The revival included many jokes at the expense of U.S. President Trump, including a joke about his skin tone being comparable to Cheetos and a poke at his “Make American Great Again” campaign slogan, re-worked on Will & Grace as “Make America Gay Again.”
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When the pair arrives at the White House, an employee tells Karen and Grace, “The owner would like you to know it’s the best Oval Office you’ll ever see.”
Once they are inside the Oval Office Grace finds a Russian-to-English dictionary and a fidget spinner on the president’s desk.
The Oval Office scenes also feature a spoof of Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway’s infamous texting photo with Karen posing the exact same way.
— Sara K. Runnels (@omgskr) September 29, 2017
By the end of the episode, Grace left a “Make America Gay Again” hat on Trump’s desk chair.
That joke had many people on Twitter wondering what Trump might say — or tweet — in response to the episode.
— seriously though (@modrealness) September 29, 2017
— R (@r21yna) September 29, 2017
Trump’s twitter tantrum tomorrow should be great. All about #WillAndGrace cuz you know…that’s what he pays attention to. Great show!
— Mona (@Monaheart1229) September 29, 2017
Trump is going to explode all over twitter when he sees this! ???? little man! #WillAndGrace
— cool world (@coolworld0) September 29, 2017
— Sensate Reborn (@GreenFlash333) September 29, 2017
Trump’s response to the new Will & Grace premier should be… interesting.
— Dave Donaldson (@arcware) September 29, 2017
— Katie Stueben (@BostonPackie) September 29, 2017
#WillAndGrace is dragging Trump so hard and I am HERE for it
— Ashton McGregor (@ashtonlayne3) 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
— Jennifer (@wildeishot) September 29, 2017
— Christian Greco (@ChristGrec) September 29, 2017
#WillAndGrace I really hope the jokes about politics are even handed and make everyone laugh. Trump bashing is not going to work
— John Sandor (@RealJohnSandor) September 28, 2017
— Rachel Cullen (@rachelcullen201) September 29, 2017
— Christine McLaren (@tine_mclaren) September 29, 2017
— FiveFeet2 (@MikeyMonster35) September 29, 2017
— Cara Anne Anderson (@cara_02) September 29, 2017
white house staff member: “who am i kidding? rules don’t matter here anymore”
— chelsea ☆ (@quinzelstardis) September 29, 2017
— Eddy Bee (@EddyBee26) September 29, 2017
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The show’s co-creator David Kohan said the new series was intended to be an “antidote” to current tensions.
“I actually think that is what the appeal of what the show is right now, this whole sense of I want to be back on comfortable solid ground with characters that I’m familiar with, that I know, that I want to laugh with,” he told Variety. “Because I’m anxious right now. This is an anxious time. And this is an antidote to that.”