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‘Simply Jack’: 10 of Jack McFarland’s Finest Moments on ‘Will & Grace’

‘Simply Jack’: 10 of Jack McFarland’s Finest Moments on ‘Will & Grace’


Over the course of historical past we’ve seen our fair proportion of mononymous celebrities like Cher, Prince and Madonna, to call just some. And from 1998 to 2006 (plus a quick stint from 2017 to 2020) we had Jack. Simply Jack. As in Jack McFarland from NBC’s hit sitcom Will & Grace. He was one among two brazenly homosexual principal characters on the present that President Biden as soon as mentioned “in all probability did extra to teach the American public” on LGBT points “than nearly something anyone has ever performed to date.”

Jack was a personality that might have simply been a one-note caricature of the flamboyant homosexual man, which some on the time even criticized the sequence for. However within the deft fingers of Sean Hayes, Jack was far more than a stereotype. The character had a depth and dimension that earned the actor an Emmy for his efficiency in 2000.

The Attractive ATM

Whereas the present could have been referred to as Will & Grace, its titular characters have been usually overshadowed by the comedic stylings and impregnable bond between Jack and Karen Walker, Grace’s mildly alcoholic, snarky assistant performed by Megan Mullally. One second specifically that highlights the duo’s chemistry got here within the type of a “attractive ATM” in the course of the present’s fourth season.

Jack (and Cher) Meet Cher

A recurring throughline within the sequence was Jack’s obsession with homosexual icons — Cher specifically. This obsession culminated with Jack and his uncommon Cher doll assembly the “If I Might Flip Again Time” singer. The one downside was, he thought it was a principally flawless drag queen Cher impersonator till it was too late.

Jack With Some Motherly ‘Recommendation’

Based on Jack, “nobody is aware of learn how to be an excellent daughter higher than a homosexual son,” which was the begin to some fascinating recommendation he shared with Grace in Season Eight after he felt perturbed by the best way she interacted together with her mom, Bobbi.

‘You Should Be Dying’


After an anxiety-riddled Grace met Dr. Morty, a physician with “a bod that may very well be in a Whitesnake video” who was set to hitch her husband Leo on a piece journey to Guatemala, Jack minced no phrases by a toothy grin when it got here to “soothing” her.

An Existential ‘Daddy’ Disaster

Categorically talking, Jack was the present’s resident twink. However when the revival seasons explored among the points outstanding within the homosexual courting world for males over 30, Jack had an existential disaster when a twenty-something-year-old referred to as him a daddy.

Jack and His Gaydar

In Season One, Will and Grace enlisted Jack’s gaydar to see if their mutual crush was homosexual. And whereas Jack figured it out with a easy look and handshake, he held his playing cards near the vest and made the pair work for the data. 

Jack’s Uncommon Discovery

In a bid to defend Karen from what they thought was a Peeping Tom in Season Seven, Jack found one thing far more stunning concerning the binoculars-wielding man: He was a Sizzling Homosexual Nerd.

Jack Says Goodbye to Rosario


Jack, who was in a Inexperienced Card marriage to Karen’s revered housecleaner Rosario, mentioned his fondest, heterosexual farewells to the character after Shelley Morrison’s sudden real-life passing in 2019.

‘Mother, I’m Homosexual’

The present’s cultural DNA allowed it to discover and mirror on very tough real-world points not usually seen on tv with gentle and levity. Living proof: When Jack lastly got here out to his mom in Season Two, she performed an Uno Reverse card with a secret of her personal. 

Jack the Father

One other groundbreaking second within the sequence and Jack’s character arc got here when he unexpectedly discovered he was a father after assembly the kid that derived from his sperm-bank donation 13 years prior — and the hilariously touching reactions that adopted.



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