Hey La, Hey La, My Ex-Boyfriend's Back

Michael wants Grace to decorate his new apartment
Michael wants Grace to decorate his new apartment
Title “Hey La, Hey La, My Ex-Boyfriend's Back”
Episode # 2.16 (38)
Season # 2
Original Airdate 07-Mar-2000
Writers Jeff Greenstein
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Will's former boyfriend, Michael, is back in town and may want to rekindle their relationship. Meanwhile, Karen tries taking her "career" more seriously and asks Grace for greater responsibilities.


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

Guest Cast

  • Chris Potter (Michael)
  • Christian Zimmerman (Andrew Kirkland)


  • This episode was the UltimateTV Best Bet for 3/14/2000. This episode was also a ClickTV Best Bet for 3/14/2000.
  • We learn a little bit of background on Will & Grace's college dating days, as well as Will and Michael's 7-year relationship.
  • Karen's step-son Mason is "the fat one."




Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

03/14/20009:00 PM09.8/14%#45*Highest rated NBC show of the evening
06/13/20009:00 PM07.1/11%#43
09/07/20008:30 PM07.6/12%#26Special 2-for-1 double feature