Ask not what your Will & Grace cast can do for you, but what you can do for your Will & Grace cast. The answer? Vote, honey.
After creating a downright sensation with days of cryptic tweets and an official cast reunion photo, former costars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally have unveiled the highly anticipated new scene of the beloved sitcom.
In the semi-NSFW clip, McCormack and Messing’s title characters name-check Fifty Shades of Grey, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s split, Hamilton, and Ryan Lochte’s Dancing With the Stars protest before schooling their right-wing pal Karen (Mullally), who would be inclined to vote for Republican candidate Donald Trump, and undecided, “unemployed, uneducated angry white man” Jack (Hayes) on the merits of Democratic party nominee Hillary Clinton.
Among the hits against Trump, Grace enumerates his “offensive” statements against Mexicans (with whom she, in typical Grace fashion, mistakenly but good-naturedly lumps Karen’s El Salvadorean maid Rosario) and his stance on civil rights for other minority groups (including the LGBTQ community).
Meanwhile, she encourages Jack and Karen – who counts “Donnie [as] one of my oldest friends” – to stand with Clinton due to the former First Lady and Secretary of State’s experience and the chance to “shatter that great glass ceiling.” (Keep watching for an amazingly nostalgic Grace gospel performance!)
Complementing the hashtag campaign #VoteHoney that the costars shared on social media Monday, the new video (produced by original Will & Grace creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan) lands just hours before Clinton and Trump will face off on the issues for the first time in the first formal presidential debate of the 2016 election.
Monday’s debate, moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt, kicks off at 9 p.m. ET on all major news networks (check local listings).