Angel: Season 5, Episode 5

Life of the Party (29 Oct. 2003)

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When Lorne gets his sleep removed to prepare for the firm's Halloween Party, he doesn't realize the consequences. At the party, everyone has do what he tells them to do, but mystically. In ... See full summary »


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When Lorne gets his sleep removed to prepare for the firm's Halloween Party, he doesn't realize the consequences. At the party, everyone has do what he tells them to do, but mystically. In the end, Spike is thinking positively, Gunn is "marking his territory", Angel and Eve get a room, and Wes and Fred are drunk. They all have to get Lorne to sleep before...well, watch the episode. Written by Amy

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Since the original airdate for this episode was close to Halloween, the original television promotion was called 'Halloween: Lorne Style'. See more »


Eve: Simply put, this is a morale thing.
Harmony: Good luck. Morale around here stinks.
Angel: What?
Harmony: Uh-huh. Everybody out there thinks you suck. Well, come on, boss. They're all out there sweating through their matsudas, worried if you're gonna axe them or, you know, axe them.
Angel: OK, look, hey! I haven't... OK, I may have... killed... maybe a couple of them.
Lorne: And clients... And potential clients.
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References The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (1964) See more »

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"well he was better than last year's"
20 August 2010 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

Is This at all Emmy Material? No. Will it be specifically remembered in 15 years? No Is It the Funniest Episode in The Buffyverse? Yes.

Lorne loses his sleep so not only is he reading the future he's writing them. He tells Gunn to stake his territory, he tells Wesley and Fred to get wasted and he tells Angel to have sex with Eve.

Honestly this is the funniest episode Of Angel Ever I loved it all of it I knew I saw everything when a version of Lorne who resembles The Hulk wrecks the place. Think This Is Funnier Than Angel Being Turned Into A Puppet? Yes it is it is 10 times funnier and weirder. I better watch this again it does everything that a funny Angel Episode could offer and more.

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