Will & Grace

Season 5 Episode 5

It's The Gay Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Oct 31, 2002 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Continuity Goof: In the Season 1 episode, "Boo! Humbug", Will and Grace say how much they hate Halloween, calling it a pointless holiday. However, in this episode they say how they take a day off work for Halloween.

    • While Debra Messing is usually very good with her pratfalls, you can see she starts falling backwards even before she catches the pumpkin.

    • This episode marks the first time we see that Karen's trademark updo is actually a hair piece. Megan Mullally called it her "poof" and she kept it as a souvenir when the show ended. She has it on display in her home on a wig head.

    • The first appearance of Jacque's, the cafe that Jack made in front of his apartment.

  • Quotes

    • Kim: You're cute.
      Will: I'm not cute! I'm grouchy, I'm inflexible... give me a lawn chair and an open robe and I'm my grandfather.

    • Grace: Why is it that whenever I mention Leo, you go, 'Oh, Leo'?
      Will: Because I'm trying to make a passive-aggressive point that I'm not crazy about him. I'd hoped you'd picked up on that.

    • Karen: (Going into Stan's office with a look of horror on her face) Stan! That had better be me you're having sex with!!!

    • Jack: I'm going to take you to my Gay Group Therapy. They'll help!
      Karen: No! No more of your damned Gay Group Therapy. How many times do you expect me to sit through Mamma Mia?

    • Will: A pumpkin picking bike trip on a brisk Fall day? It's madness!
      Grace: You have to come! Come on, it will be fun, and we're always saying that we should be more spontaneous right?
      Will: Yeah. I just didn't think it would happen so suddenly!

    • Will: He's kidding right? We don't do things! We talk about doing things, but we never do them!
      Grace: I know! (Gasps) Oh, My God. He thinks I do things!

    • Leo: Hey! You guys ready? (Starts clapping) I got the bikes, I got the jeep. I got the annoying clapping. (Stops clapping)

    • Will: No! Leo did this on purpose. Clearly, this whole trip was planned to humiliate me. I get the crappy bike, a micro-date, and a helmet that makes me look like I ride the special bus.
      Grace: Now, Will, let's not rewrite history. The yellow helmet was the only one that fit over your enormous forehead.
      Will: Whatever.

    • Jack: Well, you see what you have there, don't you?
      Will: I see what I don't have, the other half of my date.
      Jack: What you have ... is a pocket gay.
      Will: A pocket gay?
      Karen and Grace: A pocket gay?
      Jack: A pocket gay. The perfect travel-size homosexual. Just pop him in a man-purse, a briefcase, and you're good to go. In ten years they'll be making 'em all that way.

    • Karen: (sighs) Well, this is it, Jackie. The moment of truth. Gonna open those doors, walk into Stan's office, and tell him that I had an affair. And that I feel awful about it. I wish there was some way I could take it back. Please forgive me! Well, I feel better. What do you say we get outta here?
      Jack: No, Karen! No! This isn't one of those ugly situations where you can just close your eyes and pray it will be over soon, like a Jennifer Love Hewitt movie. You have to deal with this.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Jack: Your boobs are as high as an elephant's eye.

      This is a quick and funny reference to the song from the 1943 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Oklahoma, "Oh What A Beautiful Morning," with the line: 'The corn is as high as an elephant's eye.'

    • Karen: Apparantly she had him at Jello.

      This is a reference to the famous line from the Tom Cruise movie Jerry Maguire, "You had me at hello."

    • Episode Title:

      This is a clear reference to the 1966 television classic, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."

    • Jack: Is it hard to be with him after almost having an affair?
      Karen: Oh, no, honey. That's all behind us. I don't even think about that anymore. Oh, look, I got a spot on my jacket. I'll get it. (Starts rubbing a spot) Out. Out damn spot!

      This is a reference to the Shakespeare play, Macbeth. Lady Macbeth goes insane with guilt after killing Duncan and thinks she still sees his blood on her hands.

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