Will and Grace is an amazing show that broke barriers, as well as being divinely entertaining. It portrays gay and straight relationships as being complicated, nuanced and fragile through my favorite medium-humor. I actually love that they rebooted the show and remade the ending because the new ending is so much more in keeping with the theme of the show which was friendship. It was not a gay version of Friends where the characters main goals were to pair off into boring and predictable couples- the main focus of the show really was on the core friendships. From Will and Grace having to navigate their complicated past, to Karen’s jealousy at Grace’s pregnancy to the characters relationships with their families, the glue that held them together was each other.
However, despite the show being named “Will and Grace,” I have to agree with Karen: “Lord, they’re like Siamese Twins who are joined at their boring personalies.” Karen is a self-described politically incorrect, pill-popping, jet-fuel sniffing, elitist and narcissist and probably the best character on TV today. Here are few of her gems.
“Oh hey! Somebody got flowers. Or as I like to call them, poor people jewelry.”
“Honey, tact is for people who aren’t witty enough to be sarcastic.”
“Hey, hey, hey. Come on! I know what guilt is. It’s one of those touchy-feely words that people throw around that don’t really mean anything. You know, like maternal or addiction.”
“Grace! It’s Christmas for goodness sake! Think about the baby Jesus. Up in that tower letting his hair down, so that the three wise men could climb up and spin the dreidel and see if there’s six more weeks of winter!”
“You say potato, I say vodka.”
“Oh, Honey. You’re simple, you’re shallow and you’re a common whore. That’s why we’re soul mates.”
“I’m gonna be so mad when my mood elevators wear off.”
“Excuse me, lady, would you happen to have a breath mint? You do? Well, pop it in your mouth, woman. It’s not doing any good in your purse!”