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"Will & Grace" Homo for the Holidays (1999)

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Original Air Date:
25 November 1999 (Season 2, Episode 7)
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. | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
James Burrows 
Writing credits
David Kohan (creator) &
Max Mutchnick (creator)

Alex Herschlag (written by)

Produced by
Bruce Alden .... associate producer
Adam Barr .... supervising producer
James Burrows .... executive producer
Peter Chakos .... associate producer
Jeff Greenstein .... co-executive producer
Alex Herschlag .... co-executive producer
Tim Kaiser .... producer
David Kohan .... executive producer
Jhoni Marchinko .... supervising producer
Max Mutchnick .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jonathan Wolff (music by)
Cinematography by
Tony Askins (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Peter Chakos 
Casting by
Tracy Lilienfield 
Production Design by
Glenda Rovello 
Set Decoration by
Melinda Ritz 
Costume Design by
Lori Eskowitz-Carter  (as Lori Eskowitz)
Makeup Department
Cynthia Bachman Brown .... make-up (as Cynthia Bachman)
Patricia Bunch .... makeup artist (as Patty Bunch)
Tim Burke .... hair
Luke O'Connor .... hair
Production Management
Tim Kaiser .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Caryn Shick .... second assistant director
Dale White .... first assistant director
Art Department
Pete Flynn .... leadman
Peter M. Gurski .... leadman (as Peter Gurski)
Melody Harrop .... assistant art director (as Melody B. Harrop)
Gilbert Spragg .... property master
Rusty Spragg .... assistant props
Doug Devine .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Peter Damski .... sound mixer
Jeff A. Johnson .... boom operator (as Jeff Johnson)
Charlie McDaniel .... re-recording mixer (as Charles A. McDaniel III)
Craig Porter .... re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Baum .... camera operator
Joe Blaisdell .... camera operator
Alfie Cunningham .... key grip
Joey Del Valle .... still photographer
Joe Garcia .... best boy electric
John Greene .... gaffer
Travers Hill Jr. .... camera operator
Glenn K. Shimada .... camera operator (as Glenn Shimada)
Sean Tuell .... best boy grip
Paul Jacobsen .... lighting console programmer (uncredited)
David Tolsky .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Katherine Eckert .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim Dooley Abram .... wardrobe assistant (as Kim Abram)
Mary Walbridge .... wardrobe supervisor
Lisa Wilson .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Stephen P. Arkle .... colorist (as S.P. Arkle)
Robert S. Douglas .... on-line editor (as Robert Douglas)
Todd Morris .... assistant editor
Tony Teresi .... on-line editor
Music Department
Jack Diamond .... music editor
Dan Rimas .... music licensing (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Richard Leung .... transportation
Other crew
Ben Acker .... production assistant
Sally Bradford .... assistant to writer
Steve Clark .... production assistant
Marc Firek .... assistant to co-executive producer
Jill Freeman .... assistant to executive producer
Susan Garon-Elliott .... assistant to co-executive producer
Jennifer Goldsmith .... assistant accountant
Janet Kagan .... script supervisor
Jon Kinnally .... story editor
Eugene Lew .... production accountant
Katie Palmer .... story editor
Kate Peris .... production assistant (as Kate D. Peris)
Tracy Poust .... story editor
Steve Sandoval .... production coordinator
Russell Sherman .... technical coordinator (as Russ Sherman)
Ronna Spencer .... assistant production coordinator
Michelle Bochner Spitz .... script coordinator
Mike Trail .... production assistant

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Kohan  creator
Max Mutchnick  creator

Music Department
Scott Clausen .... composer: additional music
Rich Ragsdale .... composer: additional music
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

21 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

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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 »
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
My favorite episode, 20 May 2008
Author: oogiebob-1 from United States

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.

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