The cast of the NBC comedy Will &
Grace reunited for a political skit released on the same day as
the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald
Trump, her GOP rival.
Released on YouTube ten years after the
series ended, the nearly 10-minute skit features all four of the
show's lead cast members: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan
Mullally and Sean Hayes, who is openly gay.
Will & Grace, which
premiered in 1998, was the first prime time network sitcom to feature
a gay lead in McCormack's uptight lawyer, Will.
Over the weekend, all four actors
posted images from the show's set. Then on Monday, Messing tweeted a
video with a hidden message: Will & Grace is back.
In the scene, best friends Will (played
by McCormack) and Grace (Messing) and socialite Karen (Mullally)
learn that Jack (Hayes) is registered to vote in swing state
Pennsylvania. Each tries to persuade Jack to vote for the candidate
of their choice.
“Honey, if you don't vote for
Trumpie, there will be wars and monsoons and locusts and hordes of
brown people pouring over our borders from every direction,” Karen
Grace argues that a vote for Clinton
would send a positive message to “millions of little girls, and
little boys who are going to be little girls, and little girls who
are going to be little boys.”
In the scene's final frames, Rosario
(Shelley Morrison), Karen's maid, appears in the doorway wearing her
signature sunglasses and Members Only jacket. “Talk about a basket
of deplorables,” she says as she waves at the foursome.