Grace, Replaced is the 18th episode of the first season.

Grace gets too busy at work and spends less time with her friends so Will gets acquainted with a new neighbor. Jack gets sentenced for slapping a meter maid.


Mamma Mia!

We're the same






  • This episode marks Val's first appearance in the show.
  • The episode was originally entitled "Baby It's Cold Inside".[1]

Cultural references

  • Grace compares herself to a young Rita Hayworth, who was a well known pin-up girl before becoming an actress and also had red hair.
  • When giving legal advice to Jack, Will refers to him as "Perry Gay-son", referring to the 1950s legal drama Perry Mason.
  • When Jack walks into Will's office in an orange jumpsuit after his court date Will comments, "...and they said Tinky Winky was the only gay teletubby," referencing the British children's program Teletubbies. Tinky Winky gained controversy during the 90s when conservative critics labeled him as a homosexual symbol because of his purple color and the fact that he always carries a handbag.
  • After Jack gets sentenced for slapping a meter maid, he does an impression of Hollywood actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, who also had a slapping incident with a police officer in 1989.
  • Jack sings "Downtown" by Petula Clark. Will and Val sing it later in the elevator.
  • When Jack and Karen find Soon Yi Allen's phone bill, she exclaims "mamma mia!... and I mean that literally", a reference to actress Mia Farrow who is the adoptive mother of Soon Yi.


Grace:Hi, Jack. Bye, Jack.
Jack:Dad, was that you?
Will:Honestly, Jack, sometimes I don't know where your head is.
Jack:Mom, is that you?
Jack:I got 40 hours of community service. I have to pick up trash for the next 2 weeks.
Will:At least this trash won't call you the next morning.

And they said Tinky Winky was the only gay Teletubby. Willto Jack

Val:Nice to meet you.
Karen:Well, any friend of Will's is... Grace.

Isn't it amazing, Val? Will is a guy, and yet he can achieve multiple sarcasm. Grace

Grace:I liked your split-pea soup.
Grace:I got a little taste when you shoved my face in the rug.
Grace and Val reconciling


  1. rob’s Will & Grace page.