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.
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: 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!
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.
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