The Best Episodes of Party Down

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2018

"Party Down" follows a Los Angeles catering team - a sextet of Hollywood wannabes stuck working for tips while hoping for their "big break." Each episode of this half-hour comedy finds the hapless catering team working a new event - and inevitably getting tangled up with the colorful guests and their absurd lives.

Steve Guttenberg's Birthday

#1 - Steve Guttenberg's Birthday

Season 2 - Episode 5

At his own birthday, Steve Guttenberg volunteers to turn his party into a writing workshop when he overhears Roman and writing partner Kent discussing their script.

star 8.46
125 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: John Enbom, Dan Etheridge
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Constance Carmell Wedding

#2 - Constance Carmell Wedding

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.

star 8.25
121 votes
Directors: Ken Marino
Writers: John Enbom, Dan Etheridge
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Not On Your Wife Opening Night

#3 - Not On Your Wife Opening Night

Season 2 - Episode 6

At a community theater, the onstage farce trickles into real life as Kyle promises to help his old mentor by romancing a wealthy female patron with the funds to save the theater.

star 8.14
125 votes
Directors: David Wain
Writers: John Enbom, Dan Etheridge
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Cole Landry's Draft Day Party

#4 - Cole Landry's Draft Day Party

Season 2 - Episode 9

When top college QB Cole Landry unexpectedly slips in the draft, rumors begin circulating that tangle Casey and Henry in the secret lives of college athletes.

star 8.13
115 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Rob Thomas, Dan Etheridge
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James Ellison Funeral

#5 - James Ellison Funeral

Season 2 - Episode 4

The funeral of a patriarch goes awry when the deceased's mistress arrives to pay her last repects. Kyle is mesmerized by the possibility of learning the blues from a real bluesman.

star 8.08
130 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: John Enbom, Dan Etheridge
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Sin Say Shun Awards Afterparty

#6 - Sin Say Shun Awards Afterparty

Season 1 - Episode 5

The Party Down team caters a porn awards afterparty. Kyle tries to teach Roman to "play it cool" with the porn stars. A mysterious businessman makes Ron a surprising business offer.

star 8.07
151 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: John Enbom, Dan Etheridge
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Stennheiser-Pong Wedding Reception

#7 - Stennheiser-Pong Wedding Reception

Season 1 - Episode 10

In the season finale, the team is excited to cater a lavish gay wedding, but must take a backseat to the chiseled men of the Adonis catering company. While Ron falls apart, Henry is forced to take charge.

star 8.04
131 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: John Enbom
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Pepper McMasters Singles Seminar

#8 - Pepper McMasters Singles Seminar

Season 1 - Episode 3

The Party Down team caters a senior singles mixer hosted by Pepper McMasters. Constance has an awkward encounter with an old flame and Casey seeks relationship advice.

star 8.03
158 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: John Enbom
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Nick Dicintio's Orgy Night

#9 - Nick Dicintio's Orgy Night

Season 2 - Episode 3

Catering an orgy proves to be the wrong place for Ron to deal with his recent breakup. Roman seizes the opportunity to help the host create the ideal orgy atmosphere.

star 8.02
130 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: John Enbom, Rob Thomas, Dan Etheridge
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Party Down Company Picnic

#10 - Party Down Company Picnic

Season 2 - Episode 7

Competition is the word of the day as Ron competes for a job at the head office, Casey for best all around at the events and Roman and Kyle compete with Val Halla catering.

star 8.01
121 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: John Enbom, Dan Etheridge
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Precious Lights Pre-School Auction

#11 - Precious Lights Pre-School Auction

Season 2 - Episode 2

Having trouble letting go of his leadership position, Ron and Henry clash at a fundraiser where parents will do anything to get their kids into an exclusive elementary school.

star 8.00
135 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: John Enbom, Rob Thomas, Dan Etheridge
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James Rolf High School Twentieth Reunion

#12 - James Rolf High School Twentieth Reunion

Season 1 - Episode 9

Ron decides to cater his own reunion, and begins to slip back into his old drunken habits. Henry considers moving home, causing Casey to consider their "casual" relationship.

star 8.00
139 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: John Enbom, Dan Etheridge
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Jackal Onassis Backstage Party

#13 - Jackal Onassis Backstage Party

Season 2 - Episode 1

As the struggling new Party Down team leader, Henry is forced to juggle an incognito rock star, the return of of Ron Donald and Casey, the girl who broke his heart.

star 7.96
134 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: John Enbom, Rob Thomas, Dan Etheridge
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Taylor Stiltskin Sweet Sixteen

#14 - Taylor Stiltskin Sweet Sixteen

Season 1 - Episode 6

Taylor Stiltskin's film producer father is throwing her the perfect sweet 16--only nobody showed up! Henry runs into an old friend. Ron gets business advice from a rap duo.

star 7.88
154 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: John Enbom
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Investors Dinner

#15 - Investors Dinner

Season 1 - Episode 4

A land tycoon expects flawless service from the Party Down crew, but Ron's dreams of success threaten to ruin everything. Kyle makes a friend whose lifestyle he hopes to emulate.

star 7.88
156 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: Rob Thomas, Dan Etheridge
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Celebrate Ricky Sargulesh

#16 - Celebrate Ricky Sargulesh

Season 1 - Episode 8

The Party Down team's actors are recognized at a party and treated as stars. But when Roman and Ron discover the host is a mobster, they suspect his screenplay might be a confession.

star 7.87
139 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: John Enbom
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Joel Munt's Big Deal Party

#17 - Joel Munt's Big Deal Party

Season 2 - Episode 8

Roman is less than thrilled when he discovers the party is being thrown by his 'sell-out' writing partner who hired him to rub his face in the sale of his new spec script.

star 7.80
125 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: John Enbom, Dan Etheridge
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California College Conservative Union Caucus

#18 - California College Conservative Union Caucus

Season 1 - Episode 2

At a college conservatives event, students aim to give the Party Down team advice on success. As the event goes on, it turns out the students may not be so bright.

star 7.65
191 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: John Enbom
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Brandix Corporate Retreat

#19 - Brandix Corporate Retreat

Season 1 - Episode 7

When the Party Down team caters the Brandix corporate retreat, Casey strikes up a friendship with the sports star guest speaker, making both Henry and Roman jealous.

star 7.65
134 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: John Enbom, Dan Etheridge
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Willow Canyon Homeowners Annual Party

#20 - Willow Canyon Homeowners Annual Party

Season 1 - Episode 1

Failed actor Henry Pollard returns to work at Party Down catering. He meets his fellow employees, led by his old coworker Ron, a clean-living team leader with big dreams.

star 7.48
252 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Rob Thomas, Paul Rudd, John Enbom, Dan Etheridge
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