Will & Grace

Season 4 Episode 11

Stakin' Care Of Business

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Dec 06, 2001 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Stakin' Care Of Business
At the gym, Will spies another guy who looks maddeningly familiar, while Jack gets a workout as he keeps repeating one of his nonsensical catchphrases in hopes of seeing it become popular among the sweat set. Meanwhile, Grace gets some bad advice from Karen when she seeks a loan to expand her company so she stoops to asking her wealthy employee herself for the money—even if she has to resort to drastic measures to get the point across.moreless

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  • Steak it!

    Poor Grace, had to a whole demonstration to Karen about getting a Loan from her to expand her business, after she's finish, Karen loves it even says her presentation was an A+. But when Grace asks if she's gonna give it to her she says no. jajaja. Over at the gym, Jack has a word to motivate himself, Steak It! Just to find out that someone else already is saying it. Once he finds out he runs to Will to tell him, Will says that they are going to sue her so hard she won't know what hit her. Jack says, you're really going to do that? Will says sure, or I'll just pants you in front of all these people, let's go with that! Great Show!moreless
  • Season 4, Episode 11.

    This episode was so good. I LOVE watching Will & Grace. Will is hot! Back on topic, I liked all the plots in this episode. Someone steals Jack's phrase, "Stake it." Haha, that was awesome. Plus, I liked Will's storyline. That was some major karma. It was enjoyable though. I loved when Grace and Karen were staring at that HOT mover move out the next door office, and he came over. LMAO! Plus, that plot was my favorite in the whole episode. Karen makes Grace to a presentation, Grace locks Karen in an elevator, and Karen does the same to Grace for revenge. Great episode! I loved it. :) Very funny and fun.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Megan Mullally took 8 takes to successfully say her speech during this episode. Even after she wrote it down and stuck it on the wall next to her, and just below the bars. At one point, Debra Messing decided to stick it on her face, so Megan could see it.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Marcy: (About the guy Will went out with) He's working out in the afternoon now.
      Will: What? Did he say why?
      Jack: Maybe he's avoiding you, Nibbler! Maybe you nibbled off a little more than you can chew!
      Will: Maybe you stop talking like that!
      Jack: Maybe you tell me what happens if I don't!
      Will: Maybe I'll tell the management that wasn't a documentary you were shooting in the locker room!
      Jack: Maybe I'll stop now.

    • Grace: I'm going to work on my glutes.
      Will: You mean you're going to the juice bar.
      Grace: Yep.

    • Grace: I cannot believe they're moving out. I always promised myself that if that space ever opened up, I would rent it, break through that wall, and expand my business.
      Karen: Oh, honey. You have a dream. You know, I have a dream, too... To be rich and beautiful and have a great body. Oh look, my dream came true. Ha ha ha ha! Whoo!

    • Karen: (to the movers next door) You moooove that desk, bitch!
      Grace: Stop that! You work in an office, conduct yourself with a little dig--that fine ass! Woo!!!

    • Karen: Oh, yeah? Well, I know that in today's uncertain economic climate, people are taking a long, hard look at any purchase that could be considered a luxury item, e.g. interior design. Then, when you factor in the leading economic indicator i.e., winter housing starts, the negligible impact of the recent interest rate cuts, decline in occupancy rates in corporate office space, it just seems to me that a smaller company will be better equipped to respond to shifting market forces, but I guess you probably already knew that!

    • Grace: My ball smells funny. Smell my ball.
      Will: Smell your own ball.
      Grace: If I could smell my own ball I'd be the happiest girl in the world.... (Pause) I don't know what that means...

    • Grace: You're right. I'm too soft-hearted to watch you suffer. So I'm going to the movies. Later!

    • Grace: Why do you deserve to be out in the world among decent people?
      Karen: Be... because... Karen Walker helps people. You know, I was just a scared single mom, working in a factory, trying to put food on the table, but when I heard about the barbaric conditions in our workplace, I knew something had to be done. I didn't even care how management were going to brutalise me, no. I stood upon that table and I rang that bell and I said, "Union. Union (Raises arms) UNION!"
      Grace: Okay, I'm gonna have to stop you, that's not you, that's Norma Rae.

    • Will: Wait, you and cuddle bum?!
      Curt: Wait, you and the nibbler?!
      Mitchell: Wait, you and clammy hands?!
      Will: Clammy hands?!

    • Karen: You need to listen to me, you know I'm pretty good in business. How do you think I got so rich?
      Grace: You married someone rich!

  • NOTES (0)


    • Episode Title: Stakin' Care Of Business

      Reference to the song "Takin' care of Business" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

    • Karen: I stood upon that table and I rang that bell and I said, 'Union. Union (raises arms) UNION!'

      This is a reference to the 1979 film, Norma Rae, which earned its star, Sally Field, an Oscar.