Sweet (and Sour) Charity

Jack pressures Karen into donating clothes to charity
Jack pressures Karen into donating clothes to charity
Title “Sweet (and Sour) Charity”
Episode # 2.18 (40)
Season # 2
Original Airdate 04-Apr-2000
Writers Gail Lerner
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

After winning a call-in radio contest for prized concert tickets, Grace vows to reciprocate and volunteers her time to charity, but when she recruits Will to join her at a community center, she quickly begs off her commitment when it conflicts with her busy social calendar. Meanwhile, Karen and Jack don't escape either from Grace's newfound charity which forces Karen to rifle through her closet — and allows Jack to accidentally donate a pair of Karen's most-prized shoes.


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

Guest Cast

  • Shelley Morrison (Rosario McFarland)
  • Debra Mooney (Sister Robert)
  • Mary Pat Gleason (Sally)
  • Megan Taylor Harvey (Carrot Girl)
  • Daryl Sabara (Broccoli Boy)
  • Athena Kihara (Radish Girl)
  • Ryan Tyler Collier (Boy)
  • Richard Wharton (Gerald)


  • Thank you to Naoto Kihara for information on this episode.
  • Sally also appeared in the episode "Acting Out".




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Airdates & Ratings

04/04/20009:00 PM09.2/14%#26
08/17/20008:30 PM07.0/11%#36Special 2-for-1 double feature