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Will & Grace: Crouching Father, Hidden Husband

Jack is puffed up with paternal pride as he escorts his son Elliot to a junior high school dance but not before he coerces Grace into posing as Elliot's date -- which only revives her own tortured memories of rejection from school dances many years before. Elsewhere, Karen has great fun at her lawyer Will's expense when she continues to capriciously summon him for bogus "emergencies" -- that is, until she really needs him.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x3
Production Number: 64402
Airdate: Thursday October 11th, 2001

Director: James Burrows
Writer: Adam Barr

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Guest Stars
Kari Lizer
As Connie
Landry Allbright
As Nancy
Michael Angarano
As Elliot
Hep Jamieson
As Agent Korn
James Healy, Jr.
As Agent Pembleton
Lauren Schaffel
As Girl #1
Sydney Berry
As Girl #2
Victor Brandt
As Agent Korn
Episode Notes
After 11 months of investigation, Stanley Walker is arrested for tax evasion.

The hallway between Will and Jack's apartments is now a hardwood floor instead of carpet.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
'N SyncPopJack performs at the dance

Episode Quotes
Will: Let me try to explain this in terms you'll understand. I'm tequila. (Will picks up some bottles)
Karen: Oh, I'm liking this story better already!
Will: These are my friends gin, vodka, and scotch. (Scottish accent) Hello, Karen!
Karen: Hiya, kids.
Will: Now. You got an emergency. You want a bloody mary. You've poured yourself a thimble of tomato juice. Who you gonna call? Me? Tequila?
Karen: What is this crazy talk? I want my vodka!
Will: Exactly. So from now on, you only call tequila when you have a legal problem.
Karen: Ok, I get it now. You're comin' in loud and queer!

Grace: This is so unfair. I feel like I'm being banished.
Jack: That's because you are being banished. Now, you will sit here on the freak bench with the other weirdos. (Sees other girls on the bench) No offense, girls. Today's weirdos are tomorrow's daytime talk show hosts and sensitive singer-songwriters.

Grace: It's always about me!

Cultural References
Episode Title: Crouching Father, Hidden Husband.

Refers to the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which is an Academy Award Winning Movie starring Zhang Ziyi and Chow Yun-Fat.

Warning: Will & Grace season 4 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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