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Will & Grace: Fred Astaire & Ginger Chicken

Smitten with his new boyfriend Vince, Will puts his relationship to the test introducing him to the overly critical Grace for her approval. However, when Grace abruptly cuts the introduction short, Will is convinced of her disapproval of Vince and thus begins to question his own feelings. Meanwhile, Karen drops a bombshell on Jack, revealing that after her upcoming wedding their friendship will be forever changed, forcing him to begin casting calls for her replacement.

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x20
Production Number: 06020
Airdate: Thursday April 01st, 2004

Director: James Burrows
Writer: Ain Gordon

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Guest Stars
Bobby CannavaleBobby Cannavale
As Vince D'Angelo
Amy FarringtonAmy Farrington
As Phyllis
Episode Notes
Vince lives in Brooklyn two blocks from Grace and Leo, on Henry St.

Phyllis (A/K/A Dickie Angenson) dresses and wears her hair in classic Karen style.

The other woman waiting to audition for Jack is series writer/producer Tracy Poust.

Episode Quotes
Will: Grace is fragile, okay. She needs encouragement, and, and, and lies.

Karen: (To Will) I saw you and your new boyfriend last night at the theater. Yeah, between the Jews on stage and the homos in the audience it was like paying a hundred bucks to hang out here.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Fred Astaire and Ginger Chicken.

This is an obvious reference to the dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

Jack: You're fired.

This is a reference to Donald Trump's trademark line on "The Apprentice." Jack even does the classic Trump hand movement as he says this.

Jack: America has narrowed it down to three finalists. Meanwhile, my insults to the contestants have earned me quite a following.

This is a reference to the FOX reality show "American Idol." The insults part is a reference to Simon Cowell, the show's "mean judge."

Episode References
In this episode Jack teaches Karen dirty dancing -- similar to what she taught him in "Between a Rock and Harlin's Place".

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