We hate her even more than the know-it-all daughter on The Gilmore Girls.
"We hate her even more than the know-it-all daughter on The Gilmore Girls.
Title “23”
Episode # 5.23 (115)
Season # 5
Original Airdate 08-May-2003
Writers Adam Barr, Sally Bradford, Jeff Greenstein, Alex Herschlag, Gary Janetti
Producers Jeff Greenstein & Jhoni Marchinko and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

In the middle of her divorce proceedings, Karen learns that ex-husband Stan has suddenly passed away, and the funeral becomes a contest of wills between Karen and her British rival — and a free-for-all when the will is read for everyone who ever felt deserving, such as Will. Meanwhile, Grace is shocked when recently returned husband Leo is called back into service by Doctors Without Borders and asks her to make the trip with him to Guatemala.


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

Guest Cast

  • Harry Connick Jr. (Dr. Leo Markus)
  • Minnie Driver (Lorraine Finster)
  • Jamie Kaler (Gary)
  • Hansford Rowe (Minister Kevin)
  • Danica Sheridan (Kimmy Walker)
  • Raymond Ma (Rufus)
  • Bertha Holguin (Back-Up Maid)


  • 40-minute Super-Size episode.
  • The DVD only includes the 30-minute syndicated version, which cuts a lot of material from the episode.
  • The song that Stan's sister Kimmy sings is "The Happy Wanderer." (Her scenes do not appear in the edited version. She can only be seen sitting in the background.)
  • Gary's scene is also cut from the edited version.




Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

05/08/20039:18 PM11.7/18%#1140-min "Super-Size" episode
09/11/20038:41 PM07.5/13%#17
01/01/20048:42 PM06.8/11%#32