Will & Grace

Season 2 Episode 17

The Hospital Show

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 28, 2000 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • The scene where trainee Nurse Pitman (Elise Cox) is explaining how she had to keep taking her driver's license test took several takes to get through because Debra Messing kept laughing at Elise's character's lisp.

    • Goof: During the scene with the trainee nurse, as she explains that she has been practicing mostly on oranges, she picks up a latex glove and starts to put it on her left hand. Her right hand is bare. Yet in the very next shot, she already has a glove on her right hand, whilst still putting on the left glove.

    • Jack asks to borrow $100 from Will...Will says sure and hands Jack money... It's actually two $1 bills.

    • Grace says she and Karen have been working together for 18 months. But as of when this show airs, and according to info from previous episodes, they have been working for at least two years.

  • Quotes

    • Jack: So where are you taking lover boy? Mickey D's? Chuck E. Cheese? KFC's?
      Will: Hopefully nowhere. Grace is going to call me with a fake emergency after he gets here.
      Jack: It's so nice you have Grace to do these things for you. One day, I hope to have a hag of my very own!

    • Will: How do I look?
      Jack: I'm turned off and repulsed.
      Will: Bonus!

    • Karen: Oh, Grace. As long as we're being all warm and fuzzy here. You know how I always get on your case about the way you dress and the way you do your hair?
      Grace: Uh-huh.
      Karen: Well, really... When are you gonna do something about it?

    • Will: Let's not forget, she came to me when she was having trouble with her marriage. She came to me when she needed to do her will. She even came to me about a drinking problem.
      Rosario: You're kidding?
      Will: Well...she was out of gin.

    • Karen: (About Stan) There never was any surgery. The doctor says he only has a little angina.
      Jack: Wow! What a time to find out your husband's a hermaphrodite.

    • (Jack sprints past the waiting area)
      Will: (As if speaking over a P.A. system) Gay ferrets to the waiting area. Gay ferrets to the waiting area.

    • Grace: (Freaked out that the nurse doing her blood withdrawal is young) Whoa. Whoa. Her? Isn't--isn't there someone else who's a little more... experienced? Someone who didn't drive in on a big wheel?
      Nurse Pittman: (With a hysterical lisp) Oh, I don't drive. I keep taking the test over and over again, but I'm all... "This is hard."

    • Grace: I've got a very rare blood type.
      Karen: I'm sure it'll be fine.
      Grace: What type do they need?
      Karen: What type do you have?
      Grace: What type do they need?
      Karen: What type do you have?
      Grace: Um, AB-negative.
      Karen: That's the type they need.

    • Will: Need a tissue, buddy?
      Jack: I'm OK.
      Will: Maybe I should get Karen one. When you were talking to her, you really opened her up emot--oh, no, actually that was you blubbering like a little girl. I'm sorry.

    • Dr. Osher: Mrs. Walker, the test results came back, and it seems your husband didn't have a heart attack at all--
      Karen: Oh, thank God.
      Dr. Osher: But rather, acute angina.
      Karen: Heh. You've got a lot of nerve, coming on to me while my husband is dying. Wow.
      Dr. Osher: Uh... No, no, Mrs. Walker. Angina is-- You know, he's gonna be fine.

    • Nurse Pittman: Don't worry, ma'am. I've done this bunches of times. Mostly on oranges, but...

    • Dr. Osher: I have some news about your husband.
      Karen: Give it to me straight, Doc. Am I looking at a future filled with loneliness and memories of better days? Or is Stan gonna die?

    • Karen: Grace... We've been working together for, what, 11 years?
      Grace: 18 months.
      Karen: It seems longer.

    • Dr. Osher: So you must feel pretty good. Your husband's gonna be fine. You two really dodged a bullet today.
      Karen: Oh, believe me, honey, he's so happy to be alive, I'm gonna be dodgin' it all night.

  • Notes

    • It was also at this time that the Salt Lake City affiliate (KSL) wrote the network saying they would not air Will & Grace period due to its sexual content. They changed their minds when NBC threatened a lawsuit against them.

    • The Atlanta area NBC affiliate (WXIA) will pre-empt this episode, broadcasting the live "25th Community Service Awards" instead. They were fined $53,000 for inturrupting NBC programming with "non-emergency programming."

  • Allusions

    • Karen: Give me my husband's pills!!

      Karen screaming for Stan's pills is a takeoff scene from the movie "Terms of Endearment" where Shirley McClaine's character yells at the nurses until they finally give her daughter her pain shot.

    • Karen: What are you talking about, Dr. Huxtable?
      A cheap but funny reference to Bill Cosby's character on The Cosby Show.