Will & Grace

Season 6 Episode 11

The Accidental Tsuris

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Jan 15, 2004 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Once again, although playing a series regular now, John Cleese is not actually credited at the end of the episode.

    • In this episode Janet gets a job at Ann Taylor. Geena Davis actually worked there as a window mannequin when she was living in New York trying to start her career.

  • Quotes

    • Karen: Lorraine Finster! You murdering bitch! You've got a lot of balls showing up here.
      Lorraine: No, I don't. My parents had them removed when they decided to raise me as a girl.

    • Lyle: Every mouth that I kiss will be your mouth. Every bottom that I slap will be your bottom. Every nipple that I tweak--
      Grace: Please, one of us has to go!
      Karen (to Lyle): Get out.
      Lyle: Very well. But know this, every vagina--
      Grace: GET OUT!!

    • Karen: I have searched the far corners of the globe for you. Where the hell have you been hiding?
      Lorraine: I've been in the chorus "Taboo", the Boy George musical.

  • Notes

    • This is the second and final episode to be rated 15 in The U.K. The first episode was season 4 episode "Hocus Focus."

    • Ratings: 9.6/14, 14.95 million viewers. Ranked #13 for the week (#11 if football presentations are discounted).

  • Allusions

    • Karen: Say it, don't spray it, Saliva Doolittle.

      This is a take on the lead character, Eliza Doolittle, from the musical My Fair Lady.

    • Karen: (to Lyle) Get lost, David Cop-a-feel.

      This is a reference to the book David Copperfield, written by Charles Dickens.

    • Episode Title: The Accidental Tsuris

      This is a reference to the 1988 film "The Accidental Tourist," for which Geena Davis (starring in this episode) won an Academy award for Best Supporting Actress.