Thursday, May 18, 2006

So long, farewell to Count Drunkula, Jack 2000, Wilma and Gracie

After eight seasons, tonight marks the end of Will & Grace. It's kind of sad, really -- the end of an era, of sorts.

Will & Grace was in the NBC Fall lineup of 1998. I was a junior in college and only out to a few people at the time. It really was a big deal for there to be a TV show featuring two main characters who were gay -- and out of the closet...wasn't it?? I don't remember it being a *huge* deal, but people certainly were remarking about it.

Sounds kind of simple and stupid, I guess, but I think the show really did help with the acceptance level from mainstream society, and therefore, helped the younger gays realize they weren't freaks and that they could find acceptance. I know it opened my eyes a little wider...

It seems that by 2000, maybe before, most girls either wished for or "bragged" about having their own Will. God knows I had a few girlfriends calling me their own, personal Will. It's kind of funny looking back on it.

A lot of the "radical" gay critics denounce the show for the obvious stereotypes, etc., but also for the gay characters being rather sexless. Sure, they talk about guys and relationships, but nothing intimate is ever shown, they say. Well, I say, who cares...I personally don't want to see Jack taking care of business with his trick of the day anyway!

So, anyway - here's to Will & Grace. A landmark and very funny show. I'm going to miss Karen the most, I think.

Favorite Karen moment that comes to mind: When Grace tries to throw a dinner party and makes it Japanese'ish because she doesn't have a table and chairs. Karen walks right over the dishes & tablecloth in her search for the liquor. Love her!!

Line that my friends and I use that should have been uttered by Jack: I met a guy last night and went home with him. Guess I won't be seeing him again, though, because when we woke up this morning he didn't ask for my number...or my name. Just threw a Pop-Tart and a bus token at me and I was out the door. Typical.


  • I love that dinner party episode too. I think it was a picnic or something. Poor Grace. I'll be watching the final episode too. Cheers.

    By Blogger The Kweskin Report, at 5:20 PM  

  • I agree with you, I think it sort of became non-funny right around the time when Leo came on. But there was one really funny episode with him and his ex at a dinner party where his ex wound up having slept with Will a long time ago. I love that one. Last night's episode was ok, maybe a little too dramatic. I'll definitely miss Karen & Jack. They always make me LOL. Thank god for reruns!

    By Blogger ab, at 10:52 AM  

  • I blogged it today too... watching the finale was a little bittersweet. I am sad to see it go. But, at least it will live in syndication forever. God, think of the day when Will and Grace is on Nick and Nite. Yikes!

    By Anonymous duane, at 1:29 PM  

  • For me the show was always about Karen and Jack. Will and Grace usually annoyed me, but Karen and Jack could make me laugh until I cried.

    "Just Jack"

    By Blogger Ang, at 11:30 PM  

  • I would not miss it for years, I agree when Leo came on it got old...I am not sure why though I think Harry Connick JR. is yummy:)
    I had to miss the last episode.I worked. I seriously don't think making 30 bucks was worth missing it, for some reason I am always too lazy too watch shows I have taped.

    By Blogger Stacy, at 7:22 AM  

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