Dolls and Dolls

Cut to me flat on my back on his futon.
"Cut to me flat on my back on his futon."
Title “Dolls and Dolls”
Episode # 5.21 (113)
Season # 5
Original Airdate 24-Apr-2003
Writers Kari Lizer
Producers Jeff Greenstein & Jhoni Marchinko and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Prompted by a sudden urge to meet "real people," Karen finds instant karma with a peculiar yet high-maintenance office worker who happily shares many of Karen's eccentricities — including her taste in men. Meanwhile, when Will falls off his clogs and twists an ankle, he develops a habit of taking too many painkillers, and his drastic personality change prompts a concerned Grace and Jack to intervene and interfere.


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

Guest Cast

  • Madonna (Liz)
  • Todd Robert Anderson (Kurt)
  • Melonie Mack (Naomi)


  • 40-minute Super-Size episode (featuring Madonna in her "prime time debut").
  • Followed by a 15-minute "The Guest Star Clip Show" (More Information).
  • This episode marks the third appearance of "Café Jacques'."
  • The song on the old-fashioned foldin' party mix tape is "Funky Cold Medina" by Tone Loc.
  • The song playing at the bar is "Groove is On" by Groove Armada. (In the DVD version, it was swapped for "It's Hot In Herre" by Nelly.)
  • Grace also sings a song from the Jewish Passover Hagada (which is read during the Seder), called "Ma Nishtana".
  • Liz's apartment building is owned by Walker Property Management.
  • Will has a season pass to "American Idol" on his TiVo.




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Airdates & Ratings

04/24/20039:05 PM11.9/18%#0840-min "Super-Size" episode
08/28/20038:36 PM05.8/10%#49