Boardroom and a Parked Place

They all know, don't they? Where I've been all these years.
"They all know, don't they? Where I've been all these years."
Title “Boardroom and a Parked Place”
Episode # 5.06 (98)
Season # 5
Original Airdate 07-Nov-2002
Writers Gail Lerner
Producers Jeff Greenstein & Jhoni Marchinko and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Mr. Stein, the long-absent senior partner of Will's firm, shows up unexpectedly to reassume command and whip the troops into shape. When Will discovers he was recently released from the looney bin, Mr. Stein begins to rely a little too much on Will's eager assistance. Meanwhile, Grace and Jack are shocked to discover that their highfalutin' pal Karen is now poorer than a church mouse — and living in her limo.


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

Guest Cast

  • Gene Wilder (Mr. Stein)
  • Jamie Kaler (Gary)
  • Rachel Quaintance (Roz)
  • Brandon Jarrett (Colin)
  • Kari Lizer (Connie)


  • A 40-min "Super-Size" episode.
  • This is the first appearance of Will's other boss since Will began working at the law offices of Doucette and Stein. Mr. Stein announces that Ben Doucette has retired.
  • This is also the first appearance of Will's coworkers Gary and Roz.
  • Staff writer Kari Lizer reprised her role as Connie, but was uncredited.
  • Gene Wilder won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor for his portrayal of Mr. Stein.




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Airdates & Ratings

11/07/20028:40 PM16.3/25%#0440-min "Super-Size"
02/27/200310:30 PM08.3/13%#22Special Time 10:30
07/17/20038:45 PM06.0/10%#17