Will waits in line for Barry Manilow tickets
Will waits in line for Barry Manilow tickets
Title “Fanilow”
Episode # 6.10 (126)
Season # 6
Original Airdate 11-Dec-2003
Writers Kari Lizer
Producers Jeff Greenstein & Jhoni Marchinko and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Opting out of the annual Grace Adler Design Christmas party, ultimate "Fanilow" Will spends the night waiting in line for tickets to a special Barry Manilow concert — only to have his weak bladder force him to make a quick pit stop and entrust Grace to hold his place. However, Will's snubbing of an overweight man in the bathroom line leaves his chances of meeting his idol in doubt. Meanwhile, a distraught Grace discovers her mother has cancelled on their annual Hanukkah shopping spree to have dinner with Jack, as Karen discovers the inspiring music of Manilow.


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

Guest Cast

  • Barry Manilow (Himself)
  • Debbie Reynolds (Bobbi Adler)
  • Sara Gilbert (Cheryl)
  • Chris Penn (Rudy)
  • Jackie Geary (Cashier)
  • Peggy Lane O'Rourke (Woman)
  • Gary Riotto (Waiter)
  • Adrian Mojica (Security Guard)


  • Karen has suddenly become a whiz on the computer.
  • Cheryl's screen name in the Fanilow chat room is "Copacafana82".
  • This episode features the Barry Manilow songs "Mandy," "American Bandstand," and "Daybreak".




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Airdates & Ratings

12/11/20039:00 PM08.5/13%#20
12/23/20048:30 PM04.7/09%