Will & Grace

Season 2 Episode 8

Terms Of Employment

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Nov 30, 1999 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Terms Of Employment
Grace looks to Will for representation when a hotshot lawyer doesn't pay her for a consulting assignment, but he ends up making Will a job offer. Meanwhile, Jack and Karen turn a training film set into an adult entertainment experience.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

    Robert Clendenin

    Robert Clendenin

    Bob Dent

    Guest Star

    Aaron Lustig

    Aaron Lustig

    Marv Buhl

    Guest Star

    Dan Sachoff

    Dan Sachoff


    Guest Star

    Jo Marie Payton

    Jo Marie Payton

    Mrs. Freeman

    Recurring Role

    Gregory Hines (I)

    Gregory Hines (I)

    Ben Doucette

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • When Megan tells Sean not to "put it all the way in," he takes a brief pause, takes a breath and closes his eyes. But the very next shots shows his eyes wide open, about to take another breath. Bad edit.

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Jack: Are you going to the cast party?
        Bob Dent: See the bag of Doritos?
        Jack: Yeah.
        Bob Dent: That's the cast party.

      • Grace: I need you to help me sue someone.
        Will: Did the lady at the Korean market call you "mister" again?

      • Jack: You blow this for me and so help me God, you'll wake up with Rosario's head in your bed.
        Karen: Just don't put it all the way in.
        Jack: I'll have to adjust my whole character, but whatever.

      • (with Jack's tongue in her ear)
        Karen: Meats and cheeses, you are rocking my clock, Mary.

      • Grace: Objection! The familiar cutening of my name implies we like each other!
        Marv: Miss Adler, though it's clear you know a lot of legal terms...you've yet to use a single one of them properly.
        Grace: May I approach the bench?
        Marv: You'd have to build one first.

      • Will: (to Grace) I know of him. He's a killer. Sweetie, you need a real litigator, not a corporate attorney, especially the one who spent the last month arguing the case of Ass vs. Sofa Cushion.
        (Will is refering to his past month of unemployment)

      • Jack: What are you doing?
        Karen: Honey, what are you doing? That tongue of yours could have a career!

      • Ben: I'm gonna make a wild guess here and say that you two are more than friends but less than lovers. You're gay, and she's straight.
        Will: Very good. Now if you can guess my weight, you'll get a T-shirt that says, "That's really none of your business."

    • NOTES (0)

    • ALLUSIONS (6)

      • Grace: What is this? Do I hear a doubt, Mrs. Doubtfire?
        A reference to the Robin Williams film Mrs. Doubtfire.

      • Episode Title: Terms of Employment

        This is a clear reference to the 1983 film Terms of Endearment, starring Debra Winger and Shirley MacLaine.

      • Grace: Why don't you just combine them and study with Uta Häagen-Dazs?

        This is a mixture of noted stage actress/acting teacher Uta Hagen and decadent ice cream brand Häagen-Daz.

      • Will: That's why I should never meet a legend. It's always disappointing, like the time I met Big Bird at the Ice Capades. No-o-ot so big.
        A funny reference to the character on Sesame Street.

      • Will: Shouldn't you be stroking a white cat while you say that?
        A funny reference to the recurring villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the early James Bond films.

      • Will: I will never again pick sides against the family.
        A quick reference to a line from The Godfather.