Will & Grace





  • Season 1 Episode 2: A New Lease On Life

  • Goof: A boom mic is visible when Karen offers her hand to Jack when they first meet.

  • Grace: Karen, I'm not gonna marry someone just because I want a nice appartment.

    On Debra Messing's last series, Ned and Stacey, her character, Stacey, gets married only because she needs an appartment, which was the basis of the entire series.

  • Karen's voice becomes high-pitched in this episode and remains as such throughout the series. Also, Will's long hair has been cut off.

  • When Will was watching Late Night With Conan O'Brien, it mentioned that Andy Richter and Sandra Bernhardt were to appear, which is interesting as both of them later appeared in the series, with Andy in the season 8 episode "The Old Man And The Sea" and Sandra in the season 3 episode "Swimming Pools... Movie Stars" and the season 4 episode "Someone Old, Someplace New".

  • When Will turns on the television, Conan O'Brien's guests include twelve-year-old pin bowler Jhoni Marchinko, named for the series' writer and eventual executive producer

  • Season 1 Episode 1: The Pilot (Love & Marriage)

  • Goof: When Grace asks Will what he thinks about her marriage you can see the shadow of a boom mic hanging over him.

  • Goof: There is a boom mic visible as Will gets a drink from the fridge.

  • Goof: When Jack and Will are playing cards with two other guys, Will deals Jack his first card two times between shots.

  • The songs Jack sings at the poker table are "A Room Without Windows" by Steve Lawrence and "If He Walked Into My Life" from the Jerry Herman musical Mame.

  • Megan Mullally speaks in her regular voice for her portrayal of Karen Walker in this episode. She begins using her trademark high-pitched nasal voice in episode 2.

  • There is a poker buddy at the start of this episode who is not seen again, possibly the character listed as "Jurgen Franzblau" in the end credits.

  • Among other changes introduced after the pilot, in several scenes in this episode, especially the one where Jack interrupts Game Night, you can see the original layout of the hallway outside Will's apartment.

    While we are accustomed to the hallway turning to the right, the doorway for 9A, where both Grace and Jack have lived, and the doorway to 9B, the problematic apartment that seems to intrude into Will's bedroom, the hallway originally stopped just after Will's doorway. The wall that goes across the hallway has a table in front of it, and pictures hanging on it.

  • According to the series and common knowledge of New York City streets, the series takes place in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Will's apartment building is located at 155 Riverside Drive, Apartment 9C. Grace's office is located in the Puck Building at 295 Lafayette Street, south of Houston Street.

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