The Hospital Show

Nurse Trainee Pitman arrives to take Grace's blood
Nurse Trainee Pitman arrives to take Grace's blood
Title “The Hospital Show”
Episode # 2.17 (39)
Season # 2
Original Airdate 28-Mar-2000
Writers Adam Barr
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

While on a blind date, Will finds out that Karen's husband Stan has had a heart attack and rushes to the hospital to be with the gang. Will, Jack, Grace, and Rosario all speculate on who Karen will turn to for her inevitable emotional breakdown. After all, who will pay the bills if Stan dies?


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

Guest Cast

  • Shelley Morrison (Rosario McFarland)
  • Dan Bucatinsky (Neil)
  • Reggie Hayes (Dr. Osher)
  • Jennifer Elise Cox (Nurse Trainee Pittman)
  • Lyndsey Fields (Nurse #1)
  • Jennie Fahn (Nurse #2)


  • The Atlanta area NBC affiliate pre-empted this episode, broadcasting the live "25th Community Service Awards" instead. WXIA broadcast this episode on April 3 at 12:05 am (Sunday midnight).
  • Thanks to Karen Ray for help with the transcript and videos.
  • Debra Messing had a hard time getting through the scene with Nurse Pittman. It took nearly an hour to tape this scene. (See the blooper clip below.)




Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

03/28/20009:00 PM09.4/14%#34
06/27/20009:00 PM06.6/11%#41