It's the Gay Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Title “It's the Gay Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”
Episode # 5.05 (97)
Season # 5
Original Airdate 31-Oct-2002
Writers Gary Janetti
Producers Jeff Greenstein & Jhoni Marchinko and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

On Halloween, Grace allows her new beau Leo to drag her into the rustic fall countryside for a long and scary bike ride — along with a reluctant Will and his newfound friend — but she finds that she can't pretend to be the outdoorsy type just to please her man. Meanwhile, Jack coaxes Karen into attending a gay men's therapy session when she feels slight — very slight — pangs of marital guilt over her earlier attraction to the courtly suitor Lionel.


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

Guest Cast

  • Harry Connick Jr. (Dr. Leo Markus)
  • Jason Marsden (Kim)
  • Reginald VelJohnson (Dr. Kaplan)
  • Olivia Kohan (Trick-or-Treater)
  • Bianca Morris (Trick-or-Treater)


  • Karen reveals that Stan likes to play "Tell Me Something Good" by Rufus (featuring Chaka Khan) when they make love.
  • Karen catches Stan cheating and leaves him.
  • This episode features the first appearance of Café Jacques' — a table with two chairs set up outside Jack's apartment where visitors can dine "al fesco."
  • Olivia Kohan and Bianca Morris were uncredited as the trick-or-treaters. Olivia is, of course, co-creator David Kohan's daughter. Bianca is the daughter of assistant editor Todd Morris.




Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

10/31/20029:00 PM10.8/17%#08
02/27/20039:00 PM08.7/13%#16
07/31/20039:00 PM04.8/08%#40