Will & Grace

Season 2 Episode 18

Sweet & Sour Charity

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Apr 04, 2000 on NBC
8.3
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Sweet & Sour Charity
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After winning concert tickets from a radio contest, Grace vows to get more involved and she volunteers herself and Will to help out at the community center. Unfortunately, her charitable work conflicts with the concert. Meanwhile, while collecting clothes to give to the mission, Jack donates a pair of Karen's most-prized shoes.moreless

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  • Oh Grace, Your Jewish!!!

    7.0
    THe whole episode had one huge gaping flaw, Grace isnt Catholic/ CHristian, shes Jewish. Had she went to temple I might have given this episode a higher score.



    Aside from the obvious and huge goof, the episode wasnt that bad. THe comedy was found more in Jacks/ Karens subplot istead of the main plot. THe main plot being that Grace prayed to the guy upstairs to win tickets and if she did win she would volunteer. I dont have a problem with that its just that she dragged Will into it who obviously had no part in the prayer. WHatever with that. I am all for charity but seriously I dont think Will not volunteering would have affected winning. SO anyway she decides to go to CHURCH and ask to volunteer. Wow did the writer forget shes Jewish? ANyway they get stuck training a few kids for a play.



    Over to the interesting part of the episode, Jack asked KAren to donate some of her clothes to charity. WHy her clothes? SHe could have signed a big ol' fat check and kept her clothes. BUt anyway her scenes are hilarious and made me crack up. SHe finds it difficult to give away her clothes and even compares them to giving away children. I was cracking up. In any event she has to leave her closet and leaves JAck to take some things, that just spells trouble in 20 different languages. LAter we find out he took Karens most precious pair of sling backs.



    BAck to W&G, GRace finds the play has been pushed back to a later time which will interfere with the concert. Talk about irony. ALthough I am left to wonder, are the writers saying the man upstairs is big tease and only wants people to volunteer or did they forget "tmu" was the main reason she got the tickets? Its a weird thing because why even allow them to win the tickets just to spite them, whatever, I dont care, boring anyway(thinking waaaay to into it). Grace wants to leave but Will protests, I am all on Graces side though. THey did pay their dues, but she eventually comes back and does the play. THeres a lesson learned, but seriously come on.



    Interesting plot: KAren and JAck go to the charity boxes to get her sling backs. A crazy women had already found them but Karen offers her money. I found it really touching that Karen gave "crazy" $500. It was very nice and it shows Karen has a shred of good in her. JAck does this hilarious bit with a xylophone.



    Over all a good epsiode, not the best. Has its moments but they mainly reside in Karens subplot.moreless
Mary Pat Gleason

Mary Pat Gleason

Sally

Guest Star

Debra Mooney

Debra Mooney

Sister Robert

Guest Star

Richard Wharton

Richard Wharton

Gerald

Guest Star

Shelley Morrison

Shelley Morrison

Rosario Salazar

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Rosario: Oh, Miss Karen, you love those shoes more than you love your own husband.
      Karen: Bite your tongue honey! Husbands come and go, but the Chanel slingback is forever.

    • Karen: Can you imagine my babies in a disease-ridden hell hole like this?
      Jack: Karen, this is a church.

    • (After Karen gives hundreds of dollars to Sally)
      Jack: (With a lot of toys in his arms) Karen. I saw what you did just there.
      Karen: You saw nothing.
      Jack: (Singing and playing on a toy xylophone) Karen has a heart, Karen has a heart.

    • Jack: Now, give me one good reason why a man can't go out in a nice pillbox hat? (Jack puts on the hat and stands in front of the mirror) Hello, reason. (Looking inside the hat) Oh, my God, look. There are actually pills in here.
      Karen: Come on, put that away and help me out.

    • (Karen grabs Rosario by the neck)
      Karen: What have you done with them?! What have you done with my shoes?!
      Rosario: Nobody likes to see you squirm more than I do, but I would eat the food you provide for me before I would touch those pumps!
      Karen: Who could have done such a horrible thing?
      Rosario: Who would be stupid enough to take those pumps?
      Karen: (Gasping) Oh!
      (They both think about it, they both do Jack's hand on face thing from Just Jack)

    • Jack: (Shocked by the size of Karen's closet) Oh, my god. If my closet were like this, I never would have come out of it.

    • Karen: Why anybody would choose to be homeless is beyond me.
      Jack: Karen, nobody chooses to be homeless. It's because they did something bad.

    • Karen: What do you want? What are you after? What are your terms?
      Sally: Ten.
      Karen: One.
      Sally: Seven.
      Karen: Three.
      Sally: Yellow.
      Karen: Wha-- Uh, blue.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Title: Sweet and Sour Charity.
      This is a play on words and allusion to the musical and film Sweet Charity, the Bob Fosse directed and choreographed show, probably most famous in its film version, starring Shirley MacLaine.

    • Will: Yeah. Run along. Go take your...big, yellow taxi.

      This is a reference to Joni Mitchell's hit song, "Big Yellow Taxi."

    • Jack: I was once lost, but now I am found.

      Quick reference to the song Amazing Grace.

    • Will: She's 6, Nurse Ratched.
      Quick and funny reference to the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

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