You know the story. Someone gets involved with the party planning that shouldn't, and chaos ensues.
Usually that chaos involves a stripper. Sometimes it just involves a drunk dial.
Either way, bachelor and bachelorette parties rarely go as planned on our favorite television shows. Check out some of the most memorable (and terrible) parties below!
Pheobe had a very different idea about what her bachelorette party would be like than the friends who threw it for it, which resulted in a last minute stripper (played by Danny Devito) who no one wanted to see.
Derek realizes he's supposed to throw Burke a bachelor party, so he throws together a last minute gathering at Joe's. The most significant moments of the party happens when Derek goes to the bar to get a drink, and we meet Lexi Grey for the first time.
In an episode aptly titled "Ben Franklin," Jim is in charge of ordering a stripper for the women, but orders a Ben Franklin impersonator instead. The guy really knows his stuff, too.
Parks and Recreation
Leslie's bachelorette party does not go as planned, even though it starts out with everything you'd expect from a typical bachelorette party. Unfortunately, it ends with the ladies digging stuff out of a pit all night. The guys do better with the bachelor party, which ends up with each of them getting the bachelor party they never had.
The Big Bang Theory
The guys don't quite make it to Leonard's bachelor party on The Big Bang Theory, since they end up with a flat tire on the side of the road that have no idea how to change. Still, they managed to make the evening fun, including Sheldon belting out "We Will Rock You."
Before calling off her wedding to Max Medina, Lorelai's bachelorette party is held at a drag club, where they talk the bouncer into letting in an underage Rory. Lorelai has a few too many long island iced teas and drunk dials Christopher, then realizes Max isn't the one.
Angela finally convinces Brennan to let her throw her a bachelorette party, and it's one heck of a celebration. The ladies think they're going to a country western bar, but the place is actually a biker bar now. So what would be more approproate for than a good old fashions bar fight? I can think of nothing else.
On 30 Rock Season 7 Episode 1, Liz decides to tank her job as a bridesmaid by throwing Jenna the most horrible bachelorette party ever. Jenna is so upset that she literally flies into a fit of rage. Who can forget that?
Schmidt and CeCe's respective bachelor and bachelorette parties are so memorable that they fill two episodes (Season 5 Episodes 17 & 18). The guys get into a ridiculous fight while the girls get high and smash a breadmaker to bits. Of course, after a series of events, they also get locked up for trying to shoplift.
Everybody Loves Raymond
Ray gives Robert a simple, low key bachelor party that turns out to be pretty disappointing on Everybody Loves Raymond Season 7 Episode 23. He tries again with a surprise party, but the banners are wrong, and there isn't any alcohol. Still, Robert is thrilled.
Saved by the Bell: The College Years
Remember this one? Zack and Kelly's wedding plans are ruined by bad timing. Their visit with the minister is interrupted by suprise bachelor and bachelorette parties that include strippers, causing the minister to deem them too immature to get married so young. Of course, it all works out in the end when they get married in Vegas.
Hart of Dixie
Lemon's hopes for a quiet bachelorette party on Hart of Dixie Season 1 Episode 18 fly out the window when her sister surprises her with a party bus and a stripper instead. That's not the worst thing that happens, though, since the night of the bachelor and bachelorette parties is also when George finally learns of Lemon's affair.
How I Met Your Mother
Marshall's bachelor party on How I Met Your Mother Season 2 Episode 19 is particularly memorable thanks to Barney's involvement. It ends with the stripper breaking her ankle and the guys getting kicked out of their hotel after starting a fire (because of Barney's cigar). Yikes.