Will & Grace

Season 5 Episode 16

Women & Children First

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Feb 13, 2003 on NBC
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Women & Children First
Jack rehires his childhood babysitter, much to Will's chagrin. Meanwhile, at a girls' night in, Grace faces an identity crisis as a wife, and everyone's advice, except for Karen's.

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  • One of my favorites.

    Although they really did go overboard with their guest stars, Demi Moore in this really was absolutely pitch-perfect. She was hilarious in a hilarious episode. Her and Sean play off each other really well, and Erick McCormick was on top of his game in this one.

    And I really loved Grace story line in this episode as well. It was nice to see her with the girls and there were some great lines given to Karen. (I loved the party mix bit. Good stuff.) It was nice to reveal Karen's desire to gain Grace's approval.

    Good solid writing and acting all around in this one.moreless
Eric McCormack

Eric McCormack

Will Truman

Debra Messing

Debra Messing

Grace Adler

Megan Mullally

Megan Mullally

Karen Walker

Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes

Jack McFarland

Shelley Morrison

Shelley Morrison

Rosario Salazar (Season 3 - 7 Recurring)

Rosanna Arquette

Rosanna Arquette


Guest Star

Demi Moore

Demi Moore

Sissy Palmer-Ginsburg

Special Guest Star

Leigh-Allyn Baker

Leigh-Allyn Baker


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Grace: Karen, what's wrong? You've hardly touched your muffin.
      Karen: Oh honey, since Stan and I split up, I've done nothing but touch my muffin.

    • Karen: Fine. I'm leaving. And I'm taking my party mix with me, you people don't deserve three thousand dollars worth of snacks.

    • Jack: Where were you last night? We were supposed to go to the movies last night! I was looking forward to seeing Vin Diesel, I hear he has a new facial expression in it.

    • Rosario: Yeah, dress slutty and shut up. That's my motto.

    • (talking about their husbands)
      Julie: What does yours do?
      Ellen: Cleans his ears with his car keys. And he's an accountant. Yeah, I led with the interesting one.

    • (phone rings)
      Grace: That's Leo. This is the time he calls to say he loves me.
      Julie: My husband calls at the same time every day too. Maybe one of these days I'll pick up.

    • Ellen: Ever since we had our second baby, I've been wanting to take a fork and just stab Rob in the balls with it. But I'm not about to bother him with that at the office.

    • Will: What does she do? Feed you, change you, pat you on the back to burp you?
      Jack: Only when Mr. Gas Bubble's shy.

    • Rosario: Sorry I'm late. Did I miss girls' night?
      Karen: Honey, you missed "girls'" night by about a hundred years.
      Rosario: Shut your hole you drunken doughnut.

    • Will: Wait ..... You two set me up?
      Jack: Mm-hmm. And it was easy. You're a whore for a s'more.

    • Karen: Oh, my mood stabilizer party mix. Uppers, downers, and candy corn. And don't tell my doctor, he's trying to get me off sugar.

    • (It's Girls' Night and Grace is introducing Ellen and Karen to Julie)
      Karen: Okay, bitches, let's get this lady love-in started. Who's up first?

    • Grace: (about Karen) The woman once had a heated debate with a can of cashews. And somehow, they SWAYED her.

    • Karen: Oh, come on, honey. Look at all the wonderful people you attract. Pregnant Ellie with her third baby. Juicy Julie with her jolly jugs. My maid... and me. Because you're sweet. You're kind. You buy clothes from a store that probably wouldn't be able to sell them. You're Grace Adler.
      Grace: (starting to cry) Oh my god. You know my name!

    • Karen: Here honey, have some party mix, it'll mark you feel better... or worse. That's what I love about party mix, you never know.

    • Jack: Wow, that is so marmadu.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Upon its original airing, this was a 45-minute "super size" episode that began at 9:15 p.m. E.S.T. Some scenes are cut in the syndicated version of the episode.