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23rd Jun '16 3:26:10 AM gewunomox
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* {{Justified|Trope}} in an episode of ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'': Drew plans to invite a few people from work over to his house to drink up the last of his homebrew beer. [[ArchNemesis Mimi]] pranks him by putting his flyer in the weekly Winfred-Louder newspaper stuffer, so he ends up with practically all of UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} in his house - including SpecialGuest Stars [[{{Eagles}} Joe Walsh]], LittleRichard, and Cleveland's then-mayor. [[note]]Also seen in the background is Grant Shoud, who would later play a character who dates Kate and claims he's the devil. Presumably it's the same character even though he never does anything in the party episode. Conversely, Walsh later plays a guitarist in Drew's band who is most definitely ''not'' Joe Walsh.[[/note]]

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* {{Justified|Trope}} in an episode of ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'': Drew plans to invite a few people from work over to his house to drink up the last of his homebrew beer. [[ArchNemesis Mimi]] pranks him by putting his flyer in the weekly Winfred-Louder newspaper stuffer, so he ends up with practically all of UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} in his house - including SpecialGuest Stars [[{{Eagles}} [[Music/{{Eagles}} Joe Walsh]], LittleRichard, Music/LittleRichard, and Cleveland's then-mayor. [[note]]Also seen in the background is Grant Shoud, who would later play a character who dates Kate and claims he's the devil. Presumably it's the same character even though he never does anything in the party episode. Conversely, Walsh later plays a guitarist in Drew's band who is most definitely ''not'' Joe Walsh.[[/note]]
26th May '16 5:32:42 PM MattP5557
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** Subverted again in a later episode were Robin repeatedly guilt's Lilly for forgetting to sent the invitations to her bridal shower, finally Lilly gets annoyed and reveals that she didn't forget to send the invitations Robin simply dosen'n have any friends.
15th Apr '16 2:28:11 PM Adeon
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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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8th Oct '15 11:12:18 PM gloopgloopgloop
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** In one episode, Cuddy has a christening for her adopted drug addict baby, 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 christening naming ceremony (Zeved habat) for her adopted drug addict baby, and Cameron, Chase and Wilson show up. Along with about 20 randoms no one has seen before.
9th Sep '15 9:55:24 AM MsChibi
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This is especially common in sitcoms. It is slightly more plausible in school sitcoms, since said party people would usually be from the school the characters attend (though it doesn't explain the change-around when the next birthday comes...)

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This is especially common in sitcoms. It is slightly more plausible in [[KidCom school sitcoms, sitcoms]], since said party people would usually be from the school the characters attend (though it doesn't explain the change-around when the next birthday comes...)
24th Aug '15 9:16:28 PM JoeMerl
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* Averted by ''Series/SavedByTheBell''. Pep rallies, parties, dances, and classes were populated by extras, but they [[LivingProp were usually the same extras]].

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* Averted by ''Series/SavedByTheBell''. Pep rallies, parties, dances, and classes were populated by extras, but they [[LivingProp [[RecurringExtra were usually the same extras]].
25th Jul '15 5:40:49 PM Goosefrog
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** 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 those occasionally-mentioned characters making an appearance.

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** 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.
9th Jun '15 12:51:20 PM Goosefrog
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** 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 those occasionally-mentioned characters making an appearance.
2nd Jun '15 6:13:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is the case with Reed Richards's bachelor party, in ''Film/FantasticFour: Rise of the Silver Surfer''. Justified since Johnny arranged everything.

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* This is the case with Reed Richards's bachelor party, in ''Film/FantasticFour: Rise of the Silver Surfer''.''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer''. Justified since Johnny arranged everything.



* ''{{Friends}}'' is particularly guilty of this. We saw a ''lot'' of the six main cast members, and they pretty much exclusively hung out with each other and possibly whoever they were dating at the time. Virtually every party they held was attended by a very large cast of unknowns.

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* ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' is particularly guilty of this. We saw a ''lot'' of the six main cast members, and they pretty much exclusively hung out with each other and possibly whoever they were dating at the time. Virtually every party they held was attended by a very large cast of unknowns.



* Used by Reese in ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'' episode "Lois's Sister." Other episodes explain that Reese just invites random people to any party since he has no friends, being a {{Jerkass}}.

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* Used by Reese in ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'' ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' episode "Lois's Sister." Other episodes explain that Reese just invites random people to any party since he has no friends, being a {{Jerkass}}.



* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''QueerAsFolk'''s first season, when Michael has a birthday party attended, apart from his close friends, by dozens of strangers. Brian explains that in order to have any kind of crowd he had to open up the invite list to his own past sex partners.

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''QueerAsFolk'''s ''Series/QueerAsFolk'''s first season, when Michael has a birthday party attended, apart from his close friends, by dozens of strangers. Brian explains that in order to have any kind of crowd he had to open up the invite list to his own past sex partners.



* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] on ''{{Roseanne}}''. When the family throws a party celebrating having won the lottery, it gets increasingly bigger to the point that Dan has no idea who he was just talking to. Obviously, the partygoers were strangers trying to be friendly to get a piece of the money.
* ''Almost'' sent up in ''PeepShow'', where Mark calls out three party crashers to, erm, a bunch of TwentyFourHourPartyPeople. So near, and yet so far.

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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] on ''{{Roseanne}}''.''Series/{{Roseanne}}''. When the family throws a party celebrating having won the lottery, it gets increasingly bigger to the point that Dan has no idea who he was just talking to. Obviously, the partygoers were strangers trying to be friendly to get a piece of the money.
* ''Almost'' sent up in ''PeepShow'', ''Series/PeepShow'', where Mark calls out three party crashers to, erm, a bunch of TwentyFourHourPartyPeople. So near, and yet so far.



* ''TheBigBangTheory'', on occasion of Leonard's birthday. Then again, Penny was the one actually organizing the party, and it's a surprise party (MakesSenseInContext).
* ''WillAndGrace'' also does this during Jack's birthday.

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* ''TheBigBangTheory'', ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', on occasion of Leonard's birthday. Then again, Penny was the one actually organizing the party, and it's a surprise party (MakesSenseInContext).
* ''WillAndGrace'' ''Series/WillAndGrace'' also does this during Jack's birthday.



* Averted by ''SavedByTheBell''. Pep rallies, parties, dances, and classes were populated by extras, but they [[LivingProp were usually the same extras]].

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* Averted by ''SavedByTheBell''.''Series/SavedByTheBell''. Pep rallies, parties, dances, and classes were populated by extras, but they [[LivingProp were usually the same extras]].



* ''SexAndTheCity'' may have been just as guilty of this as Friends. Anytime the girls hosted a birthday party, baby shower, wedding etc.; most of their guests were a bunch of random characters that were never seen before and would never be seen again for the rest of the series. Keep in mind that when these girls went out to parties, only the four of them attended together about 90% of the time. Their dates were there for the following 10%. Just how good ''were'' these friends they kept inviting?

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* ''SexAndTheCity'' ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' may have been just as guilty of this as Friends. Anytime the girls hosted a birthday party, baby shower, wedding etc.; most of their guests were a bunch of random characters that were never seen before and would never be seen again for the rest of the series. Keep in mind that when these girls went out to parties, only the four of them attended together about 90% of the time. Their dates were there for the following 10%. Just how good ''were'' these friends they kept inviting?



* {{Justified|Trope}} in an episode of ''TheDrewCareyShow'': Drew plans to invite a few people from work over to his house to drink up the last of his homebrew beer. [[ArchNemesis Mimi]] pranks him by putting his flyer in the weekly Winfred-Louder newspaper stuffer, so he ends up with practically all of UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} in his house - including SpecialGuest Stars [[{{Eagles}} Joe Walsh]], LittleRichard, and Cleveland's then-mayor. [[note]]Also seen in the background is Grant Shoud, who would later play a character who dates Kate and claims he's the devil. Presumably it's the same character even though he never does anything in the party episode. Conversely, Walsh later plays a guitarist in Drew's band who is most definitely ''not'' Joe Walsh.[[/note]]
* Lightly averted on ''FreaksAndGeeks''. In the "Beers And Weirs" episode's house party, most of the people attending aren't directly friends with Lindsey, but we can assume enough word got around about it that several non-Freak/geek classmates decided to attend (anything for some free beer!). Also, there are quite a few side characters at the party (such as Mark, who would later be revealed as Nick's pot dealer).

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* {{Justified|Trope}} in an episode of ''TheDrewCareyShow'': ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'': Drew plans to invite a few people from work over to his house to drink up the last of his homebrew beer. [[ArchNemesis Mimi]] pranks him by putting his flyer in the weekly Winfred-Louder newspaper stuffer, so he ends up with practically all of UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} in his house - including SpecialGuest Stars [[{{Eagles}} Joe Walsh]], LittleRichard, and Cleveland's then-mayor. [[note]]Also seen in the background is Grant Shoud, who would later play a character who dates Kate and claims he's the devil. Presumably it's the same character even though he never does anything in the party episode. Conversely, Walsh later plays a guitarist in Drew's band who is most definitely ''not'' Joe Walsh.[[/note]]
* Lightly averted on ''FreaksAndGeeks''.''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''. In the "Beers And Weirs" episode's house party, most of the people attending aren't directly friends with Lindsey, but we can assume enough word got around about it that several non-Freak/geek classmates decided to attend (anything for some free beer!). Also, there are quite a few side characters at the party (such as Mark, who would later be revealed as Nick's pot dealer).



* Played straight in ''{{Casualty}}'', and it's also [[TwentyFourHourPartyPeople 24 Hour Nursing Staff]] - except for Kath, Tasha, Hannah and Staff Nurse Waters, who do keep appearing.

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* Played straight in ''{{Casualty}}'', ''Series/{{Casualty}}'', and it's also [[TwentyFourHourPartyPeople 24 Hour Nursing Staff]] Staff - except for Kath, Tasha, Hannah and Staff Nurse Waters, who do keep appearing.



* {{Discussed}} in ObscurusLupa's review of ''{{Charmed}}'''s eighth season, when the sisters have [[FakingTheDead faked their deaths]] and Victor is hosting their wake:

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* {{Discussed}} in ObscurusLupa's WebVideo/ObscurusLupa's review of ''{{Charmed}}'''s ''Series/{{Charmed}}'''s eighth season, when the sisters have [[FakingTheDead faked their deaths]] and Victor is hosting their wake:



* A notable exception is ''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.

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* A notable exception is ''TheSimpsons'', ''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.



* LampshadeHanging occurs in the ''RockosModernLife'' episode "The Big Answer." Two random background characters show up as guests at Filburt's bachelor party. When Filburt asks who they are, Rocko realizes he doesn't know either.

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* LampshadeHanging occurs in the ''RockosModernLife'' ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "The Big Answer." Two random background characters show up as guests at Filburt's bachelor party. When Filburt asks who they are, Rocko realizes he doesn't know either.
19th May '15 9:35:49 AM trulymadmoves
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** Averted in "The One with the Fake Party", where Gunther is the ''only'' guest apart from the six friends and the two guests of honor.
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