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Will & Grace: It's A Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World

When Grace convinces Karen to accompany her to her father Martin's birthday bash, the situation turns awkward when it is just the three of them. Struggling to gain the attention of her seemingly aloof father, Grace tags along with him to the golf range in hopes of scoring some quality bonding time. Meanwhile, Karen keeps herself entertained with Martin's buddy, Burt Wolfe. Excited about the date that Jack has arranged for him, Will discovers the true meaning of the phrase "blind date."

Episode Info  

Episode number: 7x21
Production Number: 07021
Airdate: Thursday May 05th, 2005

Director: James Burrows
Writer: Jordana Arkin

Guest Stars
John DuceyJohn Ducey
As Jamie
John DuceyJohn Ducey
As Jamie
Debbie ReynoldsDebbie Reynolds
As Bobbi Adler
Lee MajorsLee Majors
As Burt Wolfe
Mary OstrowMary Ostrow
As Woman
Mary OstrowMary Ostrow
As Woman
Alan ArkinAlan Arkin
As Martin "Marty" Adler
Episode Notes
Originally scheduled to air April 28, 2005. It was bumped earlier in the day by NBC to air a primetime press conference by President Bush that aired at 8pm ET.

This is the first appearance of Grace's father, Martin Adler.

James Burrows received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for his work on this episode.

Episode Quotes
Will: Hi. I'm Will. You must be my blind date.
Desmond: Hi, I'm Desmond. You must be my sighted date.
Will: Oh, so you're actually--
Desmond: Oh, I hope you're not going to say wearing the same outfit as you.

Martin: So how's work? They--they like you there?
Grace: Uh, Dad, it's just me and Karen.
Martin: Ah.
Karen: And the answer is no.

Cultural References
Jack: In my mind, I've cast him as Judd Hirsch. America's favorite cranky Jew.

A reference to actor Judd Hirsch, and the character he was playing at the time of the show "Numb3rs."

Jack: Besides... I've been busy developing my new show at Out TV. It's very hush-hush, very secret, very Wisteria Lane.

A quick reference to the street name made famous on the show "Desperate Housewives."

Episode Title: It's A Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World.

The title is a parody of the star-filled 60's film "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World."

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