Will & Grace

Season 4 Episode 24

Hocus Focus

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 02, 2002 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: After the magic show when Jack and Karen are talking in the bathroom/dressing room, the towel around Jack's neck changes positions in between takes.

    • In an odd little props inconsistency, the painting (portrait of a man's face, resembled a young Ricky Ricardo) that had been to the left of Will and Grace's fireplace for 4 years is suddenly gone in this episode, replaced by a different (albeit similar) portait for the rest of the season.

  • Quotes

    • Jack: This year my show will feature…wait for it…here it comes…are you sittin'? It's on its way. Are you sittin'?
      Grace: Just say it!
      Jack: Magic.
      Grace: Jack, I did not know that you know magic.
      Jack: But of course. When I was a kid I used to lock myself in my room with handcuffs…… wait, that's not my magic story.

    • Fannie: Just do something. Have a baby. I don't know, I don't care. Just get out of my life.
      Will: (Laughing) Hey, that's a good idea. Let's have a baby.
      Grace: (Laughing) Sure. That would make one hell of a family portrait.
      Will: (Sarcastic) Hey, Grace, wanna have a baby right now?
      Grace: Yeah! I think I'm ready! Let's do it! (Both Will & Grace laugh, then fall silent as they think about it seriously. Franny snaps their picture.)
      Fannie: That's the one.

    • Fannie: All right dammit, why am I such a sucker for a gay guy who begs!?
      Grace: Story of my life, sister.

    • Fannie: (to Will and Grace) You know, I have been doing this for a long time. I mean, I have shot rock stars, politicians, movie stars, my own vagina ... and this is the first time anyone has ever, ever asked me for a re-shoot.

    • Karen: I'm gonna be so mad when my mood elevators wear off.

    • Fannie: Chest! Chest! You're not givin' it to me!
      Grace: I don't have it to give!

    • (after pulling down Grace's pants)
      Fannie: Oh, you're Jewish.
      Grace: How could you tell that?
      Fannie: Cheap underwear.

    • Karen: Good, 'cause I don't think I can wait any longer for some of that old Jack Daniels!
      Jack: Jack magic.
      Karen: Honey, you say "potato," I say "vodka."

    • Jack: You have to understand that fame, like Toby's new lover, is a rude, ugly, gay guy.

    • Grace: (to Fannie) Yes, we have lives. I just got TiVo.
      Will: And I am this close to learning how to use it.

    • Fannie: I love fags. I married three of 'em.
      Will: Wow. Lucky.

    • Jack: So I was thinking of asking Karen, and that's why I'm here. I need your opinion. Is she a good assistant?
      Grace: Hmm. How do I put this? She's as good an assistant ... as you are an entertainer.

    • Jack: As you know, this weekend, my new show opens at the Duplex, and this year, I'm giving my fans something I know they're dying for.
      Grace: Their money back?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Will: A plant won't make her care any less about looking like H.R. Puffy-face.

      This is a reference to the 1969 children's show H.R. Pufnstuf.

    • Jack: An unscripted moment, almost as pleasant to behold as Liza's new bride.

      This is a reference to David Gest, who married Liza Minelli in March of 2004, despite rumors that he's gay

    • Will: I won a photo session with Fannie Lieber!

      This is a reference to reknown photographer Annie Lebowitz, who is probably most famous for her picture of a naked John Lennon in bed with Yoko Ono.

    • Grace: I'm like Puff, the magic drag queen.
      Grace spoofs the classic Lenny Lipton nursery rhyme (and song) "Puff, the Magic Dragon."

    • Jack: (to the rabbit he used in his magic act) What's up, doc?
      This is an obvious reference to Bugs Bunny's trademark expression in the classic cartoon The Bugs Bunny Show.