Will & Grace

Season 2 Episode 9

I Never Promised You An Olive Garden

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 14, 1999 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • In this episode, the way the scenes are arranged make it seem like it's a little out of order. First, Will and Grace are running around trying to keep Naomi and Kai a secret from Rob and Ellen. Then, it cuts to Karen and Jack at the school where Karen enters the principal's office and Jack meets John. Next, we see Will and Grace with morning hangovers. Then, Jack and John are still talking as Karen is about done with her meeting. This would technically mean that Jack, Karen, and John would have spent the night at the school, which couldn't possibly be true.

    • Despite Will moving constantly as he moves, his blanket keeps changing positions on every camera angle.

  • Quotes

    • Grace: Kai has been arrested with Greenpeace 3 times! I wanna get arrested.
      Jack and Karen: (in unison) Go outside in that outfit!

    • Kai: So, you guys married?
      Will: No, I'm gay. This is my friend.
      Kai: (to Naomi) Pay up, honey.

    • Ellen: Why do we have to sit with all the weirdos?
      Grace: No, it's fun. It's family style.
      Will: Yeah, it's family style. Later, the waiters come over and tell you what a disappointment you are to them.

    • Karen: Honey, Stan can't make it. He's having some work done on his Mercedes. Or his ... kidneys ... I wasn't really paying attention.

    • Grace: (Talking about Naomi and Kai's partying) This whole week has been wild.
      Will: I know. They're crazy.
      Grace: They're fantastic.
      Will: I hate them.
      Grace: Me too.

    • Grace: (Looking down her shirt) Oh, my god. When did I get my nipple pierced?
      Will: (Looking down Grace's shirt) That's your earring.

    • Karen: You call me down to this godforsaken place, to tell me my kids made the honor roll?! Honey, my time is precious! Call me when one of them gives birth at the prom!

    • Will: Holy hangover, Batgirl.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Episode Title: I Never Promised You An Olive Garden

      This is a refence to a book, a film, and a song, the most famous of which is the 1971 hit "I Never Promised You A Rose Garden," by Lynn Anderson.

    • Will: Holy hangover, Batgirl.
      This is in reference to the famous line spoken by Burt Ward as Robin on the original Batman series with Adam West.

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