Will & Grace: Season 2, Episode 7

Homo for the Holidays (25 Nov. 1999)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy
8.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.5/10 from 114 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Will and Grace are shocked to learn that Jack never told his mother he was gay and encourage him to open up to her at Thanksgiving. The evening brings a revelation for Jack as well: his father isn't who he thinks it is.

Director:

Writers:

(creator), (creator), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 58 titles
created 09 May 2011
 
a list of 3025 titles
created 29 Apr 2012
 
a list of 313 titles
created 24 Jul 2012
 
a list of 1123 titles
created 22 Apr 2013
 
a list of 6713 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Homo for the Holidays (25 Nov 1999)

Homo for the Holidays (25 Nov 1999) on IMDb 8.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Will & Grace.
« Previous Episode | 29 of 188 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
...
Judith McFarland
Edit

Storyline

Will and Grace are shocked to learn that Jack never told his mother he was gay and encourage him to open up to her at Thanksgiving. The evening brings a revelation for Jack as well: his father isn't who he thinks it is.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

gay character

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

25 November 1999 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Karen: I think you're missing the silver lining here. When you're old and in diapers, a gay son will know how to keep you away from chiffon and backlighting.
See more »

Connections

References Home for the Holidays (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Will & Grace Theme
Composed by Jonathan Wolff
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
My favorite episode
20 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this episode because the subject was on-point to the gay theme of the show. This episode brings up the obligatory (but originally done) treatment of the issue of coming out to mom. AND, I LOVE Veronica Cartwright!! She is such a wonderful actress. She blends into the ensemble effortlessly playing Jack's mom who is unaware her son is gay.

In the episode she gleefully plays her character with a degree of flippancy as only to the mother of a flamer like Jack would. But, she doesn't give away any hint as to how she will react as the others plot to help Jack spill the news that her little boy is gay. She does the straight side of her character in equal measure to the slightly kooky mom and hits all of her lines with spot-on timing.

Rather than over analyze the theme of the episode, suffice for me to say this was simply one of the best written, most well-acted, and funniest. It was only second season and they were really on top of the game.

Megan Mellaly is at her best as Karen. In this episode she makes the most of her vodka martini props and uses her stage gestures for optimum effect after each line. Everything just really comes together well in this particular episode.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Karen walker quotes. carl-w-leatherman-jr
Worst Episode (aside from the finale!) antonio8885
Used to love Will and Grace but.. dregj
Was the Writing Staff on Meth...?! TerpStudent
Grace Adler and Elaine Benes ilyaboris
Why attend Columbia to be an interior designer? sexyi86
Discuss Homo for the Holidays (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?