The Birds and the Bees

Title “The Birds and the Bees”
Episode # 7.16 (155)
Season # 7
Original Airdate 17-Feb-2005
Writers Steve Gabriel
Producers Alex Herschlag & Dave Flebotte and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Grace drags Will along to keep her in check during her first date with Nick only to leave a heated Will at his table for one. Meanwhile, Karen hatches a wild plan to get Jack a date with Aaron, the neighborhood bird enthusiast, only to ruffle some feathers when things don't quite go as planned.


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

Guest Cast

  • Ed Burns (Nick)
  • Luke Perry (Aaron)
  • Kate Albrecht (Waitress)
  • Michael Merton (Maitre D')
  • Roz Lerner (Woman in Restaurant)


  • According to Jack, Aaron is among the rarest of all gay subspecies: The Hot Gay Nerd (or "HGN").
  • Aaron's bird, the Golden-cheeked Warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia), is an endangered species found in Texas, Mexico and Central America.


  • Credits for this Episode.
  • Transcript of this Episode.
  • 0716-HGN-150.wmv: The rarest of all gay subspecies: The Hot Gay Nerd!
  • 0716-Observation-150.wmv: Aaron and Jack observe their specimens.
  • 0716-Fireplace-150.wmv: Will has the best seat in the house.
  • Craziest.wav: ROSARIO "Whenever I get together with my friends and we talk about who works for the craziest bitch, I always win."
  • Aaron1.wav: AARON "I was just looking at the beautiful specimen right outside your window..."
  • HGN.wav: JACK "Do you know what we have here? The rarest of all gay subspecies: The Hot Gay Nerd!"
  • Birdwatcher.wav: JACK "So you're a bird watcher. I bet you've seen a cockatoo."
  • Portal.wav: WILL "Would it be possible to move to another table and away from this one, which is apparently the portal to Satan's lair?"

Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

02/17/20058:30 PM06.8/10%
05/26/20059:00 PM04.5/08%
07/28/20058:30 PM03.4/06%
10/30/20058:30 PM04.4/07%#69