Swish Out of Water

Title “Swish Out of Water”
Episode # 8.08 (170)
Season # 8
Original Airdate 24-Nov-2005
Writers Kirk J. Rudell
Producers Gary Janetti, Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Grace finds it impossible to put up with her mother Bobbi's constant nitpicking, so Jack takes it upon himself to help her because, according to him, no one knows how to be a good daughter better than a gay son. Jack subjects her to a barrage of Bobbi-esque insults until Grace finally learns what her mother really means underneath her harsh words. Meanwhile, Will's first case at the Coalition for Justice is about tenants' rights, and the slumlord turns out to be none other than Karen.


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

Guest Cast

  • Debbie Reynolds (Bobbi Adler)
  • Sunkrish Bala (Gerald)
  • Gil Smith (Policeman)
  • Julia Vera (Concepcion)



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Airdates & Ratings

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