Will & Grace

Season 1 Episode 7

Where There's A Will, There's No Way

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 16, 1998 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • When Grace and Karen are on the phone at Grace's office, there is a quote on the blackboard that reads: "Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess." This was said by designer Edna Woolman Chase.

    • When Grace slams into the side of the elevator buttons, they all light up except 4 (which is supposed to happen), but #5 lights up after she moves away from the panel.

    • When Debra is spun by Eric during their dance, her dress strap falls off her left shoulder, she adjusts it and then drops her hand so that they're both hanging at 4 and 8 o'clock. But when Eric stops dancing and looks at her, her arms are straight out at 3 and 9 o'clock.

  • Quotes

    • Jack: Oh Karen, didn't you hear? Grace changed the rules and now they're not stuck at the hip anymore! It's like, so hard!
      Will: Wanna go to jail?
      Jack: No! Sorry! Kisses!

    • Jack: I can't afford to pay this! What am I gonna do?
      Will: Jack, there's three things in life you can count on. Death, taxes, and me.
      Jack: Thanks, Will. (Starts to leave) Just to be clear...
      Will: I'm paying it!
      Jack: Right.

    • Grace: We wash our delicates together. That is just weird!
      Will: Grace, that's not weird. What's weird is that I have delicates.

    • (Karen gives Grace a bottle of pills to help cheer her up) Grace: No, Karen, I don't need pills to make me happy. Karen: Oh, don't worry honey, these are... vitamins. Grace: (reading the bottle) What vitamins are in Percodan?

    • (Will slaps Jack across the face.)
      Will: I'm sorry for that Knots Landing moment, but believe me it was necessary.

    • Grace: I have, I have no romantic drive. I mean, I can't even imagine feeling the urge. Fantasies, gone.
      Will: Not even one of the Baldwin brothers?
      Grace: No.
      Will: Not Alec?
      Grace: No.
      Will: Not Billy?
      Grace: No.
      Will: Not Stephen?
      Grace: No.
      Will: Danny?
      Grace(Yelling): None of them!!
      Will: What about all four together?
      Grace: Will, we're talking about me.
      Will: Oh yeah.

    • Karen: Oh honey, I think I found something to make you feel better.
      Grace: Oh Karen, you didn't have to buy me clothes.
      Karen: Oh, I didn't honey. These are to cheer me up. Yeah, you've been bringing me down, lady.

    • (Removing his shorts from Grace's 'white flag')
      Will: Oh, and, uh, Gracie, the next time you're gonna offer me a truce, wave your own white delicates.
      Grace: Yours are prettier.

    • Will: That's terrific. Karen, it's up to you.
      Karen: Oh! Honey, you sound just like Stan in bed.

    • (Will, Karen, Jack, Jurgen and Steve, are playing poker.)
      Will: All right. New deck. The game is follow the queen.
      Karen: I don't know where to turn.

    • Will: First of all, they'll give you a payment plan, which you won't follow. Then they'll garnish your wages, which you don't have. Then they'll take away everything you own... which would be your gym membership. Then... finally, they will put you in jail.
      Jack: No, no, no. They can't put me in jail, 'cause since I never started paying my taxes, I can continue not paying them. I saw that on television.
      Will: On what? The Delusional Channel?

    • Will: (About Jack and Karen) Wow, it's like playing cards with tweedledum and tweedle...diva.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Karen: Oh give me the phone, Hamlet-a.

      A comparison to Hamlet, the titular character of the dramatic play by William Shakespeare.

    • Jack: This week, Joey teaches Blossom a lesson on tough love.

      Joey and Blossom were siblings on the NBC sitcom 'Blossom' that ran from 1990 to 1995.

    • Will: (as Jack is doing calisthenics on Will's office chair) Let me paint a picture for you, Nadia.
      Jack: (doing a dismount) Ten point O

      This is a reference to famous Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci, winner of five Olympic gold medals and several other medals. She was the first ever gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10.0 for her performance.

    • Will: (About Jack and Karen) Wow, it's like playing cards with tweedledum and tweedle...diva.

      A play on words regarding the two characters Tweedledee and Tweedledum from the adventures of "Alice in Wonderland."

    • Episode Title: Where There'a a Will, There's No Way

      This is a pun on the popular saying, "Where there's a will, there's a way."

    • Will: (After slapping Jack) I'm sorry for that "Knots Landing" moment. Believe me, it was necessary.
      Knots Landing is one of the longest running dramas on CBS. As an evening soap opera, it is known for its dramatic moments, akin to Will slapping Jack.

    • Jack: Oh, Peter, Paul, and Mary, I'm going down!
      Peter, Paul, & Mary are a folk singing group who have been around since the 1960's.

    • Grace: Listen to me. I'm a bi-level haircut away from Lilith Fair.
      The Lilith fair was an all-women concert tour that promoted several issues, including gay lifestyle.

    • Grace: 10... 99. Bo Derek, Barbara Feldon.
      A quick reference to Bo Derek's famous film 10, and Barbara Feldon's role on the hit show Get Smart.

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