Will & Grace

Season 1 Episode 1

The Pilot (Love & Marriage)

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Sep 21, 1998 on NBC

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    • The names Will and Grace were not chosen at random. David Kohan studied Literature and Philosophy at university and as part of his studies he examined the works of Jewish theologian Martin Buber (1878 - 1965). Buber's most famous work is "Ich und Du" (translated as "I and Thou") and it looks at the nature of relationships, between people and between people and God, etc. David remembered that Buber said that in order to achieve the perfect relationship one had to have "the will to go after it and the grace to receive it." He decided that if he ever wrote a love story, these would be the perfect names, because they made up the two parts of a whole relationship.

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