It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World

Title “It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World”
Episode # 7.20 (159)
Season # 7
Original Airdate 05-May-2005
Writers Jordana Arkin
Producers Alex Herschlag & Dave Flebotte and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

When Grace convinces Karen to accompany her to her father Martin's birthday bash, the situation turns awkward when it is just the three of them. Struggling to gain the attention of her seemingly aloof father, Grace tags along with him to the golf range in hopes of scoring some quality bonding time. Meanwhile, Karen keeps herself entertained with Martin's buddy, Burt Wolfe. Excited about the date that Jack has arranged for him, Will discovers the true meaning of the phrase "blind date."


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

Guest Cast

  • Debbie Reynolds (Bobbi Adler)
  • Alan Arkin (Martin Adler)
  • Lee Majors (Burt Wolfe)
  • John Ducey (Jamie)
  • Christopher Gartin (Desmond)
  • Mary Ostrow (Woman)


  • Pre-Empted by Presidential Speech on 4/29/2005; pushed to 5/5/2005.
  • This is the first appearance of Grace's father, Martin Adler.


Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

05/05/20058:30 PM05.5/09%
07/07/20059:00 PM03.6/06%Special 2-for-1 double feature
08/25/20058:30 PM03.6/06%