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29th Apr '18 2:55:31 AM Bjornhattan
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* ''Almost'' sent up in ''Series/PeepShow'', where Mark calls out three party crashers to, erm, a bunch of TwentyFourHourPartyPeople. So near, and yet so far. To be fair, there are a whole bunch of episodes where Mark and Jez mention friends they have who have never been shown on screen before -- the opening of the episode where Jeremy meets The Orgazoid at the pub is a particularly good example. One assumes that a large portion of the people here are those occasionally-mentioned characters making an appearance.

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* ''Almost'' sent up in ''Series/PeepShow'', where Mark calls out three party crashers to, erm, a bunch of TwentyFourHourPartyPeople. So near, and yet so far. To be fair, there are a whole bunch of episodes where Mark and Jez mention friends they have who have never been shown on screen before -- the opening of the episode where Jeremy meets The Orgazoid at the pub is a particularly good example. One assumes that a large portion of the people here are those occasionally-mentioned characters making an appearance. Indeed, many of the characters that appear in the background of the parties are the same at each party, if one were to watch carefully.
5th Mar '18 2:33:16 AM StFan
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--> '''Reed:''' Johnny, I don't know who these people are!
--> '''Johnny:''' Oh yeah, I was going to invite your friends, but you don't have any.
* Mostly played straight during the party in AvengersAgeOfUltron. While there's the usual group of unknowns, Dr Helen Cho, James Rhodes, Maria Hill, Sam Wilson, and a group of elderly World War II veterans are also present.

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--> '''Reed:''' -->'''Reed:''' Johnny, I don't know who these people are!
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are!\\
'''Johnny:''' Oh yeah, I was going to invite your friends, but you don't have any.
* Mostly played straight during the party in AvengersAgeOfUltron.''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. While there's the usual group of unknowns, Dr Helen Cho, James Rhodes, Maria Hill, Sam Wilson, and a group of elderly World War II veterans are also present. \n



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* Happens on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' when Ted's 30th birthday party on the rooftop has dozens of guests. Also [[PlayedForLaughs hilariously]] [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the first season when Ted throws a 3-day party just for the sake of hooking up with Robin again. Barney explains that, at any sufficiently large party, there will be someone there who you don't know and who doesn't know anybody you do know. To wit:
-->'''Barney''': Hi, have you met Ted?
-->'''Random Girl''': No.
-->'''Barney''': Do you know Marshall? Lily?
-->'''Random Girl''': No.
-->'''Barney''': Hmm. Do you know anyone at this party?
-->'''Random Girl''': I work with Carlos.
-->'''Barney''': Excuse me.
-->''(to Ted, Marshall and Lily)''
-->'''Barney''': Anybody know a Carlos?
-->''(they shake their heads)''

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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
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Happens on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' when Ted's 30th birthday party on the rooftop has dozens of guests. Also [[PlayedForLaughs hilariously]] [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the first season when Ted throws a 3-day party just for the sake of hooking up with Robin again. Barney explains that, at any sufficiently large party, there will be someone there who you don't know and who doesn't know anybody you do know. To wit:
-->'''Barney''': --->'''Barney:''' Hi, have you met Ted?
-->'''Random Girl''': No.
-->'''Barney''':
Ted?\\
'''Random Girl:''' No.\\
'''Barney:'''
Do you know Marshall? Lily?
-->'''Random Girl''': No.
-->'''Barney''':
Lily?\\
'''Random Girl:''' No.\\
'''Barney:'''
Hmm. Do you know anyone at this party?
-->'''Random Girl''':
party?\\
'''Random Girl:'''
I work with Carlos.
-->'''Barney''':
Carlos.\\
'''Barney:'''
Excuse me.
-->''(to
me.\\
''[to
Ted, Marshall and Lily)''
-->'''Barney''':
Lily]''\\
'''Barney:'''
Anybody know a Carlos?
-->''(they
Carlos?\\
''[they
shake their heads)''heads]''



-->'''Random Girl''': (behind Barney) Hello, Barney.
-->'''Barney''': Of course...
-->'''Random Girl''': You look well. Isn't it weird they invited both of us?
-->'''Barney''': Who? Who invited you, no one even knows who you are!
-->'''Random Girl''': I understand, you're hurt, but... you don't have to be cruel. Carlos was right about you.
-->'''Barney''': Who Is Carlos!?

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-->'''Random Girl''': (behind Barney) --->'''Random Girl:''' ''[behind Barney]'' Hello, Barney.
-->'''Barney''':
Barney.\\
'''Barney:'''
Of course...
-->'''Random Girl''':
course...\\
'''Random Girl:'''
You look well. Isn't it weird they invited both of us?
-->'''Barney''':
us?\\
'''Barney:'''
Who? Who invited you, no one no-one even knows who you are!
-->'''Random Girl''':
are!\\
'''Random Girl:'''
I understand, you're hurt, but... you don't have to be cruel. Carlos was right about you.
-->'''Barney''':
you.\\
'''Barney:'''
Who Is Carlos!?



** Also subverted for Lily's bridal shower. Robin is invited and expects to spend the evening with all of Lily's friends, only to find that she's the only friend there - the rest are family.

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** Also subverted for Lily's bridal shower. Robin is invited and expects to spend the evening with all of Lily's friends, only to find that she's the only friend there - -- the rest are family.



** In one episode, Cuddy has a naming ceremony (Zeved habat) for her adopted baby, and Cameron, Chase and Wilson show up. Along with about 20 randoms no one has seen before.

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** In one episode, Cuddy has a naming ceremony (Zeved habat) for her adopted baby, and Cameron, Chase and Wilson show up. Along with about 20 randoms no one no-one has seen before.



* ''Almost'' sent up in ''Series/PeepShow'', where Mark calls out three party crashers to, erm, a bunch of TwentyFourHourPartyPeople. So near, and yet so far.
** To be fair, there are a whole bunch of episodes where Mark and Jez mention friends they have who have never been shown on screen before - the opening of the episode where Jeremy meets The Orgazoid at the pub is a particularly good example. One assumes that a large portion of the people here are those occasionally-mentioned characters making an appearance.

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* ''Almost'' sent up in ''Series/PeepShow'', where Mark calls out three party crashers to, erm, a bunch of TwentyFourHourPartyPeople. So near, and yet so far.
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far. To be fair, there are a whole bunch of episodes where Mark and Jez mention friends they have who have never been shown on screen before - -- the opening of the episode where Jeremy meets The Orgazoid at the pub is a particularly good example. One assumes that a large portion of the people here are those occasionally-mentioned characters making an appearance.



* Subverted in the ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' episode "Dead Man's Party." The point of the episode was to have a big party, with a bunch of people at it that Buffy didn't know (the original intent was to have a welcome back dinner with her friends and mother, which would have averted this trope entirely, but [[RuleOfDrama where's the drama in that]]?). The same thing happens again in "Older and Far Away", only in the more traditional sense (and with Dawn as the focus).

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* Subverted in the ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Dead Man's Party." The point of the episode was to have a big party, with a bunch of people at it that Buffy didn't know (the original intent was to have a welcome back dinner with her friends and mother, which would have averted this trope entirely, but [[RuleOfDrama where's the drama in that]]?). The same thing happens again in "Older and Far Away", only in the more traditional sense (and with Dawn as the focus).






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* A notable exception is ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', which has [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters so many characters]] now that any gathering will consist entirely of people who were featured in at least one past episode (although it may be completely ludicrous for them to attend the gathering in question). In fact, ''TheSimpsons'' has random extras instead of FacelessMasses. It's not that unusual for an animated show to have its party people to be the same at every party. After all, you only need to draw these characters, and they don't necessarily have to have any lines. In a regular, non-animated sitcom, you would either have to hire the same group of extras for every party, or only use crew members and friends of crew members as background talent.
** Parodied in the episode ''How I Wet Your Mother'', when Homer throws an apology party after angering all his coworkers. At the table with Lenny and Carl, a female extra notes this is the best apology party Homer has ever thrown. Lenny, still smiling, casually asks "Who the hell are you?"

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* A notable exception is ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', which has [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters so many characters]] now that any gathering will consist entirely of people who were featured in at least one past episode (although it may be completely ludicrous for them to attend the gathering in question). In fact, ''TheSimpsons'' ''The Simpsons'' has random extras instead of FacelessMasses. It's not that unusual for an animated show to have its party people to be the same at every party. After all, you only need to draw these characters, and they don't necessarily have to have any lines. In a regular, non-animated sitcom, you would either have to hire the same group of extras for every party, or only use crew members and friends of crew members as background talent.
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talent. Parodied in the episode ''How "How I Wet Your Mother'', Mother", when Homer throws an apology party after angering all his coworkers. At the table with Lenny and Carl, a female extra notes this is the best apology party Homer has ever thrown. Lenny, still smiling, casually asks "Who the hell are you?"



4th Mar '18 5:39:05 PM JoeMerl
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* The extras on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' turn into this whenever a party happens, though most of those parties are organized by [[LifeOfTheParty Pinkie Pie]], who claims to know everyone in town and probably does. If anything, the birthday party she throws for her pet alligator stands out for having such a small guest list. Less justified is Diamond Tiara's cuteceañera, where we clearly see a few adults arriving not accompanied by a minor, including Twilight Sparkle, one of the show's main characters.

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* The extras on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' turn into this whenever a party happens, though most of those parties are organized by [[LifeOfTheParty Pinkie Pie]], who claims to know everyone in town and probably does. If anything, the birthday party she throws for her pet alligator stands out for having such a small guest list. Less justified is Diamond Tiara's cuteceañera, where we clearly see a few adults arriving not accompanied by a minor, including Twilight Sparkle, one of the show's main characters. (Then again, Pinkie Pie had been hired to organize the party, and [[CloudCuckoolander knowing her]], might have thought it okay to add to the guest list.)
1st Mar '18 10:50:36 AM WillKeaton
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When TV characters hold a birthday party or baby shower or a similar event, the party will be attended by [[LimitedSocialCircle four or five familiar characters]], as well as about twenty people who have never been seen before and will never be seen again. Since we see pretty much every aspect of the characters' lives, we can't help but wonder who these people are and [[NoodleIncident when the characters had time to meet them]], [[PlugNPlayFriends let alone befriend them]]. (Keeping in mind a TV program is 22-50 minutes without theme song and commercials weekly, and there are 168 hours in a week, maybe they met during the other 167 hours).

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When TV characters hold a birthday party or baby shower or a similar event, the party will be attended by [[LimitedSocialCircle four or five familiar characters]], as well as about twenty people who have never been seen before and will never be seen again. Since we see pretty much every aspect of the characters' lives, we can't help but wonder who these people are and [[NoodleIncident when the characters had time to meet them]], [[PlugNPlayFriends let alone befriend them]]. (Keeping in mind a TV program is 22-50 minutes without theme song and commercials commercials, broadcast weekly, and there are 168 hours in a week, maybe they met during the other 167 hours).
hours.)



* Parodied in ''WebComic/LeastICouldDo'' with Issa's bachelorette party. A bunch of random party women show up and greet her like old friends before it's revealed that [[http://www.leasticoulddo.com/comic/20151118/ she has no clue who they are]]. Rayne just got them to turn up to get things moving until [[http://www.leasticoulddo.com/comic/20151120/ her actual friends could get there]].

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* Parodied in ''WebComic/LeastICouldDo'' with Issa's bachelorette party. A bunch of random party women show up and greet her like old friends before it's revealed that [[http://www.leasticoulddo.com/comic/20151118/ she has no clue who they are]]. are.]] Rayne just got them to turn up to get things moving until [[http://www.leasticoulddo.com/comic/20151120/ her actual friends could get there]].there.]]
11th Nov '16 7:37:29 PM SailorPunkRock
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* Mostly played straight during the party in AvengersAgeOfUltron. While there's the usual group of unknowns, Dr Helen Cho, James Rhodes, Maria Hill, Sam Wilson, and a group of elderly World War II veterans are also present.
8th Nov '16 2:25:19 PM CheeseDogX
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* In the infamous "So bad it's good film" ''Film/TheRoom'', the latter part takes place at a birthday party Lisa throws for Johnny. The party is full of people that the audience has never seen before but the kicker is the character of Steven who has never been introduced up until that point and somehow is involved enough in the plot to give counsel to the main characters. (The character was actually supposed to be another character that was introduced previously, but that actor and the infamous Tommy Wiseau got into an argument, resulting in Wiseau firing him and replacing him with the other actor, hoping no one would notice.)

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* In the infamous "So bad it's good film" ''Film/TheRoom'', the latter part takes place at a birthday party Lisa throws for Johnny. The party is full of people that the audience has never seen before but the kicker is the character of Steven who has never been introduced up until that point and somehow is involved enough in the plot to give counsel to the main characters. (The character was actually supposed to be another character that was introduced previously, but that actor had another gig. Wiseau, despite knowing this, did not finish filming the actor's scenes, and the infamous Tommy Wiseau got into an argument, resulting in Wiseau firing him and replacing him so had to go with the other another actor, hoping no one would notice.)
9th Oct '16 5:39:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* Happens in the ''KateModern'' episodes "Charlie's Party" and "Raise the Roof."

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* Happens in the ''KateModern'' ''WebVideo/KateModern'' episodes "Charlie's Party" and "Raise the Roof."
3rd Sep '16 12:56:01 PM Sharysa
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* The extras on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' turn into this whenever a party happens, though most of those parties are organized by [[LifeOfTheParty Pinkie Pie]], who claims to know everyone in town and probably does. If anything, the birthday party she throws for her pet alligator stands out for having such a small guest list. Less justified is Diamond Tiara's cuteceañera, where we clearly see a few adults arriving not accompanied by a minor, including Twilight Sparkle, one of the show's main characters.

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* The extras on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' turn into this whenever a party happens, though most of those parties are organized by [[LifeOfTheParty Pinkie Pie]], who claims to know everyone in town and probably does. If anything, the birthday party she throws for her pet alligator stands out for having such a small guest list. Less justified is Diamond Tiara's cuteceañera, where we clearly see a few adults arriving not accompanied by a minor, including Twilight Sparkle, one of the show's main characters.


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* Parodied in ''WebComic/LeastICouldDo'' with Issa's bachelorette party. A part of bunch random women show up and greet her like old friends before it's revealed that [[http://www.leasticoulddo.com/comic/20151118/ she has no clue who they are]]. Rayne just got them to turn up to get things moving until [[http://www.leasticoulddo.com/comic/20151120/ her actual friends could get there]].

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* Parodied in ''WebComic/LeastICouldDo'' with Issa's bachelorette party. A part of bunch of random party women show up and greet her like old friends before it's revealed that [[http://www.leasticoulddo.com/comic/20151118/ she has no clue who they are]]. Rayne just got them to turn up to get things moving until [[http://www.leasticoulddo.com/comic/20151120/ her actual friends could get there]].
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