History Series / WillAndGrace

9th Apr '18 9:16:13 AM Bisected8
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* {{Transsexual}}: A stripper hired for a bachelor party in one episode turns out to be this.

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* {{Transsexual}}: {{Transgender}}: A stripper hired for a bachelor party in one episode turns out to be this.a trans woman.
6th Apr '18 2:32:42 PM TonyG
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%%* CarryingACake

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%%* CarryingACake* CarryingACake: Happens in the episode with Will's Father's party, where Karen and Jack bring a large cake and have to walk up many flights of stairs with the cake which arrives after Jack has eaten some of it, but the party has gone to hell in the meantime.



%%* ClothingSwitch

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%%* ClothingSwitch* ClothingSwitch: Karen and Grace get drunk and end up swapping clothes. Then they end up passed out, with Grace on top of Karen. Jack and Will walk in and comment on the shame that image is wasted on them.



%%* GymBunny

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%%* GymBunny* GymBunny: Jack sometimes has aspects of this.



%%* HaveIMentionedIAmGay

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%%* HaveIMentionedIAmGay* HaveIMentionedIAmGay: The show spent a while getting Will a boyfriend while securing Grace as his soul mate. A prominent episode in the first season being one where Grace has a boring romance in the typical manner with some guy in Story A, with Story B focusing on Will talking on the phone to some guy that he liked, in an unnecessary, one-episode version of HeWhoMustNotBeSeen.
** Not to mention Jack, most of the time. Sure, he's sometimes seen with a date, but mostly he's seen ''talking'' about being on or going on a date.




%%* IncompatibleOrientation

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\n%%* IncompatibleOrientation* IncompatibleOrientation: In one episode, Grace encounters a FagHag who is in love with her gay best friend, Will's love interest. Having been down this road, Grace tells her that she has absolutely no shot with him whatsoever. She denies it at first before confessing why they can't be together despite their perfect compatibility.
** For that matter, virtually the entire premise for the series ("I wanted to raise the kids to be Jewish; you wanted to sleep with men").



%%* LiveEpisode
%%* MaamShock

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%%* LiveEpisode
%%* MaamShock
* LiveEpisode: Did two in 2005, one for the first episode of the final season, and another one several episodes later.
* MaamShock: Grace tells a client about how horrible her life is becoming, including an unfortunate incident that day when she buys wrinkle cream at Bloomingdales. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope It’s all for show]]; she’s trying to get the client to sign a better deal out of embarrassment, and it works.]]
-->'''Grace:''' ...and this [[Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt Jennifer-Love]]-[[Creator/SarahMichelleGellar Sarah-Michelle]]-Series/{{Felicity}}-looking thing bumps into me and says, ‘Excuse me... ''ma’am''’!



%%* MinorFlawMajorBreakup

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%%* MinorFlawMajorBreakupMinorFlawMajorBreakup: The show has this every so often. One episode has Karen falling for a servant and pretending to be one, worried he'd leave her if he found out she was rich. When he does find out, [[MilhollandRelationshipMoment he accepts her regardless]], and she gets excited and calls for champagne.
-->'''Servant:''' I don't drink.\\
'''Karen:''' It can't work. We're from two different worlds.



%%* NeverHeardThatOneBefore

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%%* NeverHeardThatOneBefore* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: Will got sick of people cringing or apologizing when he told them he was a lawyer, so in one episode he tells everyone he is a tennis player. Of course, there is another professional tennis player at the party so HilarityEnsues. [[spoiler: And it turns out ''that'' guy really worked for the IRS, so everyone heard that before.]]



%%* OverAndUnderTheTop

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%%* OverAndUnderTheTop* OverAndUnderTheTop: Jack and Will are Over and Under examples of CampGay, respectively. ("Over" and "Under," not "[[{{Seme}} Top]]" and "[[{{Uke}} Bottom]]". Get your mind out of the gutter.) The fact that people actually refer to Will as StraightGay shows you just how effective this trope can be.



%%* SettledForGay

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%%* SettledForGay* SettledForGay:
** It's sort of the premise of the series. In the first season, she suspects that she wasn't interested in dating because she was having to much fun with her {{Platonic Life Partner|s}} Will. The two decide to have a baby together, since both expect to be single for the rest of their lives, but Grace decides against it when she meets Leo.
** Karen and Jack are a more definitive example by the end of the series, since they lived together into their old age or something because neither could really hit it off with anyone (it was implied once in awhile that Jack mainly liked Will, and neither really ever got together).



%%* StudioAudience

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%%* StudioAudience* StudioAudience: Complete with "was filmed before a studio audience" disclaimer, which continues in the 2017 revival.



%%* TrialBalloonQuestion

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%%* TrialBalloonQuestion* TrialBalloonQuestion: Leo grows bored of living in New York and wants to go back to Doctors Without Borders in Cambodia, but he has to tell Grace first.
--> '''Leo:''' Grace, you'd want me to be happy, right?
--> '''Grace:''' Not if it affects me in any negative way. ''[smiles sweetly]''



%%* WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame

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%%* WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame* WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame: There's an episode where the titular duo go into what Grace insists is a gay bar. Will isn't sure, until "I Will Survive" starts playing. The signature drink is the Penis Colossus.
6th Apr '18 9:39:09 AM TonyG
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* PrimalScene: In the season nine finale, Will and Grace see her father and his mother having sex with each other. Grace explains that it used to happen all the time to her, since her father always put the whole family in one room when vacationing and had sex when he thought the kids were asleep, but actually weren't.


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* WallpaperCamouflage: Malcom is able to hide from Karen by wearing a cloak with the same pattern as her curtains.
31st Mar '18 11:23:27 PM nombretomado
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** The episode "No SexAndTheCity" lampshades sitcom cliches and tropes.

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** The episode "No SexAndTheCity" Series/SexAndTheCity" lampshades sitcom cliches and tropes.



* ParodyEpisode: "[[SexAndTheCity No Sex 'N The City]]"

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* ParodyEpisode: "[[SexAndTheCity "[[Series/SexAndTheCity No Sex 'N The City]]"
21st Mar '18 7:59:59 AM TrustBen
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* StatusQuoIsGod: By necessity. So much of the comedy is premised on Will and Grace being roommates and it's exceedingly rare - especially for affluent people - to live with both a roommate and a significant other, so their relationships tend to break up before they get to that point.
17th Mar '18 9:39:19 PM civetcatcoffee
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A domestic SitCom airing on Creator/{{NBC}} from 1998–2006, 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 fiancé 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 1998–2006, 1998–2006 and from 2017 onwards, 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 fiancé 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).



The show originally ran for eight seasons. In 2017, NBC ordered [[http://deadline.com/2017/01/will-grace-return-nbc-season-9-1201888523/ a ninth season revival]] with the original cast reprising their roles.

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The show originally ran for eight seasons. In 2017, NBC ordered [[http://deadline.com/2017/01/will-grace-return-nbc-season-9-1201888523/ a ninth season revival]] with the original cast reprising their roles. The revival pulled in ratings strong enough for NBC renew it through to 2020.
16th Mar '18 2:16:04 PM TripleTV95
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* ButNotTooGay: A common criticism of this show, regarding Will's love life. Ironic because [=McCormack=] is straight but Creator/JohnBarrowman, who is gay, tested for the character of Will and was said to be "not gay enough," which is astonishing to anyone who has met him in person.

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* ButNotTooGay: A common criticism of this show, regarding Will's love life. Ironic because Eric [=McCormack=] is straight but Creator/JohnBarrowman, who is gay, tested for the character of Will and was said to be "not gay enough," which is astonishing to anyone who has met him in person.
16th Mar '18 2:14:12 PM TripleTV95
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A domestic SitCom airing on Creator/{{NBC}} from 1998–2006, about a gay man, Will Truman (Eric [=McCormack=]), and a straight woman, Grace Adler (Creator/DebraMessing), who are best friends and eventually roommates. The show chronicles the changes that their relationship undergoes as Grace dumps her fiancé 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 1998–2006, about a gay man, Will Truman (Eric [=McCormack=]), and a straight woman, Grace Adler (Creator/DebraMessing), (Debra Messing), who are best friends and eventually roommates. The show chronicles the changes that their relationship undergoes as Grace dumps her fiancé 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).



* CampGay: Jack, occasionally Will.
* CampStraight: Played for laughs in one episode. Jack gets into a gay men's chorus. Will quips, "Is the gay men's chorus really any gayer than the straight men's chorus?" Turns out that the chorus's very heterosexual and masculine soloist Owen is posing as a gay guy so he can join the chorus on their trip through Europe: "I love to sing choral music, but there's no room for a straight guy in that world. All I wanted was to sing and be accepted, and maybe dance a little too."

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* CampGay: Jack, and occasionally Will.
* CampStraight: Played for laughs in one episode. Jack gets into a gay men's chorus. Will quips, "Is the gay men's chorus really any gayer than the straight men's chorus?" Turns out that the chorus's very heterosexual and masculine soloist Owen (Creator/MattDamon) is posing as a gay guy so he can join the chorus on their trip through Europe: "I love to sing choral music, but there's no room for a straight guy in that world. All I wanted was to sing and be accepted, and maybe dance a little too."



* {{Flanderization}}: Karen's shrillness and addictions, and Jack's shrillness and idiocy.

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* {{Flanderization}}: Karen's shrillness and addictions, and Jack's shrillness and idiocy.idiocy in the later seasons.



* {{Flopsy}}: Val in the Season Nine episode "There's Something About Larry" jumps on Karen's car. Karen assumes it's for money, but later Val confesses that she just wants to be friends.

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* {{Flopsy}}: Val in the Season Nine 9 episode "There's Something About Larry" jumps on Karen's car. Karen assumes it's for money, but later Val confesses that she just wants to be friends.



* GagBoobs: "Das Boob", an entire episode built around this trope. 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 enormous breasts are responsible. Karen convinces her to obtain the "waterbra" which later in the episode fails miserably and hilariously. While on Series/InsideTheActorsStudio Creator/DebraMessing stated that this episode was her personal favorite.

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* GagBoobs: "Das Boob", an entire episode built around this trope. 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 enormous breasts are responsible. Karen convinces her to obtain the "waterbra" which later in the episode fails miserably and hilariously. While on Series/InsideTheActorsStudio Creator/DebraMessing Debra Messing stated that this episode was her personal favorite.



-->'''Grace:''' No Karen I don't need this. I don't need lingerie that goldfish could live in... John likes me for me

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-->'''Grace:''' No Karen I don't need this. I don't need lingerie that goldfish could live in... John likes me for meme.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the episode "The Big Vent" Grace is listening through her heating vent and overhears a couple having an affair, the first line said by the man involved in the affair is "you taste good!" (I'm sure you can guess what he's referring to that "tastes" good) I'm amazed that line slipped past the censors.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the episode "The Big Vent" Grace is listening through her heating vent and overhears a couple having an affair, the first line said by the man involved in the affair is "you taste good!" (I'm sure you can guess what he's referring to that "tastes" good) I'm amazed It's amazing that line slipped past the censors.



-->''' Kevin (to Jack,pointing at Will):''' But you fingered this guy!

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-->''' Kevin (to Jack,pointing Jack, pointing at Will):''' But you fingered this guy!



--> '''Karen:''' Gosh honey... think I'm kinda jealous. I wish I had a handsome man visiting me at work\\

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--> '''Karen:''' Gosh honey... think I'm kinda jealous. I wish I had a handsome man visiting me at work\\work.\\



'''Karen:''' Instead I have the world's oldest girl

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'''Karen:''' Instead Instead, I have the world's oldest girlgirl.



-->'''Jack:''' I Think I'd like something fruity, with ladyfingers\\

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-->'''Jack:''' I Think I'd like something fruity, with ladyfingers\\ladyfingers.\\



%%* MeddlingParents

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%%* MeddlingParentsMeddlingParents: Or more specifically, Grace's mom.



* SassyBlackWoman: Mr. Doucette's assistant Ms. Freeman.
* SassySecretary: Karen is this to Grace, though she never actually does any work, not does Grace really expect her to.

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* SassyBlackWoman: Mr. Ben Doucette's assistant Ms. Freeman.
* SassySecretary: Karen is this to Grace, though she never actually does any work, not does that Grace really expect expects her to.



* ServileSnarker: Rosario

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* ServileSnarker: RosarioRosario.



** Season four finale, when Will tells Grace he wants to have a kid, with her, she spits out her wine.
** Season nine episode "There's Something About Larry"; Grace is eating a powdered donut when Larry tells her [[spoiler:he's in love with Will]], sending powdered sugar all over.

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** In the Season four 4 finale, when Will tells Grace he wants to have a kid, with her, she spits out her wine.
** The Season nine 9 episode "There's Something About Larry"; Grace is eating a powdered donut when Larry tells her [[spoiler:he's in love with Will]], sending powdered sugar all over.



* StalkerShrine: Val has one for Karen in "There's Something About Larry"

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* StalkerShrine: Val has one for Karen in "There's Something About Larry"Larry."
24th Jan '18 11:50:53 AM Moontang13
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* HypocriticalHumor: The show runs on this.
23rd Jan '18 2:48:48 PM Articlime
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-->'''Karen:''' Up on the piano and put a little [[Film/TheFabulousBakerBoys Michelle]] [[reator/MichellePfeiffer Pfeiffer]] into it!

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-->'''Karen:''' Up on the piano and put a little [[Film/TheFabulousBakerBoys Michelle]] [[reator/MichellePfeiffer [[Creator/MichellePfeiffer Pfeiffer]] into it!
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