Went to a Garden Potty

Oh, I like it here, Will!
"Oh, I like it here, Will!"
Title “Went to a Garden Potty”
Episode # 4.19 (86)
Season # 4
Original Airdate 04-Apr-2002
Writers Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally (Story by Sally Bradford)
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

In the aftermath of his parents' divorce, Will salvages a beloved garden gnome — nicknamed "Squatsie" — and proudly plants the childhood relic in his apartment's community area until Grace accidentally delivers a coup de grace on the gnome's dome with a shovel. Elsewhere, Jack consults his acting coach when he fears that his heterosexual role in a mattress commercial produced by Karen will stereotype him from more meaningful gay acting gigs in the future.


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

Guest Cast

  • Eileen Brennan (Zandra)
  • Steve Paymer (Steve)
  • Peter Mackenzie (Mean Guy)
  • Tom Poston (Norman)
  • Melissa Russell (Actress)


  • Norman is Stan's old business partner; they opened Señor Mattress together. Norman played it safe and stayed behind when Stan went on to make hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • Will's friend Steve is apparently in charge of the community garden plot.
  • This episode has the site's lowest viewer rating for the entire series, with a 6.5/10 average.




Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

04/04/20029:00 PM10.3/16%#10
07/04/20028:30 PM03.0/07%#66All-Time Lowest Rating, Series-To-Date