'Will & Grace' turns 20: The best lines about dating, drinking and insulting your friends

After being off the air since 2006, NBC decided to bring "Will & Grace" back with the original four members of the cast in 2017.

Since "Will & Grace" debuted on NBC Sept. 21, 1998, the show about gay lawyer Will Truman (Eric McCormack), his ex-girlfriend-turned-roommate, interior designer Grace Adler (Debra Messing) and their friends in New York City became a massive cultural hit.

A ratings powerhouse throughout its original run, "Will & Grace" has racked up 18 Emmy awards, including individual wins by McCormack, Messing, Megan Mullally (as Grace's boozy assistant Karen Walker), and Sean Hayes (Will's campy friend Jack McFarland)

To celebrate the show's 20th anniversary, we rounded up the best "Will & Grace" jokes about dating, drinking and insulting your best friends: 


Grace, setting the record straight: “No, he is not laughing at you. He is laughing with me, who is laughing at you.”


Jack on Karen's enormous closet: "My God. If my closet were like this, I never would have come out of it."


Karen on swimming-pool cleanliness: "Good Lord, I can't believe I'm at a public pool. Why doesn't somebody just pee directly on me?" 


Grace on her assistant's work ethic: "If you're looking for your Aunt Karen, she's not here. She doesn't work on days that end with ... 'day.' "


Karen on what's really important: "You say potato, I say vodka." 


Karen: "Well, if it makes you feel any better, I'm devastated, too."

Jack, being the bigger person: "Mmm, it does, thanks."


Jack on masculinity: "This makes me feel like a man."

Will: "Yeah."

Jack: "No, seriously, I'm going to need a man after we're done."


Karen on modesty: "You know, I had a dream once: to be rich and beautiful and have a great body. Oh look, my dream came true."


Jack, watching the first gay kiss on network television: "This is bigger than the moon landing."

Will: "One giant leap for man-on-mankind."

Will and Grace had two eccentric friends: Jack McFarland and Karen Walker. Jack (Sean Hayes) met Will in college and became close friends with Karen (Megan Mullally), Grace's subpar assistant with important socialite connections.


Grace on wanting different things: "When we broke up it was for totally different reasons. I wanted to raise the kids Jewish; you wanted to sleep with men."


Karen on her inability to apologize: "The only other person I've apologized to is my mother, and that was court-ordered."


Grace, accusing Will of being attracted to her: "I see the way you look at me when I shave my legs."

Will: "Well, that's because it happens so infrequently, I have to take a minute to figure out what you're doing."


Grace, holding a bowl of microwaved macaroni and cheese: "Look, Will. We've been cooking."

Will: "Oh, a cuisine of Chef Boy-Are-You-Lazy."

Sean Hayes, left, and Debra Messing on NBC's 'Will & Grace' revival, which contributed to this season's record number of LGBTQ characters on TV.


Karen, confusing all her winter holidays:  "It's Christmas, for goodness sake. Think about the baby Jesus: up in that tower, letting his hair down ... so that the three wise men can climb up and spin the dreidel and see if there are six more weeks of winter."


Will on Karen's affinity for alcohol: "Karen, I am a lawyer, which means, unlike you, I actually passed a bar."


Grace on friendship: “Will, my love for you is like this scar … ugly, but permanent.”


 Karen to Will: "Oh honey, I have a fake laugh with your name written all over it."


Grace on dating: “I like him. I like him like I like the Statue of Liberty. I know he’s there,  but I don’t need to see him all the time.”


Karen, carrying boxed wine: "Look what I brought: juice boxes!" 


Grace on priorities: “Look, my choices were flawless and if your client can’t see that, then he is guilty of extremely bad taste, and isn’t that the real crime here today?”

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