In an interview with today's New York Post, Grammer said, "It's been crossing my mind lately that maybe we need to at least address [Sept. 11] in some way, because we're a contemporary show, we're concurrent with what's going on in our daily lives. ... To completely ignore it might be a mistake. So it's something we will probably address fairly soon."
But, in a separate interview, Pierce disagreed, telling the Post, "I don't want to make too much of it, but I wouldn't underestimate the value of our not specifically dealing with those terrible issues. ...My feeling is that our place is to make people laugh."