George and Tina show up for dinner
George and Tina show up for dinner
Title “Cheaters”
Episode # 3.15 (60)
Season # 3
Original Airdate 22-Feb-2001
Writers Alex Herschlag
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Will's father George returns, harboring a spicy secret, in this intrigue-filled episode. As if sitting through "Seussical" on a date with a Frankenstein lookalike weren't rough enough, Grace spies George at the theater—getting very cozy with a woman who isn't Will's mother. After she spills to Will, he goes into denial, refusing to deal with this revelation. But an explosion comes anyway when George's giggly mistress is indiscreet. Meanwhile, Karen and Jack plot to nail Stan, who's also suspected of adultery.


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

Guest Cast

  • Sydney Pollack (George Truman)
  • Lesley Ann Warren (Tina)
  • Joel McHale (Ian)
  • Christopher Delisle (Dan)
  • Dirk Shafer (Blaze)
  • David Costabile (Man)
  • Sara Van Horn (Woman)


  • The 40 minute Super-Size episode. Repeat airings split this episode into two 30-minute episodes, with expanded scenes in the second part.
  • Rosario did not appear in the original 40 minute episode, but appears in Part 2 of the 1 hour version.
  • Only George Truman and Tina (along with Rosario) appear in Part 2 of the 1 hour version.
  • Karen gives her full name as Karen Delaney-St. Croix-Popeil-Walker.
  • The actor who played Elais Page was uncredited.




Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

02/22/20018:40 PM14.7/20%#09Special Time (40 Minute Version)
07/12/20019:00 PM06.9/11%#38Part 1 – 2-Part Version Part 1
07/19/20019:00 PM06.3/10%#40Part 2 – 2-Part Version Part 2