Sour Balls is the 19th episode of the seventh season and the 165th overall.


Jack convinces Will that they need a change of scenery and should buy a vacation home in Middleborough, an up-and-coming gay community. After purchasing a new pad, the duo find out that it is not quite the gay getaway they had imagined. Instead, Jack landed the two in a blue collar town just two hours away from the newest gay hotspot. Meanwhile, Ellen asks Grace to babysit her three children, but changes her mind when she finds out Will is out of town.


Main Cast



  • This is Ellen's first appearance since Season 5's "Women and Children First". Since then, she and Rob have had a third child. One of the children is named Roman, after Debra Messing's baby boy.
  • Eric Allan Kramer who plays Barry, goes on to star alongside Leigh-Allyn Baker (Ellen) in Good Luck Charlie. Both Barry and Ellen are in this episode, but do not share any scenes.


Look what I brought...Juice boxes! Karenpreparing to watch Ellen's kids with boxed wine