Best Line: “Look. If it were my child [pause] I would do it.”
Oh, Party of Five. For those tired of Luke Perry’s hair and the rest of whiny rich kid drama on Beverly Hills 90210, Party of Five was a nice middle-class change of pace. The Salinger kids were of various ages that happened to perfectly align with target demographics; the story was compelling and even sometimes family-friendly (we, parents, die unexpectedly, meaning that you, children, must fend for yourselves. Discuss.); and the characters actually were fairly likeable. Well, except for poor Lacey Chabert, who had to deal with the The Youngest Child Must Be the Most Annoying trope. Sorry, Lacey.
Jane Lynch pops up in the drama as a doctor who has to tell the Salingers that Baby Salinger and may or may not have meningitis. The pertinent part begins at 5:05 with a very concerned Scott Wolf, channeling his very best Tom Cruise and/or Michael J. Fox, asking a very young Matthew Fox why he isn’t acting all like Jack Shepherd and leading their band of survivors off the island. Oh, wait.