Will & Grace

Season 1 Episode 11

Will On Ice

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Jan 12, 1999 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Will On Ice
It's Will's birthday and all he wants is a nice, quiet dinner with his two best friends, Grace and Jack. When Jack and Grace discover they share a passion for figure skating, they surprise Will with tickets for Champions on Ice and Karen reluctantly joins the special evening.moreless

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  • It's Will's birthday and he spends the night with Jack, Grace and Karen at "Champions on Ice". He later reveals that he has never gotten what he wanted for his birthday and he has spent past birthdays pleasing others.moreless

    I love Will and Grace and there are very few episodes that are on my "Hate" list. (I can never really hate any Will and Grace episodes). But there are those episodes that you're just like "This is pointless and boring. The jokes aren't very funny." The onyl good thing is that this episode kind of establishes Jack and Grace's relationship but and shows Will's personality. The good thing about the show is that it brings the four friends together for the first time and it becomes a basis for their relationships in the future. Still, it did nothing for me.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: The people seated behind Karen at the ice show change seats throughout the scene.

    • While unsuccessfully trying to make reservations for Will's birthday, Grace tries to claim that it's for Demi Moore. When that doesn't get her anywhere, she says "Believe me, I'm not crazy about her either".

      Demi Moore will appear in the season 5 episode "Women & Children First."

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Grace: You had some fun birthdays when you were a kid, I've seen your home movies. What about the one where your brothers dressed you up in your mom's clothes? That seemed like a fun birthday.
      Will: That wasn't my birthday, that was more like... Thursday. So glad my dad got that on film.

    • Grace: We don't have to go, it's not a big deal.
      Will: Not a big deal? Grace, you just jumped into Jack's arms. The last time a woman did that... a woman's never done that.

    • Jack: I need you to make a decision for me, and I need you to make it now.
      Will: Don't have the sex change, they never work out.
      (Jack turns around and storms out.)

    • Karen: Oh Grace, I am your assistant. Now I may not be a whiz at the...
      Grace: Computer.
      Karen: Or know how to work the...
      Grace: Fax.
      Karen: But honey, I do know how to get where I need to be, now hand me the...
      Grace: Phone.
      Karen: Oh honey, I would have gotten that one!

    • Jack: I don't like Grace.
      Will: What are you talking about? You like Grace!
      Jack: I'm sort of not into her right now.
      Will: Sort of not into her? She's a person, not tandoori chicken.

    • Grace: Ok. I don't think Jack likes me.
      Will: Ohh! What are you talking about? Jack loves you.
      Grace: No. Jack loves you. I came along with the deal. See, you're the hamburger, and I'm that little cup of coleslaw. You don't order it, but, pfft, there it is on the plate.

    • Karen: Skate faster! We have reservations!

    • Vender: Popcorn?
      Will: Yes popcorn. I've been calling you for like an hour!
      Vender: Oh so you were the one! I thought it was the 49,000 other people that are in here.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Although credited, Gary Grubbs (Harlin Polk) does not appear in this episode. This is the last episode to have Gary Grubbs listed as a major cast member, despite being in less than half the season's episodes.