Will & Grace

Season 3 Episode 3

Husbands & Trophy Wives

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 19, 2000 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Gregory Hines has shaved his goatee and changed his hair since last we saw him as Ben because he was filming Bojangles at the time, a movie about the life of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.

    • Look hard at the baby when Will is holding it. It's a fake. There is an outtake on the Season 3 DVD where you can really see it.

    • Karen's drink vanishes between takes with Grace. This is because they forgot a line and had to add it back in.

  • Quotes

    • Jack: You're gonna be a great dad because for the last ten years, you've been a great one to me.
      Will: Wanna stop for ice cream?
      Jack: Nah.
      Will: Wanna go to a bar and look at hot guys?
      Jack: (quietly) I love you, Daddy.

    • Jack: You don't want my help! I told you what my mother would do when I was crying!
      Will: Jack, I'm not going to leave this child in a laundromat!

    • Jack: Big news! Joe and Larry have invited us to the South Hamptons for a man-tan reunion.
      Will: Joe and Larry? You're kidding.
      Jack: No, it's gonna be wild! Oh, my God! You remember their last party?
      Will: Yeah. I got so drunk, all I remember is-- making out with some guy in the hot tub.
      Jack: Oh, my God, so did I!
      (Will and Jack pause...)
      Will: I don't really remember that.
      Jack: I don't. Anyways, I'm so excited! Gosh, it's been so many years. I hope I can pull off a thong.
      Grace: Isn't the point of these weekends to pull off someone else's?

    • Grace: (trying to make Karen feel better) You are such a sexy, beautiful, vibrant woman. Anyone would be lucky to have you.
      Karen: Are you hitting on me?
      Grace: What? No! What are you...
      Karen: You are! Oh my God. You're a big lez!

    • Karen: (to Ben and Grace) Well, well, well. Look what the cat cleaned up, showered, exfoliated, powered, lipsticked, Guccied and dragged in.
      Ben: Karen Walker, you know I thought I saw a waiter outside weeping. Now it all makes sense.

    • Grace (To Ben): Look, I need you to do something for me.
      Ben: Anything, babe.
      Grace: I need you to hit on Karen.
      Ben: Please tell me you said, 'I need you to put a hit on Karen.'

    • Will: (to baby Hannah) Hmm? What's that? Oh, no, sweetheart. (re: Jack) That's not the tooth fairy. No. This fairy doesn't have a job.

    • Karen: Ah, Smitty. Why is there so much pain in the world? So much cruelty? Can you tell me that, Smitty?
      Bartender: My name is not Smitty.
      Karen: I don't need your life story, nose hair. Just fill her up.

    • Will: Something tells me the, uh, the baby oil is actually going to be used on babies this year.

    • Rosario: Look, I'm gonna tell you something, and if you repeat it, I'm gonna wash your mouth out with toilet cleanser.
      Grace: You're lovely.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Karen: Back off, Lezzie Borden.

      This is a reference on Lizzie Borden, a woman who was the prime suspect in the 1892 axe murders of her parents in Massachusetts.

    • Jack: Will, I don't know nothin' about burpin' no babies. A reference to the epic movie Gone with the Wind.

    • Jack: Hey, sister, go, sister, soul sister, soul sister.
      A funny reference to the LaBelle hit "Lady Marmalade."

    • Title: Husbands And Trophy Wives
      The episode gets its title from the 1992 film Husbands And Wives.

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