Will & Grace

Season 7 Episode 21

It's A Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World

Aired Monday 9:30 PM May 05, 2005 on NBC
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Episode Summary

It's A Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World
When Grace convinces Karen to accompany her to her father Martin's birthday bash, the situation turns awkward when it is just the three of them. Struggling to gain the attention of her seemingly aloof father, Grace tags along with him to the golf range in hopes of scoring some quality bonding time. Meanwhile, Karen keeps herself entertained with Martin's buddy, Burt. Meanwhile, excited about the date that Jack has arranged for him, Will discovers the true meaning of the phrase "blind date."moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • One of the funniest episodes of Will and Grace ever!

    It's rare that i laugh out loud once while watching a comedy. Sure I laugh, but it's not usually 'loud'! But this episode of Will and Grace had me laughing constantly. I even had tears running down my face! The idea of Jack doing "Pink'd" was great but Grace and her father were awesome! I didn't want it to be over because Will and Grace has gone downhill slightly over the past few seasons, but this episode showed that the writers still have what it takes.moreless
  • Grace reluctantly goes home to celebrate the birthday of her less than serious father.

    Through my many years of watching Will & Grace I still love it to this day. Yes, some of the storylines of late have been a bit far fetched, but episodes like these reminds me of why I love this show so much. The writing for this episode was wonderful and the physical comedy of Debra Messing is fantastic. There are certain times in this episode that made me think of another lovable red-head. :) There were also some great guest stars in this episode, but none of them overshadow the great regulars that we, who love the show, have come to love.moreless
Lee Majors

Lee Majors

Burt Wolfe

Guest Star

Alan Arkin

Alan Arkin

Martin "Marty" Adler

Guest Star

Christopher Gartin

Christopher Gartin


Guest Star

Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds

Bobbi Adler

Recurring Role

John Ducey

John Ducey


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Will: Is that... a girdle?
      Jack: No, it's called a 'man girdle.'

    • Jack: I can't believe you did this to me! How did you know I was gonna make a fool of myself?
      Will: Just a hunch. Don't feel bad, Jack. Truth is, I played this joke because... really I'm the one who's insecure.
      Jack: You are?
      Will: (Laughs) No. It's you.

    • Will: Hi. I'm Will. You must be my blind date.
      Desmond: Hi, I'm Desmond. You must be my sighted date.
      Will: Oh, so you're actually--
      Desmond: Oh, I hope you're not going to say wearing the same outfit as you.

    • Martin: So how's work? They--they like you there?
      Grace: Uh, Dad, it's just me and Karen.
      Martin: Ah.
      Karen: And the answer is no.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Originally scheduled to air April 28, 2005. It was bumped earlier in the day by NBC to air a primetime press conference by President Bush that aired at 8pm ET.


    • Jack & Will: "You've been Pink'd!"

      This is an allusion to the popular show "Punk'd" hosted by Ashton Kutcher where pranks or hilarious situations are played on unsuspecting people. Jack gave it a twist to make it gay-themed by using the color of pink for "Pink'd".

    • Jack: Besides... I've been busy developing my new show at Out TV. It's very hush-hush, very secret, very Wisteria Lane.
      A quick reference to the street name made famous on the show Desperate Housewives.

    • Episode Title: It's A Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World
      The title is a parody of the star-filled 60's film It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.