Whoa, Nelly! is the 13th episode of the fourth season and 84th overall.

Karen buys a horse for breeding but Jack finds out that the horse is gay. In an attempt to rekindle Will's parents' marriage, he and Grace set up their gay friend Larry with Will's father's mistress Tina.



Karen buys a horse which Jack names Lamar. Shortly after letting Lamar out to start breeding, Jack finds out he is gay. Karen is disappointed and orders to sell and get rid of Lamar immediately.

As Karen explains to Lamar how he is not what she signed up for, the horse nibbles on her scarf, prompting Karen to realize her fashion faux pas. She realizes how much she loves him just like how she loves Jack and orders for Lamar to stay.

Tina & Larry

Grace devices a plan to make Will's father's mistress Tina realize that there are other men interested in her and sets her up with another married man. However, the man cancels at the last minute and they are forced to take their friend Larry (who is married to Joe) as Tina's date.

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"Treat her like she's your mother."

When things get awkward as Larry has never been on a date with a woman, Grace gives him an advise: to treat Tina like her mother--which Tina enjoys.

Back at the apartment, Tina begins lambasting George in front of Will, who comes to his defense telling how much his father loved him growing up. Tina promptly realizes how much she really loves George and turns down Larry, putting an end to Will and Grace's plan.





  • Jack met a sailor during Fleet Week a tradition among the US navy forces and a popular party season in New York.
  • Will's uncle fathered a child with a Korean woman during the Korean War.
  • Joe and Larry hold a Moulin Rouge! Coming Out On DVD party.
  • Karen mentions that Jack is not allowed within 10 feet of Kevin Bacon. However in season 5, Jack stalks Kevin Bacon and he has no idea who Jack is.

Cultural references

  • At the video store, Will jokes that something smells because "somebody took The Wiz", a play on the slang "to take a whiz" meaning to urinate.
  • Karen started her dream to have a whole stable full of horses when she took her first Black Beauty, a diet pill with powerful amphetamines and allusion to the 1887 novel by Anna Sewell about the eponymous stallion.
  • Jack mentions Welsh singer Charlotte Church was "deprived of a childhood by her fame-hungry parents".



Jack:He's named after a sailor I shared a very special evening with during Fleet Week.
Will:Don't you think "Hey You" is going to be a little confusing?
Grace:You're gonna think I'm crazy, but there's a weird smell coming from the show tunes section.
Will:Maybe somebody took The Wiz.
Will:Why would I say hello to the biggest problem in my parents' marriage? Would you say hello to your father's gassy stomach?
Grace:Sure, why not? It always says hello to me.

The party was a huge success, although Joe pulled a muscle doing the can-can.
He can't can't.

Lord, I've been all over this place. Flies everywhere, clumps of dirt, carrots. It's like we're inside Grace's hairdo. Karenat the stables

Karen:Our stud's a dud.
Jack:I guess that makes you a nag hag.
finding out the horse is gay

Will you excuse me for a minute? One too many Kir Royales. I've got a bladder the size of an acorn. It sounds funny, but it's actually a condition. I'm in a textbook. Tina

Karen:This is all your fault. You spoiled him the way you doted on him, constantly brushing him, French-braiding his tail, putting clear polish on his hooves.
Jack:All I did was love him!
on Lamar's homosexuality