After Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) decide to have a baby together, obstacles pile up, including a missing specimen sample and bungled insemination efforts that have them teetering between artificial and natural means - all leading to mis-conceptions. Meanwhile, Jack (Sean Hayes) considers giving up his show-business aspirations, until he gets some career advice from an unexpected source - his idol, Cher (guest starring as herself). Likewise, married Karen (Megan Mullally) is sorely tempted by the romantic tickling of a rich and natty gentleman (guest star Rip Torn, "Men in Black"). Shelley Morrison also stars. Part 1 of 2.