Will & Grace

Season 1 Episode 12

My Fair Maid-y

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Feb 02, 1999 on NBC
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My Fair Maid-y
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Will hires a cleaning lady to "rescue" his designing roommate Grace from the creative chaos that litters their apartment, and while preparing for an annual decorators' contest, Grace develops a dependency on her maid and can't create without her. Meanwhile, Jack poses as an attorney in Will's office to impress an attractive guy he hopes to date.moreless

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  • Who knew yelling could be so productive?

    8.0
    Pressure gets the best of Grace and she is just cracking which was evident in the opening scene. It was great when she came out of her room and just started babbling. YOu could make some of it out but it was jumbled just enough to make it funny. THe problem is that she has never won the top prize at this designer event and she wants to win, but she sinks into a depression.



    Will feels the house is too cluttered and hires a maid to get her juices flowing. Theres a reference made to Grace trying on "lesbian" during college but it wasnt her. I am wondering was it her and Ellen?,lol. SO anyway the maid is this nice looking lady who for some reason doesnt carry cleaning supplies. She immediately slips into Graces world and tries to help her. How you ask? By yelling at her. WHen she first did that I couldnt stop laughing. It was so funny and the yell was funny and not annoying.



    JAcks plot was a decent one but didnt really offer anything for the episode. He said he was a lawyer to get the attention of some guy. He needs to takes Wills position while the guy is visiting the office. There are some funny scenes involving his plot like Jack banging his head intot he wondiw which was beyond hilarious but other than that his plot was bland.



    Over at Grace Adler Designs the maid is still screaming to get her juices flowing. Will thinks she has gone crazy and wants his maid to clean to clean the aprtment. Karen thinks the maid is trying to take Graces place and warns her.



    At the design event Karen suggests the rocks need some scotch. It looked like Megan was about to fall. Will tells Grace he told the maid not come in order to Grace to come to her senses. The meditation room actually looked fabulous and I wished I had one. ANyway she wins the event and realizes she does have talent.



    Overall a very funny episode and a lot of the humor was out of Graces plot.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Grace: Karen, why don't you go to lunch?
      Karen: Well, honey, it's 10:00 in the morning.
      Grace: In Boston.
      Karen: Oh, ha ha ha ha ha. Honey, that is so... Eh... ok.

    • Will: Grace, this is gonna cheer you up.
      Grace: A short brunette woman? Come on, Will, I tried that in college, remember? It really wasn't my thing.

    • Grace: (About her work) I hate myself.
      Karen: Of course you do, honey. How could anybody be happy in bat mizvah ruffles? Why don't you run home and change, hmm? I think we'll both feel better.
      Grace: I'm gonna have a quick cry in the swatch room.
      (Grace leaves.)
      Karen: Honey, you still test-driving those anti-depressants? 'Cause I think it's time to buy.

    • (Will is leaving, but has arranged a cleaning lady for Grace, while she works on her Sublime Design submission.)
      Will: All right, look. I've gotta go. She'll do her thing, she'll stay out of your way. You do yours and if you hit a rough spot, just-- it's easy, just think of your mother's taste, you know, and then go the other way.

    • Grace: You were probably riding up in the elevator, thinking 'What died?'. Well don't worry, it's just my creativity rotting and stinking in my skull.
      Will: So you've had coffee?

    • Will: Well maybe during lunch, you know when he finds out that McFarland can't afford the McNuggets...because he's a McLiar.

    • Alex: So... what kind of law do you practice?
      Jack: I don't practice... I just do.

    • (Karen and Grace are setting up Grace's Exhibit at the Sublime Design Showcase)
      Karen: Well, I... (Tripping on rocks) You know what those rocks need? A little scotch.

    • Will: Look, you're being ridiculous. She didn't do anything, except go "aah!"
      Grace: Oh, don't you dare mock the "aah!"
      Will: I have no connection to the "aah!"
      Grace: You resent the "aah!" You fear the "aah!"

    • Will: Peace, oneness. Ohmmmmmmm!
      Grace: Thank you. Ohmmmmmmm!
      Will: Let's go hommmmmme.
      Grace: Why hommmmmmme?
      Will: There's a rock in my bummmmmmm!
      Grace: At least it's not your thummmmmmb!
      Will: Now it's going nummmmmmmb!

    • Grace: You know, Mary Poppins got the same message across, but she did it in a nice little musical number. You're like... you're like a spoonful of whup-ass.

    • Grace: You know, I can't... There's no... It won't... I'm sleeping... Wake me... NEVER!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Cyndi Lauper was originally cast as April, but was fired because she "just didn't work out," and was replaced by Wendie Jo Sperber.

  • ALLUSIONS (7)

    • Episode Title: My Fair Maid-y

      This is a clear reference to the classic 1964 musical "My Fair Lady," starring Audrey Hepburn.

    • Will: Talking to pillows, Grace? Wow! You're like the Dr. Dolittle of furniture.
      Doctor Dolittle was a 1960's film (later remade) about a doctor who could speak to any animal in their native tongue.

    • Will: I mean, d-d-d-did Mr. Brady ask Alice to help with the architecture?
      Quick joke about the famous ABC comedy The Brady Bunch.

    • Will: They'll explain it all to you in the nervous hospital, Blanche.
      A reference to the character Blanche DuBois from the play A Streetcar Named Desire.

    • Karen: I've got your number, sister. I've seen "All About Eve."
      Reference to the Bette Davis film about a woman who gets involved with another woman's life and tries to take it over.

    • Will: I've heard about this. It's called the Hazel syndrome.
      A cheap shot at the 1960's NBC comedy Hazel, which was about a maid who did more than clean the house, she became head of it.

    • Will: Yeah, amazing, isn't it? You can practically feel the presence of Fred Sanford hovering above us.
      This line (including the tune they sing walking in) is a reference to the 1970's comedy Sanford and Son.

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