Sunday’s episode of Girls reminded us that “crack is wack.” Worlds collided at a party in Bushwick where Hannah peeled back another layer of the oddball onion that is Adam, Marnie pouted over Charlie, Jessa was Jessa, and Shoshanna required an Olympic “spirit guide.” As soon as a feathery Jessa called it the “best party ever,” it was obvious we were in for a major debacle that became blisteringly entertaining. It’s hardly the first time a television party has gone off the rails, and we wanted to revisit a few awkward and embarrassing network get-togethers to relive the mayhem. Head past the break to take a look at ten television parties gone wrong, and invite us to a few that aren’t on our list in the comments below.
One of the finest Mad Men episodes, season three’s Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency traded brooding for bloodshed during Joan’s surprise goodbye party. That same day, the new British owners of the company paid Sterling Cooper a visit. Young exec Guy MacKendrick from London-based ad agency Putnam, Powell & Lowe was tasked with leading the New York reorganization, but things go wrong quickly. While some of the SC crew are drunkenly goofing around on a John Deere tractor celebrating an account win with the agricultural manufacturer, secretary Lois Sadler runs over MacKendrick’s foot. It’s a macabre, but darkly humorous moment that shocked audiences and the Sterling Cooper team.