Will & Grace

Season 8 Episode 15

The Definition of Marriage (1)

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 09, 2006 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • This is Joe's first appearance since the season 7 episode "Key Party".

    • Debbie Reynolds, Debra Messing, and Megan Mulally all share wedding anniversaries in the month of September, separate years, of course.

    • Previously, Debra Messing had starred in a show, Ned and Stacey, where she was part of a fake marriage.

    • Much like James' marriage to Grace, in real life Taye Diggs married actress Idina Menzel, who just happens to be Jewish and of different race than himself.

  • Quotes

    • Grace: God, it is so weird seeing myself in a wedding dress again. It's freaking me out a little bit, I'm actually sweating.
      Karen: Honey, you're finally wearing a quality fabric. Your body's not sweating, it's crying with relief.

    • Karen: I think what you're doing for Will is the most generous thing I've seen one friend do for another. And it made me want to be generous to you. I'm just really proud of you, Gracie.
      Grace: I just got sick to my stomach.
      Karen: Yeah, well, screw you! I was just making conversation, you ungrateful bitch!

    • Grace: All this for a pretend wedding? I'm not even getting laid in the end. (to James) Am I?
      Will: No!
      Grace: Let him answer!

    • Grace: Will, calm down. It's a green-card wedding. I don't need to brush my teeth, fix my hair, put on lipstick... hell, I don't even need a head!

    • Grace: Oh, I, uh, I still wasn't feeling well this morning, so I went to the doctor.
      Will: Oh, sweetie, are you sick?
      Grace: No, I'm not sick. I'm pregnant.

    • Will: Well, you know, James isn't just good looking. He's also charming and smart--
      Ellen: And could pound me like a piece of veal.
      (Larry and Joe look at Ellen surprised)
      Ellen: What? You guys were thinking it.
      Larry: I was.
      Joe: I am now.

    • James: Sorry I'm so dressed up, Grace, but Karen can be very persuasive when you're in the tub and she's there with a toaster and a garment bag.

    • Will: My god, you looked incredible.
      Karen: Well thank you Will. You're not looking too bad yourself. (Chuckles)
      Will: I was talking to Grace.
      Karen: Yeah? Well screw you, you ungrateful bitch!

    • Jack: You know, you didn't hear it from me but uh...Will is going bald. It's not gonna be pretty.
      James: Look at my head.
      Jack: May I kiss it?
      James: No.

    • Bobbie: (to Grace) Hello dear, I hear you're marrying a gay black man. Wouldn't it be easier to just run me over?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Jack: ...so you don't have to go back to that awful, frozen prison where Superman lives.

      Jack is referring to The Fortress Of Solitude, the home that was created by Superman by a crystal from his home planet, Krypton.