Flip-Flop: Part Two

Karen and Lyle Finster
Karen and Lyle Finster
Title “Flip-Flop: Part Two”
Episode # 6.16 (132)
Season # 6
Original Airdate 04-Mar-2004
Writers Alex Herschlag
Producers Jeff Greenstein & Jhoni Marchinko and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Enjoying the success of their new business venture, entrepreneurs Will and Grace help their apartment buyers Jack and Stuart settle into their new life under one roof. However, when Grace receives a higher offer on the apartment, the "friendly flippers" attempt to break-up the happy couple by encouraging Jack's cold feet as they see a chance to make a quick buck. Meanwhile, Karen demands that Lyle finally discipline his unruly daughter Lorraine, nearly shattering the couple's budding romance.


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

Guest Cast

  • John Cleese (Lyle Finster)
  • Minnie Driver (Lorraine Finster)
  • Dave Foley (Stuart Lamarack)
  • Eileen Brennan (Zandra)


  • This episode rang in at only 26 minutes and included a rather lengthy (1:30) "Previously on Will & Grace" montage at the beginning. Without commercials or the recap, the entire episode is only 19:57. Hopefully this is not a trend...
  • Apparently, the Flip-Flop episodes were supposed to air as one hour-long episode, but NBC changed the schedule (for "The Apprentice") and it was split into two parts.
  • Lyle proposes to Karen at the end of the episode.




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Airdates & Ratings

03/04/20048:32 PM10.3/16%#14Special Time - 26 mins
08/05/20048:30 PM04.1/17%#53