Ah, Will & Grace. It took the occasional comic pot-shot at
lesbians, but (most of the time) we kept our sense of humour about
that. Now The Ultimate Collection DVD box set has come out and
reminded us just what a great show it was.
Those of you who've watched it before (which I imagine is most
of you) can skip this paragraph. Starring Eric McCormack, Debra
Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally, Will & Grace was of the
most successful and beloved comedies in recent TV history. The show
follows Will Truman (McCormack), a gay lawyer, and his best friend
Grace Adler (Messing), a Jewish woman who runs her own interior
design firm, in their problematic and unusual search for romance in
New York City. By their sides helping (and hindering) are their
friends Karen Walker (Mullally), a rich socialite, and Jack
McFarland (Hayes), a struggling actor/singer/dancer who also has
had brief careers as an acting teacher, back-up dancer, waiter,
talk-show host and student nurse. The show lasted 8 seasons and won
16 Emmy awards and 83 nominations, and had some incredible
guest-stars over the years including Cher, Elton John and Sandra
Here, then, are some of our favourite moments:
Ellen as a nun
Has Ellen ever been funnier than she is playing
cheesecake-selling nun Sister Louise in this episode? Some great
comic moments from a beloved lesbian icon.
'My Uncle The Car', Season 3, Episode 15
Madonna as Karen's roommate
Madonna plays Lizzy, Karen's office manager roommate and her
comic timing is impeccable. I particularly love her "Cut to me"
catch-phrase: "Cut to me flat on my back on his futon", etc.
'Dolls and Dolls', Season 5, Episode 21
Karen hits on Mira Sorvino
Leo invites his ex, played by Sorvino, to dinner, and Karen
takes a shine to her. Best line: "I like you too... let's see how
the evening goes." To be honest, though, any scene with Karen is on
our favourites list.
'Last Ex To Brooklyn', Season 6, Episode 2
The lesbian realtors
Chloe Sevigny and Nurse Jackie's Edie Falco as lesbian power
couple Dierdre and Monet? Amazing. If you haven't seen this
episode, you must. Immediately.
'East Side Story', Season 6, Episode 17
Sandra Bernhard sings 'Midnight Train To
With Will and Grace, who rather over-eggs it. They've made a
(fake) offer on her expensive apartment... it's a good episode, and
Sandra, playing herself, is hilarious.
'Swimming Pools... Movie Stars', Episode 3, Season 11
Why not tell us which is your favourite episode, and why?
With DVD extras including an special bonus disc with
featurettes and exclusive commentary for the Finale Part 1 & 2,
WILL & GRACE THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION is a must-have DVD
collection for any fan of this hilarious and celebrated
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