Trump supporters who were looking forward to seeing “Will and Grace” come back to NBC with its first new episode in more than a decade were disappointed and disenfranchised. The formerly funny show was all about President Trump — and not in a good way.
Without naming him, the recycled NBC comedy — which went off the air in 2006 after an eight-season run — bashed President Trump all the way throughout its Thursday night season premiere.
In the episode, interior designer Grace, played by actress Debra Messing, accepts a job to redecorate the Oval Office — despite disagreeing with Trump’s politics.
“Melania called me last night after one of her night terrors,” Grace’s friend and employee, Karen, played by Megan Mullally, tells her friend. “She said the hubster’s been pouting because his office is a real dump.”
Overdone “jokes” regarding the president’s skin tone (imagine if anyone mocked the color of President Obama’s skin) were pulled out of a Cheetos bag as the characters threw jabs at Trump that hit on all the liberal talking points.
Fellow title character Will, played by Eric McCormack, a gay lawyer, and Grace’s roommate, observes, “Redecorating for this president? What desperate fool would take that job? It’s just going to be redone in a year.”
Grace portrays first lady Melania Trump as a “rich hostage” and ends up leaving a red Trump campaign-style cap on a chair in the Oval Office that reads: “Make America Gay Again.”
It seems anytime they get in front of the camera these days, the cast of this sitcom relies heavily on Trump jokes. Last September, they released a mini “Will & Grace” episode in which they tried to prop up Hillary Clinton. Messing was one of the failed Democratic presidential candidate’s most outspoken, high-profile supporters.
The premiere reportedly drew 10 million viewers — making it the most-viewed scripted show on Thursday and NBC’s best new or returning comedy premiere in six years.
Some fans on social media applauded the political turn the show took in its season opener, while others made it clear that “Will and Grace” is acting as though they really don’t care about much of its present or former audience.
— 🇻🇮★♥M.I.S.H.♥★🇰🇳 (@ScorpionMish) September 29, 2017
Re: Oval Office: “I need to make sure the drapes work well with his coloring” *opens up a bag of cheetos* I can’t!! 😂😂#WillAndGrace
— Jerrica Benton (@DionnewithaV) September 29, 2017
I used to LOVE #WillAndGrace
But this gay man will no longer be watching.
If you’re going to drag politics in, atleast be funny/original.
— Josh (@JoshNoneYaBiz) September 29, 2017
#WillAndGrace summed up. Being gay is totally cool and normal. Trump sucks, and anyone who voted for him is in the KKK.
— Mike (@mike_Zollo) September 29, 2017
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