Will & Grace

Season 6 Episode 8

Swimming From Cambodia

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Nov 20, 2003 on NBC
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Swimming From Cambodia
When Grace returns back to New York for her mother's birthday, Will tries to coerce her into staying in town a bit longer so the two can spend some quality time together. Meanwhile, Jack struggles with his new nursing teacher, Nurse Carver so Karen threatens her into letting Jack skip class and still make the grade. But, to everyone's surprise Jack discovers that he really misses nursing school and learning.moreless

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Will: So are you gonna stay in Brooklyn?
      Grace: Of course. It's my home.
      Will: Cause I was gonna ask if you wanted to move back in with me.
      Grace: Of course. It's my home!

    • Karen: You know how we should celebrate?
      Jack: Using Rosario as a tobaggen in Central Park?
      Karen: Yeah! Thank God it's winter, it wasn't as much fun in the spring.

    • Will: We're glad you're back. And you look great, tanned.
      Grace: Oh, it's a rub-on. Got it at the airport.
      Karen: I once got a rub-on at the airport. Or did I give a skycap a handy? Ah, all I know is I made 20 bucks.

    • Karen: (to Will & Jack) OK kids, we're back from the airport. Now listen, before Grace comes in, I just want to tell you she's been through a lot. So don't say anything about her brassy red hair and chapped face. Let's try to be nice, OK? She's still the same slutty, flat-chested Grace we grew up with.
      Grace: Ironically, my Aunt Honey made a similar speech when I came back from my freshman year in college.

    • Grace: There's a problem with my marriage, and I don't know how to fix it.

    • Jack: Flashcards? Parfaits? Fun!

    • (Karen approaches Nurse Carver from behind)
      Karen: Hello, sir. Is Nurse Carver here?
      Nurse Carver: I am Nurse Carver.
      Karen: Oh, I'm sorry. How rude. I forgot men can be nurses, too

  • NOTES (0)


    • Karen recounts a fictitious tale about growing up in London in the 1960s and finding a handsome black teacher, a reference to the 1967 film To Sir, With Love, starring Sidney Poitier. She then sings a few lines from the title song to the film.

    • Jack: Look at us! Student nurses! We're like one big Benetton ad.

      This is a quick but clever allusion to the famous store and its use of multi-racial models in its advertising campaigns.

    • Jack: ...I was their Barberino.

      This is a quick reference to John Travolta's character, Barberino on Welcome Back, Kotter.

    • Episode Title: Swimming From Cambodia

      This is a clear reference to the 1987 film Swimming to Cambodia.