The Old Man and the Sea

Title “The Old Man and the Sea”
Episode # 8.03 (165)
Season # 8
Original Airdate 13-Oct-2005
Writers Greg Malins
Producers Gary Janetti, Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

When Jack learns that Will never learned to swim, Jack insists that he teach Will how. Meanwhile, Karen sets Grace up on a blind date with one of Malcolm's friends, but Grace can't stand him or his penchant for bad poetry during their seemingly never-ending nine-course dinner.


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

Guest Cast

  • Alec Baldwin (Malcolm Widmark)
  • Andy Richter (Dale)
  • Robert Kariakin (Waiter)


  • Grace sings "Being Alive" by Stephen Sondheim (from "Company"). She also sings a little bit of "Send in the Clowns", also by Stephen Sondheim.
  • Robert Kariakin was credited as Waiter, but no waiter appeared in the episode.


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Airdates & Ratings

10/13/20058:30 PM05.8/09%#53
12/22/20059:30 PM04.3/07%#62