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Party Down: Season 2: Episode 10 -- Constance is getting married and she's hired her Party Down friends to make sure they attend. Ron, guided by Constance's wisdom to 'follow your heart', makes a desperate bid for love.


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20 March 2009 (USA) See more »
A group of actors move to LA to make it big, but end up working as caterers.
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 16)

Adam Scott ... Henry Pollard (20 episodes, 2009-2010)

Ken Marino ... Ron Donald (20 episodes, 2009-2010)

Ryan Hansen ... Kyle Bradway (20 episodes, 2009-2010)

Martin Starr ... Roman DeBeers (20 episodes, 2009-2010)

Lizzy Caplan ... Casey Klein (20 episodes, 2009-2010)

Megan Mullally ... Lydia Dunfree (10 episodes, 2010)

Jane Lynch ... Constance Carmell (9 episodes, 2009-2010)

Series Directed by
Bryan Gordon (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Fred Savage (9 episodes, 2009-2010)

Rob Thomas (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
John Enbom (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Dan Etheridge (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Paul Rudd (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Rob Thomas (20 episodes, 2009-2010)

Series Produced by
Jennifer Dugan .... producer (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
John Enbom .... executive producer (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Dan Etheridge .... executive producer (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jennifer Gwartz .... co-executive producer (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Paul Rudd .... executive producer (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Danielle Stokdyk .... co-executive producer (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Rob Thomas .... executive producer (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Matthew Carpenter .... network executive (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
Bryan Gordon .... supervising producer / producer (15 episodes, 2009-2010)
Fred Savage .... supervising producer / producer (15 episodes, 2009-2010)
Adam Scott .... producer (10 episodes, 2010)
Nancy van Doornewaard .... producer (10 episodes, 2010)

Alex Mercer .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Viet Nguyen .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Josh Kramon (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Series Cinematography by
Giovani Lampassi (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Series Film Editing by
Viet Nguyen (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Rob Seidenglanz (5 episodes, 2009)
Daniel Gabbe (3 episodes, 2010)
David Helfand (3 episodes, 2010)
Series Casting by
Anya Colloff (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Amy McIntyre Britt (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Garrett McGuire (10 episodes, 2010)

Deedee Bradley (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Eric Weiler (10 episodes, 2009)
Liz Kay (10 episodes, 2010)
Series Art Direction by
E. Colleen Saro (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Linda Spheeris (10 episodes, 2009)
Daryn-Reid Goodall (10 episodes, 2010)

Monique Cavin (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Salvador Pérez Jr. (19 episodes, 2009-2010)
Series Makeup Department
Maria Alejandra Garcia .... key makeup artist / special makeup effects artist (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Anita Brabec .... key makeup artist (16 episodes, 2009-2010)
Envy Naluz .... key makeup artist (10 episodes, 2009)
Dennis Parker .... key hair stylist / department head hair stylist (10 episodes, 2009)
K. Troy Zestos .... key hair stylist / key hair (10 episodes, 2010)
Maynard Matthews .... hair department head / hair stylist (8 episodes, 2010)
Marsha Shearrill .... additional makeup artist (5 episodes, 2010)

Amy Hansen .... key hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Judith Black .... post-production supervisor (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Robert Markovich .... executive in charge of production (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Nicholas Stamos .... unit production manager (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Nicole Garcia .... post production intern / post production assistant (5 episodes, 2009-2010)
Monica Szabo .... post production intern (4 episodes, 2009)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Etheridge .... first assistant director (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
David Berke .... second assistant director (10 episodes, 2009)
John Mattingly .... second second assistant director (10 episodes, 2009)
Dan Mulvaney .... second assistant director (10 episodes, 2010)
Emily Hogan .... additional second assistant director (6 episodes, 2010)
Louis Race .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 2009)
Paul B. Pedreira .... assistant director / first assistant director (5 episodes, 2010)

Rich Lewis .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Matthew E. Pado .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Alexa Roman .... art department coordinator (10 episodes, 2009)
Michael J. Wheeler .... set dresser (10 episodes, 2009)
Raymard Camp .... set dresser / swing (10 episodes, 2010)
Kelly Morrison .... art department coordinator (10 episodes, 2010)
Jennifer Raftery .... property master / prop master (10 episodes, 2010)
Grant Sawyer .... assistant property master (10 episodes, 2010)
Jefry Shebroe .... on-set props (10 episodes, 2010)
Dalton Cole Young .... on set dresser / on-set dresser (10 episodes, 2010)
Brenton L. Lane .... property master (5 episodes, 2009)
Brendon Crigler .... property assistant (5 episodes, 2010)
Joshua Cheek .... assistant property master (4 episodes, 2009)
E. Colleen Saro .... property master (4 episodes, 2009)
Michael V. Maurice .... set dresser (2 episodes, 2010)

Nigel Clinker .... props (unknown episodes)
Rhonda DeMarc-Elliott .... set decorating buyer / set dressing buyer (unknown episodes)
Paul Markham .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Chris Simmons .... props (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Cole Bluma .... boom operator (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Pete Elia .... sound re-recording mixer / re-recording mixer (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kurt Kassulke .... sound re-recording mixer / re-recording mixer (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Neil Spritz .... production sound (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Anthony Torretto .... sound effects editor (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
Walter Michael Bost .... supervising sound editor (10 episodes, 2009)
Noel Vought .... foley artist (10 episodes, 2009)
Ted Hamer .... utility sound / sound utility (10 episodes, 2010)
Michael Mullane .... supervising sound editor (10 episodes, 2010)
Bill Devine .... adr mixer (4 episodes, 2010)

Ryan Anderson .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
David S. DiPietro .... adr mixer / foley mixer / ... (unknown episodes)
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Marla McGuire .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Johnny Miller .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Eric Scofield .... cg title designer (9 episodes, 2009)
Series Stunts
Brian Duffy .... stunt coordinator (4 episodes, 2009)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Eric M. Davis .... chief lighting technician (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Steve Mulcahey .... key grip (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Colleen E. Hayes .... still photographer (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
Tom Gleason .... first assistant camera: "b" camera / b camera first assistant (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Yen P. Nguyen .... second assistant camera: "a" camera / second assistant "a" camera (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Joel Perkal .... first assistant camera: "a" cam / a camera first assistant (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Martin Usher .... camera utility (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jay Herron .... camera operator (10 episodes, 2009)
Darby Newman .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (10 episodes, 2009)
Samantha Bahramian .... set lighting technician / lighting technician / ... (10 episodes, 2010)
Sam Griffin .... assistant chief lighting technician / best boy electric (10 episodes, 2010)
Tim Orteg .... set lighting technician / lighting technician / ... (10 episodes, 2010)
Jon Purdy .... camera operator / b camera operator (10 episodes, 2010)
David Sammons .... camera operator / a camera operator (10 episodes, 2010)
Justine Ariel Cook .... electrician (9 episodes, 2009)
William Lehnhart .... lighting technician (8 episodes, 2009)
John Bratlien .... set lighting technician / lighting technician / ... (8 episodes, 2010)
Brian Davis .... second assistant camera / first assistant camera: "b" camera / ... (8 episodes, 2010)
Jay Laws .... lighting technician (5 episodes, 2009)
David Newbert .... grip (4 episodes, 2009-2010)

Brandon Flohr .... grip (unknown episodes)
Christopher Garland .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Evan Ragon .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Reid Russell .... camera operator: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Keith Sorrell .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Richard Stevens .... camera operator: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Aaron Wigo .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Tanner Wolfe .... grip (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Tina Hart .... voice casting (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
Carol Grant .... extras casting (10 episodes, 2009)
Garrett McGuire .... casting associate (10 episodes, 2009)
Debbie Sheridan .... extras casting (10 episodes, 2010)
Barbara Harris .... voice casting (2 episodes, 2009)

Hadley Klein .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Amy McIntyre Britt .... casting (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Angela Parrish .... set costumer (6 episodes, 2009)
Erich A. Muller .... set costumer (3 episodes, 2010)

Scott Overgaard .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Andy Lichtstein .... colorist (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Leland Sexton .... first assistant editor / lead assistant editor / ... (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Bob Williamson .... on-line editor (9 episodes, 2009)
Carlos Verdugo .... on-line editor (8 episodes, 2010)
Nicole Garcia .... post-production assistant / post production intern (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
Frank McGrath .... dailies assistant editor (6 episodes, 2010)
Tad Dennis .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 2009)
Stephen Kanter .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2010)
Michelle Walsh .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2010)
Monica Szabo .... post production intern (1 episode, 2009)
Series Location Management
R. Scott Poole .... location manager (10 episodes, 2009)
Don Mann .... assistant location manager (10 episodes, 2010)
Peter M. Robarts .... location manager / locations manager (10 episodes, 2010)
Series Music Department
Josh Kramon .... composer: theme music (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jenny Leite .... music editor / music editorial (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Chris McGeary .... music editorial / music editor (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Janine Scalise .... music supervisor (10 episodes, 2010)
Daniel Walter .... composer: additional music (5 episodes, 2009-2010)
Series Transportation Department
Michael Locke .... transportation coordinator (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Gary Jackson .... transportation / driver: generator operator (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kelly Murphy .... transportation captain / transportation co-captain (17 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kim Magruder .... driver generator operator (8 episodes, 2009)
Michael Avallon .... transportation (4 episodes, 2010)

Harry Victor Schultz .... driver: honeywagon (unknown episodes)
John Siedenburg .... production driver (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Chris Cortez .... medic / set medic (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ari Halpern .... script supervisor (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Julie Morgan .... production coordinator (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Daniel Robinson .... assistant to producers (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Steve Trombatore .... production accountant (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Steven Belgard .... publicist (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
David W. Hamilton .... insurance broker (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kerry Carter .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2009)
Melissa Jones Harper .... production executive (10 episodes, 2009)
Shaina Goelman .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2010)
Kevin Gonzales .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2010)
David Jedidiah Rose .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2010)
Will Youngblood .... assistant: Megan Mullally (10 episodes, 2010)
Brian David Culp .... assistant production coordinator / assistant production office coordinator (9 episodes, 2010)
Gabe Uhr .... set production assistant (7 episodes, 2010)
Jennah Lintz .... stand-in (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Matthew Gabler .... rigging medic (3 episodes, 2009)

Shane Borger .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Lisa Collins .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Matt Huey .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
James Morrison .... assistant: Dan Etheridge (unknown episodes)
Steve Nguyen .... key set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jeanine Peters .... key set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Mike Risco .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Felix Sanchez .... tape room supervisor (unknown episodes)
Mike Weiss .... script coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Thanks
Jessa DeSena .... special thanks (1 episode, 2009)
Walter Gonzalez .... special thanks (1 episode, 2009)
Jenny Leite .... special thanks (1 episode, 2009)
Steffie Lucchesi .... special thanks (1 episode, 2009)
Felix Sanchez .... special thanks (1 episode, 2009)
Rob Weaver .... special thanks (1 episode, 2009)

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Additional Details

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USA:30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ (Season 1 & 2) | Australia:M (some episodes) (tv rating) | Ireland:15 (most episodes) | Ireland:18 (two episodes) | UK:15 (most episodes) | UK:18 (one episode) | USA:TV-14

Did You Know?

Original plans for the show in the early '00s were to feature 'Paul Rudd' as Henry, Steve Carell as Ron and Jane Lynch but negotiations with networks were unsuccessful at the time. After "Veronica Mars" was canceled, Rob Thomas decided to bring the project back and shoot an unaired pilot at his home with a revised cast. This cast was kept when the show actually went into production, with the exception of Andrea Savage, who played Casey Klein in the unaired pilot, while Lizzy Caplan was cast when the show went into actual production. Savage actually guested on the show's second season, playing a former comedian who befriends Casey and gives her some advice for her career.See more »
Henry Pollard:Are we having fun yet?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Veronica Mars (2014)See more »


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53 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
The perfect show for our times, 1 July 2010
Author: MovieAddict2016 from UK

"Party Down" is pervasively bleak - and even depressing at times - but it is also riotously funny. In a sense, it's the perfect show for our troubled times - at the height of an economic recession, with all these disasters occurring over the past few years, never has apathy and pessimism seemed so natural. As such, the show really taps into a broken-down, bitter attitude, using the LA wasteland as its source of inspiration...but it remains strangely optimistic because of the relationships between its cast members, whose characters struggle with their awful catering job but, at the end of the day, stick by each other. There's a sense of family amongst these broken-down rejects, and that's why we love watching their weekly miseries.

Adam Scott (a seriously underrated actor) is the "straight man" for the show - he enters season one as Henry, a new employee of Party Down Catering. He's a failed actor out of Hollywood who has finally accepted that he's too old and past his prime to ever achieve his dreams of becoming a star, so he has resorted to bartending for the company. Scott is wonderful at playing apathetic, and gives some of the best facial expression reactions I've seen in comedy. I'm used to seeing him as the meaner or wackier characters in titles like "Step Brothers" or "Eastbound and Down," but here he plays a very empathetic and human character, and is really the heart of the show.

Lizzy Caplan is the other relatively normal character in the show. She plays Casey, a stand-up comic treading water. As the season progresses, she becomes romantically involved with Henry, who is essentially her (and our) anchor amidst all the other crazy and eccentric people they encounter.

Ron Donald (Ken Marino) is the manager for Party Down, but the show avoids giving us the clichéd mean boss: he is painfully nice and sincere, with a perfectly goofy Brendan Fraser-style haircut that looks like someone just evened off the top rather lazily. Toward the end of season one he has a bit of a relapse with liquor and by season two his hair has grown out and he's smoking pot and drinking all day and lamenting his failed love life.

The rest of the cast consists of geeky Roman (Martin Starr), an aspiring elitist sci-fi writer whose writing actually rather sucks; Kyle (Ryan Hansen), a vain pretty-boy with another ridiculous haircut; and Constance (Jane Lynch), who exited season one to join the cast of "Glee" and was replaced in S2 by Lydia, a character played by Megan Mullally, who, it must be said, actually did a pretty good job filling in the void.

News spread yesterday that "Party Down" was canceled after the season two finale because it barely nabbed 700,000 viewers. Starz mishandled this show from day one, from not securing actors' contracts correctly (Adam Scott, unsure of whether the show would be renewed months ago, joined "Parks and Recreation" instead, and Ryan Hansen was also rumored to be moving on) to not really advertising it very much -- and then relying solely on viewing numbers instead of Netflix streams or illegal downloads. (Because they were dumb enough to NOT provide legal downloads on iTunes, which probably would have worked really well for them.) I've heard a lot of positive word-of-mouth lately, with everyone I talk to streaming it on Netflix's website. I don't know a single person who even subscribes to Starz. I'd say 700k views for a season finale on a premium channel that no one watches is pretty good! But I'm actually kinda glad that they went out on a good note rather than running the show into the ground. They provided two very consistent seasons, and with Adam Scott's definite departure from the show, it really just wouldn't have been the same. Hopefully the show will pick up some more word-of-mouth and become a cult hit on DVD, and Starz will do some kind of special a couple years down the road (like Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant did with the British "Office") - then the full cast could return. Even though I'm glad the show didn't outstay its welcome, I liked these characters enough to be interested in where they'd be at in a few years.

"Party Down" is destined to be one of those titles you'll see on critics' "canceled-too-soon" lists over the next few years, right up there with "Arrested Development" and "Freaks and Geeks." It was a pleasure to watch every week, oddly reassuring in its pessimism, finding humour in the strengths of likable and empathetic characters, even when they were suffering through some pretty rough times. I feel like much truly great comedy finds the truths in common human weakness, causing us to laugh at misfortunes that we can relate to, and "Party Down" excelled at doing so.

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