It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Season 2 Episode 9

Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody's Ass

9
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Aug 10, 2006 on FXX
8.8
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Dennis and Mac make a decision to take away all rules concerning moral and behavioral etiquette at Paddy's after a argument about the Constitution. Frank uses the decision and it's following consequences to his own gain. Meanwhile, Charlie tries to convey his love for America by protesting while Dee attempts to reaffirm her goal of being an actress.moreless

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  • Freedom in a nutshell

    9.5
    It's funny what you get when you have five people that will always do anything just to prove their point. Here the gang takes freedom and allow it to run their bar. In a way it's almost like a time capsule of history. It starts off with a huge boom where everything is going well, and then people eventually get content and start exploiting it for their needs.

    This episode isn't like other Sunny episodes where there's a lot of interconnecting story lines weaving in and out of each other, but it does have a strong central theme around it. And that alone makes this a great watch.moreless
  • #1 Sunny Fan Review: #86

    7.5
    I love season 2. It was my favorite until season 7 came along. I'm placing this as 86 because it's not dragging out the most that it can. The new seasons are basically raising the bar for "Funny In Philadelphia" but I still love this one. I liked the ending very much, but I think they should have done more with the freedom of the bar. This will always be a classic but it just doesn't level with the new material.moreless
  • The gang puts their own spin on freedom.

    10
    This is another great episode of "It's Always Sunny." Although Mac is by far my favorite character, Charlie kept me laughing my butt off throughout the whole episode. Even my fiance nearly fell out laughing at Charlie and his American head wrap.



    Funny as the episode was, I think it also makes a great point that no rules leads to chaos, which may not be as great as we often like to think. Wow! A show that makes you laugh and makes you think! The cast is wonderful! They fit perfectly together and seem to feed off one another's energy and comic genius. Please keep this show on the air!moreless
  • Totally funny episode

    10
    By far one of the funniest of the season. I was cracking up the whole time. Charlie singing Rock, Flag Eagle was hilarious. The only sad part is, we only have one episodes left of season two. Frank and his buddies from Vietnam playing Russian Roulette at the end of the episode, another great point.



    I have yet to see an episode I didn\\\'t like this season, or ever for that matter. This one will definitely be in my top three of episodes from both season one and season two.



    \\\"It\\\'s Always Sunny In Philadelphia\\\" has an extremely talented cast that manage to keep me in stitches every week.moreless
  • Enough outrageous antics to keep my friend and I laughing all the way through a commercial break...

    9.5
    a classic episode, really...



    i had high hopes for this one and it definitely didn\'t disappoint. my favorite character in this one has to be charlie. from his street \"performance\" (which is exactly what had my buddy and i laughing so hard) and his \'kickin ass in america\' song to getting fork-stabbed in the \"anything goes\" bar, he really stood out in this one.



    there were so many times in this episode that just made me feel guilty for laughing so hard, i couldn\'t help but love it! nothing in years has made me want to watch tv so much... amazing show!moreless

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  • QUOTES (11)

    • Dee: Right, let's go show the world.
      Artemis: Is there any nudity involved?
      Dee: No.
      Artemis: Can there be?
      Dee: ...No.
      Artemis: (pause) I'll do it anyway.

    • Mac: This is why people flock to places like Las Vegas and New Orleans and spring break. Because they're free to go wild. The girls go wild. The girls in Philly need a place to go wild.
      Dennis: Yeah, right. I mean New Orleans was washed away in that terrible, terrible storm. We need to open up Paddy's as a haven for freedom.
      Mac: Yes.
      Dennis: A replacement for the tragic loss of New Orleans.

    • Charlie: I am done with rat detail. That's by far the worst job in the bar.
      Dennis: Well, that's why we call it Charlie work.

    • (Charlie's America Song)
      Charlie: I'm gonna rise up, gonna kick a little ass. Gonna kick some ass in the USA. Gonna climb a mountain, gonna sew a flag, gonna fly on an eagle. I'm gonna kick some butt, gonna drive a big truck. I'm gonna rule this world. I'm gonna kick some ass. I'm gonna rise up, gonna kick a little ass. Rock, flag, and eagle!

    • Dennis: Failure implies that she actually tried to be an actor.
      Dee: Okay, I did try. It just didn't happen to work out.
      Frank: It's not your fault, sweetie. You're just not pretty enough.
      Dee: Oh, thank you. That's my dad, everybody.

    • Frank: Look, I didn't go to Vietnam just to have pansies like you take my freedom away from me.
      Dee: You went to Vietnam in 1993 to open up a sweatshop.
      Frank: And a lot of good men died in that sweatshop.

    • Charlie: You know what? Let me kick down a little thing to you that our founding fathers kicked down to me. It goes don't tread on me. And right now, you guy's are treading all over me!

    • Charlie: Protesting the bar! Attica! Attica! Attica, man!

    • Dee: Where is your breath?
      Charlie: In my mouth?
      Dee: No, no. It starts in your chest. You got to focus on your diaphragm.
      Charlie: What the hell's a diaphragm?

    • Mac: This music sounds like whales raping each other.

    • Mac: Oh, man, New Orleans really had their s**t figured out!
      Dennis: Oh, they totally had their s**t figured out! Except for the levees.
      Mac: Right, yeah, except for the levees.

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  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • The final scene of the episode, with Frank running the Russian Roulette game in the basement at Paddy's, is a play on the scene in Michael Cimino's 1978 movie The Deer Hunter that features gamblers betting on Russian Roulette in Saigon.

    • Charlie's chant of "Attica, Attica" is a play on a similar scene where Al Pacino does the same chant in Sidney Lumet's 1975 film Dog Day Afternoon.

    • (Charlie and Dee enter the bar to discover a bunch of people passed out on the floor)
      Dee: It looks like Jonestown in here.

      Jonestown was the site of a mass murder/suicide in 1978.

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