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Will & Grace: Key Party

It's Will's birthday and everyone is in the mood for a happy birthday celebration, although Will is a bit hesitant because he has never had a happy birthday. Now that he is in a good relationship with his new boyfriend Vince, Will decides to give his birthday a chance. Grace runs into Vince shopping and notices that he has bought Will a key chain -- in the hopes of giving Will the key to his heart or apartment, and she tells him that Will would hate the gesture. Meanwhile, Karen is depressed because Will's birthday coincides with her late husband Stan's birthday.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 7x5
Production Number: 07005
Airdate: Thursday October 14th, 2004

Director: James Burrows
Writer: Sonja Warfield

Guest Stars
Bobby CannavaleBobby Cannavale
As Vince D'Angelo
Jerry LevineJerry Levine
As Joe
Tim BagleyTim Bagley
As Larry
Kevin BriefKevin Brief
As Ralph
Episode Notes
This episode marks Will's 37th birthday, which for those of you counting would mean he was born in 1967.

After 7 years, we discover that Stanley Walker's birthday is apparently the same day as Will's.

Episode Quotes
Will: Now I don't want the key because Grace had to talk you into it.
Vince: That's because she talked me out of it first.
Will: Wait a minute, she talked you out of it?
Vince: Yeah.
Will: She said Ralph talked you out of it.
Vince: Why does she do that?
Will: Yeah, why does she do anything?
Grace:i (Whispering) Because she's crazy.

Will: I would like to say something. This is the worst birthday I ever had. I had to throw myself a party, I didn't get the key I wanted and now, instead of toasting me, you toast my fat, dead client. Whoopty freakin' doo!

Episode Goofs
The final segment of the show was obviously taken from somewhere in the middle. We know because Karen and the others are still around.

Does anyone else find it odd that after 7 years, we only just find out Stanley had the same birthday as Will? What happened to all the major birthday parties?

In the Season 1 episode "Yours, Mine Or Ours", Will says he's a Scorpio, but in this episode Jack says that Will and Stan are Libras.

Cultural References
Rosario: When you get caught between the moon and New York City...

A funny reference to the Christopher Cross song "Best That You Can Do." The theme to the film Arthur.

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