My Uncle the Car

Karen's dearest white friend, Beverley Leslie
Karen's dearest white friend, Beverley Leslie
Title “My Uncle the Car”
Episode # 3.14 (59)
Season # 3
Original Airdate 15-Feb-2001
Writers Kari Lizer
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Will chides Grace for owning an old car "with no A/C and 'old-man stink'," so she lets him sell it. But when she decides she wants the lemon back for sentimental reasons, it proves difficult to retrieve from the quirky buyer, Sister Louise. Meanwhile, a cryptic postcard from his mother convinces Jack that he's half black. And when a fellow trophy spouse tries to steal Rosario, pool shark Karen challenges him to a game — with her trusty maid as the stakes.


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

Guest Cast

  • Ellen DeGeneres (Sister Louise)
  • Leslie Jordan (Beverley Leslie)


  • This is the first appearance of Karen's flamouyant friend/rival, Beverley Leslie. He wears a dark wig in this episode... until Karen snatches it off his head.
  • This episode was originally to be the return of Joan Collins' character, Helena Barnes. However, Joan Collins did not like the script, so they changed the character to Beverley Leslie. Even though Beverley is a man, they did not have to change any of the lines.




Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

02/15/20019:00 PM14.5/21%#09
06/21/20019:00 PM07.4/12%#24
10/11/20018:30 PMWest-Coast Only