While observing reruns of Will & Grace, it was funny how we all missed Beverley Leslie and his “Well, Well, Well.....” entrance to every scene.
That guy was funny (and still is). We had hoped Sean Hayes would take the plunge with a spin-off. Although there were talks of Jack & Karen coming back to the screens, nothing more was reported but we are "hoping..., and singing....and...dancing....."LOL (Matt Damon's character singing with the choir on Will & Grace, competing with Jack...remember?...LOL). Anywhooo, moving on.
Leslie Jordan is a storyteller. While he’s best known for playing such characters as the adversarial Beverley Leslie on Will & Grace or the Tammy Wynette-obsessed Brother Boy in Sordid Lives, Jordan has performed several one-man shows and written a hilarious memoir, My Trip Down The Pink Carpet. Read more from Jim Halterman interview with Leslie Jordon for EDGE. Dated Tuesday Jul 7, 2009.
As a tribute to a character that has brought so much laughter, we decided to do a special Memorable Moments feature on Beverley Leslie by enjoying his most memorable lines from Will & Grace.
Episode Titled:: "My Uncle the Car"
Original Airdate 2/15/2001
SCENE IV: Karen's Penthouse, The Billiards Room
(KAREN and BEVERLEY LESLIE are playing pool. BEVERLEY is a short man in a white suit with a Southern accent.)
[KAREN EXAMINES THE RING WITH HER JEWELER'S GLASS NECKLACE.]
KAREN: Oh, good for you, Bev. Ooh, that must have cost your wife a pretty penny.
BEVERLEY: You wouldn't believe the disgusting sexual perversions I had to perform to get that.
KAREN: Oh, I think I would. Meet the twins. [KAREN PULLS HER HAIR BACK TO REVEAL DIAMOND EARRINGS.] Ha!
[BEVERLEY EXAMINES THEM WITH KAREN'S NECKLACE.]
BEVERLEY: Yes, ma'am! Oh... Lord, the things we do for love.
KAREN: And money. Ha ha!
BEVERLEY: Ha ha!
KAREN: Ha ha!
[ROSARIO ENTERS CARRYING TWO DRINKS.]
ROSARIO: Here you go. [ROSARIO HANDS KAREN A DRINK.]
KAREN: Where the hell have you been?
ROSARIO: Riding a llama in Neverland. Where do you think I was? I was cleaning. Mr. Beverley Leslie, here's your B-52 with one ice cube.
BEVERLEY: Thank you, sweetie.
KAREN: [TO BEVERLEY] I thought your drink was a blackberry julep with a baby aspirin chaser.
BEVERLEY: I switched.
KAREN: Wait a minute. [TO ROSARIO] How do you know that?
KAREN: Come on, come on, come on, come on.
ROSARIO: Because I'm good at my job. Quit busting my hump, lady.
[ROSARIO EXITS. KAREN GIVES BEVERLEY AN ICE COLD GLARE.]
KAREN: Nothin', honey. I was just lookin' at your balls. [BEAT] You're stripes, right?
(KAREN confronts BEVERLEY about Rosario.)
[KAREN AND BEV SPAR OFF WITH THEIR CUE STICKS.]
KAREN: Oh! Aah!
[BEV SCREECHES AS KAREN PUSHES HIM TO THE FLOOR.]
[BEV JUMPS ON KAREN'S BACK.]
KAREN: Aah! Get off me, Tattoo. Aah! Get off of me!
[KAREN GRABS BEV'S HAIR AND HIS WIG COMES OFF.]
BEVERLEY: Aah! You bitch!
KAREN: Aah! You bitch!
BEVERLEY: I won fair and square. Rosario's mine.
[KAREN AND BEV WRESTLE AROUND ON TOP OF THE POOL TABLE.]
ROSARIO: [ENTERS] Stop it! Stop it. You won me in a game of pool?
Join us tomorrow for part two of Beverley Leslie’s Memorable Moments on Will&Grace.
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