Ranking the top 5 moments from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” season 13 episode 9: “The Gang Wins the Big Game”

Happy Saturday TV fans!  After watching the FXX network’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 13 episode 9, the cliffhanger from last week was finally resolved, as we got to find out what happened with the rest of the gang when they attended last year’s Super Bowl.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In Wednesday night’s episode, “The Gang Wins the Big Game,” Mac thinks that everyone should take it easy at the game, but he quickly starts to realize that they may need a few superstitions to help out the Eagles after all.  Meanwhile, we finally get to learn if Charlie made it back into the trap in time.  My top 5 moments from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 13 episode 9 are:

5

“Every single thing we do turns to shit.”

After it is revealed that Cricket is the one who stole Charlie’s Green Man suit, the gang decides against turning around to go get Charlie.  After all, they have a game to get to.  Only different obstacles are thrown their way as well.  Dee clearly has some form of pink eye developing even though she won’t admit it, Ben’s jean shorts get grease on them, and the bus is no longer an option.  Mac begins to panic, but a plane actually gets them to the game safely.  Mac thinks that everyone should just stay in the box at the game, worried about the rest of the gang causing a commotion, but not everyone is on board with this.

4

“I’m in too deep.”

Mac is super excited that Rex was able to make the game, who has been a recurring character on It’s Always Sunny, infamous for his abs of steel.  Rex has been quite busy selling the Invigaron Berries, which is a pyramid scheme Dee got involved with in the episode, “Mac and Dennis Buy a Timeshare.”  Mac keeps suggesting that Rex take his shirt off for obvious reasons, but Rex seems shy about this, explaining that it is too cold.  Later on, Rex reveals that he has lost his abs of steel and now has a rather large gut because he has been eating way too many of the berries.  Seriously stay away from those pyramid schemes.

3

“Oh my God…how did I move all the way to Minnesota and I’m still waiting on you people?”

Our favorite waiter from Guigino’s is back, as he crosses paths with the gang when he is assigned to their box at the Super Bowl.  Fans will remember that the waiter made a comment to Dee about previously waiting on them at the Super Bowl during the episode, “The Gang Beats Boggs:  Ladies Reboot.”  Of course the gang does not remember the waiter and he is done trying at this point.  Frank hilariously ties his shoelaces together, causing him to fall, throwing it back to one of my all time favorite episodes, “The Gang Dines Out.”  It’s always nice to see the waiter and I’m wondering if we will finally get to know his real name one of these days.

2

“We can’t leave this bathroom!”

Mac is clearly very nervous about the Eagles wining and the Waitress doesn’t help matters by constantly cheering for Tom Brady.  After Dee’s pink eye towel gets magically brought out to Brady, Mac realizes that he has stumbled upon something even more powerful.  Frank has revealed that he has a kidney stone and has to constantly pee as a result.  A light bulb goes off in Mac’s head when he says, “Every time Frank goes to the bathroom, the Eagles score.”  Frank gets motivated and Mac realizes that they cannot leave this bathroom because they owe it to their team.  Will this superstition be enough to win the game?

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“I got one thing left to do.”

The game is extremely close and coming to the end and Frank is all out of pee.  Mac suddenly realizes that he needs to check in with Charlie to ensure that he has completed his “color rituals.”  Charlie explains, “I got one thing left to do” and courageously heads back to his bear trap with perfect timing, as the Eagles win the Super Bowl.  The gang is extremely excited and Charlie begins to laugh victoriously and then starts hysterically crying when the pain begins to set back in.  It was all worth it; however, as the gang celebrates their team winning the Super Bowl.  Go team!  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!

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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:

5

“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.”

4

“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.

3

“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.

2

“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.”

1

“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!

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Throw-back Sunday: Ranking the top 5 episodes from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

It’s Throw-Back Sunday TV Fans! I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  I have been recently re-watching one of my favorite series of all time; FXX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and I have been discussing it with a lot of enthusiastic fans like you.  I couldn’t believe how easy it was to quote line for line some of my favorite scenes without even thinking about it. While we anxiously await the series to return with new episodes later in 2018, you can binge-watch to your heart’s desire on Hulu.  Out of the 134 episodes of the series, it was extremely difficult to narrow this list down to my top 5 episodes and I did need to include some honorable mentions as well.  You’ll see I went a little overboard with my honorable mentions, but the episodes are just that good and funny.  Whether you are familiar with phrases like “Rum Ham,” “Green Man,” or “Charlie Work,” there are plenty of laugh out loud moments for you in each episode.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not yet watched the series.  My top 5 episodes from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia are:

5

“The Gang Dines Out” (Season 8, episode 9)

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“I can’t believe this.  They still haven’t paid tribute.  It’s been ten minutes.  Not a wave, not a nod.”

In this episode, Frank and Charlie are out to dinner at Gugino’s restaurant and are celebrating their anniversary of moving in together, Mac and Dennis are enjoying their monthly dinner, and Dee is dining alone because she got a Groupon that expires that evening.  Frank and Charlie and Mac and Dennis argue over whether or not they should all sit together, but become quickly agitated when each party doesn’t “pay tribute” to the other.  One of the funniest moments is when Mac and Charlie share a longing gaze across the restaurant, clearly wanting to put the pettiness aside so they can enjoy a meal together.  Meanwhile, Dee doesn’t want her friends to spot her eating alone and tries to convince strangers and even the waiter to sit down with her.  At the end of the episode, it seems like all chaos is about to break loose when the waiter trips and falls with a plate of spaghetti because Dee tied his shoelaces together.  The friends all laugh and cheer and toast to one another, while the poor waiter tries to get someone to pay attention to the fact that he is actually hurt.

4

“Mac and Dennis Move to the Suburbs” (Season 11, episode 5)

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“Oh that Wally loves to say ‘it’s a hot one’ when I already know it’s a hot one.  Cause I’m standing outside in this hot one.  Thanks a lot, Wally.  You know what?  Tell me about future weather.  Don’t tell me about present weather…”

My top 5 list would not be complete without including this episode which is probably one of the few that I laughed the entire way through and was almost crying from laughing so hard.  Part of the reason is because I live in the suburbs and immediately could appreciate everything Mac and Dennis were dealing with.  The overwhelming sense of silence can drive you completely insane when you hear alarms beeping or chirping or the whirring of a fan to an elevated level.  Plus you have the over-friendly neighbors who just don’t know what to say when trying to make small talk.  Dennis actually has a mental breakdown when his neighbor, Wally keeps telling him “it’s a hot one” which is absolutely hilarious.  The commute to the city is also extremely funny as Dennis gives road rage a new name, viciously tearing into every person who cuts him off.  He takes his anger out on poor Mac who has just been trying to cook him a decent home meal of Mac & Cheese.  The episode gets really dark when Mac forgets to feed Dennis Junior, their adorable dog, and then later tells Dennis that he is “eating the dog.”  I mean of course “Dennis would like Dennis.”  While it’s twisted and insane, you can’t help laughing over the fact that these two have gone completely mental over their move to the suburbs.

3

“Nightman Cometh” (Season 4, episode 13)

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“Ok you know what , you guys have me up to here.  I don’t want to be here, okay?  Now I have to play the piano and I’m all up here.”

If you’re a fan of It’s Always Sunny, then you absolutely have to know the lyrics to the Dayman song, especially “you’re a master of karate and friendship for everyone.”  Charlie has the brilliant idea to put on a play and really dig deep into the character of Dayman.  However, his friends insist on changing the script and giving him way too much input, infuriating him along the way.  He invites the waitress to watch the performance and proposes to her.  While this doesn’t go exactly as planned, the play itself is beyond hilarious and everyone plays their part perfectly.

2

“Charlie Rules the World” (Season 8, episode 8)

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“I wonder what it is.  It’s not much…just a box of spiders.  What the hell?  Well while we’ve been sitting here, my followers have burned your land, they’ve raped your people, and they’ve destroyed your tribe.  You thought you could make a move on me, Queen of Thrones?  Well, you were wrong.”

What could be better for Charlie than a real chance to rule the world?  Well, it’s through an online video game that Dee introduces him to, but the two quickly become beyond obsessed.  Dee says “it’s like when I’m doing good in the game, I’m doing good in life.”  Charlie agrees and says “oh I want to make fun of you for saying that but I kind of know what you mean.”  Charlie quickly learns the best way to “win” at the game and even has Dee acting like his servant, which she agrees to since she is so desperate to do well in the game.  When Charlie meets up with the Queen of Thrones from the game, she actually seems like a really sweet girl who just wanted to get to know him and have lunch, but Charlie is not about to let anyone threaten his standing in the game.  Even Mac and Frank become obsessed, but Dennis is not about to let an online video game take over their lives.  He quickly realizes that they all have the same password, “paddyspub” and deletes all of their characters and ends the game because it was simply irritating him.

Some honorable mentions before revealing my number one episode of It’s Always Sunny are:

  • “Dennis and Dee Go on Welfare” (season 2 episode 3)
  • “Sweet Dee’s Dating a Retarded Person (season 3 episode 9)
  • “The Gang Reignites the Rivalry” (Season 5 episode 12)
  • “Mac and Charlie: White Trash” (Season 6 episode 5)
  • “Who Got Dee Pregnant?” (Season 6 episode 7)
  • “Dee Reynolds: Shaping America’s Youth” (Season 6 episode 9)
  • “The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore” (Season 7 episode 2)
  • “The High School Reunion” (Season 7 episodes 12 & 13)
  • “The Maureen Ponderosa Wedding Massacre” (Season 8 episode 3)
  • “Mac Day” (Season 9 episode 5)
  • “Flowers for Charlie” (Season 9 episode 8)
  • “The Gang Beats Boggs” (Season 10 episode 1)
  • “Charlie Work” (Season 10 episode 4)
  • “The Gang Goes on Family Fight” (Season 10 episode 8)

1

“Chardee MacDennis:  The Game of Games” (Season 7, episode 7)

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“Yes now in the spirit of tradition, I propose that we begin the ritual of sportsmanship.  Good luck to you sir.  And you sir.  I do hope you have a good game, miss.  And you sir….give the illusion of respect to your opponent.  Things are about to get real dark, real quick.”

So my number one pick for best episode absolutely has to go to “Chardee MacDennis:  The Game of Games.”  For me, this episode came out of nowhere in the season and was hilarious from start to finish.  A rainy boring day at the bar turns into a chaotic battle between the minds.  The rules of the game don’t really make sense but that’s part of the charm.  After the gang begins their ritual of sportsmanship, they smash their glasses to the ground and begin war cries that are unbelievably funny.   While the game has 3 levels:  Mind, Body, and Spirit; there are puzzles, trivia, and public humiliation mixed in.  And don’t forget that drinking is clearly an important part as well.  When we get to some of the trivia questions, we quickly realize that the gang must have been clearly intoxicated when documenting these.  For example, “all right what is the greatest band in the world?”  Dee immediately responds with “Chumbawamba” and Frank is confused on how this could possibly be trivia.  Or how about “Dennis is asshole.  Why Charlie hate?”  Charlie doesn’t think he wrote this question but then comes around when he finds out the answer is “because Dennis is a bastard man.”  The gang even anticipated that Mac will get angry later in the game and try to flip the board so they secured it to the bar and it turns out they were absolutely right, proving just how well they know their opponents. Frank turns the tables later on, however; when he is in the time out cage and realizes that Dee and Dennis are not drinking alcohol to throw off their opponents.  Even though Charlie and Mac are able to immediately advance to the last level because of this, Dee and Dennis still come out on top and win, smashing Charlie and Mac’s game pieces to…well pieces.

I hope you enjoyed the list and please feel free to post some of your own favorite moments and episodes from It’s Always Sunny below.  Happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl