Dyeing is Easy, Comedy is Hard

Jack McFarland, I'm gonna kick your sorry ass.
"Jack McFarland, I'm gonna kick your sorry ass."
Title “Dyeing is Easy, Comedy is Hard”
Episode # 4.14 (81)
Season # 4
Original Airdate 31-Jan-2002
Writers Darlene Hunt
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

When Grace is invited to her ex-fiancé's wedding, she hauls along a reluctant Will just to convey a false air of success — but when she denigrates the bridegroom's faults at the rehearsal dinner, she's confronted by a weeping bride-to-be who now wants to flee. Meanwhile, Elliot's fuming mother gets in Jack's face when he allows Elliot to frost his hair and demands that he never see his son again. In addition, Will poses as a swinging tennis pro until he meets his match.


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

Guest Cast

  • Rosie O'Donnell (Bonnie)
  • Tom Verica (Danny)
  • Jennifer Aspen (Sarah)
  • Maggie Wheeler (Polly)
  • John Colella (Best Man)
  • Jim Hanna (Wayne)
  • Scott Haven (Steve Turner)
  • Darlene Hunt (Beth)
  • Greg Vaughan (Cute Guy)
  • Ralph Litt (Minister)


  • Bonnie confides in Jack that she is a lesbian, but Elliot does not know.
  • Darlene Hunt (who plays maid of honor Beth) is also the episode's writer.




Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

01/31/20029:00 PM13.0/19%#09
04/16/20028:00 PM05.9/11%#47Special (replacing "Watching Ellie")