Me and Mr. Jones

Samantha, you're so terrible. But those Jimmy Choos are to die for.
"Samantha, you're so terrible. But those Jimmy Choos are to die for."
Title “Me and Mr. Jones”
Episode # 6.04 (120)
Season # 6
Original Airdate 23-Oct-2003
Writers Gary Janetti
Producers Jeff Greenstein & Jhoni Marchinko and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Earning a brief speaking role in an off Broadway play, Jack shares the stage with legendary actor James Earl Jones. However, when the play's director rejects James' performance in favor of Jack's one-line triumph, the award-winning actor looks to his co-star for instruction — enrolling in the McFarland acting school. Meanwhile, new roommates Will and his mother Marilyn continue their living arrangement, despite a secret desire to part ways; and Grace finds a way to save money at the gym.


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

Guest Cast

  • Blythe Danner (Marilyn Truman)
  • James Earl Jones (Himself)
  • Emily Rutherfurd (Joanne)
  • Nathan Anderson (Andrew)
  • Susan Leslie (Carol)
  • Michael Medico (Josh)
  • Jon Fleming (Russell)
  • Gordon Davidson (Himself)


  • Originally scheduled 10/16/2003, but was pre-empted to the following week due to the MLB Playoff Game #7 on FOX.
  • Marilyn trips and sprains her ankle, and she ends up staying with Will, stuck in a wheelchair.
  • This is the first episode where Jon Fleming received credit for playing the character Russell. He spoke one word ("Why?").
  • James Earl Jones' quote by the great Dane is from Shakespeare's Hamlet.




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Airdates & Ratings

10/23/20039:00 PM09.3/14%#20
06/10/20049:00 PM03.7/06%#44