->''"Grace Under Fire was famous for two things: its blue-collar sensibilities that made ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' look like [[Creator/FedericoFellini Fellini]]; and the painkillers-and-booze-fueled escapades of its star, Alabaman comic Brett Butler."''
-->-- '''Website/{{Cracked}}''' ''[[http://www.cracked.com/article/135_6-beloved-tv-shows-that-traumatized-cast-members-life_p2/ 6 Beloved TV Shows (That Traumatized Cast Members For Life)]]''

''Grace Under Fire'' is a {{Sit Comic}} starring Brett Butler as the eponymous Grace Kelly with content finding humor in Working Class life, Single Motherhood and a somewhat Redneck feel.

Famously hit the skids in its fourth season due to its pill-popping star's on-set antics. Surprisingly, the show limped its way to a fifth season, but was abruptly canceled when Butler's rehab stumbled.
!!Tropes include:
* ActorAllusion: When some black friends of Grace are offended by her and her boyfriend Rick, they accuse Rick of being like "one of those racist cops from ''Series/InTheHeatOfTheNight''." The actor who played Rick, Alan Autry, was indeed one on that show.
* AndStarring: Julie White as Nadine.
* ComingOutStory: With [[spoiler:Grace's Father In-Law Emmet]]
* {{Crossover}}: In 1997, ABC forced a crossover stunt on ''Grace'' and the other Wednesday night sitcoms - ''Series/{{Coach}}'', ''Series/{{Ellen}}'' and ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow''. Titled "Viva Las Vegas," the idea was that characters from the four shows would be in Las Vegas for different reasons and encounter each other. Only a couple characters from each series did this, however, and they amounted to [[TheCameo cameos]] at best. This series' contribution was "Vega$."
* DisappearedDad: Grace's ex Jimmy at times although he would turn up sporadically.
* DomesticAbuse: Grace and her ex-husband Jimmy.
* EpunymousTitle
* HappilyMarried: Wade and Nadine, until Julie White left the show after the fourth season - but Casey Snyder stayed, necessitating their permanent separation.
* JustTheIntroductionToTheOpposites: A son and father have a fight, but the dad acts like the kid. He eventually storms into his room, and starts blaring swing music while the son pounds on the door and tells him to stop that racket.
* KissingCousins: mentioned several times as being common in Jimmy's family
* OffTheWagon: Grace would have occasional episodes of this and Butler's would later effect the show. Her stay in rehab resulted in the final season being moved to mid-season replacement.
* RealSongThemeTune: Lady Madonna sung by ArethaFranklin, a well known cover of Music/TheBeatles song.
* RealitySubtext: Grace, like Brett, was a recovering alcoholic.
* SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: Quentin went from eleven to fifteen between seasons.
* SpiritualSuccessor: to ''{{Roseanne}}'' which dealt with many of the same issues and themes. Not surprising since series creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre was a former ''Roseanne'' writer.
* StayInTheKitchen: discussed frequently and believed fervently by Grace's mother in-law.