Fred Astaire and Ginger Chicken

Will and Vince visit Grace in Brooklyn
Will and Vince visit Grace in Brooklyn
Title “Fred Astaire and Ginger Chicken”
Episode # 6.20 (136)
Season # 6
Original Airdate 01-Apr-2004
Writers Ain Gordon
Producers Jeff Greenstein & Jhoni Marchinko and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Smitten with his new boyfriend Vince, Will puts his relationship to the test introducing him to the overly critical Grace for her approval. However, when Grace abruptly cuts the introduction short, Will is convinced of her disapproval of Vince and thus begins to question his own feelings. Meanwhile, Karen drops a bombshell on Jack, revealing that after her upcoming wedding their friendship will be forever changed, forcing him to begin casting calls for her replacement.


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

Guest Cast

  • Bobby Cannavale (Vince D'Angelo)
  • Amy Farrington (Phyllis)
  • Adrienne Alitowski (Woman)


  • Vince lives in Brooklyn two blocks from Grace and Leo, on Henry St.
  • Grace is concerned that when Leo returns next month, things won't be the same.
  • Phyllis (A/K/A Dickie Angenson) dresses and wears her hair in classic Karen style.
  • The other woman waiting to audition for Jack is series writer/producer Tracy Poust.
  • In this episode Jack teaches Karen dirty dancing — similar to what she taught him in "Between a Rock and Harlin's Place".




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Airdates & Ratings

04/01/20048:32 PM09.2/15%#14Special Time
08/12/20048:30 PM04.6/08%#48