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‘Will & Grace’ Series Finale: LGBTQ fans find 'acceptance and confidence' from the norm-defying show

As the iconic sitcom finally said goodbye with ‘It’s Time’, fans get emotional about how the show has impacted their lives
UPDATED APR 24, 2020

Art imitates life or life imitates art? One can never say but when it works together at the same time, it is, simply to say, the most beautiful outcome of a creation. NBC’s hit sitcom ‘Will & Grace’ was such a show. Or should we say, it still is? The show ended with its season 11 episode 18 but left a deep impact on people and it has been doing so since it started.

One of the most groundbreaking and norm-defying shows of its time (and even today), Will Truman (Eric McCormack), Grace Adler (Debra Messing), Jack (Sean Hayes) and Karen (Megan Mullally), were icons of their times, especially the way they represented the LGBTQ community. As the cast takes a final bow, fans on Twitter can’t thanked them for showcasing the world about alternative sexuality in the most unconventional way and making them acceptable in real life.

A fan on Twitter, who has been watching the show since the beginning, says, “Sad to say goodbye again. But glad to get a second chance to experience it again in later gay life! Thank you @WillAndGrace  for showing me it’s okay to be me! #WillAndGrace”.

Another fan, who learned a lot from the show, comments, “@DebraMessing@EricMcCormack@MeganMullally@SeanHayes Thank you for everything! The first 8 seasons gave me confidence I could be myself, the last three were pure joy! A lifetime privilege to see you live once too! #WillAndGrace #goodbye”.

Adding to how the series impacted the LGBT+ community, a Twitter user says, “This year, three of the most important shows in terms of LGBT+ acceptance have ended.  These shows have literally changed our society.  They can't continue forever but their impact will.#WillAndGrace @WillAndGrace.”

“And who could forget Jack’s @cher doll too, true @WillAndGrace fans - we will miss you and all you have done for the #LGBTQ community around the world Earth globe Americas@DebraMessing @SeanHayes@MeganMullally@EricMcCormack #WillAndGraceFarewell #WillAndGrace #popculture Television”, adds another, thanking the lead cast.

Commenting on the retrospective special, a fan feels thankful and says, “Awwww! Awesome end to #WillAndGrace! Loved the clips of viewers saying how important the show was to them. Thanks for the laughs @EricMcCormack@DebraMessing@SeanHayes@MeganMullally. Truly a groundbreaking show that did so much for our #LGBT community!”

‘Will & Grace” series finale aired on April 23, on NBC. In case you missed it, you can catch it online when it becomes available. Or if you don’t want to let your favorite stars go, you can continue watching the reruns of all seasons on NBC. Check your local listings for show timings.