Will & Grace

Season 8 Episode 3

The Old Man And The Sea

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Oct 13, 2005 on NBC
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Episode Summary

The Old Man And The Sea
Grace goes on a blind date and Jack gives Will swimming lessons.

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  • Cool!

    Jack tells Will and Grace that the new gym open up with a new pool, and Jack asks Will to go to see the men, he declines telling them that he once have an horrible experience with his mother and drowning, so Jack begins to teach him how to swim, later Will tells something that leaves Jack down, and later he tries to apologize. Meanwhile, Karen and Malcolm set up Grace with a blind date with a man that looks awful, but Grace begins to discover that he is just like her, but later lets him down when she dsicovers he does not likes her singing. Really cool!moreless
  • Jack teaching Will to swim and Grace going out on a date with a blind man...amazing!

    This episode was so good. I love season 8 already. I mean, how funny was it when Karen said to Grace "I was going to save this for your ulergy but i'll say it now. You're a snob"...i couldn't stop myself from laughing so hard.

    Also when Karen and Malcom walked into Grace's date's apartment fighting...so funny. I went all red in the face.

    This episode really showed some true acting in here and i love it to peices...also when in the pool Will said to Jack "...i think i swallowed a band-aid" and then Jack looks at his arm and says "hey..where's my band-aid?" i was just rolling on the floor in laughter....not kidding!

    This episode ended in the most funniest way ever...Grace's date dumping her because of her singing...it was good the hear some singing from Debra Messing as we hadn't heard it since season 5

    Love Will and Grace...oopps i mean "wag"moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Robert Kariakin was credited as Waiter, but no waiter appears in this episode.

    • Goof: When making her dramatic exit, Grace leaves her wrap which is folded on the chair near the door.

    • Continuity error: In this episode, Jack says that he has known Will for 17 years, and in the last episode Will claimed to be 41 years old; that would mean he met Jack when he was 24 years old. However in the season 3 episode, "Lows in the Mid-Eighties," he met Jack while he was in college in 1985, which was 20 years ago.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Jack: Would you say that I have a swimmer's body?
      Will: Unless it's in a trunk in your closet, I'd say no.

    • Malcolm: Did you know the Richmond Hill landfill is the highest elevation on the Eastern Seaboard?
      Dale: Yeah, you can see it from my living room window.
      Karen: Well, I think it sounds fantastic. But I don't know if Princess Grace over here will be up for dinner at a landfill.
      Grace: Actually, it sounds wonderful, I love a good meal and I love a good dump.

    • Karen: Hey, J. Hey, WAG.
      Grace: WAG?
      Karen: Will And Grace. WAG.
      Will: Just glad my name isn't Frank.

    • (after Grace agrees to go on a blind date)
      Karen: Yeah! This is going to make my boyfriend so happy!
      Will: Aren't you a little 'mature' to be referring to someone as your boyfriend.
      Karen: (over her shoulder as she leaves) At least I can swim, jackass.

    • Karen: Malcolm, darling, would you please turn the car around?
      Malcolm: Why? We're turning left on Richmond.
      Karen: We're turning RIGHT!

    • Grace: Oh my God. This is so delicious. I have been living with a gay guy for so long I forgot what the skin of chicken tastes like.

    • Dale: I love to travel. Although I usually spend all my time in the hotel, watching tv and ordering room service.
      Grace: Well, yeah. Why else go to foreign countries? So you can watch MTV in funny languages and see what their Coke tastes like.
      Dale: I thought I was the only one who did that.
      Grace: No, I'm a huge Coke fiend.

    • Karen: You are chewin' on my last nerve, froggy!
      Malcolm: You are 8 feet of pain-in-the-ass stuffed into a 4 foot sack!

  • NOTES (0)


    • Title: The Old Man and the Sea

      This is a reference to the famous book by Ernest Hemingway of the same name, first published in 1952.

    • Jack: Look who it is: Mark Spits-in-my-face.

      Mark Spitz is a swimmer who holds the record for the most medals (7) won in one Olympic Games (Munich, 1972).

    • Grace sings two songs from shows by Stephen Sondheim - "Being Alive" from Company, and "Send in the Clowns" from A Little Night Music.