Fagmalion Part One: Gay It Forward


Dating... it's, uh, a little new for me.
"Dating... it's, uh, a little new for me."
Title “Fagmalion Part One: Gay It Forward”
Episode # 5.13 (105)
Season # 5
Original Airdate 16-Jan-2003
Writers Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally
Producers Jeff Greenstein & Jhoni Marchinko and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

When Karen sets Will up with her hot cousin Barry, Will finds a geeky guy with a scraggly beard and greasy hair... and he just came out. Meanwhile, Grace is puzzled over what to make of her strange bohemian neighbor when she moves into Leo's Brooklyn digs.

Cast

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

Guest Cast

  • Dan Futterman (Barry)
  • Rosanna Arquette (Julie)
  • Niko Heidt (Waitress)

Notes

  • Part 1 of 4.
  • The title of this episode arc is a reference to the George Bernard Shaw play "Pygmalion," in which snobby Professor Henry Higgins teaches lower-class Eliza Doolittle to be a lady. (The movie My Fair Lady is based on this play.)
  • The subtitle of this episode is a play off the movie title Pay It Forward, used by Jack.

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Airdates & Ratings

DateTimeRatingRankNotes
01/16/20039:00 PM10.6/17%#12
05/29/20039:00 PM07.9/13%#06