It’s no secret that we’re big fans of “Happy Endings” around here. The show really came into its own during its second season, and it gave us a royal crapload of fun, GIFable moments in the process. New York Magazine has an article about this transformation in their just-released television issue, and, while the whole thing is pretty interesting for fans of the show, one particular excerpt jumped out at me: the show’s male leads (Adam Pally, Damon Wayans, Jr., and Zachary Knighton) once tried to fight Chris Evans (Captain America from The Avengers) during a party at the Playboy Mansion.
In fact, there’s such a level of chumminess that the cast’s offscreen stories sound eerily like plots for a future episode, like the time Pally, Wayans, and Knighton got invited to the Playboy Mansion. “Those parties are just kind of crazy, you know what I mean?” says Pally. “Like, obviously, they’re exactly what you think of. Chris Evans was there, and he recognized Zach, and he was like, ‘Dude I love you, you’re a great actor, but that show you’re on is bullsh-t.’ I don’t even think he was talking about “Happy Endings,” I think he was talking about “FlashForward,” but I was a little under the influence, and so I got up in Chris Evans’s face like an idiot—because he would have destroyed me, he would have ripped my arms off—and I was like, ‘Whoa, not cool, Captain America.’ And then Damon backed me up, and I was like, ‘We’re going to kick the sh-t out of you, Chris Evans.’ And then security broke us up. So there you go.” [NY Mag]
First of all, if this story is true, Chris Evans is kind of a dickhole. “Hey bro, love what you do, but I hate your sh-theap of a show. Anyway, I’m gonna go try to get my hangdown sticky in the grotto. Stay real.” But, more importantly, the cast of “Happy Endings” sounds like an absolute blast to hang out with. I mean, I love my friends and everything, but I so rarely get to go to the Playboy Mansion and throw around phrases like “Whoa, not cool, Captain America” and “We’re going to kick the sh-t out of you, Chris Evans” when I’m with them. It’s one of my real regrets in life.