Will & Grace

Season 4 Episode 4

Prison Blues

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Oct 18, 2001 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Prison Blues
After Stan is arrested for tax evasion, Grace and Karen timidly visit him in prison, and Grace is so moved to help her worried friend that she moves right into Karen's deluxe apartment in the sky—where she becomes a demanding guest who's soon hooked on servants, bubble baths and an extravagant lifestyle. Meanwhile, as Stan's attorney, Will struggles with stagefright when he babbles on during a TV news interview, so Jack convinces him to polish his communication skills by attending an acting class ruled by an imperious teacher.moreless

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  • Amazing episode!

    This episode is my favorite. It is very well written and keeps you laughing the whole time that you are watching it. Grace staying over at Karen's mansion after visiting Stan in prison is just priceless, and Will & Jack's story in this episode is just as funny. The writing and the acting in this episode are a match made in heaven.
Eric McCormack

Eric McCormack

Will Truman

Debra Messing

Debra Messing

Grace Adler

Megan Mullally

Megan Mullally

Karen Walker

Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes

Jack McFarland

Shelley Morrison

Shelley Morrison

Rosario Salazar (Season 3 - 7 Recurring)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Will: (In a Hannibal Lectar voice) Don't stand too close to the glass, Clarice.
      Grace: Don't joke about that! You promised you weren't going to do that!
      Will: I lied. (Flicks his tongue rapidly)

    • Will: (After Jack drops the phone down his pants) I will reach in there and get it!
      Jack: No you won't!
      Will: No I won't, but I will slap you like a girl!

    • Jack: (To prison guard) Hi. I just wanted to say, I've seen the Scared Straight documentary seventeen times. Never took!
      Will: Please forgive my friends, they're just... they're idiots.

    • Karen: I'm... Karen Walker, I'm Stanley Walker's wife.
      Guard: (not hearing) His what?
      Karen: Okay, fine. I'm his bitch! All right? I'm Stanley Walker's bitch! But I'm still his one and only bitch, I'll have you know.
      Guard: I just didn't hear you.
      Karen: (sheepishly) ...oh.

    • Will: Hi. I-I-I-I haven't done a lot of acting before. Actually, that's not true. I, for 19 years, I played the role of a heterosexual.
      (Will giggles.)
      Zandra: My guess is, not very convincingly.

    • Jack: How sorry am I? "S" is for how very sad you make me feel. "O" is for, oh, how very bad you make me feel. "R" is for how wrong you make me feel.
      Zandra: And the other "R" is for how rotten you are! Get off. Get off the stage!

    • Grace: (Noticing her pedicured toenails.) Oh, wow. I love that color. What is it?
      Karen: Grace, (sighs) there's no color, they just cleaned off your toes.

    • Grace: God, I love this nightgown. It's just so roomy.
      Karen: Honey, that's not a nightgown. That's one of Stan's fitted Tees.

    • Anthony: Roll camera. In three, two... (into camera) This is Anthony Dukane with Channel Three News. I'm standing here with Will Truman, the attorney for Stanley Walker. (to Will) Mr. Truman, do you think your client was treated more or less fairly because of his wealth and status?
      Will: (very nervous) Uh... the--the status of Mr. Whacker-- Wicker-- Wexler--
      Anthony: Walker.
      Will: Walker. Thank you. (silly giggle) Hee hee hee! Uh... oy, boy. The answer to your question is--is, uh, Mr. Guilter's walk-- Mr. Guilter's alleged walk-- Wait. W-W-What--what I'm trying to say is--is-- that, yes, he's rich. He's very rich. But that doesn't mean he's--he's poor. Whosie boisie hohh...

    • Rosario: Miss Karen, time to get up.
      Karen: Hey. How about bringing the volume down to foghorn level?
      Rosario: Up yours, Count Drunkula.

    • Grace: Hi. Grace Adler. What I'm wearing isn't too revealing, is it? The men are locked up, I don't want to drive them into a state of sexual frenzy.
      Guard: I wouldn't worry about it.
      Grace: Oh, like you're so hot?

    • Karen: Oh, honey you scared me. I thought you were my clone, but none of them survived.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Jack: (about his acting coach) It's Zandra with a Z not Sandra with an S cos Sandra with an S goes ssss not zzzz.

      An allusion to the Liza Minnelli song, written specially for her by Kander & Ebb - 'Liza with a Z', in which she elucidates the difficulty of her name being mispronounced by people all the time.

    • Will: Don't stand too close to the glass, Clarice.
      This is a funny impersonation of Hannibal Lecter from the 1991 movie The Silence of the Lambs.

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