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Will & Grace: My Uncle The Car

Will chides Grace for owning an old car "with no A/C and 'old-man stink'," so she lets him sell it. But when she decides she wants the lemon back for sentimental reasons, it proves difficult to retrieve from the quirky buyer, Sister Louise. Meanwhile, a cryptic postcard from his mother convinces Jack that he's half black. And when a fellow trophy spouse tries to steal Rosario, pool shark Karen challenges him to a game--with her trusty maid as the stakes.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x15
Production Number: 63814
Airdate: Thursday February 15th, 2001

Director: James Burrows
Writer: Kari Lizer

Guest Stars
Leslie JordanLeslie Jordan
As Beverley Leslie
Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
As Sister Louise
Episode Notes
A few catholic groups protested this episode, due to the fact that openly gay star Ellen DeGeneres was playing a nun. Producers declined to respond, saying "it would only add fuel to a pointless fire."

This episode marks the first appearance of Beverley Leslie in the series.

Episode Quotes
Rosario: Miss Karen...
Karen: Rosie! Are you back?
Rosario: I'm back.
Karen: Where the hell are my slippers
Rosario: Have you looked up your ass, you drunken fool?

Sister Louise: My family sent me to a convent when I was three. Actually, they told me I was going to the zoo. I was all excited. They got me dressed up, gave me a lollipop, I ended up here. All I wanted to do was see the penguins. Ironic, isn't it? What's sex with a man like?

Jack: I think there's something wrong with your car.
Grace: What are you talking about? It's purring like a kitten.
Karen: Yeah. A kitten who smokes 10 packs a day.
Will: God, this is like a Cheech and Chong movie.

Episode Goofs
Do you really think Grace's Uncle would have left a big enough gap on the tape for Grace to say something? Even bigger question, how did he know when to leave the tape in the car? Did he know he would die the next day?

Grace says "Well, what if we did use it? Huh?" Wait a sec, doesn't Will drive a car? Doesn't will OWN a car? We've seen it in previous episodes. Are we to assume Will rents the same type of car every time they go out of state?

Is there a reason why Will's phone (which has been attached to the kitchen wall the entire series) has been moved down to the counter top?

Cultural References
Karen: Aah! Get off me, Tattoo. Aah! Get off of me!

A funny reference to the character Tattoo on the show Fantasy Island.

Will: Look, it's Notorious F.A.G.

A quick and funny parody of the nickname for the rapper Biggie Smalls.

Will: God, this is like a Cheech and Chong movie.

The specific movie Will is referring to is Cheech And Chong's Up In Smoke.

Jack: Excuse me! Girl, interrupted!

Quick reference to the film Girl, Interrupted.

Will: Here's the story, of a lovely lady. Grace: That's me!

A funny reference to the opening theme of The Brady Bunch.

Episode Title: My Uncle The Car.

The episode title is a funny parody of the campy 60's show My Mother The Car.

Karen: Shut up, lucky charms!

Again, because of his small size, Karen compares Beverley Leslie to Lucky the Leprechaun who sings "they're magically delicious!" in the Lucky Charms cereals commercial.

Karen: Now back off, you Keebler elf.

Karen compares Beverley Leslie to a Keebler elf, because of his small stature.

Karen: It's more... I've grown accustomed to her face.

Karen talks about Rosario, and she recites the opening lyrics of the Perry Como song "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face.

Grace: I mean, what do you need with a car anyway? Can't you fly?

Grace refers to Sally Field's character Sister Bertrille in the TV Show The Flying Nun.

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