Will & Grace

Season 7 Episode 18

The Fabulous Baker Boy

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Feb 24, 2005 on NBC
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The Fabulous Baker Boy
Will agrees to fire Karen's pastry chef until the baker cooks up a delectable love triangle for the three of them. Meanwhile, Grace enlists Jack's help in launching boyfriend Nick's career as a television writer but Jack shatters Nick's script-writing dreams.

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  • What I Would Do With a Baker Boy Like That!

    I found this to be one of the best episodes. I love watching it over and over. Will's facial expressions (remember when Baker Boy's finger is inserted into Will's mouth - yummy) and comments about the Baker Boy (He doesn't even have to put the cookies in the oven -- he just has to walk by and wink) are priceless. One of the best of the series and a classic for sure!moreless
Eric McCormack

Eric McCormack

Will Truman

Debra Messing

Debra Messing

Grace Adler

Megan Mullally

Megan Mullally

Karen Walker

Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes

Jack McFarland

Shelley Morrison

Shelley Morrison

Rosario Salazar (Season 3 - 7 Recurring)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Will: (after firing Helicopter pilot, then alluding to giving Pastry Chef weekends off so someone could take him to Montauk) On a completely unrelated note, do you think I could borrow your place in Montauk this weekend?
      Karen: Oh, sure honey. You can take the chopper.

    • Will: (about not firing Pastry Chef) I met him, and I watched him work. The man is a genius. He's an artist. I mean, would you fire Picasso?
      Karen: I would, and I did! He put both breasts on one side of my body. I wouldn't take it from Plastic Surgeon, and I wouldn't take it from him!

    • Grace: (about Nick's script) You want me to read it?
      Nick: Yeah, if you would.
      Grace: Oh, my God! I would love to! I'm just so flattered you'd ask.
      Karen: God, keep your pants on. He didn't propose.

    • Karen: OK, OK, I got one! I got one! Would you rather smell Will's armpit at 6:00 PM or his breath at 6:00 AM?
      Grace: That's so hard. Has he been to the gym? What did he eat the night before?
      Karen: Hour on the treadmill. Indian food.
      Grace: Ugh. How do I pick? They're both gonna smell of curry.

    • Pastry Chef: Karen, it was great sexing you just now. Will, it'll be great sexing you this weekend.

    • Grace: When I was in college I dated--
      Jack: A homo?
      Grace: No. A guy in a rock band. And I went to see him and it turned out he was--
      Jack: A homo?
      Grace: No!

    • Pastry Chef: I don't believe in gay or straight. I refused to limit pleasure. I like to think of myself as pansexual.
      Karen: Oh my God, he's been humping my pans.

    • Jack: I like the character of FadEY-OOt.
      Nick: That says 'fade out'.

    • Karen: (suspiciously) What? There is something going on here. I smell liquor on my breath-- you're drunk!

    • Will: If I had to have sex with a woman it would be with Hilary Swank or Tobey Maguire.

    • Grace: Great, now he's mad at both of us, what are we gonna do?
      Will: Wow, that's a tuffy. If somebody's mad at you for not reading a script. If only there were a way, to scan the letters on the page and somehow relay the information to your brain.
      Jack: Uhhh, there is. It's called Braille.

    • Will: Pan-sexual? Isn't that just a rest-stop on the highway to homo?

    • Dave: Uh, Jack, there's a Grace Adler here to see you.
      Jack: Thank you, Elizabeth, just show her in please.
      Dave: Uh, no my name's Dave, right--
      Jack: Listen, it's bad enough I'm the only one here with a straight assistant, don't make me call you that ridiculous name.
      Dave: Uh, yeah but--
      Jack: Yeah, that will be all Elizabeth!!!

    • Grace: He hit the jackpot! One of Nick's greeting cards just went "Mug."
      Nick: It's-ah, kind of an industry term. What it means is one of the cards I wrote is being put on a... mug. I probably didn't need to explain that.
      Will: Wow Nick, that's so cool.
      Grace: You think so?
      Will: No, what am I supposed to say.

  • NOTES (1)

    • This marks the last appearance of Ed Burns as Nick, who was originally planned to be in a longer relationship for Grace, but was changed before going to script.


    • Jack: What was your favorite part?
      Karen: The orgasm in the deli.

      Karen is referencing the famous scene from When Harry Met Sally.

    • Episode Title: The Fabulous Baker Boy

      This is a clear reference to the 1989 film The Fabulous Baker Boys, starring Beau & Jeff Bridges and Michelle Pfeiffer.