Coffee & Commitment

Joe and Larry get married
Joe and Larry get married
Title “Coffee & Commitment”
Episode # 3.10 (55)
Season # 3
Original Airdate 04-Jan-2001
Writers Adam Barr
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

When they are asked to read at Joe and Larry's civil union, Will and Grace verbally spar over her self-serving, get-and-take attitude where Will is responsible for everything — but what's really bugging him is the overwhelming feeling that Grace is behaving more like a wife than an old friend. Meanwhile, Karen tries to help a caffeine-addicted Jack get over a failed crush but he's so jacked-up on java that only a tough-love approach will work.


  • Eric McCormack (Will Truman)
  • Debra Messing (Grace Adler)
  • Sean Hayes (Jack McFarland)
  • Megan Mullally (Karen Walker)

Guest Cast

  • Jerry Levine (Joe)
  • Tim Bagley (Larry)
  • Jeffrey Patrick Dean (Waiter)
  • Butch Klein (Male Guest)
  • Wanda-Lee Evans (Justice of the Peace)
  • Lori Alan (Jean)
  • Jimmy Shaw (Cute Man)


  • Rosario did not appear in this episode.
  • This episode was a Best Bet for 1/4/2001.
  • This episode was a TVGuide Highlight for 1/4/2001.
  • Adam Barr wrote the commitment ceremony reading especially for this episode.




Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

01/04/20019:00 PM14.7/21%#04
05/24/20019:00 PM08.2/14%#26
09/17/20019:00 PM06.4/09%#38Only aired in a few markets