The Kid Stays Out of the Picture is the 3rd episode of the fifth season and the 95th overall.
SynopsisAfter going out with Leo on a date, Grace is confused on what to tell Will because of their promise not to date anymore now that they are trying to have kids. Grace follows Karen's advice and asks Will for more time and avoid the pressure.
However, Will later finds out that Leo is still dating Grace and confronts her about it, ending up in a serious argument about her commitment. He accuses her of being a flake even on the biggest moments of their relationship; she points out how he hates it most when she is happy. As Will walks out, Will angrily throws Grace out of their apartment, telling her, "you don't live here anymore."
- Eric McCormack (Will Truman)
- Debra Messing (Grace Adler)
- Sean Hayes (Jack McFarland)
- Megan Mullally (Karen Walker)
- The title is a reference to the documentary The Kid Stays in the Picture.
- For her work on this episode, Debra Messing won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2003, becoming the first show since Golden Girls where all of the lead actors have won an Emmy Award.
- Eric McCormack has mentioned that director James Burrows' reaction to the argument scene in this episode is probably his favorite moment in his career.
- Jack and Will burst into (They Long To Be) Close To You by The Carpenters.
- Karen mentions picking up trash as community service with "that kid from The Sopranos", referring to Robert Iler who played Tony Soprano's son AJ and was arrested in 2001 for armed robbery.
The gays love their presents. Yeah, just wave something shiny in front of their faces, you can get whatever you want. That's how we got Manhattan from the gay Indians. — Karen
|Grace:||I've got tell Will the truth-- the whole truth.|
|Karen:||Well, maybe it's for the best. Then you and I can move on with our lives. Out in the open to love freely.|
|Grace:||Karen, we're not a couple.|
|Karen:||Well, all I know is when I woke up this morning, there was red hair on my pillow and lesbian porn in the VCR.|
Will, I found it. The single CD shower companion. 'Cause you can never have too many companions in the shower! — Jack, at the record store
I'll have you know, I was an extremely pretty child. Not that there's any photographs to prove that. I was the youngest of three. By then my parents were like, "He's walking. Should we get the camera? Nah. I'll remember it." — Will, growing up the youngest
|Will:||You skipped out on my law school graduation party before I cut the cake. That was a big deal.|
|Grace:||It was carrot cake! That's never a big deal!|
Oh, hey. Somebody got some flowers, huh?
Or as I like to call them, poor people's jewelry. — Karen
|Will:||Jack and I are gonna have it painted. Pink if it's a girl, and hot pink if it's a boy.|
|Jack:||And flannel if it's a lesbian.|
|Karen:||Honey, what's the big deal? Just tell Wilma you need a little more time to see what's happening with cute doctor Jew.|
|Grace:||I can't ask for more time. We're not supposed to be dating. Will's head will explode.|
|Karen:||Honey, it will not. He cares about ya. He wants you to be happy.|
|Jack:||The baby's not even here yet, and you're already making Grace feel like a bad mother. There's plenty of time for that after the baby gets here. That's not what she needs now. And I should know. I am a mother.|
|Jack:||You're a father.|
|Jack:||Oh, difference of one letter.|