Did you find yourself asking, “Honey, what’s this? What’s happening? What’s going on here?” after listening to the cast of Will & Grace perform a rendition of the show’s iconic theme song? That’s probably because, after more than ten years, they’ve finally added lyrics. Terrible lyrics. Well, terribly hilarious lyrics.
On Friday, Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes stopped by The Tonight Show to give us some new musical material in honor of the revival’s upcoming premiere. After host Jimmy Fallon introduced the foursome, the actors took the stage to deliver a Will & Grace performance that helped us understand why the O.G. theme song never had lyrics.
Messing (Grace) kicks off the song by introducing herself: “You might remember me from the cast of the show. Grace is the character that I play. She’s an interior designer and Will’s roommate.” McCormack (Will) follows with an equally cringe-worthy verse, singing, “I’m Eric McCormack, and I play Will. The show is coming back, and I’m playing him still. You can see it this fall on NBC, remember when we used to call it ‘must-see TV?’”
But the real fun begins when Mullally (Karen) and Hayes (“Just Jack”) join their costars onstage and start belting out the catchy chorus, “Get down! Will & Grace is coming to town!”
The new Will & Grace is coming to town (yeah, that really doesn’t work) on Thursday, September 28, on NBC.