Will & Grace

Season 5 Episode 7

The Needle & Omelet's Done

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 14, 2002 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Sean Hayes submitted this episode and "Bacon and Eggs" as his tapes for Emmy consideration this season. He lost to Brad Garrett.

    • Will: I kinda think it makes me look like an Abercrombie and Fitch model.
      Grace: Maybe from when they founded the company.

      The opening scene of this episode had to be re-written after Debra couldn't pronounce the words Abercrombie and Fitch.

  • Quotes

    • Will: I kinda think it makes me look like an Abercrombie and Fitch model.
      Grace: Maybe from when they founded the company.

    • Zandra: Do you think you could do better than me?! Well, be my guest! (to the class) People...Mr. McFarland will be teaching your classes tomorrow. Those of you who are lucky will die in your sleep.
      Jack: Oh, my God, this is so exciting! Ok, I'll see everyone tomorrow promptly at ten-ish, ok? Oh, uh, boys in tight T-shirts; girls, attendance optional.

    • Karen: Welcome to the Wax Museum honey. Where nothing ever moves and people are always amazed at how lifelike you look.

    • Karen: Oh. Life's a party with a face full of poison.

    • Will: (Singing) Grey skies are gonna clear up!
      Karen: (Singing) Put on a happy face!
      Will: I can't!
      Karen: (Singing) Brush off the clouds and cheer up!
      Will: (Singing) Put on a happy face!
      Karen: I am!

    • Karen: Oh doc. Too bad your comedy's lost on people with dead faces.

    • Karen: Oh Will. Someone was asking about you in the elevator, yeah, it was your youth and it wants its shirt back!

    • Will: Sorry I'm late. Is it over? Did I miss anything?
      Karen: No.
      Will: Damn it!

    • Karen: Oh, Will, erm, someone was asking about you in the elevator. Yeah. It was your youth and it wants it's shirt back!

    • Jack: My friends, it's finally happened. My fame has reached a new level. I just got recognised on the street!
      Will: Jack, someone yelling "queer" out of a passing car is not a fan!
      Jack: You didn't hear the way they said it!

    • Karen: I am planning my entire weekend around it. Tonight I'm at your showcase, laughing and crying. Tomorrow I'm at Dermy's, pumping my face full of enough Botox to erase any sign that I ever laughed or cried. Sundays I go to worship at St. Patty's. Or the Rusty Nail, whichever has happy hour.

    • Zandra: What in the hell is this, bitch.
      Jack: Well, wha–what do you mean? I'm acting.
      Zandra: Oh, is that what that smell is? You stink.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Episode Title: The Needle & Omelet's Done

      This refers to the Neil Young song "The Needle and the Damage Done".

    • Jack: At first, I was afraid. I... was... petrified. Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side, but then... I spent so many nights just thinking how you did me wrong! And I grew strong!

      This is an allusion to Gloria Gaynor's song, "I Will Survive".

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