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It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: Recap of the Last Three Episodes

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The last three episodes of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, “Who Got Dee Pregnant?”, “The Gang Gets A New Member” and “Dee Reynolds Shaping America’s Youth”, feature the gang making major life changes, gravitating away from their usual Waiting For Godot-type lifestyles at Paddy’s, and taking matters into their own hands.

For those of you who need a quick recap of the previous three weeks of Sunny, here goes: Artemis and Frank get it on in a dumpster. Dee resembling a (rather hot) bird in her Halloween costume, gets impregnated by her brother, Dennis (or does she?). The McPoyle brothers set things straight as to Dennis and Dee’s alleged incestuous love embryo. Dee gets huge. The gang opens a time capsule, complete with a Gregg Jeffries baseball card. An old pal Schmitty (SNL’s Jason Sudeikis) gets re-initiated into the gang, before once again getting shoved out of a moving car. Dee becomes a high school drama teacher (and breaks her mentor’s hip). Charlie becomes a janitor (and earns the nickname, Professor). Charlie eats a trash can orange. Dennis, Mac and Frank crank call Dee at work. Mac puts on blackface to finally illustrate his much talked about rendition of Murtagh from Lethal Weapon before Dee’s drama class. Charlie befriends and attempts to mentor a much ridiculed juggalo. And, inevitably, Charlie and Dee get fired.

Is this the type of stable atmosphere Dee hopes to rear a child in? God help it.

It was nice to finally have Dee become more of a central character in these episodes. But the undeniable truth of the matter is that Frank and Charlie are the characters who make the show work. Outside the milieu of Paddy’s, the characters’ comedic chemistry is often lacking, as well. 

As for Dee and Charlie’s seemingly well-intentioned attempts to escape the clutches of perennial loserdom, was it any secret that (like your grandfather’s Genesee’s Cream Ale) the swill would slide to the bottom?

Quotes of the Episodes – Dennis: “Without my Mario, what am I? I’m just like some weird Italian plumber. I look like an asshole. What even is that [costume]? ”

Mac: “I’m that character from Lord of the Rings, Viggio Morgenstein.”

Charlie: “Five, six, seven, eight…butt…butt…butt…butt.”

Charlie: “Because the Professor just took an interest in ya!”