One Gay at a Time

Val catches Grace stealing doughnuts at AA
Val catches Grace stealing doughnuts at AA
Title “One Gay at a Time”
Episode # 7.03 (142)
Season # 7
Original Airdate 30-Sep-2004
Writers Sally Bradford
Producers Alex Herschlag & Dave Flebotte and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Grace has a surprise reunion with Val as she attempts to steal doughnuts at an AA meeting. She gets hooked on AA meetings for free therapy and food and Val and Karen have a confrontation which leads to Grace's exposure as a fraud. Meanwhile, Will and Jack attend a gay television focus group, only to have Will kicked out and Jack hired as Junior VP of New Programming.


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

Guest Cast

  • Molly Shannon (Val Bassett)
  • Mark Harelik (Tim)
  • Mathew Botuchis (Dave)
  • Julie Pop (Pat)
  • Marcy Goldman (Judy)
  • Jodi Fleisher (Woman)
  • Jon Kinnally (Mitchell)


  • Writer/Producer Jon Kinnally was uncredited for his role as Mitchell.
  • This is the first appearance of Jack's new new boss Tim and secretary Dave.


  • Credits for this Episode.
  • Transcript of this Episode.
  • 0703-AAMeeting-150.wmv: Grace crashes an AA meeting for free donuts
  • 0703-HateSpeech-150.wmv: Grace tries to live by AA's three mantras
  • 0703-FocusGroup-150.wmv: Will and Jack attend a focus group for Out TV
  • Divorce.wav: JACK "Just be grateful you have a divorce to talk about. Gays aren't even allowed that right. That's why I'm voting for Jim Carrey."
  • Val7.wav: VAL "So, Grace, long time, no... I didn't know you were a big ol' drunk."
  • HateSpeech.wav: KAREN "Where did you hear that? Who taught you that hate speech?"
  • Cult.wav: KAREN "It's a cult, I tell ya. Mm-hmm, just like the Moonies or the homosexuals or the elderly."



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Airdates & Ratings

09/30/20048:30 PM08.9/14%#18
03/17/20058:30 PM06.0/10%Special 2-for-1 double feature
07/07/20059:30 PM03.6/06%Special 2-for-1 double feature