Ranking the top 5 moments from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” season 13 episode 3: “The Gang Beats Boggs: Ladies Reboot”

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching the FXX network’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 13 episode 3 last night, I realized that women really do need to stick together.  Only I’m not so sure that this much alcohol, moon charts, and maximum gross outs should be involved.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “The Gang Beats Boggs:  Ladies Reboot,” Dee tries to do the “Boggs thing” once again, but she wants to make it even better.  Naturally, she comes up with the idea of an all Ladies Reboot with the Waitress, Artemis, Mrs. Kelly, and Mrs. Mac.  The Boggs competition doesn’t go exactly as planned and we quickly learn that some other characters have boarded the plane as well, threatening Dee’s chances at being crowned the winner.  My top 5 moments from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 13 episode 3 are:


“You already did this.”

Dee is very excited to be on an all female flight to a women’s march, only her guests quickly learn that they are actually on the flight to compete in the Wade Boggs challenge.  Artemis reminds her that she already did this with the guys, but Dee hilariously explains that “it’s the same exact thing but it’s with women so it’s a new idea.”  Artemis and the others are not as excited to participate and suggest that they use a woman athlete or celebrity for inspiration, but Dee is not buying it saying, “The Boggs thing just feels more fun.”  “The Gang Beats Boggs” is one of my favorite episodes and I was instantly hooked as soon as I learned about the premise for this episode, but Dee definitely has big shoes to fill with her “Ladies Reboot.”


“In every reboot you need someone from the original to make a cameo.”

An excellent point actually, but Dee is not amused at all to see Frank on the plane.  Frank took this opportunity to score some points with the ladies on board, but Dee finds his presence to be a distraction.  To make matters worse, Dee receives a face time request on her phone from Charlie and Mac who ask her about doing the Boggs thing and make fun of her progress documented on her shirt so far.  Dee is determined more than ever to prove that she can win the competition and make her Boggs reboot even more successful.


“How do I keep winding up with you people?”

When the beer supply is running low, Dee looks for the help of the “man servant” on board and we are greeted by an old friend:  the waiter from Gugino’s.  I was instantly amused by his presence and “The Gang Dines Out” is another one of my all time favorite episodes.  Read more Ranking the top 5 episodes from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”  here.  Like always, Dee does not remember who he is, even though she is responsible for tying his shoelaces together, causing him to trip and fall into a plate of spaghetti.  Classic!  Dee tries to tell him that they are doing “the Boggs thing,” but he doesn’t have the slightest idea about what she is talking about.  Dee quickly learns that they do not have beer and that they will need to switch to Pink Wine for the remainder of the challenge.  Even though the obstacles keep coming Dee’s way, she is determined to keep going.


“Watching a woman do math scares me.”

This is probably the moment on the show that made me laugh the hardest.  Mrs. Kelly is absolutely hilarious combined with her partner in crime, Mrs. Mac, who is actually quite talkative on the flight since she ate a bunch of her Nicotine packs, actually taking her role as Commissioner very seriously.  When Dee realizes that they need to switch to wine for the rest of the competition, she starts to calculate the conversion of the alcohol percentage and comes up with the number 29 to win.  Dee has been in the lead, but the Waitress has been catching up to her very quickly.  When asked what her secret it is, she says, “I’m an alcoholic.”


“You’re my rival.  The only way to beat men is to compete against other women.”

Dee is determined to win the Boggs competition and initially recognizes her only true rival as the Waitress.  She tries to keep the Waitress motivated, but the Waitress gets distracted after hearing about Dennis and once again deciding to have sex with Frank.  Dee tries to get into first class and we are greeted by another old friend:  Gail the Snail.  Gail asks Dee if she lost her invitation, but Dee honestly responds by saying, “I didn’t invite you because you’re the worst.”  Dee tries throwing salt on Gail, which is really the only effective way to get rid of her, but Gail reveals that she has been playing the game too and is currently beating Dee.  Dee accepts the challenge, but no one saw Artemis coming, who decided to spike everyone’s magic tea, creating a “maximum gross out.”  Dee is too sick to continue on the flight and is forced to get off at North Dakota with 28 written on her forehead.  So close, but so far away.  Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. Mac are the only ones to arrive in California, standing on the baseball mound not really knowing what to do next.  While “The Gang Beats Boggs” is a classic episode for me, Dee really did try her best to keep up with the men and gave us some laugh out loud moments for sure.  Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia below in the comments section.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl


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