Party Down

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (61)

  • Casey: Ah, you're going for your own look. Henry: Yeah... Casey: It's nice. Henry: ...Yeah, I thought I'd go for the helpful gay pirate kind of thing. Casey: You don't look helpful. Ron: Actually, I learned this at the sensitivity seminar, that we do not use that word, OK? I mean, I'm not, but we don't know who may be... Casey: A pirate? Henry: Helpful?

  • Henry: Wow, team leader, huh Ron? Ron: Yeah, well, a lot can happen in eight years, my man.

  • Casey: So I just wanna be clear, Sage got five warnings for masturbating in closets? Ron: Why do we have to say the word? Casey: And I'm on last warning already even though I've only been late two times?

  • Casey: New guy. I totally forgot your name. Henry: That's funny. People usually remember it. Casey: Why's that? Henry: It's Scrotum Phillips.

  • Henry: Are you?... Casey: A professional waiter? I'm not. No, no, no, I'm a comedian. I figured that my natural hilariousness would have tipped you off by now.

  • Liddy: Put your clothes on, Gordon. No one wants to see your penis. No one. Gordon: Well why? Maybe I'll win an award for best cock!

  • (Heidi giving Henry a hand job in the car) Heidi: C'mon, please? Just once. (Henry shakes his head) Pleeeeeease? Henry: No, no. Heidi: Please? Henry: Are we having fun yet?! Heidi: Yaaay! (looks down at Henry's crotch) Ooh, what happened?

  • Kyle: Who's your agent? Henry: State Farm. Kyle: Awesome, they give you some good auditions and stuff?

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Notes (29)

  • Original International Air Dates:
    Czech Republic: April 27, 2011 on HBO Comedy

  • Show stars Lizzy Caplan and Martin Starr appeared together in an episode of Freaks and Geeks titled "Beers and Weirs" in 1999.

  • Four of the regular cast members had a character on Rob Thomas' Veronica Mars, being Ken Marino and Ryan Hansen the only two who had a regular or recurrent role in it. Adam Scott and Jane Lynch were episodic guests on first season.

  • Enrico Colantoni stars as Gordon McSpadden in this episode. He has worked before with creator/executive producer Rob Thomas on the popular Veronica Mars. Jackie Debatin (Heidi) was also guest on an episode of this show where Colantoni was a regular cast member.

  • Original International Air Dates:
    Czech Republic: May 2, 2011 on HBO Comedy

  • Both Jason Dohring (Greg) and Alona Tal (Heather) have worked before with show creator Rob Thomas on Veronica Mars on a regular basis. With a smaller part, on only one episode, Ryan Pinkston (Dennis) also participated in the previous Thomas show.

  • Original International Air Dates:
    Czech Republic: May 3, 2011 on HBO Comedy

  • Ed Begley, Jr. (Bruce) appeared as recurring character Cyrus O'Dell during the third season of Rob Thomas' previous series, Veronica Mars.

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Trivia (3)

  • Among the films Constance appeared in are Dingleberries, Walnuts, and Screamweaver. Casey was in Stand-up Showdown.

  • The California plate number of the Party Down van is 4PRTYXX.

  • Filipino Sous Chef: Bastos naman. Tama na! Putang'na naman, o! In English, the line is roughly translated as "How rude. Enough! Son of a b!tch!

Allusions (12)

  • Ron: You have much to learn young Jedi. Ron imitates the voice of Yoda, the Jedi master who taught Jedi-in-training Luke Skywalker in the 1980 sci-fi adventure film Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

  • Constance: (carrying two water guns) Say hello to my little friend! It is a popular line by Tony Montana (played by Al Pacino) from the 1983 mobster film Scarface.

  • Kyle: If music is the food of love, play it. Kyle is quoting Shakespeare from his 1601 play Twelfth Night. The exact line by the character Duke Orsino is "If music be the food of love, play on."

  • Casey: Well, you know what they say about a gun in the first act, Ron. The literary technique called Chekhov's gun adheres to the rule that: "If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. Otherwise don't put it there." (from Gurlyand's Reminiscences of A. P. Chekhov)

  • Reno 911! A mockumentary show involving the Reno Sheriff's Department. The show is currently in its sixth season on Comedy Central.

  • Ron: There's a theme -- 'The Club Boat'. It's a play on the late-'70s/'80s comedy series, The Love Boat, which is set in a luxury cruiser.

  • Grapeape: What about them b!thces off The Hills? Grapeape was referring to young American actresses Heidi Montag, Lauren Conrad, Audrina Patridge, and Whitney Port, who are the stars of the MTV reality show The Hills.

  • Dro Grizzle: The 'Jim Crow soup and salad'. Jim Crow refers to the laws enacted in the United States from 1876 to 1965 which mandated the segregation of white Americans and African-Americans in all public facilities.

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