Will & Grace

Season 8 Episode 5

The Hole Truth

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 03, 2005 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • When Will is listing the Caberet acts put on by Jack McFarland, he forgets "Jack 2000" (Season 3) and "Jack Magic" (Season 4).

    • The same injury that limited Megan's performance at the Emmy Awards and the live season premier, "Alive and Schticking," kept her immobile for this episode as well, which was filmed after the Emmys (September 18th) and shortly before the live premier (September 29th). If you watch carefully, you will see that she's sitting down during all of her scenes at Grace Adler Designs and Will's Autumn Carnival. Of the injury Megan said, "I rehearsed with Donald Trump the day before yesterday and then we went home and we had the TV on. There was a stupid commercial with silly music and I was sort of cavorting. I was doing silly dancing and I went up in the air, came down and couldn't walk. I think I tore a muscle in my calf, apparently, so we'll see..."

    • It's revealed that Malcolm's real name is Rene.

  • Quotes

    • Karen: Malcolm?
      Malcolm: Yes?
      Karen: Sailboats and sunsets?
      Malcolm: Sailboats and sunsets, baby. (he leaves)
      Grace: So romantic. What did that mean?
      Karen: It's too complicated to explain...he nailed me on a Windjammer at 6:17pm.

    • Will: I want to start the bidding at $100. Anybody? $100?
      Jack: They know the underpants come off, right?
      Will: Folks, dinner with Jack McFarland? $100? The meal itself is worth 200, so you're gonna come out ok on this one...

    • Jack: Just when I thought I was famous, it got ripped away. I feel like Teri Hatcher six years ago. (long pause) And Teri Hatcher six years from now.

    • Grace: You know what always makes me feel better?
      Karen: What's that?
      Grace: Funnel cake.
      Karen: Honey, can I have some?
      Grace: Yeah, the stand's right over there.

  • Notes

    • Ratings: 03.3/08, ranked #53 for the week

      This is lowest-rated first-run episode of the season and series.

  • Allusions

    • Jack: How do I feel about the war in Azkaban?

      Jack mistakes the war in Afghanistan with the 2004 movie Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban.

    • Karen: Malcolm lives for a good carnival. The whole gang knows that.
      Grace: What gang?
      Karen: You, me, Will, Jack, Kenickie, Frenchy, Putzie. The gang.

      This is a reference to the 1978 hit musical/comedy Grease.

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