Our Favorite TV Parties

How does your holiday party stack up against TV's best? NPR's Rachel Martin takes a look at some of TV's most memorable parties, from Elaine's office party on Seinfeld to the Huxtable's anniversary party on The Cosby Show.

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

So, those are the fabulous soirees of fiction, but what about those lower-brow shindigs - the parties on our favorite TV shows that we'd love to crash? There is, of course, Elaine's epic dance fail at her office party on "Seinfeld."

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JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS: (as Elaine) All right. Who's dancing? Come on, who's dancing? Want me to get it started?

MARTIN: And if you're talking office parties, you have to put "Mad Men" on the list. You think they drank a lot Sterling Cooper Draper and Price on a regular Tuesday night? The holiday parties are the definition of debauchery.

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JOHN HAMM: (as Don Draper) You want to be Santa?

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: (as character) Hell no. how about you, Roger?

JOHN SLATTERY: (as Roger) I would but I'm allergic to velvet.

MARTIN: And for some more wholesome fun, there's always a family dinner party at the Huxtables, where at any moment, a spontaneous, soul filled lip sync performance could break out because the Cosbys are just that great.

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MARGIE HENDRICKS: (Singing) Baby, baby, baby, oh baby. Someone to love you. (unintelligible) you, hold me tight...

MARTIN: And this is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin.

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