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11:18 am
Sun December 15, 2013

Our Favorite TV Parties

Originally published on Sun December 15, 2013 11:27 am

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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."

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW)

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.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW)

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. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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