Boo! Humbug

Jack and Karen dressed as Body and Soul
Jack and Karen dressed as Body and Soul
Title “Boo! Humbug”
Episode # 1.05 (5)
Season # 1
Original Airdate 26-Oct-1998
Writers Jon Kinnally & Tracy Poust
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Will and Grace plan to spend a serious Halloween together watching Ingmar Bergman movies at home—until Harlin drops off his over-eager kids at their place when he's called away on business. Meanwhile, Jack convinces Karen to accompany him to the downtown parade where she becomes an honorary drag queen.


  • Eric McCormack (Will Truman)
  • Debra Messing (Grace Adler)
  • Sean Hayes (Jack McFarland)
  • Megan Mullally (Karen Walker)

Guest Cast

  • Gary Grubbs (Harlin Polk)
  • Paul Goebel (Jerry)
  • Ben Caswell (Sam)
  • Reiley McClendon ("Nixon")
  • Jorden Ashley ("Buzzy Wuzzy")
  • Michael Stadvec ("Starsky")
  • Demitri Corbin (Drag Queen #1)
  • Terrence Michael (Drag Queen #2)
  • John Cantwell (Drag Queen #3)


  • Karen's drag queen name is "Shu-Shu Fontana." Jack's is "Glen 125th."
  • About the "Himalayan whistle kids", Max Mutchnick says: "My mother had married a man who had two children from his first family, whom she would force my brother and me to talk to. We'd get on the phone with these kids and we never understood a single word they said, and we used to say it was because they spoke in hoots and clicks like they do across the Himalayan valleys. So we started calling them the 'Himalayan Whistle Kids.' It was a little bit of an exaggeration." (From Will & Grace: Fabulously Uncensored)




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Airdates & Ratings

10/26/19989:30 PM07.4/11%#71
07/01/19999:30 PM08.7/14%#06