History Series / WillAndGrace

7th May '16 3:59:06 PM nombretomado
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And its also worth noting that '''''Will & 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 & 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,'' ''Series/TheGoldenGirls,'' so they're in good company.)
5th May '16 11:53:23 PM Eagal
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Partway through, they started to imply VagueAge with Karen, joking either she made a deal with the devil, or was so perpetually filled with pills and alcohol, she was somehow pickled and therefore immortal. She then would occasionally make a comment that would sound more appropriate coming from a bigoted person from the turn of the ''last'' century. She refused to believe that a woman could be a doctor, and when Rosario once said that she played Maria in a production of ''The Sound of Music,'' Karen said she would have paid six chickens to see that (Rosario's response: "It was an Equity Theater, you racist bitch.") Frequently she comments that she believes than El Salvador (where Rosario is from) is some dusty, barren SouthOfTheBorder LatinLand stereotype.
19th Mar '16 8:47:22 AM Hossmeister
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19th Mar '16 12:04:20 AM nombretomado
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* CelebrityParadox: In one episode Grace says she knows that Will is pouting because she watches ''{{Series/AllyMcBeal}}'' and knows what pouting looks like. She obviously knows what she's talking about, considering before ''Will & Grace'', [=Eric McCormack=], who plays Will, appeared in ''{{Series/AllyMcBeal}}'' (as a lawyer, no less!).

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* CelebrityParadox: In one episode Grace says she knows that Will is pouting because she watches ''{{Series/AllyMcBeal}}'' ''Series/AllyMcBeal'' and knows what pouting looks like. She obviously knows what she's talking about, considering before ''Will & Grace'', [=Eric McCormack=], who plays Will, appeared in ''{{Series/AllyMcBeal}}'' ''Ally [=McBeal=]'' (as a lawyer, no less!).



-->'''Grace:''' Please! I watch {{AllyMcBeal}} I know what pouting is.

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-->'''Grace:''' Please! I watch {{AllyMcBeal}} ''Series/AllyMcBeal''. I know what pouting is.
24th Feb '16 8:52:01 PM ajitter89
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* AmicableExes: Will and Grace dated each other in college before Will came out of the closet. In away the entire show is kind of built on this trope

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* AmicableExes: Will and Grace dated each other in college before Will came out of the closet. In away a way the entire show is kind of built on this trope
24th Feb '16 8:51:16 PM ajitter89
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* AmicableExes: Will and Grace dated each other in college before Will came out of the closet. In away the entire show is kind of built on this trope
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
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DidYouJustHaveSex: Karen is able to tell at a glance whether Grace has had sex recently.
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* 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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* 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 recognizing divas and for using a baseball metaphor.



* RoomShuffle

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* SassySecretary: Karen
* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp

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* SassySecretary: Karen
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* 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.
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* 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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* ModernMinstrelsy
** Rosario is this. Yes it's played for satire, but...
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* NameAndName

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* NameAndNameNameAndName: The title of the show is Will and Grace.
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