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Will & Grace: I Never Promised You An Olive Garden

Friends Rob and Ellen are feeling neglected when Will and Grace begin hanging around with a hipper, younger couple: rock 'n' roll photographer Kai and art-gallery manager Naomi. Meanwhile, Jack and Karen help each other through a parent-teacher conference for her step-kids.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x9
Production Number: 63403
Airdate: Tuesday December 14th, 1999

  • Currently 5.5/10
5.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Amy Crofoot
As Secretary
Leigh-Allyn Baker
As Ellen
Tom Gallop
As Rob
Julius Ritter
As Boy #2 (Curtis)
Penn Badgley
As Boy #1 (Todd)
Episode Notes
This episode was pre-empted by Major League Baseball on 10/19/99 and rescheduled for 12/14/99.

Episode Quotes
Grace: (Talking about Naomi and Kai's partying) This whole week has been wild.
Will: I know. They're crazy.
Grace: They're fantastic.
Will: I hate them.
Grace: Me too.

Karen: You call me down to this godforsaken place, to tell me my kids made the honor roll?! Honey, my time is precious! Call me when one of them gives birth at the prom!

Episode Goofs
Despite Will moving constantly as he moves, his blanket keeps changing positions on every camera angle.

In this episode, the way the scenes are arranged make it seem like it's a little out of order. First, Will and Grace are running around trying to keep Naomi and Kai a secret from Rob and Ellen. Then, it cuts to Karen and Jack at the school where Karen enters the principal's office and Jack meets John. Next, we see Will and Grace with morning hangovers. Then, Jack and John are still talking as Karen is about done with her meeting. This would technically mean that Jack, Karen, and John would have spent the night at the school, which couldn't possibly be true.

Cultural References
Episode Title: I Never Promised You An Olive Garden.

The title of the show comes from a book, a film, and a song. So we're going to go with the most famous, which is the Lynn Anderson song "I Never Promised You A Rose Garden."

Will: Holy hangover, Batgirl.

A parody of the famous line spoken by Burt Ward as Robin on Batman.

Warning: Will & Grace season 2 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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