Birds of a Feather Boa

Title “Birds of a Feather Boa”
Episode # 8.07 (169)
Season # 8
Original Airdate 17-Nov-2005
Writers Abraham Higginbotham
Producers Gary Janetti, Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

When Jack decides on a whim to move, Will is excited at the thought of helping him look for a place. After becoming involved in a cause to save two gay penguins from being separated at the zoo, Will starts to think closely about his dear friendship with Jack and what it would mean if he no longer lived next door. Meanwhile, during an afternoon of shopping, Karen and Grace bump into pretentious socialite Beverley Leslie, who invites the two ladies to attend his recently deceased wife's memorial "celebration." When Grace decides to try on one of the dead wife's rare dresses before the ceremony, she experiences a "wardrobe malfunction," which she must try to conceal.


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

Guest Cast

  • Leslie Jordan (Beverley Leslie)
  • Traci Lords (Rose)
  • Brian A. Setzer (Benji)


  • This is the first episode in which Beverley's "business associate" Benji speaks.
  • Like Stanley Walker, Beverley Leslie's rich wife Crystal was never seen.
  • It is revealed in the Season 9 reboot episode "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Crying" that Crystal is still alive.


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