Mad Dogs and Average Men is the 18th episode of the third season and the 64th overall.
Grace is smitten when she meets Sumner, Karen's charming and handsome nephew, but Grace's attempts to arrange a date are constantly thwarted when Karen conjures up a litany of lies to dissuade her. Meanwhile, Will tries to terminate his dead-end relationship with a needy nebbish, but postpones the dramatic moment because he's so infatuated with the guy's lovable dog, Pepper.
- Eric McCormack (Will Truman)
- Debra Messing (Grace Adler)
- Sean Hayes (Jack McFarland)
- Megan Mullally (Karen Walker)
- Peter Jacobson (Paul Budnik)
- Paul Satterfield (Sumner Davis)
- Ellen Idelson (Usherette)
- Bill Idelson (Ben)
- Seemah Wilder (Lois)
- Staff writer Ellen Idelson appeared in this episode as an usher. Her parents also appeared as Ben and Lois.
|Paul:||Pepper gets me a lot of play. He's a hot dog.|
|Will:||Well... Enjoy your hot dog... 'Cause you'll be getting none of mine.|