Cowboys and Iranians

Title “Cowboys and Iranians”
Episode # 8.17 (179)
Season # 8
Original Airdate 23-Mar-2006
Writers Robia Rashid
Producers Gary Janetti, Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

An ecstatic Jack coerces Will into coming out with him to a gay cowboy bar to meet his new boyfriend Travis. Will soon discovers that Travis is not as perfect as he seems and steps up to defend Jack's honor, which eventually leads to a raucous event — a gay bar fight. Meanwhile, Grace hires a second assistant.


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

Guest Cast

  • Shohreh Aghdashloo (Pam)
  • Leslie Jordan (Beverley Leslie)
  • Shawn Christian (Travis)
  • Brian A. Setzer (Benji)
  • Tommy Woelfel (Coat Check Guy)
  • Mic Thompson (Dancing Cowboy)
  • Jessica Lindsey (Woman)


  • This is the first episode where Beverley Leslie appeared in scenes without Karen.
  • Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Support Actress for her role in "House of Sand and Fog". (She also appeared in a more dramatic role on NBC's "ER" the following week.)


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Airdates & Ratings

03/23/20068:00 PM06.0/10%#49