History Series / WillAndGrace

4th Jan '16 2:49:17 PM nombretomado
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* WholePlotReference: The episode that parodied ''TheSoundOfMusic''.
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* WholePlotReference: The episode that parodied ''TheSoundOfMusic''.''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic''.
30th Oct '15 4:14:29 AM annette12
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[[caption-width-right:254: From left to right: Jack, Karen, Will and Grace]]
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[[caption-width-right:254: From left to right: Jack, Karen, Will [[CampGay Jack]], [[RichBitch Karen]], [[GayBestFriend Will]] and Grace]] [[FieryRedhead Grace]]]]
28th Sep '15 10:48:00 PM Eagal
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* CarryingACake
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* ClothingSwitch
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* ConfessionDeferred * ConflictingLoyalties
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-->'''Grace:''' Roll one - my ''luggage!''\\ [[FridgeLogic I'll just let that sink in for a moment...]]
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-->'''Grace:''' Roll one - my ''luggage!''\\ [[FridgeLogic I'll just let that sink in for a moment...]]''luggage!''

* DidYouJustHaveSex * DistantFinale
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* DidYouJustHaveSex * DidYouJustHaveSex: Karen is able to tell at a glance whether Grace has had sex recently. %%* DistantFinale

* EstablishingShot
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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Will is melancholic, Grace is phlegmatic, Jack is sanguine, and Karen is choleric.
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* %%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Will is melancholic, Grace is phlegmatic, Jack is sanguine, and Karen is choleric.

* {{Garfunkel}}
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* GymBunny
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* HaveIMentionedIAmGay
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* IMissMom
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* IncompatibleOrientation
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* NeverHeardThatOneBefore * [[NoBisexuals No Male Bisexuals]] ** In spades. Will at one point says "Pansexual? Isn't that just a rest stop on the highway to homo?", echoing the familiar 'gay, straight or lying' line often heard in the gay community. In the first season, Will and Grace are both attracted to a new tenant in their apartment building, who seems to be potentially interested in them both. They argue over whether he's straight or gay; the possibility of his being bi is never raised. In the second season, the produce guy gives Grace his number, and everyone assumes that this means he never sleeps with guys. *** The episode with the pansexual quote is one of the few aversions, since in it Karen's new chef (played by Stuart Townsend) has trysts with both her and Will, as well as a few other men and women. ** Grace very briefly alludes to have another bisexual friend, but she's just trying to one-up Will in the TwoferTokenMinority department. ** And Karen, of course, certainly seems to be bisexual, as she has referred to relationships with both men and women many times, but it's never called by name (see BiTheWay) *** It is called by name once: season 5 episode 21. ** The (female) photographer Will and Grace go to in season four seems to be bisexual, and even Grace mentions having dated "that one masculine-looking girl." Diane and the roommate Karen gets at one point both seem to be willing to make out with Karen, though nothing actually happens. So yeah, it might be more accurate to say "No Male Bisexuals". TruthInTelevision up to a point, since more women than men identify as bisexual, but still. *** This is right on the money. Female bisexuality is heavily implied with Karen and even Grace at times. The episode that had the two lesbian real estate developers head-to-head with Will and Grace one of the lesbians gets the hots for Will and they try and exploit that to their advantage in the real estate negotiations. So the writers clearly acknowledge female sexuality as being very fluid. Men however, MUST be either straight, gay, or on-the-road to eventually being gay. ** In episode 2 of season 6, when Jack finds out that [[spoiler: Leo's ex-girlfriend Diane is also the only woman Will has ever slept with]], he says, "So in a way, you and Will have slept together. So technically, you're bi." and calls him "Swings-Both-Ways Leo". ** There are a couple of 'I'd go gay/straight for' moments: Will saying that if he had to sleep with a woman it'd be Hilary Swank, Grace saying that even she is attracted to a particular very attractive woman. *** And then there was the Thanksgiving episode where Will said that everybody, whether they were man, woman, gay, straight, has the hots for Angelina Jolie.
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* %%* NeverHeardThatOneBefore * [[NoBisexuals No Male Bisexuals]] ** In spades. NoBisexuals: Though there are a number of bisexual characters that make appearances throughout the show, this trope is brought in dialogue a few times. Will at one point says "Pansexual? Isn't that just a rest stop on the highway to homo?", echoing the familiar 'gay, straight or lying' line often heard in the gay community.homo?". In the first season, Will and Grace are both attracted to a new tenant in their apartment building, who seems to be potentially interested in them both. They argue over whether he's straight or gay; the possibility of his being bi is never raised. In the second season, the produce guy gives Grace his number, and everyone assumes that this means he never sleeps with guys. \n*** The episode with the pansexual quote is one of the few aversions, since in it Karen's new chef (played by Stuart Townsend) has trysts with both her and Will, as well as a few other men and women.\n** Grace very briefly alludes to have another bisexual friend, but she's just trying to one-up Will in the TwoferTokenMinority department.\n** And Karen, of course, certainly seems to be bisexual, as she has referred to relationships with both men and women many times, but it's never called by name (see BiTheWay)\n*** It is called by name once: season 5 episode 21.\n** The (female) photographer Will and Grace go to in season four seems to be bisexual, and even Grace mentions having dated "that one masculine-looking girl." Diane and the roommate Karen gets at one point both seem to be willing to make out with Karen, though nothing actually happens. So yeah, it might be more accurate to say "No Male Bisexuals". TruthInTelevision up to a point, since more women than men identify as bisexual, but still.\n*** This is right on the money. Female bisexuality is heavily implied with Karen and even Grace at times. The episode that had the two lesbian real estate developers head-to-head with Will and Grace one of the lesbians gets the hots for Will and they try and exploit that to their advantage in the real estate negotiations. So the writers clearly acknowledge female sexuality as being very fluid. Men however, MUST be either straight, gay, or on-the-road to eventually being gay.\n** In episode 2 of season 6, when Jack finds out that [[spoiler: Leo's ex-girlfriend Diane is also the only woman Will has ever slept with]], he says, "So in a way, you and Will have slept together. So technically, you're bi." and calls him "Swings-Both-Ways Leo".\n** There are a couple of 'I'd go gay/straight for' moments: Will saying that if he had to sleep with a woman it'd be Hilary Swank, Grace saying that even she is attracted to a particular very attractive woman.\n*** And then there was the Thanksgiving episode where Will said that everybody, whether they were man, woman, gay, straight, has the hots for Angelina Jolie.

* OverAndUnderTheTop
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* OverAndUnderTheTopRealityIsUnrealistic: Creator/JohnBarrowman, a gay man, tried out for Will. Producers thought he ''wasn't gay enough''. Which explains why StraightGay failed. ** Which may indicate that only Will himself is supposed to see him as such whereas he's obviously gay to everyone else, except for Grace at first. ** At the beginning of the series, Will was pretty much a 'regular guy' except that he hated sports. We heard about how as a kid he wanted a fire engine, was envious that his brother got the better bike, and wanted a cowboy cake (though that was at least partly because he was attracted to cowboys). Then we started hearing more and more about his 'effeminate' childhood tastes and current habits. ** Matt, one of Will's boyfriends, fits this trope: he's an athletic sportscaster. He also goes back in the closet because he's on TV now. ** Barry. He watches football and Will gets exasperated at him for not recognizing divas and for using a baseball metaphor.

* RoomShuffle
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* SassySecretary: Karen * SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp
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* SassySecretary: Karen * Karen is this to Grace, though she never actually does any work, not does Grace really expect her to. %%* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp

* SettledForGay: [[spoiler: almost.]]
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* SettledForGay: [[spoiler: almost.]]%%* SettledForGay

** RealityIsUnrealistic: Creator/JohnBarrowman, a gay man, tried out for Will. Producers thought he ''wasn't gay enough''. Which explains why StraightGay failed. *** Which may indicate that only Will himself is supposed to see him as such whereas he's obviously gay to everyone else, except for Grace at first. ** At the beginning of the series, Will was pretty much a 'regular guy' except that he hated sports. We heard about how as a kid he wanted a fire engine, was envious that his brother got the better bike, and wanted a cowboy cake (though that was at least partly because he was attracted to cowboys). Then we started hearing more and more about his 'effeminate' childhood tastes and current habits. ** Matt, one of Will's boyfriends, fits this trope: he's an athletic sportscaster. He also goes back in the closet because he's on TV now. ** Barry. He watches football and Will gets exasperated at him for not recognising divas and for using a baseball metaphor. * StudioAudience
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** RealityIsUnrealistic: Creator/JohnBarrowman, a gay man, tried out for Will. Producers thought he ''wasn't gay enough''. Which explains why StraightGay failed. *** Which may indicate that only Will himself is supposed to see him as such whereas he's obviously gay to everyone else, except for Grace at first. ** At the beginning of the series, Will was pretty much a 'regular guy' except that he hated sports. We heard about how as a kid he wanted a fire engine, was envious that his brother got the better bike, and wanted a cowboy cake (though that was at least partly because he was attracted to cowboys). Then we started hearing more and more about his 'effeminate' childhood tastes and current habits. ** Matt, one of Will's boyfriends, fits this trope: he's an athletic sportscaster. He also goes back in the closet because he's on TV now. ** Barry. He watches football and Will gets exasperated at him for not recognising divas and for using a baseball metaphor. * %%* StudioAudience

* TokenLesbian
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* TrialBalloonQuestion
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* WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame
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28th Sep '15 10:38:55 PM Eagal
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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents
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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParentsAmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Grace's parents mainly, but Will's sometimes as well.

* AtTheOperaTonight * AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther
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* AtTheOperaTonight AtTheOperaTonight: Karen takes Grace to the opera several times throughout the series. * AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOtherAwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Will, Grace, Jack and Karen snark at eachother a lot, but they're all very good friends in the end.

* CallingTheOldManOut
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* LiveEpisode * MaamShock
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* MeddlingParents * MinorFlawMajorBreakup * ModernMinstrelsy ** Rosario is this. Yes it's played for satire, but...
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* %%* MeddlingParents * MinorFlawMajorBreakup * ModernMinstrelsy ** Rosario is this. Yes it's played for satire, but...%%* MinorFlawMajorBreakup

* NameAndName
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* NameAndNameNameAndName: The title of the show is Will and Grace.
28th Sep '15 10:10:32 PM Eagal
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Stereotypical or antagonistic though they may be, they're still there, so not an example
* [[HideYourGays Hide Your Lesbians]] Except for references to Karen's bisexuality, and on several episodes that portray lesbians in a rather stereotypical light or as antagonists, the show has no positive, consistent, upstanding lesbian characters.
14th May '15 10:45:58 AM HighCrate
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* AccidentalAdultery: Karen starts up a relationship with another man after her husband Stan supposedly dies. Stan later turns out to have faked his death, but Karen has already divorced her new husband by this time. (In fact, she requests a divorce during the ''wedding reception''.)
18th Apr '15 9:20:07 AM Prfnoff
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A domestic SitCom airing on Creator/{{NBC}} from 19982006, about a gay man, Will Truman (Eric [=McCormack=]), and a straight woman, Grace Adler (Debra Messing), who are best friends and eventually roommates. The show chronicles the changes that their relationship undergoes as Grace dumps her fiancee and Will breaks up with Michael, his long-term boyfriend. They are also joined by Will's [[VitriolicBestBuds "friend"]] Jack [=McFarland=] (Sean Hayes) and Grace's "assistant", the perpetually drunk millionaire Karen Walker (Megan Mullaly).
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A domestic SitCom airing on Creator/{{NBC}} from 19982006, about a gay man, Will Truman (Eric [=McCormack=]), and a straight woman, Grace Adler (Debra Messing), (Creator/DebraMessing), who are best friends and eventually roommates. The show chronicles the changes that their relationship undergoes as Grace dumps her fiancee and Will breaks up with Michael, his long-term boyfriend. They are also joined by Will's [[VitriolicBestBuds "friend"]] Jack [=McFarland=] (Sean Hayes) and Grace's "assistant", the perpetually drunk millionaire Karen Walker (Megan Mullaly).

* GagBoobs: "Das Boob". an entire episode built around this trope and arguably one of the best of the entire series. Due to error in a newspaper article about Grace appears in the accompanying photograph to have a huge rack. She then hears from a high school crush who wants to see her. The gang are convinced the illusion of her Gi-normous breasts are responsible. Karen convinces her to obtain the "waterbra" which later in the episode fails miserably and hilariously. While on Series/InsideTheActorsStudio Debra Messing stated that this episode was her personal favorite.
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* GagBoobs: "Das Boob". an entire episode built around this trope and arguably one of the best of the entire series. Due to error in a newspaper article about Grace appears in the accompanying photograph to have a huge rack. She then hears from a high school crush who wants to see her. The gang are convinced the illusion of her Gi-normous breasts are responsible. Karen convinces her to obtain the "waterbra" which later in the episode fails miserably and hilariously. While on Series/InsideTheActorsStudio Debra Messing Creator/DebraMessing stated that this episode was her personal favorite.
11th Apr '15 3:21:18 PM tropeminer
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And its also worth noting that '''''Will and Grace''''' is one of the few sitcoms in which all the four main actors won an Emmy, which is remarkable! (The only other two on record are ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' and ''TheGoldenGirls,'' so they're in good company.)
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And its also worth noting that '''''Will and & Grace''''' is one of the few sitcoms in which all the four main actors won an Emmy, which is remarkable! (The only other two on record are ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' and ''TheGoldenGirls,'' so they're in good company.)
11th Apr '15 3:20:35 PM tropeminer
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And its also worth noting that '''''Will and Grace'''' is one of the few sitcoms in which all the four main actors won an Emmy, which is remarkable! (The only other two on record are ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' and ''TheGoldenGirls,'' so they're in good company.)
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And its also worth noting that '''''Will and Grace'''' Grace''''' is one of the few sitcoms in which all the four main actors won an Emmy, which is remarkable! (The only other two on record are ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' and ''TheGoldenGirls,'' so they're in good company.)
11th Apr '15 3:20:16 PM tropeminer
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And its also worth noting that ''Will and Grace'' is one of the few sitcoms in which all the four main actors won an Emmy, which is remarkable! (The only other two on record are ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' and ''TheGoldenGirls,'' so they're in good company.)
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And its also worth noting that ''Will '''''Will and Grace'' Grace'''' is one of the few sitcoms in which all the four main actors won an Emmy, which is remarkable! (The only other two on record are ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' and ''TheGoldenGirls,'' so they're in good company.)
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