Will & Grace (TV Series 1998– ) Poster

(1998– )


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Edited into 

Will & Grace: Backstage Pass (2005) (TV Movie)
Behind-the-scenes exclusive


Rhoda (1974) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Danny DeVito/R.E.M. (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Arnold Schwarzenegger
3rd Rock from the Sun: Dick'll Take Manhattan: Part 1 (2000) (TV Episode)
In the parallel universe, Harry is an NBC executive. He suggest a new line-up: one night of Will and one night of Grace
3rd Rock from the Sun: Dick'll Take Manhattan: Part 2 (2000) (TV Episode)
Seen on the NBC lineup calendar
Dawson's Creek: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2000) (TV Episode)
Jen calls Jack "Will" and Jack calls Jen "Grace".
Saturday Night Live: Lucy Liu/Jay-Z (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Saturday Night Live: Mena Suvari/Lenny Kravitz (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Saturday Night Live: Pierce Brosnan/Destiny's Child (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Six Feet Under: Crossroads (2001) (TV Episode)
Nate mentions the show.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 401 (2001) (TV Episode)
"Just when you thought "Will & Grace" was the gayest show on TV, along comes Whose Line is it Anyway?."
Scrubs: My Drug Buddy (2002) (TV Episode)
Dr. Cox refers to Elliot and J.D., respectively, as "Will and Grace."
Just Shoot Me!: Blind Ambition (2002) (TV Episode)
Dennis's show is on against Will and Grace.
Margaret Cho: Notorious C.H.O. (2002) (TV Special)
Saturday Night Live: Eric McCormack/Jay-Z (2002) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the monologue
Clone High: Homecoming: A Shot in D'Arc (2002) (TV Episode)
JFK watches it
The Gift (2003)
Shedonism: Life on the Road with Shed Seven (2003) (Video)
The band comment on a large advertisment banner for the show.
Hollywood and the Muslim World (2003) (TV Movie)
Marci X (2003)
Dinner for Five: Episode #2.11 (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue; Sean Hayes is attributed to working on this series.
South Park: South Park Is Gay (2003) (TV Episode)
Show is mentioned as part of the line up because of the Metro fad
Saturday Night Live: Megan Mullally/Clay Aiken (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the monologue
The Simpsons: The Wandering Juvie (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Saturday Night Live: Donald Trump/Toots and the Maytals (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jeff Zucker
Da Ali G Show: Respek (2004) (TV Episode)
Bruno talks about this show when on the subject of homosexuality.
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments (2004) (TV Special)
SNL paved the way for gay characters on tv
If Dad Only Knew (2004)
The Ski Trip (2004)
When Corey, Omar, and Nikki are talking in the bar, Will and Grace is mentioned in their conversation.
Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
this show is mentioned and stills are shown
Seinfeld: How It Began (2004) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
Tripping the Rift: Extreme Chode (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Bob
Gilmore Girls: Come Home (2005) (TV Episode)
Lorelai and Luke are in bed, she ends the conversation with "Say goodnight, Gracie" (Luke answers "Goodnight Gracie").
Two and a Half Men: It Was Mame, Mom (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Third Man Out (2005) (TV Movie)
This show is mentioned in the movie.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
Haziz insults David and Andy by calling them Will & Grace.
The Comeback: Valerie Stands Out on the Red Carpet (2005) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned as Debra Messing is a nominee at the award ceremony.
Margaret Cho: Assassin (2005) (TV Special)
mentioned in the movie
Thank You for Smoking (2005)
when nick pitches his spin about putting cigarettes back into TV he mentions the tv show "Will and Grace"
Corner Gas: Will and Brent (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced in title.
Saturday Night Live: Eva Longoria/Korn (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the Spammies
Saturday Night Live: Dane Cook/James Blunt (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during cold opening
Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/Prince (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced on Weekend Update
The TV Set (2006)
Seen on TV schedule board.
Kathy Griffin: Strong Black Woman (2006) (TV Special)
The Oprah Winfrey Show: Episode dated 10 May 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
the cast talks about this TV show coming to an end
Cowboy Junction (2006)
The Husband makes a comment about how his wife and their gay handyman are like "Freakin' Will and Grace in my livingroom!"
Pepper Dennis: Charlie Babcock's Homosexual Encounter (2006) (TV Episode)
Dardin calls Pepper and Charlie "Will and Grace".
Idol (2006)
The show sponsor says that he is okay with gay, that he has watched Will and Grace forever.
Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds (2006)
mentioned in dialogue
The Office: Gay Witch Hunt (2006) (TV Episode)
Angela mentions that she watches this show only when Harry Connick Jr. is a guest star.
American Dad!: Failure Is Not a Factory-installed Option (2006) (TV Episode)
Stan speculates that the terrorist he is interrogating doesn't know what Eric McCormack is going to do after the show ends
A Taste of My Life: John Barrowman (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Saturday Night Live: Peyton Manning/Carrie Underwood (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced on Bronx Beat
The Weakest Link: 'Doctor Who' Special (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Saturday Night Live: Scarlett Johansson/Björk (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)
"They make much dirtier jokes on 'Will & Grace' and 'Housewives'."
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
When Chuck's boy Eric is interviewed in the hearing, he is referring to Chuck and Larry doing everything together just like Will and Grace.
The Nanny Diaries (2007)
to friend: "I can't believe in a week your life's become Will and Grace"
Inspector Lewis: Life Born of Fire (2008) (TV Episode)
Zoe describes her relationship to the late Will as "Romeo and Juliet became Will and Grace"
My Name Is Earl: Camdenites: Part 1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Kenny says, "I got that from a 'Will & Grace' rerun."
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.30 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in an $8,000 question
Privileged: All About Betrayal (2009) (TV Episode)
After learning that Keith and Jennifer are trying to conceive, Marco accuses Keith of "Going Will and Grace on [him]" and compares Jennifer unfavorably to Debra Messing.
Hell's Kitchen: 9 Chefs Compete (2009) (TV Episode)
Title shown on screen
Bad Movie Beatdown: Monkeybone (2009) (TV Episode)
The actress who plays Karen makes a cameo
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.68 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "A Performer's Education"
30 Rock: Klaus and Greta (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Randy Lemon
Another Brief Moment (2010) (Short)
The show is mentioned by name.
Saturday Night Live: Ashton Kutcher/Them Crooked Vultures (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the cold opening
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
Kim Myers mentions it.
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Debra Messing (2010) (TV Episode)
Debra Messing mentions this show during interview
The Talk: Episode #1.11 (2010) (TV Episode)
A clip of an episode of the show that includes Sarah Gilbert is shown
The Office: Garage Sale (2011) (TV Episode)
Oscar sells his "Will & Grace" DVDs at the garage sale.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.124 (2011) (TV Episode)
a song from the scene shown from "Marci X" includes the line "We'll watch reruns of 'Will & Grace'"
Friends with Benefits (2011)
Dylan mentions the show
Young Adult (2011)
cited as similar to characters' relationship
30 Rock: The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell (2012) (TV Episode)
when Kenneth says, "Why, Jack, why?" a computer identifies that as the title of an episode of the show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.78 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay says that NBC gave each of the show's stars a Porsche
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.80 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay says he hasn't seen Rick Santorum so happy since they cancelled the show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.89 (2012) (TV Episode)
Bill Maher says the show has made America more accepting of gay people
Jeopardy!: 2012 Teachers Tournament Quarterfinal Game 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Answer in category The Emmy Winner's Show
Conan: If It Looks Like a Duck and Quacks Like a Duck, It's a Little Person Dressed as a Duck (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Megan Mullally
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.72 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the show by name.
Raising Hope: Don't Ask, Don't Tell Me What to Do (2012) (TV Episode)
Burt says, "When I watch 'Will & Grace,' I fall asleep."
DVD-R Hell: The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer (2012) (TV Episode)
Brad starts to say that Desmond Pfeiffer is less dignified than Will & Grace, but decides against it.
The Neighbors: Cold War (2013) (TV Episode)
Larry watches "Will & Grace".
Nostalgia Critic: To Boldly Flee: DVD (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic - "And Luke & Snob some how transform into Will & Grace".
Tosh.0: Nerf Dunker (30 For 30.0) (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
In Depth: Ben Shapiro (2013) (TV Episode)
Ben Shapiro says Vice President Joe Biden mentioned this program in regard to homosexual marriage
The Cinema Snob: Gayracula (2013) (TV Episode)
"This is still more dignified than a typical episode of Will & Grace."
Hollywood Game Night: Show Me Your Music, I'll Show You Mine (2014) (TV Episode)
Jane Lynch mentions this television show by name
H*A*R*F*A (2014) (Short)
Svevlad and Klaudija discuss the show, arguing over whether it was possible for the live audience to travel to so many locations featured in each episode.
Conan: Eric McCormack/Michael Lewis/Roy Wood Jr. (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Eric McCormack's segment.
Hot in Cleveland: Straight Outta Cleveland (2014) (TV Episode)
the wedding topper is said to play the theme song from Will and Grace
The Cinema Snob: Devil Times Five (2014) (TV Episode)
"She just found out she has to do 8 seasons of Will & Grace."
Project Gelb (2014) (Short)
Jaime talks about the show.
TMZ on TV: Episode dated 4 October 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the staff when talking about Leslie Jordan.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Debra Messing/Horatio Sanz/Mario Batali (2015) (TV Episode)
Debra Messing talks about her former series
The Story Behind: The Story Behind: Will & Grace (2015) (TV Episode)
Episode about this TV show.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Billy Eichner - Julie Klausner/Joel Edgerton/Vintage Trouble/Brad Wilk (2015) (TV Episode)
Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner compare their new show "Difficult People" to the series
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jason Schwartzman/Tatiana Maslany/Dan White (2015) (TV Episode)
In his opening monologue, Jimmy mentions that a writer who worked on the series is developing a sitcom inspired by Facebook
Chasing Life: La Dolce Vita (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Beth.
Jeopardy!: Episode #32.19 (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced in question in the category "Sitcom Moms".
Movie Nights: Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (2015) (TV Episode)
Lupa mixes up Dharma & Greg with Will & Grace.
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.33 (2015) (TV Episode)
Sharyn is asked a question about who the best friends of Will and Grace were when she faces the Chaser.
Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows (2016) (TV Special)
Cast members reunite to discuss working with James Burrows.
The Real O'Neals: The Real Papaya (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Jonah Hill/Future (2016) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during 'The Champ'
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.84 (2016) (TV Episode)
Joanie is asked a question about the crooner who plays Grace's husband Leo during her Cash Builder round.
Match Game: Episode #1.1 (2016) (TV Episode)
a question refers to the show coming to Broadway as "Will & Grace in Space"
BoJack Horseman: The BoJack Horseman Show (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster 'Krill and Grace' seen.
The Cinema Snob: Dear Santa (2016) (TV Episode)
"Hey, Sean Hayes called. He wants to thank you for making Jack look as influential as Harvey Milk."
Breakfast: Episode dated 29 December 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the report on Debbie Reynolds' death.
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 29 December 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the report on Debbie Reynolds' death.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: James Spader/Big Sean/Kevin Delaney/Marian Hill (2017) (TV Episode)
Jimmy mentions that ten new episodes will air in 2017
When We Rise: Night IV: Part VI and VII (2017) (TV Episode)
Character says generation has grown up watching it.
The Cinema Snob: Sex and the City 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
"Okay. Did Michael Patrick King dust off a spec script for a Will and Grace movie and just slap Sex and the City on it?"
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday: Episode #4.1 (2017) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned.
The Ben Shapiro Show: Does Trump Have an Empathy Problem? (2017) (TV Episode)
Kathy Griffin (in archive footage) mentions the series.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Megyn Kelly/Dave Franco/Fergie (2017) (TV Episode)
Megyn Kelly says that the cast and creators will be guests on her show the following week
Saturday Night Live: Kumail Nanjiani/P!nk (2017) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Kumail Nanjiani during his monologue

Featured in 

The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2002) (TV Special)
NBC 75th Anniversary Special (2002) (TV Special)
Will on Will & Grace (2003) (TV Movie)
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards (2004) (TV Special)
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) (TV Special)
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) (TV Special)
A small clip was presented as part of some of the nominated series.
Sad to Be Gay (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) (Video)
safe, non-threatening LGBTQ with class tropes
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
On Airplane, the passengers are watching an episode of Grace defile her Ex boyfriends paintings with her leaking waterbra
Great TV Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
grease on face keeps changing/flesh-colored pants visible/stick changes into milk
25 Greatest TV Characters of All Time (2010) (TV Movie)
Karen Walker is #23.
The Hour: Episode #7.49 (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Eric McCormack's bio segment.
Making the Boys (2011)
Film clip shown as an example of gay tv programming.
Nostalgia Critic: The Haunting (2011) (TV Episode)
clips shown throughout
TV's Most Dynamic Duos: Presented by the Paley Center for Media (2012) (TV Special)
Jack McFarland & Megan Walker are #18.
Family Guys? What Sitcoms Say About America Now (2012) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Megan Mullally refused to do her Karen Walker voice when asked to during voice recording for Finding Nemo and was kicked out. Clip shown.
Greatest Ever Sitcoms (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 36 in the Countdown
Breakfast: Episode dated 29 December 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 29 December 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
The Nineties: The One About TV (2017) (TV Episode)
clips shown

Spoofed in 

Still Game: Hard Nuts (2006) (TV Episode)
listed in the TV guide section in the newspaper as "Bill and Gracie"
Family Guy: Airport '07 (2007) (TV Episode)
Title Sequence spoofed.
Drop Dead Diva: Will & Grayson (2010) (TV Episode)
The episode title is a pun on "Will & Grace".
BoJack Horseman: BoJack Kills (2016) (TV Episode)
Parodied on poster

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