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In this episode Jack's full name is revealed as John Phillip McFarland.
The guy at the movie theatre reminds Will that they met at Jon Kinnally's party. Jon Kinnally is a writer/producer on the series.
When Will and Grace go and see a movie you can hear some of the Titanic theme song, but when they get back Grace mentions that Will couldn't even sit through a ninety minute movie. Titanic is more then a ninety minute movie, in fact it is about twice that.
Karen: I am so glad I took it upon myself to thin out Grace's closet. I just could not let her go on thinking she could pull off yellow.
Will: So now you're skipping work all together?
Grace: I called in sick.
Will: Called who? You're the boss.
Grace: I know. It was a strange conversation. If I do it again, I'm gonna fire me.
Grace: Can we just talk about how many cute guys were swarming around you at the park?
Will: They just wanted to see my sweet bundle of love.
Grace: Yes, they did.
Will: I just don't think it's fair to ask a dog to sleep outside, when it's this cold out.
Grace: The dog's not gonna sleep outside.
Will: Oh, really? 'Cause I figured you'd want some company.
Jack: (about Will) I just spent the last 45 minutes listening to him rant about the evils of smells, stains, drooling, and shedding. I said, 'It didn't seem to bother your ex-boyfriend.'
Will: Hey, look at the time. It's a quarter to get out!
Grace: (to Will) You and I are going to a movie. I asked Jack to baby-sit the puppy. And, Karen, what are you doing here?
Karen: Oh, Jack asked me. It was either this or my neighborhood watch meeting. And if I have to hear Marlo Thomas one more time: (whining voice) "Phil recycles this. Phil recycles that..."
Will: Oh, yeah. I feel good about this, leaving our puppy with Cruella De Vil. And Karen.
(Grace has enrolled the puppy in daycare, but Will isn't happy about it.)
Will: I'm sorry, but I think it's best that you stay home tomorrow, and take care of him.
(Grace crosses her arms, nods her head and blinks her eyes.)
Grace: Doink! Okay, Master. I will be home anyway, because I'm having the sofa in my bottle reupholstered. Get over yourself! I'm working too!
Will(about the puppy): It's just that you shamed him.
Grace: Will, you can't shame dogs. They're not defendants on Judge Judy.
Will: You pointed at him with the little witchy-poo finger, you know, and you yelled at him in front of his friends.
Grace: His friends?
Will: Whatever. The point is you're just-- you gotta relax, and give him a chance to be who he is. You know-- these are important years. He's gotta develop a sense of himself.
Grace: Will, I'm not your mother. And I promise, if he's gay, I won't stand in his way.
Karen: Honey, you can have anything you want, you just have to learn to compromise. I mean, take me and Stan. If he wants a little touchy-touchy, well, if I cooperate, I get a house in the Bahamas! It's tit for tat.
Grace: I...I'm not sure what you're asking me to do here.
Grace: (about a puppy) But look how sweet he is, sitting in his bowl!
Karen: Yeah... he's gifted.
Ellen: The bitch fights me when I put her in my car.
Rob: Do you have to call her a bitch?
Ellen: She's a bitch, Rob!
Karen: (To Jack) Forget the pooch. Where's the hooch?
Jack: (About naming the puppy) I was thinking something more along the lines of... "Jack."
Will: Hmmm... Let me think. "Jack, quit licking that man's face." See? He'd never know who I was talking to.
Jack: (Sarcastically) Ohh! My side! Ohh!
Jack: ("Valley Girl" voice) Uh, Mr. Truman, I hope you don't mind, but I, like, brought my girlfriend Valerie here so we can make out.
Karen: Grace, the bitch we hate is on line one.
Karen: Spay him, spray him, throw him in a bag, and let's get out of here!
This is the first episode aired after the show moved to the Tuesday 9:30 slot, after Just Shoot Me.
Will: Oh, you had me at hurro.
This is a reference to a line Tom Cruise says to René Zellweger in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire.
Jack: George, Martha, I'll be in the kitchen.
This is a reference to the play and film Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee. George and Martha are a bitter, squabbling couple, hence Jack's remark as Will & Grace are arguing about Will's obsession with the dog.
Will: Oh, yeah. I feel good about this, leaving our puppy with Cruella De Vil.
Cruella De Vil was the dognapper in the Disney classic 101 Dalmatians.
Episode Title: The Truth About Will & Dogs
This is a clear reference to the 1996 film The Truth About Cats & Dogs.
Will: (Talking to the puppy) Who do I love so much I wanna drop-kick, hmm? Who-who-who?
Perhaps a reference to the comic strip "Garfield," in which Garfield the cat loves to drop-kick his owner's annoying dog, Odie.
Grace: Dog?! He is a dog, not the Lindbergh baby.
The Lindbergh baby was the kidnapped child of the famous pilot Charles Lindbergh. The case has never been solved, and every year thousands of baby-boomers claim to be the lost child.
Will: It's like letting The Von Bulows baby-sit.
A quick and cheap reference to the 1990 film Reversal of Fortune.
Karen: Pace yourself, Cujo.
Cujo is a famous book and movie written by Stephen King about a psychotic dog.
Jack: (Dancing with the puppy) Hey, look, Karen. We're at Studio 54!
Studio 54 was a famous disco club in Manhattan during the 1970s. It was later shut down for selling drugs and evading taxes.
Grace: Doink! Ok, master. I will be home anyway because I'm having the sofa in my bottle reupholstered. Get over yourself! I'm working, too!
A funny impression of Barbara Eden from her show I Dream of Jeannie.
Will: Well, you pointed at him with the little Witchiepoo finger.
Witchiepoo is a character from the Saturday morning show H.R. Pufnstuf.
Grace: Come on, Eileen!
The main line from the hit song "Come On Eileen," performed by the one hit wonder band Dexys Midnight Runners.
Jack: And your little dog, too!
A quick reference to the famous line said by the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard Of Oz.
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