Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a sitcom that is returning to our screens at the end of the year  – Will and Grace

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Opening Titles / Theme Tune

About the Show

Summary of Plot

Will and Grace live together in an apartment in New York. He’s a gay lawyer, she’s a straight interior designer.- IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

198 Episodes 9 seasons

Characters:

Eric McCormack – Will Truman

Debra Messing – Grace Adler

Megan Mullally – Karen Walker

Sean Hayes – Jack McFarland

 

Trivia

+John Barrowman was up for the role of Will but didn’t get it because he was “too straight” and the role went to Eric McCormack. Barrowman actually is gay, while McCormack is straight

+ Megan Mullally originally used her normal voice in the first episode. She began using her trademark high-pitched nasal voice in the second episode.

+ Rosario was a one-joke character in the first season, when Jack married her so she could stay in the country. The character became so popular, she was made a semi-regular.

+ Jack’s website http://www.justjack.com really does exist. It now redirects you to NBC’s Will & Grace website, but at the time it was created, it was an actual web site created by “Jack.” It included pictures and a letter Rosario wrote to the INS.

+ Early promotional spots for the show were ambiguous about Will’s homosexuality since NBC didn’t know how well the gay leading character would play.

+ The pose Jack uses for his “Just Jack” show slogan, is based on Judy Garland from “A Star Is Born (1954)”
Classic Clips

Jack 2000

Wills Vest

Bathroom

Speechless Grace

 

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