Squatsie the Gnome – New York, NY

Squatsie is the name of a two-foot tall painted ceramic garden gnome with a pointy red cap owned by gay lawyer Will Truman (Eric McCormack) on the NBC situation comedy WILL & GRACE (1998-2006).


“Squatsie” was a beloved memento from Will’s childhood that symbolized a happier time in his life prior to his parent’s divorce. Will and his brother bought the gnome for their parents when Will was nine years old.

On episode No.90 “Went to a Garden Party” Will gets excited about planting flowers in his apartment’s community garden area, and so he brings “Squatsie” to place next to his garden plot.


Unfortunately, the gnome gets broken when Will’s best friend Grace Adler (Debra Messing) accidentally shatters the gnome when she swings at a buzzing bee with her large shovel.

Frantic to cover up her mistake, Grace blames the broken gnome on a mean neighbor (Peter Mackenzie) who also planted flowers at the site. When Will hears about the Mean Guy, he returns to the garden at night and pees on the man’s flowers.

While Will is “watering” his neighbor’s garden, the alleged Mean Guy appears out of nowhere, blows a whistle, accuses Will of misconduct and threatens to call the cops.

Fortunately, Grace arrives on the scene and confesses to being the “Gnome Wrecker.”

Squatsie the Gnome
c/o Will Truman
Apartment 9C
155 Riverside Drive
New York City, NY (Manhattan)



Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Thomasville, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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