5 reasons it’s time to ‘Party Down’ again—on Hulu

As if you needed them.


Miles Klee


Posted on Aug 28, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 4:48 pm CDT

Four years ago, we were devastated to learn that Party Down had been canceled. Soon afterward, the best dead-before-its-time sitcom since Arrested Development disappeared from Netflix, with parent network Starz promising it would be back after “a breather.”

Well, the series seems to have finally caught its breath: All 20 flawless episodes of the madcap catering comedy will hit Hulu on Friday. If you haven’t watched Party Down yet, now is the time to start. If you’ve already memorized every line, it’s time to relive them all.

Why? I’ll give you five good reasons.

1) Ron explaining the downside of marijuana:

2) Constance’s tales of Hollywood in the 1970s:

3) This amazing defense of living at home with your parents:

4) Lizzy goddamn Caplan:

5) Kyle’s accidentally white supremacist emo lyrics:

If you’re still not convinced, there’s no hope for you—go read some hard sci-fi.

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*First Published: Aug 28, 2014, 5:44 pm CDT