Husbands and Trophy Wives

Joe and Larry with their daughter Hannah
Joe and Larry with their daughter Hannah
Title “Husbands and Trophy Wives”
Episode # 3.03 (48)
Season # 3
Original Airdate 19-Oct-2000
Writers Kari Lizer
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Will and Jack can't wait to arrive at the house of two old friends who are known for their wild parties, but they discover that the former party animals are now sedately raising an adopted baby girl. Will shocks Jack when he volunteers to test his shaky parenting skills by babysitting her for them. Elsewhere at a snooty yacht club, Grace believes that Karen is jealous of her romantic relationship with Ben, but then later regrets taunting her.


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

Guest Cast

  • Gregory Hines (Ben Doucette)
  • Jerry Levine (Joe)
  • Tim Bagley (Larry)
  • Richard Livingston (Bartender)
  • Christopher Randolph (Man)
  • Yvans Jourdain (Jon)


  • Two new episodes aired on 10/19/2000.
  • This is the first appearance of both Joe and Larry.




Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

10/19/20009:00 PM15.2/22%#07Special 2-for-1 double feature
12/28/20009:00 PM09.8/15%#09
07/05/20019:00 PM06.5/11%#18