Will & Grace

Season 1 Episode 19

Will Works Out

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Apr 22, 1999 on NBC
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Will invites Jack to his gym on a "buddy pass," but when he expresses his embarrassment to Grace over his buddy's gay behavior, Jack overhears the comments and looks to set him straight about prejudice. Meanwhile, Grace continues to lend her ear when Karen's marriage hits rocky ground and she and Karen share an evening of girl talk.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • It's revealed that Grace lost her virginity to a guy named Ira, while Karen lost it with a politician named Mr. Tyler.

    • At the beginning of the episode, Grace is wearing a HWY 420 shirt. HWY 420 is a movement of Canadians and Americans joining together to demonstrate support for ending the expensive and destructive policy of cannabis prohibition.

    • This is the first time the word f-a-g is used in the series.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Grace: What you said about Jack was pretty harsh. What do you say about me behind my back?
      Will: That you should never wear capri pants!

    • (Jack is acting "straight" at Will's Gym)
      Jack: (to a woman patron) Nice Rack.
      Woman: You're an idiot.
      Jack: Thanks!

    • Karen: (talking to Stan on the phone) You were looking at her! Or maybe you were looking at, I don't know, a lamp, and her ASS just got in the way!!!!

    • Karen: God, I am so sick of Stan.
      Grace: Karen, maybe you should talk to your shrink about this.
      Karen: My shrink? Honey, I only go to him for refills.

    • Jack: I come from a very fat family. We store more fat than otters.

    • Grace: Did you know that you're wearing my clothes?
      Karen: Yeah honey, and you're wearing mine.
      Grace: AAHH!! I am!! When did that happen?!
      Karen: Well uh..you wanna try on my sweater and I wanted to see what synthethc fabric felt like and...bipity bopity boob..we're on each other's clothes!

    • Jack: (to Will) I'd rather be a fag than afraid.

    • Will: Now, now-- listen. Swishburger, this is not like your old gym. Look around. No men in Flashdance collars. And behold...women!
      Jack:There were women at my old gym.
      Will: Not on their birth certificate.

    • Jack: Ohh. Look at this. (Jack pulls up his shirt revealinghis stomach)
      Grace: Aah!
      Will: Jack, warn people before you do that.
      Grace: Oh, god, that reminds me, Will. We're out of ricotta cheese.
      Jack: I haven't worked out in 2 days. I'm fat. Je suis fatty gay. I got busted at the gym.
      Will: For what-- feeling something other than the burn?

    • Grace: Oh. Oh, right. The drool. So Ira... Is floppin' on top of me like a horny trout... And then all of a sudden he lets out this scream that sounds something like, "Ga-ga-gah!" "Gah! Gah." And pffft! It's over. And that's how I lost my virginity.

    • Will: How do you know the Jock Block?
      Grace: (In a Swedish accent) Oh, Geez, I overheard it at the salon. Those gay fellows are a real hoot.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Karen: Talk? And how would that...go?
      Grace: Well, Nell...

      This is a reference to the Jodie Foster movie Nell, who played an isolated woman that never learned to speak.

    • Jack: Well, listen, Will, I am what I am.
      Will: And that makes you what, the Gay Popeye?

      The is a reference to the animated character Popeye, who ended every cartoon by singing, "I am what I am and that's all that I am, I'm Popeye the sailor man."

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