Will & Grace

Season 3 Episode 7

Gypsies, Tramps & Weed

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Nov 16, 2000 on NBC
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Gypsies, Tramps & Weed
Will reluctantly decides to use a birthday gift certificate from Grace to consult a psychic about his future and encounters an absent-minded fortune teller whose frighteningly personal predictions leave him reeling. Elsewhere, a guilt-ridden Grace hires a lackadaisical waiter whom she helped to get fired while Jack, who forever idolizes music, TV and film legend Cher, stumbles onto the real deal and meets the Oscar winner herself -- whom he mistakes for a drag queen.moreless

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  • A 'Series Classic' episode!

    What a great episode. Enough stories for half a season! First there's Grace - she gets a waiter fired, and then hires him through guilt. But he's selling drugs in her shop! When she finds out, she kicks him out - and Karen runs after him (and his drugs)...

    Then there's Will. He goes to a psychic - and she spins him an obvious tale. The scene with the dog barking is funny! But the tale comes true, she tells him more stuff and Will thinks he's fated to be with Jack...which when you look at it is probably true...

    Then Jack...his obsession with Cher and her lookalike doll reaches new heights. He makes the doll sit at the table, he uses her to freak Will out (the scene with Jack in a wedding dress is a comedy classic!) and then he finally meets Cher and thinks she's a drag queen!!! A great scene when Cher slaps Jack and he faints.

    What a great episode. I was laughing all the way through!!!moreless
  • Cher guest stars!

    "Cher: You know, dude, it is a little weird that you're talking to my doll.

    Jack: Um, I don't think I need a drag queen to define normal behavior, ok? But I will say this. The look? (Whispering) It's flawless.

    Cher: Whatever.

    Jack: Ooh, workin' the attitude. Ok, you're good.

    Cher: I've had a lot of practice.

    Jack: Hey, hey, hey! You're not that great, mister sister. All right? I do a better Cher than you.

    Cher: You think so?"

    This episode is a classic in my book just due to Cher's appearance. She is probably the biggest guest star on Will & Grace to this point in the series. Later in the series they start to have too many guest stars though and it gets old, but at this point it is still very fresh. This episode is worth seeing for any Will & Grace fans as well as fans of Cher.moreless
  • This is probably my favorite Will and Grace Episode ever! It was well written and downright hilarious. Also, we had our fabulous guest star, Miss Cher herself.

    This episode started out brilliantly. It was Will's birthday party, and Grace, Jack and Will were all celebrating it at a restaurant. However, all does not go well. Jack buys will ... a Cher doll and Will lets Jack keep it, but will soon regret his mistake. Karen comes but ditches them for 'better people' Grace's present is a gift certificate to see a psychic! Will, finds this all ridiculous but Grace insists that she knew she lived with a gay guy and hated her mother! Will reluctantly agrees. But that is not all, Grace gets into a fight with a waiter and after making a complaint, she gets him fired, and feels horrendously guilty!

    Basically, in the rest of the episode, Grace Adler Designs hires the waiter. And he is getting her a lot of business, or so she thinks. The guys is in fact selling drugs! And when Grace finds out, she no longer feels bad about firing him! Will, goes to the psychic, who is right about everything that happens to him. But, the psychic than says that he will find love with a guy whom he knows, named Jack! Will immeadiately freaks out and leaves!

    But, there is more! Jack's new Cher doll causes problems for Will and Grace! When they go out to lunch they end up waiting for one hour for a table for four in the back so no one notices 'Cher' They leave Jack at the table, and Cher comes on saying 'You know, it is a little freaky that you're talking to my doll' Jack, however, mistakes for a drag queen! I think this episode is hilarious and EXTREMELY smart! Definitely worth seeing! :)moreless
  • Cher finally appears

    Finally after her name had been thrown around so many times, Cher makes her appearance although it is at the end.

    It is kind of funny that Jack is talking to the doll and making sure it has all the luxuries.

    The dialogue between the 2 is hilarious. It would have been even funnier if Jack actually put a wig on but even without it he was still funny.

Robert Romanus

Robert Romanus


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Herself (Uncredited)

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Keith Allan

Keith Allan


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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Continuity Goof: In the season 1 episode "The Truth About Will and Dogs", Will says to Grace that he never saw himself as a dog person when she is trying to persuade him to get a dog. However, in this episode he talks about how he had a dog when he was little and how much he loved the dog.

    • Jack's Cher doll is a $60,000 prototype of a doll that Mattel sold for a short time in 2001. Co-producer/Creator Max Mutchnick currently owns the doll that was featured in the show.

    • The gentleman buying ottomans is Will & Grace set decorator Doug Devine.

    • Robert Romanus, who plays Lenny in this episode, is the real-life husband of W&G writer and executive producer Kari Lizer, who has an uncredited recurring role as Will's secretary Connie.

    • The man sitting against the wall at Cher's table is Kevyn Aucoin, one of the most talented and famous make-up artists of all time. He passed away in 2002.

    • Goof: While Karen and Grace are having a conversation in the office, notice that the pillow that is visible between them moves between shots.

    • The first shot of the last scene has the Cher doll seated on a booster seat in the restaurant. The seat is upsidedown and facing forward. The rest of the scene has the booster seat mysteriously turned backwards.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Grace: Karen, remember last week when you got that UPS guy fired because you thought brown was over?
      (Karen smiles and nods.)
      Grace: Did you.....feel anything afterwards?
      Karen: Yeah, for a few minutes, but like every high it eventually wore off.

    • Will: Why would I possibly want to discuss my future with Psychic Sue?
      Grace: Will, she is so amazing! I just went to her a couple of days ago and she knew everything about me. She knew that I didn't get along with my mother, she knew I had relationship problems and she knew my best friend was gay.
      Will: You just described all of the single women in New York.

    • Jack (to waiter): Please stop staring. Yes it's Cher.
      Will: OK that's it...nothing for us. This Cher thing is out of control. We're going.
      Jack: What's the problem?
      Will: You made us wait for an hour for a table for four!
      Grace: In the back...so she wouldn't be gawked at.
      Will: OK? Buh-bye!
      Grace (As she and Will are walking away): Freak.
      Jack:You're the freaks!
      (Cher comes up behind him)
      Cher: You know dude, it is a little weird that you're talking to a doll.
      Jack: Um...I don't think I need a drag queen to define normal behavior, but I will say this--the look is flawless.
      Cher: Whatever.
      Jack: Oooh working the attitude...OK you're good.
      Cher: I've had a lot of practice.
      Jack: Hey, hey, hey, you're not that great mister sister...alright? I do a better Cher then you.
      Cher: You think so?
      Jack: Actually it's you think so-HO.
      Cher: Are you kidding me with this?
      Jack: OK, the hand is perfect but it's more like, are you kidding me with this--HO.
      Cher: Get a life.
      (She beings to walk away but then comes back to Jack)
      Cher (singing): If I could turn back time.
      (Jack rolls his eyes)
      Jack: OK, (singing)If I could turn back tow-oome..tow-oome..tow-oome.
      (Cher slaps him)
      Cher: Snap out of it.
      (She walks away and Jack faints)

    • Jack: (talking to his new Cher doll) What's that Cher? Yeah, when they're not talking about me I get bored, too.

    • Will: I am not having sex with you! Jack(shocked) What? Will: I am never having sex with you, we are never gonna have sex. Sex--with you--no! Jack: Oh, you poor thing. That wasn't sex. All right, how can I explain this? Okay, when two men are in love and committed and greased up like pigs at a county fair... Will: No. No, Psychic Sue said I'm gonna spend my life with a man named Jack. Jack: Jack who? Will: Jack you. Jack: Jack me? Will: No thanks!

    • Jack: Well, I'm gonna--I'm, I'm gonna have to have my own place.
      Will: And sex is out of the question. I don't even like seeing your head poke through your sweater.
      Jack: And just so you know, I'm gonna need boyfriends. And since my career comes first you may have to support me.
      Will: Right. And what about Grace?
      Jack: Oh, you get custody of that.
      Will: So let's see--no sex, our own boyfriends, I support you, you live across the hall, Grace is my roommate.
      Jack: Wow. That would be weird, wouldn't it?

    • Karen: I just wanted to thank you for inviting me. I know that we've had our differences in the past, but when you get right down to it... Oh, look, better people.

    • Sue: It's somebody you already know.
      Will: Johnny Depp. Is it Johnny Depp?
      Sue: Do you know him?
      Will: No.
      Sue: Does he know you?
      Will: No.
      Sue: Can I finish?

  • NOTES (0)


    • Cher: (After slapping Jack) Snap out of it.

      This is a reference to the slap and line Cher's character gave Nicolas Cage in the 1987 film Moonstruck, for which she won Best Actress in a Leading Role.

    • Title: Gypsies, Tramps and Weed
      Since the episode does feature Cher, the title of this episode is a play on the title of her song and album "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves."