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Will & Grace: Acting Out

Will and Jack appear on "Today" to protest NBC for yanking a gay kiss from a sitcom episode. Meanwhile, Grace seeks Karen's advice on dumping a weirdo beau.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x14
Production Number: 63413
Airdate: Tuesday February 22nd, 2000

Guest Stars
Amy CrofootAmy Crofoot
As Receptionist
Corey Parker (1)Corey Parker (1)
As Josh
Jo Marie PaytonJo Marie Payton
As Mrs. Freeman
Mary Pat GleasonMary Pat Gleason
As Sally
Al RokerAl Roker
As Himself
Jeff BlumenkrantzJeff Blumenkrantz
As Craig Fissay
Episode Notes
By technical standards, the kiss between Eric and Sean is the first man/man kiss shown on Network television.

This show was in reference to something ABC did on a short-lived drama back in 1991. If anyone knows what it is, email us!

This is the first episode that features outdoor scenes filmed on the streets of New York City.

Sean Hayes selected this episode and "Homo for the Holidays" as his tapes for Emmy consideration this season. Hayes won.

Will mentions Woody Harrelson in this episode. Woody Harrelson will next season have a recurring role as Nathan, Grace's boyfriend. is an actual web site created by the producers. (The link now points to's Will & Grace page, but it used to be special site created by "Jack".)

Episode Quotes
Grace: I have just gotten off of a string of really bad boyfriends. Adam--whose closest thing to a compliment was, "If you lost a little weight in the ass, you'd look pretty good." Alex--who thought things could be improved by bringing another woman into the relationship. Stoner Jeff--Who loved his bong more than me. I mean, Josh is the first guy in a long time that treats me like ... a goddess.

Jack: I expected a kiss. I've been preparing for the kiss. I was on a juice fast for 72 hours so I'd look good for the kiss. This is a crime against humanity.
Will: Jack, two guys didn't kiss on a sitcom. I don't think that warrants reconvening the Nuremberg jury.
Jack: You know what, don't throw your knowledge of current events at me.

Jack: (Waiting for gay kiss on TV show) He's moving in. It's gonna happen. Oh, my god. Do you understand, this is bigger than the Moon landing?
Will: One giant step for man on mankind.

Episode Goofs
When Will is talking to Jack outside of NBC, you can see the hired security they used to film on the street.

When Jack is first talking to Sally (the crazy women at NBC) she is wearing a red hat with a brim. Later on when Will comes to the office she is wearing a dark purple turban type thing. This is caused because the syndicated version cut out the Johnny Carson bit.

Cultural References
Grace: Hey, valley of the dolls!

A funny reference to the movie and the novel Valley of the Dolls.

Jack: I know, I'll talk to Al Roker!

Jack and Will appear on fellow NBC program The Today Show.

Sally: Mmm... Siss-boom-bah. What do you hear when Scrooge passes a stone?

A quick and funny reference to Johnny Carson.

Will: I don't think that warrants reconvening the Nuremberg jury.

The Nuremberg Jury oversaw the conviction of some of the greatest war crimes in world history. Want to know more, visit your local library!

Jack: (On the phone) Hi, I'd like to speak to the President of NBC, please. It's Julianna Margulies.

Julianna Margulies is known for her work on NBC's ER.

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