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Will & Grace: Von Trapped

The "Sound of Music Sing-Along" has come to town and no one is more excited than Grace. She plans for her and Will to attend the musical in character-like style by dressing up in costumes. However, her presumed-to-be fun night turns into a disaster when she ends up babysitting a group of children and Will accidentally goes to the wrong theater becoming further detained by James, a handsome man he meets. Meanwhile, Karen and Jack try to flee when she gets in trouble with the theater's manager, who blocks off the exits, trapping everyone inside and forcing them to plot their escape.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 8x10
Production Number: 8013
Airdate: Thursday January 05th, 2006

Director: James Burrows
Writer: Gail Lerner

Guest Stars
Jennie FahnJennie Fahn
As Mom #1
Taye DiggsTaye Diggs
As James Hansen
Candy FordCandy Ford
As Mom #2
Gigi GoffGigi Goff
As Gina
Episode Notes
"Will & Grace" makes a mid-season move to 8:00 PM EST/PST.

See Mom #3? That's Julie Fleischer, the show's Script Runner since Season 3.

Episode Quotes
Karen: Ah, that was delicious. You know there's nothing like a balanced breakfast to start your day off right.
Will: What's so balanced about nine uppers and am iced coffee?
Karen: At home I had nine downers and a hot tea.

Announcer: We'll be holding the film until we find the person who threw an object from the balcony.
Karen: I don't care, hold it.
Announcer: If you have any information as to this person's identity or whereabouts, please report to an usher immediately.
Karen: Big deal, what are they going to do?
Announcer: What we're going to do, is call the police and have them arrest the guilty party.
Jack: Oh my God, Karen, we got to get out of here!
Karen: Hold on, hold on. (Out loud) Do you have any leads?
(They pause and listen)
Jack: I guess he went on break.

Will: (On phone) Hello?
Grace: Where are you?
Will: Well, I, I am, I'm on the train.
Grace: Yeah, it doesn't sound like you're on the train.
Will: Well I am! Wooosh, wooosh, woosh, woosh.
Grace: Don't do Fake-Train to me, I taught you Fake-Train!
Will: I taught YOU fake train!
James: That's Fake-Train? Sounded more like Fake-Dishwasher.
Will: When would you ever need Fake-Dishwasher?

Episode Goofs
None of the theaters on 3rd and 9th in Manhattan look anything like the one Will and James meet at. Nevermind the small look of it, there's no bar at any of them.

How did Will get in to the theater without buying a ticket? If he came to see "The Sound Of Music" and asked for it, wouldn't they have told him it wasn't playing there?

When Eric walks on set in the right theater, he walks in from the actual theater section. The main enterance was off to stage left, not stage right.

Cultural References

The majority of this episode is one giant parody of the musical "The Sound Of Music."

James: See all the people walking out going "Eh"?

A quick and funny reference to the reviews given for the film "Memoirs Of A Geisha."

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