Will and Jack mold Barry,a scruffy-looking straight man, into the gay man of their dreams. Much like the original story, both Will and Jack fall for their creation.