Today is the one year anniversary of the canceling of the cult sitcom Party Down. Unfortunately, I have a feeling the recent rumors of a Party Down movie will end up being the new Arrested Development movie rumors. But diehard fans like to chase red herrings so they will be held with anticipation even though nothing but chatter might ever materialize.
Though recent statements by cast members saying that everything is all but signed on the dotted line for a movies, actors and actresses are often the last in the chain of command when it comes to putting a movie together. So by the time they’d really know anything, we’d probably hear from other sources.
So in the honor of probably never having a movie made after the cult sitcom, here’s a look at the two seasons of the show a year later.
ROMAN HAS A BLOG
We could probably make a list of just great Roman (Martin Starr) moments. His pretentious nerd who’s believed to be vastly smarter than the others, is one of the standout characters on the show. Always trying to assert his cerebral dominance over the others and really just a step away from being discovered and reaching his full potential. In reality he just ended up mostly being the butt of others jokes.
This scene where he talks about the difference between Sci-Fi and Fantasy showcases the greatness of the character, he might have a chance with a pretty lady but the minutia of his passion gets in the way.
KARMA ROCKET, MY STRUGGLE
Between Seasons 1 and 2 series regular, Jane Lynch left the show because she got cast on a little show called Glee. But Lynch returned to the show for one last fling with the staff in Season 2. The Party Downers showed up and catered her wedding. During the reception, Kyle (Ryan Hansen) and his band Karma Rocket got up and sang an entirely inappropriate song to a room full of old Jewish folks.
Ken Marino’s character of Ron was the boss that got no damn respect from anyone, especially his employees. In addition to catching hell from his employees, he always ended up in the most awkward situations… case in point, when he tries to tell Henry (Adam Scott) to go easy on pouring guests double drinks.
ROMAN AND KYLE’S PARLOUR GAME
Poor Roman, always catching hell from his co-workers and being tricked into games that bring the others into the fold.
BOBBIE ST. BROWN GIVES GOOD ADVICE
Jennifer Coolidge appeared for a few episodes at the end of Season 1 as Bobbie St. Brown. She played Constance’s (Jane Lynch) roommate and helped deliver some advice to Henry to loosen up.
IS THAT SULU?
One of the best aspects of the show was the guest stars that showed up every week. Randomness like Rick Fox, Steve Guttenberg and George Takei to the ones that made more sense like Rob Corddry, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Thomas Lennon, one of the pure joys of the show was seeing which random characters would show up each week, what role they would play, and how they’d interact with the main cast.
EVERYONE LOVES CASEY
Casey Klein (Lizzy Caplan) is one of the reasons we tuned into the show every week. Not only do we love Lizzie Caplan in general but her interaction with the rest of the cast always made for the great moments of the show. She played the pretty, sarcastic, funny, and down-for-fun woman that Henry loved and the rest of the men lusted after.
CONSTANCE CONSTANCE CONSTANCE
Between Megan Mullalley, Lizzie Caplan, and Jennifer Coolidge, Party Down was dominated by terrific women with comedic chops. None of them probably more respected than Jane Lynch who pulled off Constance Carmell, the groups de facto mother figure who had some of the best quirks of the entire show.