Will & Grace

Season 6 Episode 4

Me & Mr. Jones

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Oct 23, 2003 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Me & Mr. Jones
Earning a brief speaking role in an off Broadway play, Jack shares the stage with legendary actor James Earl Jones. However, when the play's director rejects James' performance in favour of Jack's one-line triumph, the award-winning actor looks to his co-star for instruction - enrolling in the McFarland acting school. Meanwhile, new roommates Will and his mother Marilyn continue their living arrangement, despite a secret desire to part ways.moreless

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  • Will and his mom don't like living together, Grace steals exercise, and Jack is busy at his acting career.

    This episode, for the most part, was really funny. The part that was so-so was the beginning of Jack's storyline. I don't find James Earl Jones to be that great of a comedian. I enjoyed that Leo wasn't featured in this episode, since I don't find him very funny either. The Sex and the City scene was hilarious as well as the gym scenes with Will and Grace. Jack's storyline seemed to have funny parts but at times drag. The best parts were the Sex and the City scene and when he's suppose to say his line but his grooming himself.moreless
  • James Earl Jones does Jerry Lewis, sorta.

    James Earl Jones is hilarious in this episode. When the producer of the play he and Jack are in says that Jack is the only one acting, James signs up to be a part of Jack's class. Jack has him talking in a Jerry Lewis voice and then doing some "Sex In the City" lines - in a high-pitched voice. ROTFLMAO! This should be the A-story as we see Will and Grace at a gym with Grace "stealing exercise" from a Personal Trainer - who is helping a woman get a bigger bum and smaller breasts. But to see James Earl Jones taking his magnificent voice to a new level - Magnificent.moreless
  • James Earl Jones and Jack are starring in a play together while Will and his mother struggle to live together...

    This episode is hysterical. One story has Will and Marilyn hating living with each other - but nobody listens to Grace who tells them both. This is a funny story with Will being embarrassed by his mother at the gym - in front of another guy - and even more funnier - is Grace stealing 'exercises' and then finding out that its meant to reduce her bust size! The look on Grace's face when she hears about this is priceless...

    Then there's Jack who in a play with James Earl Jones(!) - but James needs some coaching and takes up Jack's acting class. With Karen telling James he can't act and Jack trying to make James into a woman (the scene with James talking in high-pitch and pretending to be a 'Sex in the City' character is very, very funny) - its a wonder that James doesn't quit acting for good! A classic silly and funny episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Will: (to Grace) Honesty? That is a great piece of advice from the first person EVER to steal exercise!

    • James: Let's all remember the words of that great Dane, 'the purpose of playing, was and is to hold, as it were, the mirror up to nature.'
      Jack: Great Dane, yeah right, like a dog can hold a mirror.

    • Karen: Honey, this is so exciting. In 5 minutes, that curtain is going to go up and you're going to make your big debut! Anyway, I should go home.

    • Marilyn: I'm not like you, Grace. I just can't say anything that pops into my head!

    • James: You think I could get into his class? (talking about Jack's acting class)
      Karen: Sheesh, I don't know honey, it's like $100 a month. Pheww!

    • Karen: (talking to James Earl Jones) You are a big, gorgeous man with a dazzling smile and large sausage-like fingers. You don't need to act. Which brings me to my point. You can't.

    • Jack: By the way, do you know what play we're doing?
      James: The Iceman Cometh.
      Jack: (giggling) Cometh.
      Karen: (giggling) Cometh. You are outrageous, James Earl Jones! Filthy and outrageous. Would it be forward if I asked you to lift me over your head?

    • Jack: The theater is...well, it's my life. I live it, I breathe it, I fondle it 'til it falls asleep. But more importantly, I respect it. By the way, do you know what play we're doing?

    • Grace: Ooh, ok, I gotta go, there's my trainer.
      Will: What, that guy over there? Looks like he's already training that woman.
      Grace: Yeah, I train with them.
      Will: Oh, I see. And do they know that?
      Grace: Why should I pay good money when I could just as well follow these guys around and do the same exercises for free?
      Will: Because it's cheap and unseemly?
      Grace: And yet, I still don't live with my mother.

    • Will: What are you doing here? You should be at home getting fat.
      Grace: I know, right? But ever since Leo's been home, he's just had a lot of extra energy. He wants to do it like twice a week...together. So I've gotta tone up.
      Will: What kind of shape do you have to be in to just, lay there?
      Grace: Good shape.

  • NOTES (0)


    • James Earl Jones: I was Mufasa!

      The famous actor is referring to voicing the role of Mufasa in the animated films The Lion King (1994) and The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998).

    • Grace: That was a little Norman Batish
      Grace compares Will's relationship with his mother to that of Norman Bates and his mother in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.

    • James Earl Jones: Like I need this crap at my age. I've got Darth Vadar money.

      James Earl Jones reminds us that he played the voice for Darth Vadar in the Star Wars movies. In an interview James Earl Jones said about the voiceover in Star Wars: "The movie was done, and it had a different actor as the voice of Darth Vader," Jones said. "George Lucas realised he needed a darker voice, so he paid me $7,000 for that job. We did it in two and a half hours."

    • Episode Title:

      This is a reference to the 1972 hit song "Me and Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul.