Will & Grace

Season 6 Episode 9

Strangers With Candice

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Dec 04, 2003 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Strangers With Candice
Hoping to cheer up Grace, a well-dressed Will takes his best friend with him on a dinner date. When the date stands him up, Will catches the eye of a female patron – while Grace bumps into a guy with whom she once shared an ordinary, forgettable romantic encounter. Meanwhile, Karen takes student nurse Jack out to celebrate his school "success" – but the evening turns sour when Karen runs into her ultimate nemesis, Candice Bergen. The meeting sparks yet another round in the Bergen/Walker Prank War of 2003.moreless

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  • The gang goes to dinner - and chaos ensues...

    This episode is well written and all the major characters contribute. Will is dismayed to find everyone hates his clothes - and this leads him to inviting a girl to their dinner! Grace wants to eat - and grabs a guy to join them so they can sit down - and then pretends to be single. Karen and Candice continue their love/hate relationship while Jack is on the search for men to practice his nursing skills! The guest stars - Candice, Tom and Kali are great in their roles and really interact well with the main characters. Jack has a great scene where he asks Grace 'what is he watching' and the Kali and Tom characters end up together in a good ending to the story. A very funny episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (8)

    • Will: We're not getting a table, let's just check our coats. (Takes his coat off)
      Grace: Good morning, vest!
      Jack: Uh.. mine's the tan Camry with the scratch on the side. (Pretends to hand his keys to Will)
      Will: What? This is totally now. It's very Master and Commander: Far Side of the World. It's a choice.
      Karen: Yes, but did you have to choose to be a lesbian comedienne, circa 1986? Ladies, am I right?

    • Stephanie: You're gay?
      Grace: How many straight guys do you know who wear vests?
      Will: Yeah, and how many single girls do you know... who don't wear a wedding ring?
      Grace: It's being resized.
      Will: Yeah, in your pocket, whore.

    • Jack: Karen, isn't that Candice Bergen, your mortal enemy slash best friend?
      Karen: Oh my god! This is a nightmare slash delightful!

    • Stephanie: You're gay? I thought this was a date!
      Will: You thought this was a date?
      Stephanie: Well, yeah. You complimented my appearance, bought me a drink, made me feel horrible about myself, we're on a date!

    • Jack: (to bartender) Excuse me, I am a student nurse and wanted to let you know if anyone is in need of a breast exam, I'd be happy to help. (pause) But men only OK? (later) Men. Only.

    • Karen: (about Candice Bergen) Oh, I hope she didn't see me. We're in a little bit of a war. See, I crank called her and pretended to be The Kennedy Center. Told her she was getting a lifetime achievement award. And then, I said 'psych!' But she got me back.
      Jack: Really? What'd she do?
      Karen: I'll tell ya. She waited ten minutes. And then, she crank called me pretending to be, get this, The Kennedy Center. Told me I was getting a lifetime achievement award. Then, when I got excited, she said, 'gotcha!' Can you imagine? 'Gotcha!' Never saw it coming!

    • Will: Chris, my new guy, should be here any minute. I want you guys to check him out. I really like him, but I'm afraid he might be a little bit flaky.
      Grace: Why is flaky such a bad quality in a date, but such a good quality in a crust?
      Will: Because you're a pig.

    • Jack: (to everyone) Hey, thanks for taking me out to celebrate my first month in nursing school.
      Karen: Well, poodle, it's a big deal. A gay man breaking into the ranks of nursing. It's like a butch girl playing softball. You just don't see it every day.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Candice Bergen joking about sex with Jack Nicholson is in reference to the 1971 film Carnal Knowledge in which she co-starred with him.

    • Karen: (to Candice) Hiya, Murphy.

      Karen references Candice's most popular character from the sitcom Murphy Brown, which ran from 1988 to 1998.

    • Episode Title: Strangers with Candice

      This is a clear reference to the short-lived Comedy Central afterschool-special spoof and movie Strangers with Candy, starring Amy Sedaris.