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Buy Buy Baby is the 18th episode of the eighth season and the 188th overall.

During a takeover on his talk show, Jack finds himself in a dilemma whether or not to compromise himself.

Synopsis

After a large corporation takes over OutTV, Jack's talk show "JackTalk" is completely revamped. An immediate change comes when the new conservative owners hire Amber-Louise as "JackTalk's" new co-host. While Jack is deciding whether or not he'll stand up to his new bosses, Karen goes baby shopping. After seeing Grace so happy about her pregnancy, Karen decides she wants a baby of her own and offers to pay a make-up lady, Cricket, to carry one for her.

Cast

Main

Guest

Notes

  • Title is a reference to the Four Seasons song Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby Goodbye) (1965).
  • Before the episode was aired, a press release from NBC revealed that the episode would include a scene in which Spears hosted a Christian cooking segment called "Cruci-fixins". The name of the segment was met with protest from Christian groups, who accused it of mocking Jesus' crucifixion. The network canceled the segment after criticism from the American Family Association (AFA).
  • Spears' first acting performance on prime-time television,[1][2] and her first television appearance since giving birth to a child in September 2005.[3][4]
  • Jack's final appearance on OutTV.

Cultural references

  • The episode makes multiple references to the Star Trek franchise because of Takei's role as Hikaru Sulu in the cult series.

Quotes

Jamie:There he is. The queen of late night, Jack McFormand. That's not right, is it?
Anyway big celeb, huh? George Hasato Takei, TV's Hikaru Sulu.
Will:You can get all that, but you can't get "McFarland"?

George Takei is a prancing, giggling queen! And I will not slander his good name by implying he's straight! Jack

Um... Mr. Takei? I'm a huge fan. Would you sign my doll? Oh, God. That sounded so girly. I-- I'm an admirer of your work. Would you sign my doll? Willto George Takei

"JackTalk" will remain the beacon of integrity it's always been. Now. If you'll excuse me, I have to go prep for tomorrow's segment, "Photographing Your Dog's Junk." Jack

Will:Jamie, exactly who bought OutTV?
Jamie:Nimbus Television Networks. Which is owned by Digicity Global Worldwide. Which is a division of the Department of Homeland Security. Which I believe is owned by Nabisco.
Will:Cookies and the Bush administration. The gay community's two worst enemies have joined forces to bring us down.

References

  1. "Britney's 'Grace'". Chicago TribuneRedEye. February 1, 2006. p. 56.
  2. "Britney Spears To Appear On 'Grace'". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. February 1, 2006. p. C-8.
  3. "Entertainment Briefs: Boy George to fight drug charges". Deutsche Presse-Agentur. February 1, 2006.
  4. "Spears And Loathing On 'Will'". New York Post. February 1, 2006. p. 077.

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