A Gay/December Romance

Will meets plastic surgeon Alan at an art gallery
Will meets plastic surgeon Alan at an art gallery
Title “A Gay/December Romance”
Episode # 6.12 (128)
Season # 6
Original Airdate 22-Jan-2004
Writers Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally
Producers Jeff Greenstein & Jhoni Marchinko and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Attending a local gallery opening, Will catches the eye of a rich plastic surgeon, who uses his vast fortune to provide the modest lawyer with a new level of material possessions. However, when Will realizes that he has become a "lady of leisure," he decides to confront his sugar daddy/boyfriend. Meanwhile, Grace's thirst for delectable Asian noodles sends her to a new local restaurant, but an argument with the owner prompts her to launch a boycott of the establishment.


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

Guest Cast

  • Hal Linden (Alan Mills)
  • Keone Young (Happy Noodles Owner)
  • Don Perry (Bertram)
  • John O'Brien (Man)
  • Paul Witten (Gallery Owner)
  • Brandon Routh (Sebastian)


  • A "May/December romance" is a love affair where there is a significant age difference between the two partners.
  • The two galleries, the Zelman and Offerman, are named for Debra and Megan's husbands (Daniel Zelman and Nick Offerman).
  • The noodle incident actually happened to series writer/producer Bill Wrubel. They wanted to charge him for new noodles after they dropped on the floor so he and his friends boycotted the restaurant; he saw his friends eating there two days later.
  • This episode was TiVo's #6 most-recorded show of the week.




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