Von Trapped

Title “Von Trapped”
Episode # 8.10 (172)
Season # 8
Original Airdate 05-Jan-2006
Writers Gail Lerner
Producers Gary Janetti, Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

The "Sound of Music Sing-Along" has come to town and no one is more excited than Grace. She plans for her and Will to attend the musical in character-like style by dressing up in costumes. However, her presumed-to-be fun night turns into a disaster when she ends up babysitting a group of children and Will accidentally goes to the wrong theater becoming further detained by James, a handsome man he meets. Meanwhile, Karen and Jack try to flee when she gets in trouble with the theater's manager, who blocks off the exits, trapping everyone inside and forcing them to plot their escape.


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

Guest Cast

  • Taye Diggs (James Hanson)
  • Steven Petrarca (Ralph)
  • Jennette McCurdy (Oldest Girl)
  • Gigi Goff (Littlest Girl)
  • Nick Nervies (Boy)
  • Jennie Fahn (Mom #1)
  • Candy Ford (Mom #2)
  • Julie Fleischer (Mom #3)


  • "Will & Grace" makes a mid-season move to 8:00 PM EST/PST.
  • This episode introduces James, a potential love interest for Will.
  • This episode obviously contains many references to the The Sound of Music.
  • Karen uses a variation of her alias, Sister Frances Beaverhausen.


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Airdates & Ratings

01/05/20068:00 PM05.7/09%#58New Time
04/13/20068:00 PM04.0/08%#67