Fagmalion Part Three: Bye Bye Beardy

The new and improved Barry makes his entrance
The new and improved Barry makes his entrance
Title “Fagmalion Part Three: Bye Bye Beardy”
Episode # 5.17 (109)
Season # 5
Original Airdate 20-Feb-2003
Writers Alex Herschlag
Producers Jeff Greenstein & Jhoni Marchinko and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Will and Jack's transformation of Karen's schlubby cousin Barry is complete — but his coming-out at the HRC gala leaves Will with mixed emotions about his new "creation," prompting some unwanted advice from Grace. In another corner, Karen duels with her flamboyant rival Beverley Leslie in a war of wills during the silent auction.


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

Guest Cast

  • Dan Futterman (Barry)
  • Leslie Jordan (Beverley Leslie)
  • Kathleen Wilhoite (Sally)
  • Rebecca Lowman (Pamela)
  • Barry Karas (Himself)
  • Luciano Giancarlo (Byron)
  • Conroe Brooks (Kevin)
  • Brian A. Setzer (Benji)


  • Part 3 of 4.
  • Barry Karas is on the board of directors of the HRC. For more information on the Human Rights Campaign, see www.hrc.org.
  • Extra Brian A. Setzer plays the uncredited part of Benji, Beverley Leslie's "business associate."




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Airdates & Ratings

02/20/20039:00 PM10.6/15%#18
06/12/20039:00 PM06.4/11%#19