'Happy Endings' Cast Teases the Crew's Origin on 'The Real World' and 'Stanksgiving'
This is the true story of six friends on an awesome television show on ABC.
Happy Endings is keeping it real on its Thanksgiving episode by taking viewers back 10 years to when Max (Adam Pally) and Brad (Damon Wayans Jr.) were on an unaired season of The Real World in Sacramento.
Says Penny (Casey Wilson) on the episode titled "More Like Stanksgiving": “Isn’t it odd how our sixsome was basically forged on The Real World and yet we never talk about it?”
We agree, Penny. It may be odd, but it makes for a wonderful holiday episode. This year, Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) and Dave (Zach Knighton) are hosting the festivities in their new apartment which turns out to be, well, interesting.
As for Dave’s big role on the episode, Knighton revealed, “Dave is 1/16 Navajo and so he is really intent on showing everybody what the true Thanksgiving is like.”
“Its’ pretty great, because Dave gets to experience the entire plight of the Native Americans in one episode of Happy Endings,” he joked. “It’s pretty awesome.”
Meanwhile the rest of the gang IS at the apartment - watching the episode of The Real World in which they all visited Brad and Max on the reality show. In addition to some hilarious storylines - Max claiming he would have been the first person to come out on TV; Jane (Eliza Coupe) and Brad meeting for the first time - the Happy Endings cast dons some hilariously awesome costumes on the lost episode.
“[Brad’s] got a Counting Crows situation going on,” said Coupe, referencing the Crows' lead singer Adam Duritz. Meanwhile, Coupe’s Jane is rocking a very Gwen Stefani look.
“Penny has "the Rachel," a Juicy Couture jumpsuit and the Uggs,” Wilson told us of her character's outfit on the lost season when she is Max’s girlfriend. Pally said, “Max has that very late 90s Patagonia freshman in college look with a fauxhawk and a wristband.”
“His style was not yet as refined,” laughed the comedian. We'll let the viewers be the judge.
Happy Endings’ Thanksgiving-themed episode airs Tuesday at 9 PM on ABC.
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