Nice In White Satin

Dr. Hershberg attempts to examine Karen
Dr. Hershberg attempts to examine Karen
Title “Nice In White Satin”
Episode # 6.07 (123)
Season # 6
Original Airdate 13-Nov-2003
Writers Bill Wrubel
Producers Jeff Greenstein & Jhoni Marchinko and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Pressured by her lawyer Will, Karen decides it's time for her annual Walker corporate physical, but begins to regret this decision after being examined by a slightly unorthodox physician. Elsewhere, while accompanying Karen to her physical, Jack finds his true calling — student nursing — and begs Will and Karen to support this new endeavor or face his eternal scorn.


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

Guest Cast

  • Jack Black (Dr. Isaac Hershberg)
  • Stephanie Faracy (Nurse Eva)
  • Laura Kightlinger (Nurse Sheila)
  • Gerald Downey (Student Nurse Clark)
  • Carla Renata (Receptionist)
  • Kevin Sateri (Student Nurse Derek)


  • Debra Messing only appears in one scene (talking on the phone to Will).
  • This epsiode sets up Jack's career change to nursing.
  • Jack Black is consulting producer Laura Kightlinger's real-life boyfriend. Jack Black was not credited in the end-credits.
  • The A-story in this episode originally dealt with Leo's Doors cover band, "The Operating Room Doors", a joke from the "Marry Me A Little More" episode. However, with Debra Messing having to miss the majority of filming for this episode, the A story had to be changed. The B-story dealing with Jack's new career was already written and then taped, so to keep the setting of the hospital, they created the story of Karen's physical.




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Airdates & Ratings

11/13/20039:00 PM10.5/16%#13
01/29/20048:32 PM11.3/17%#11
07/15/20048:00 PM04.8/09%#38