Ranking the top 5 moments from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” season 13 episode 4: “Time’s Up for the Gang”

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching the FXX network’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 13 episode 4 last night, I realized that you should never cross Dennis Reynolds.  I mean like at all.  He will go above and beyond to ensure that you listen to him.  I’m not too sure the rest of the gang is too concerned with this, however.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “Time’s Up for the Gang,” the gang is required to attend a sexual harassment seminar after Paddy’s Pub is put on an unsafe bar for women list.  I feel like Paddy’s Pub and The Alibi from Shameless should join forces, especially since they both seem to be on the same page this week.  No one is particularly excited about attending the seminar except for Dee, who shows up ready to get her party on, but is in for a rude awakening about her own behavior as well.  My top 5 moments from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 13 episode 4 are:


“How many points do we need?”

At the beginning of the seminar, Mac is determined to win and wants to know how many points they need to do so.  The lady running the seminar politely explains that there are no points and they merely need to complete the actual seminar and then they can be removed from the list.  Seems simple enough, right?  Well not for Mac.  Mac continues to talk about the importance of points and further explains, “That’s how the Eagles won the Super bowl.”  The rest of the gang asks him what that has to do with anything, but it seems like they might be better off just agreeing with him at this point.


“Nice try you dumb bitch.”

Dennis is fully participating in the seminar, but Dee wants to jump on board as well, especially since she is the only woman there representing Paddy’s Pub.  Dee asks the woman running the seminar if being called a bird is considered sexual harassment.  The lady is confused by this and tells her no, but agrees that it is not very nice.  Dennis whispers under his breath, “nice try you dumb bitch,” determined to be the top contributor at the seminar.  Watch out Dee!


“You don’t just throw around the R word.”

As the seminar continues, the topic of molestation comes up and the lady informs them that a woman can sexually molest or harass a man as well.  Charlie innocently asks if that’s what happened with him and Dee, revealing for the first time to rest of the gang that he had sex with Dee, which is hilarious enough on its own.  I was wondering when this was going to be revealed.  To make matters worse, Dee tries to explain that it was consensual, but then starts to have second thoughts herself about her past actions.  Either way, Dee is not about to accept throwing the “R word” into the mix and tries to defend herself as much as possible.  I’m not sure Dee is going to win this argument; however, especially since the gang knows about her past affair with Charlie now.


“I’m here for revenge.”

During the seminar, Dee and Mac are asked to perform a role play in front of the rest of the group.  The lady running the seminar explains it to them, but Dee is very concerned about her character’s motivation.  The lady tries to keep them on track, but Dee ultimately decides on revenge.  When she approaches Mac, he lifts her up into the air by her crotch and the lady running the seminar is absolutely horrified, asking Dee if she is all right.  Dee is amazed by how high Mac got her in the air and says she feels like “Thumbelina.”  After seeing how distraught the lady is, Dee hilariously asks, “Is that sexual harassment?” and the lady dryly replies, “No, that is sexual assault.”  It looks like Dee and Mac still have a lot to learn, but at least they nailed their characters during the role play.


“But Dennis…”

Later on, Dennis decides to give his own sort of presentation at the seminar and is surprisingly fully prepared, but I guess we should not expect anything less from Dennis Reynolds.  Dennis starts each transition with “But Dennis…” and fills in the blank, targeting his friends and adding in “But Dennis…I’m rich, I’m gay, I’m a hopeless romantic, I’m a woman.”  He is speaking specifically to Frank, Mac, Charlie, and Dee and goes even further with it, berating each one of his friends until he gets his point across.  Dennis then further reveals that he created the unsafe list and is responsible for the seminar to the surprise of everyone.  Dennis wanted to ensure that everyone would listen to him and clean up their act.  While this initially seems harmless enough, Dennis further explains it is because he doesn’t want the rest of the gang to drag him down with them, keeping Dennis Reynolds as the number one priority.  I’d like to say mission accomplished Dennis, but I’m not sure the rest of the gang really followed you.  Either way, good effort?  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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