A bachelor party is a sacred time in a man's life. It represents his last gasp as a footloose and fancy-pantsed dude before he takes the plunge into marriage. The prospect of agreeing to "have" one woman for the rest of your life is, obviously, carte blanche to go to Las Vegas, roll some dice and make a few really bad decisions. And the dudes you bring along can make it a time to remember (because it will not last forever). Choose wisely and keep in mind that a bachelor party snub (for guys) is way worse than not getting invited to the wedding.
Here are 10 characters on TV who'll keep that stag party off the chain but, ideally, not get you knifed:
Brian The Dog (Family Guy): Peter's faithful best friend is erudite, clever, sarcastic and an alcoholic. While he may pretend to be above strip clubs, he ain't. Be careful, he may insist on seeing a show or doing something constructive.
Hank Moody (Californication): In his fictional universe, Hank Moody is one of America's great novelists. He's incredibly clever, can hold his liquor (for the most part) and does well with the ladies. At some point his sense of superiority, both intellectual and moral, may rub someone the wrong way. He may throw a punch at a bouncer if he feels the guy's a power-mad bully with a tiny penis.
Vinnie Chase (Entourage): Vincent Chase is the coolest guy out there. He loves gambling, boozing, skirt-chasing and all that guy sh*t. He gets on well with everyone except condescending German directors (and, sometimes, Seth Green). Even as a super star, he keeps things in perspective. He is pretty sensitive and needs attention. If you leave him at the tables for a late-night Waffle House run, he may be back in LA by the time you finish your grits.
Chris Turk (Scrubs): While JD is a good friend, he's not really much of a dude. On a stag party, you need a guy who'll drink beer, not over-share his feelings and seldom daydream to a score by The Fray. Dr. Chris Turk is your man. He's a consummate wingman and it might be a good idea to have a doctor on hand… to recommend more shots, stat. There's a good chance that JD would insist on coming and so may Nurse Carla.
Dennis Reynolds (It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia): Unlike the rest of the gang from Paddy's Pub, Dennis has enough money to get away from Philly for a long weekend in Nevada. He also spent some time in college (if you can call UPenn a college) and seems to be able to hold a conversation up to 30 seconds. His best trait, and possibly biggest liability, is his penchant for "popping" his shirt off as a means to solve problems.