As the title suggests, Dennis and Dee quit their jobs to milk the welfare system--which leads them to become crack addicts--while Charlie and Mac spend all of Frank's money in his secret bank account. Season 5, Episode 10 It's well-established now that Dennis Reynolds is a full-blown sociopath, but it was this 2009 episode that really defined how awful the character is. Season 9, Episode 1 For eight seasons, the gang has been brutal to Dee Reynolds, and at the start of Season 9, she cracks like the shell of an egg that she would lay because she is a bird. It's a prime example of taking a character who the audience tends to perceive as dumb and showing another side to him, as Charlie is--in many ways--a musical genius, even if the content of the music is disturbing. They book Da Maniac, played by the late Roddy Piper, a deranged wrestler with a heart of gold who ends up getting arrested before the show.
Mac, Charlie, and Dennis decide nothing is more American than wrestling and decide to put on a wrestling show for the troops. From exploiting the gas crisis, to getting drunk on planes, to putting on a rock opera that's just a marriage proposal ploy, the show contains some hilarious and truly memorable episodes. Season 5, Episode 4 Frank has gone off the wagon with his drinking so Dee, Dennis, and Charlie want to give him an intervention. In honor of the show's 13th season, the folks at GameSpot came together to debate which episodes are the best. Meanwhile, Frank is trying to have sex with his sister-in-law, who Mac is pursuing as well.
It's actually a great starting point for the series, as it gives the audience a greater understanding of how far these characters are willing to go in order to please their own egos, even if it means turning to addiction so they don't have to work anymore. This episode is the point where Frank really goes off the deep end--Season 2 Frank is very different from what the character eventually becomes--and once he starts plumbing the depths of his depravity here, he'll never stop. As of November 7, 2018, 144 episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia have aired, concluding the thirteenth season. Fun fact: The pharmacist Dennis dates in this episode is Glenn Howerton's wife in real life. Meanwhile, Dee meets her online boyfriend Ben but passes him off to Artemis when Ben shows up in a wheelchair after spraining his ankle.
Dennis explains to the gang his technique for seducing women, which involves Demonstrating his value, Engaging her physically, Nurturing her dependence, Neglecting her emotionally, Inspiring hope, and Separating entirely. Archived from on December 5, 2010. Archived from on November 21, 2010. Season 2, Episode 3 Right after Danny Devito joined the cast as Frank Reynolds, Always Sunny started finding its footing, as the series offered more of a variety in how the gang split up into different alliances and they began to get more depraved than ever. Based on board games they loved as children--combined with their love of alcohol--the gang's homebrew tabletop game is pure insanity and the whole goal of the game is to belittle the losers.
This episode is a pivotal point in Maureen's storyline, right before she begins transitioning into a cat. We also learn about the M. More importantly, it's one of the most light-hearted episodes in the series, with the endgame of the gang not being anything too crazy. It gives the audience a whole new perspective on the character, and you'll come to respect him more. Charlie has to make sure the health inspector isn't wise to the scheme, all while keeping her none-the-wiser. Instead of being a typical scumbag who uses women, we learn that he's a straight-up monster who plays a game to inflate his own self-worth.
It's so malicious toward Dee, and it ends up breaking Dennis, for very different reasons. Archived from on April 18, 2010. Obviously, this is no easy task because so many of these episodes are amazing. Archived from on October 20, 2012. Let us know what your favorite episodes are in the comment section below. As kids, Frank would buy himself what Dennis and Dee wanted for Christmas and rub it in their faces. However, while this is happening, the rest of the gang has a convoluted scheme involving live chickens, airline miles, and steaks.
There's a huge turn at the end, as Charlie appears and asks the Waitress--who is in the audience--to marry him. It's a stand-alone episode that's just moment after moment of really solid comedy writing. The episode expands on the relationships between the characters and delivering a really fun plot, while never leaving the bar. A good portion of this system relies on Dennis making threatening phone calls as a disgruntled neighbor. Season 6, Episode 13 Originally a straight-to-video release and added a year later to Season 6, this 43-minute episode gives the audience plenty of insight into the gang's childhood and why they're all such damaged people.
While it's undeniably one of the funniest episodes, especially when Frank--who plays the Troll--can't get the lyrics right, it's incredibly dark when you realize that this could be the story of Charlie, as a young boy, escaping the clutches of his Uncle Jack. It's a combination of two major antagonists in the gang's lives that haven't crossed over before. This episode is a great example of the group dynamic, which involved getting as drunk as possible this time with wine in soda cans and berating each other. It's one of the more bizarre episodes and shows that this group thrives on being awful to other people, even if it's to each other. Season 13 premiered on September 5, 2018.
Archived from on October 14, 2012. Archived from on November 15, 2010. Where the episode shines is in the group dynamic. The episode shows that Charlie is actually incredibly competent as one of the owners, and one of the best gags of the episode is set up right under your nose the entire time. She actually does well for herself.
Season 5, Episode 7 This episode has the first appearances of both Da Maniac and Ben the Soldier. The opera's story revolves around a young boy who must stop the Night Man in order to win the heart of a princess of a coffee shop. Archived from on December 26, 2012. It's tonally a bit different than a traditional Always Sunny episode, as it's darker and a tad creepy, but it works. This episode is a big turn for the character.