Party Down (2009–2010)
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California College Conservative Union Caucus 

A battle-scarred American flag, a film script, and a box of Cuban cigars await Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's promised visit to a College Conservatives' party.


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John Enbom (teleplay by), Rob Thomas (story by) | 5 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Adam Scott ... Henry Pollard
Ken Marino ... Ron Donald
Jane Lynch ... Constance Carmell
Ryan Hansen ... Kyle Bradway
Martin Starr ... Roman DeBeers
Lizzy Caplan ... Casey Klein
Jason Dohring ... Greg
Alona Tal ... Heather
Josh Gad ... Jeffrey Ells
Ryan Pinkston ... Dennis
Brett Stimely ... Dan Wisner
Chris Grabher ... Tim


The College Conservative group hosts a party in the governator's honor. Ron sucks up to the over-bearing, bromide-spewing kid in charge, Henry must ensure that no alcohol goes to underage kids, Constance takes umbrage at a homophobic joke, Casey is busy texting her impatient husband in Vermont, and Roman wants to get a copy of his film script to Schwarzenegger, if he ever gets there. Problems with the Caucus gifts of a battle-scarred American flag and a box of Cuban cigars get Ron into hot water. Written by <>

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Ryan Hansen and Jason Dohring previously starred alongside each other in the series Veronica Mars (2004) as well as the feature film of the same name, Veronica Mars (2014). Both of those hits were also created by Party Down (2009) creator Rob Thomas. See more »


Ron Donald: [as he is burning the American flag in order to make it look like it's been through battle] You can be two things in life: You can be an achiever or a fuck-up.
Henry Pollard: And which one are you being right now?
Ron Donald: I'm an achiever!
Henry Pollard: Well, then, I'm definitely a fuck-up. I gotta say, standing here watching you light a flag on fire in a parking lot... I feel kinda okay about it.
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Waiting for Arnold
18 May 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

An episode centered on catering a Young Republicans function evokes a certain sense of humor. But every joke at their expense completely backfires, and that subversion makes this episode a lot of fun. And everyone involved gets excited at the prospect of the governor showing up (spoiler alert: Schwarzenegger doesn't).

But everything really gels here. Adam Scott and Lizzy Caplan share a nice chemistry on the sidelines, the supporting players get worked up over nothing ("wait, we're giving the conservative governor Communist cigars?!") and both Ken Marino and Josh Gad almost compliment each other in their overbearing personalities. I thought it was even funnier than the pilot and the strong ensemble adequately supports the shrewd conservative jokes (Freedom-tinis abound).


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27 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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