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Will & Grace: Past & Presents

Will has a fearsome flashback when a former classmate who once tormented him as a kid now joins his law firm as a fellow attorney -- and resumes his evil childhood harassment. Meanwhile, Grace feels shamed when she gives Nathan a birthday gift that is dwarfed by one from Karen.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x2
Production Number: 64405
Airdate: Thursday October 04th, 2001

Guest Stars
Woody HarrelsonWoody Harrelson
As Nathan
Woody HarrelsonWoody Harrelson
As Nathan
Adam GoldbergAdam Goldberg
As Kevin Wolchek
Adam GoldbergAdam Goldberg
As Kevin Wolchek
Walter AddisonWalter Addison
As D.T. Peterson
Episode Notes
To facilitate a joke, Will's office door has a new "William Truman" placard, which only appears in this episode.

Episode Quotes
Jack: Then why don't you do something about it? Fight back! Put on your pink boxing gloves and start crying!
Will: I'm not a fighter, okay? I-I-I bruise like a summer fruit.
Jack: Well if you're not going to do it for yourself, then do it for me. And Will, do it for every loser geek weakling homo ethnic fatty smarty sittin' alone under the jungle-gym petrified that they're gonna get beat up for being different.
Will: You're right, why am I putting up with this? I'm not a boy, I'm a man!
Jack: Atta boy!

Karen: Honey, you're a little close.
Grace: I'm going to kick your ass.
Karen: Well, why, honey? What did I do? (Karen steps back.)
Grace: You trumped my gift... The first gift... The gift he'll always remember. And because of that, (Grace steps forward0 I'm going to kick your ass.
Karen: Honey, you're scaring me a little bit. (Karen steps back)
Grace: I'm a little scared, too, Karen, 'cause I have never been so overwhelmed with the desire, (Grace steps forward) to kick your ass.
(Small pause, Karen points)
Karen: Look, honey, it's an attractive gay man!
(Grace turns and Karne runs away.)

Episode Goofs
Response: If you notice, Karen says "Good morning" often regardless of the time of day. Usually it means SHE just woke up from one of her drunken moments.

When Karen walks into the office with her bodyguard, she says "Good Morning", and when Nathan drops by during the same scene he asks Grace if she's ready to go to dinner.

Cultural References
Kevin: Do you actually have your dukes up?
Will: Oh, yeah. Let me tell you something, these dukes, are your hazard.

A reference to the TV show Dukes of Hazzard

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