I Never Promised You an Olive Garden

Will and Grace try to ditch Rob and Ellen
Will and Grace try to ditch Rob and Ellen
Title “I Never Promised You an Olive Garden”
Episode # 2.03 (25)
Season # 2
Original Airdate 14-Dec-1999
Writers Jon Kinnally & Tracy Poust
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Friends Rob and Ellen are feeling neglected when Will and Grace begin hanging around with a hipper, younger couple: rock 'n' roll photographer Kai and art-gallery manager Naomi. Meanwhile, Jack and Karen help each other through a parent-teacher conference for her step-kids.


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

Guest Cast

  • Tom Gallop (Rob)
  • Leigh-Allyn Baker (Ellen)
  • Steve Valentine (Kai)
  • Tamlyn Tomita (Naomi)
  • J. T. Larsen (John)
  • Penn Badgley (Boy #1, Todd)
  • Julius Ritter (Boy #2, Curtis)
  • Amy Crofoot (Secretary)


  • Pre-empted by Major League Baseball on 10/19/99. Rescheduled for 12/14/99.
  • This was the UltimateTV.com Best Bet for 12/14/99.




Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

12/14/19999:00 PM10.5/16%#31
03/07/20009:00 PM08.6/14%#49