The BEST Episodes of Party Down
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 21, 2019
"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.
#1 - Steve Guttenberg's Birthday
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 21, 2010
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.
#2 - Cole Landry's Draft Day Party
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 18, 2010
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.
#3 - Constance Carmell Wedding
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 25, 2010
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.
#4 - James Ellison Funeral
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 14, 2010
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.
#5 - Pepper McMasters Singles Seminar
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 3, 2009
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.
#6 - Joel Munt's Big Deal Party
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 11, 2010
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.
#7 - Party Down Company Picnic
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 4, 2010
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.
#8 - James Rolf High School Twentieth Reunion
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 15, 2009
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.
#9 - Not On Your Wife Opening Night
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 28, 2010
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.
#10 - Stennheiser-Pong Wedding Reception
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 22, 2009
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.
#11 - Nick Dicintio's Orgy Night
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired May 7, 2010
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.
#12 - Precious Lights Pre-School Auction
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 30, 2010
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.
#13 - Jackal Onassis Backstage Party
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 23, 2010
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.
#14 - Investors Dinner
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 10, 2009
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.
#15 - Sin Say Shun Awards Afterparty
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 17, 2009
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.
#16 - Brandix Corporate Retreat
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 1, 2009
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.
#17 - Celebrate Ricky Sargulesh
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 8, 2009
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.
#18 - California College Conservative Union Caucus
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 27, 2009
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.
#19 - Taylor Stiltskin Sweet Sixteen
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 24, 2009
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.
#20 - Willow Canyon Homeowners Annual Party
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 20, 2009
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.