Will & Grace

Season 4 Episode 22

Wedding Balls

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 18, 2002 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Will: (to Grace) You're gonna meet a doctor by the weekend.

      While it wasn't "by the weekend", this line was foreshadowing to the Season 5 premiere where Grace did meet, and subsequently married, a doctor.

  • Quotes

    • Will: Grace, where are you? I hope you're not doing... (Finds Grace in a wedding dress) Anything crazy.
      Grace: How do I look?
      Will: You look beautiful.
      Grace: I know. I think it just needs to be taken in.
      Will: I think you need to be taken in.

    • Will: Karen, here's that paperwork we talked about. It prevents your house staff from making any legal claims against you for mistreatment. So, as long as God's looking the other way, we should be fine.

    • Jack: Karen, take me to lunch. I'm in the mood for a Cobb salad with a side of thousand-dollar shopping.
      Karen: Can't. Will's coming over. He's got something for me to sign.
      Jack: Oh! Will! Do not say that name. I am furious with him. Furious, I tell you!
      Karen: Why?
      Jack: I can sum it up in one word-- He doesn't respect me.

    • Will: All right, now no more TV till you clean your room.
      Grace: You're a mean mom.
      Will: Look, Allison and Bob are staying here this weekend, and I'd just like to hide the fact that we live like rats in a bowling alley.

    • Will: No matter how many uppers you take, you're still a downer! B*tch!
      Karen: Witch!
      Will: Ho!
      Karen: Mo!

    • Will: I thought we were hanging out, having fun...you showed me your boobs.
      Karen: Honey, I show everyone my boobs, ok? I showed Ed Koch my boobs at Starbucks the other day.

    • Jack : Are you guys still talking about that stupid book? I swear, the way you go on about it you'd think it had pictures of naked men frolicking... (laughs) ...does it?

    • Will : I have been dying to talk to someone about this book.
      Karen : Me too! You know, I was going to have my staff read it, but I was worried that knowledge leads to freedom.

    • Karen: I did not understand the part where Diane blacked out in the middle of an argument, and woke up spooning her maid.
      Will: That was you.
      Karen: (pause) Yeah, that makes more sense.

    • Karen: Hey, Will. Hey, Grace.
      Will: Karen ... this isn't Grace. This is a bag of garbage.
      Karen: Oh, silly me. How could I make that mistake ... twice.

    • Jack: God, Karen, sometimes I love you so much I could conk you over the head with a coconut and drag you into my fireplace!
      Karen: Oh, honey ... you're gonna make me pretend to cry.

    • Jack: (about Will) He doesn't respect me.
      Karen: Ooh, I've got a nice idea. Why don't we be cold and bitchy to him? You know, like I was to the losers on the playground when I was a kid ... and yesterday at Olivia's kick ball game.

    • Will: (about Jack) His mother accidentally dropped him on his head when he was a baby ... and then again on purpose last week.

    • Will: It's simple, Jack. My people are responsible and respectful, whereas your people have been known to pee in the corner.

    • Karen: A magician, like a prostitute, never reveals her tricks.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Will: Slow down there, Augustus Gloop. You don't want to get sucked up into the pipe.
      Will's crack to Grace as she is testing each of the wedding cake samples refers to the winner of the first Golden Ticket in the movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. In the movie, the boy was shown to have a voracious appetite. He eventually fell into the chocolate river and was sucked up through the filtration pipes to the fudge room.

    • Jack: We're gonna go to Bea Arthur's one-woman show and yell out "Maude!"
      Bea Arthur played the title role in the 70s sitcom Maude.

    • Will: (to Jack and Karen) Just give me a signature. The sooner you get that over with, the sooner you two Heathers can get back to your heathering.
      Jack and Karen had been whispering derogatory remarks about Will to each other. Will's response is a reference to the 1989 film Heathers, in which three high school girls (all named Heather) insult other, less popular girls.