Cheatin' Trouble Blues

Marilyn and George Truman
Marilyn and George Truman
Title “Cheatin' Trouble Blues”
Episode # 4.18 (85)
Season # 4
Original Airdate 28-Mar-2002
Writers Alex Herschlag
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

An excited Will presents his newly reconciled parents with a romantic cruise on their anniversary — but his idealistic plans are scuttled when he learns that each is hiding a secret. Meanwhile, due to Karen's phobia about an elevator, she and Jack huff and puff their way up dozens of floors to the skytop restaurant while hefting the prized anniversary cake.


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

Guest Cast

  • Sydney Pollack (George Truman)
  • Blythe Danner (Marilyn Truman)


  • Marilyn and George tell Will that they are separating.


  • Credits for this Episode.
  • Transcript of this Episode.
  • YogaInstructor.wmv: Marilyn and Tim the Yoga Instructor.
  • Stairs.wmv: Taking the stairs.
  • Elevator.wav: KAREN "I'll never forget it. My fellow office workers and I..."
  • BashYourFace.wav: KAREN "Honey, I'm too tired to slap you. Bash your face against my palm."
  • Marilyn.wav: MARILYN TRUMAN "I'm having a consensual adult relalationship with a man who's not my husband. And it's raunchy as hell."



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Airdates & Ratings

03/28/20029:00 PM09.8/16%#12
06/27/20029:00 PM05.2/09%#32