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Will & Grace: Husbands & Trophy Wives

Will and Jack can't wait to arrive at the house of two old friends who are known for their wild parties but they discover that the former party animals are now sedately raising an adopted baby girl and Will shocks Jack when he volunteers to test his shaky parenting skills by babysitting her for them. Elsewhere at a snooty yacht club, Grace believes that Karen is jealous of her romantic relationship with Ben but then later regrets taunting her.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x3
Production Number: 63804
Airdate: Thursday October 19th, 2000

Director: James Burrows
Writer: Kari Lizer

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Guest Stars
Gregory Hines
As Ben Doucette
Jerry Levine
As Joe
Tim Bagley
As Larry
Richard Livingston
As Bartender
Episode Notes
This is the first appearance of Joe and larry, who were written in as a joke couple, but quickly became recurring characters in seasons to come.

This was the second of two episodes that aired on October 19th, 2000.

Episode Quotes
Karen: Are you hitting on me?
Grace: Wh-- What? No! Where do you g--
Karen: You are! Oh, my god. You're a big lez.
Grace: Karen--
Karen: You know, people have always said you were, but I said, "No. That's just the way she walks."

Episode Goofs
Look hard at the baby when Will i holding it. It's a fake. There is an outtake on the Season 3 DVD where you can really see it.

Karen's drink vanishes between takes with Grace. This is because they forgot a line and had to add it back in.

Cultural References
Jack: Hey, sister, go, sister, soul sister, soul sister.

A funny reference to the LaBelle hit "Lady Marmalade."

Rosario: She's plagued by feelings of insecurity, wondering if she's still attractive to men. I'm hooked on "The View."

The View was a midday talkshow that was aimed at women of all ages.

Episode Title: Husbands And Trophy Wives

The episode gets its title from the 1992 film Husbands And Wives.

Warning: Will & Grace season 3 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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