Big Brother Is Coming (Part 1)

Sam shows up to Jack's party.
Sam shows up to Jack's party.
Title “Big Brother Is Coming (Part 1)”
Episode # 1.14 (14)
Season # 1
Original Airdate 16-Feb-1999
Writers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Determined to mend their relationship, Grace surprises Will by inviting his estranged, older brother to Jack's birthday party. Will gets angry, but Grace may be too attracted to big brother to care.


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

Guest Cast

  • John Slattery (Sam Truman)
  • John O'Brien (Salesperson)


  • 5 years ago, Sam asked Will what he thought of his fiancée, Ginny. Will told him the truth: that she was a cold-hearted bitch and he hated her. Sam hasn't spoken to Will since. Sam and Ginny are divorcing.
  • Jack thinks he's turning 29, but he actually turned 30 (he was born in 1969).
  • The is the first episode we actually see Will's bedroom.
  • The actor who played the juice salesman, John O'Brien, wasn't credited the first time this episode aired.




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Airdates & Ratings

02/16/19999:30 PM09.2/14%#48
06/15/19999:30 PM07.2/12%#37Tuesday 9:30 special airing
09/07/19999:00 PM07.6/12%#359:00 pm double showing