Will & Grace

Season 8 Episode 2

I Second That Emotion

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 06, 2005 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: Will celebrated his 37th birthday last season, but in this episode he tells Karen that he's a "41 year-old unemployed lawyer".

    • When Grace tries to say "What is the matter with you?! I'm not an homophobe!", she ended up saying "¡¿Que es la problema con su gente?! ¡No soy un homophobe!". The right way to say it is "¡¿CUAL es la problema con su gente?! ¡No soy UNA HOMOFOBICA!".

    • In "No Sex 'N' The City", Grace spoke french thinking it was spanish. In this episode, she speaks almost very well.

  • Quotes

    • Will: Karen, you don't have to put up a wall with me. I've seen you punching coat check girls, swallowing buttons you thought were pills, shooting at the birds in your wallpaper. Come on, talk to me.
      Karen: I don't know.
      Will: Come on. Start taking that wall down, one brick at a time. Come on, just one brick.
      Karen: Just one?
      Will: Yeah! Come on. I'm right beside you. Take that brick down. (Karen mimes taking a brick down) Now, what do you see?
      Karen: AAAAHHHHH!
      Will: Put it back up! Put it back up! Too quick. My fault. I shouldn't have pushed you that hard. And please, never tell me what was behind that brick.

    • Karen: I haven't felt this raw and exposed since "Penthouse" published those photos of me and Vanessa Williams!

    • Will: Considering this is a 17-bedroom mansion, should you really leave the front door unlocked?
      Karen: What is there to take in here?
      Will: It's not so much what might get stolen as how many of your staff might try to escape.

    • Grace: Shame on you! Bad queens! Bad queens! Do you even know who you're booing? I have been devoted to you for decades. When I was a little girl, I showed you mine when you showed me yours. Even though you didn't care... When I was in high school, I showed you mine when you showed me yours, even though you didn't care. And when I was in my twenties, I slept with you, even though you still didn't care! (crying)And now, you sneer at me at the Chelsea Market, and you-- you throw macaroni salad at me on Christopher Street? (SOBBING) And it's so not fair, because I love you people! I have always loved you in a very unhealthy way. For my own personal development, now love me back, damn it!!!!

    • Karen:(To Will) The only man that you've had a successful relationship with is Grace.

    • Karen: Smitty, do you ever think about giving up? You know, just ending it all?
      Smitty: Funny you should ask. Tonight is the anniversary of the fire that killed my identical twin, and I've never felt more alone.
      Karen:(laughing loudly) Now how is it that you're tending bar and Jimmy Kimmel has his own show?

    • Jack: You know, it's kinda weird. The way that episode was edited, it almost makes it seem like Grace hates gay men. Do you think she noticed?
      Rosario: I'm sure it's fine. I just hope you're okay with having only one testicle.

    • Grace: I HATE GAYS?!!
      Jack: Yeah I know, Grace, you said it on my show, remember?

    • Grace: Wanna hear it in Spanish?
      (Jack and Will nod yes)
      Grace: Que es la problema con su jente? No soy una homophobe!

  • Notes

    • In the first draft of the script, Goldie Hawn was scheduled to appear, and the storyline with Grace's words being badly edited on air did not exist.

  • Allusions

    • Karen: The horrible, muffled cries of Patty Hearst from behind that closet door...

      Patty Hearst is an American newspaper heiress who was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, but ultimately joined her captors in furthering their cause.

    • (Grace walks into the apartment from the hairdresser with big, crazy hair.)
      Rosario: (to Jack) Simba looks angry.

      This is a reference to the hit Disney film, The Lion King, in which baby Simba is born and grows up to be king of the jungle.

    • Jack: (to the applauding 'Jack Talk' audience) All right ladies, it's not like I brought Judy back to life.

      This is an obvious reference to universal gay icon, Judy Garland.

    • Karen: Wait a minute, you're using psychiatry on me. I've read all the studies on psychiatry, have you? It's a pseudo-science and it doesn't exist. And neither do postpartum depression or Brooke Shields.

      This is a reference to Tom Cruise's recent public faux pas with Oprah Winfrey (where he criticized Brooke Shields for taking anti-depressants for postpartum depression) and Matt Lauer (where he claimed to be an expert on Psychiatry by having read all the reports and claimed that Matt knew nothing of it).

    • Karen: I was so upset I walked into the Mercer Hotel and threw a phone at the front desk clerk

      This is referring to what Russel Crowe did. He threw a phone when he was angry. He then went to court over it.

    • The title of this episode is also the title of an episode of Futurama

    • Title: I Second That Emotion

      This is a reference to the Smokey Robinson and the Miracles hit song of the same name. Robinson wrote the song after his friend Al Cleveland apparently misquoted the legal term, "I second that motion."