Britney Spears made her much-publicized appearance on Will & Grace Thursday night, spouting dialogue that may surprise her fans. In the storyline, Out TV, the network on which series regular Sean Hayes, as Jack McFarland, hosts his talk show Jack Talk, has been bought by a right-wing conglomerate and some changes are to be made, including Jack’s being given a cohost, “to widen the audience.” Enter Britney, all smiles and blonde hair in a flaming red dress. “Hi,” she announces in an exaggerated Southern drawl, “I’m Amber Louise, from the great state of Alabama.”
Amber ambushes Jack Talk, unfurling the Stars ‘n’ Stripes in front of the Rainbow Flag on the show’s set. Once Jack balks that he will not compromise his principles, Amber corners and advises him. “Jack, you’re making a huge mistake,” she says. “If you want to get to the top, you got to compromise, like me.”
When Jack asks what she’s compromised, Amber responds: “Okay, I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. I’m not who you think I am. My real name is Peg, and I’m a hardcore lesbian.” Wait, there’s more. Amber rattles off all the things she’s into, including “leather play.” She adds, “Whatever you got, I’ll eat it, snort it or ride it, baby.”
As Jack gasps, Amber continues, “Look, go along with this, and it’ll work for you. Look at me: I clear $165 a week, I moved out of my storage unit and I’m on TV. I’m the freakin’ dream!” But Jack doesn’t buy into the dream. At the fade-out, Amber occupies Jack’s desk as he clutches it to pull Amber toward the door – as Will (Eric McCormack) yanks Jack off the premises. Ahead for the real-life Britney: next month, her third fragrance, In Control, goes on sale, while in November she is scheduled to release a new album.