It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Season 1 Episode 7

Charlie Got Molested

8
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 13, 2005 on FXX
9.0
out of 10
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When their former elementary school gym teacher is accused of molestation, Charlie responds uncomfortably to the news while Mac attempts to make sense of the whole situation in his own unique way. Seeing Charlie’s change in behavior as a sign that he might have been molested, Dennis and Dee search and bicker on the different ways that they can get their friend help.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • #1 Sunny Fan Review: #92 (Second from least favorite of all seasons 1-8)

    6.5
    My least favorite of season 1. I think that the only way this episode could have presented joy to me is if it were done with it's original plot. The reason they had to change Priest fathers into teachers in a religious school really didn't get me. I know that this was the only way they could present this story but I just felt they should have substituted another episode for this one for a their first season finale (which always wants us wanting more). But they should have kept this episode in the files and touch on it later on.moreless
  • Season 1 Finale

    9.0
    A great installment of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia which is also the season 1 finale, and even though this episode didn't have some big cliffhanger, I never saw this show as having a big finale, so this finale suits the show. All that matters is that the episode is funny which this episode definitely was.



    From Mac wanting to get molested by the coach to Charlie's uncle getting turned on by Charlie touching a doll, this was a hysterical episode. We also got some very funny banter from Dee & Dennis, their back and forth arguing helped this epsiode a lot, and it was just hilarious. Rob McElhenney was definitely the best thing about this episode though, Mac's story line was the funniest, and it was such an odd and hilarious situation. A great ending to the rather short first season but it will be very memorable, and will keep me laughing for years to come.moreless
  • The gang believes Charlie got molested.

    8.4
    Another great installment from the It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia crew. Rob McElhenney is at his comedic best in this edition, wondering why he was not chosen to get "touched" instead of Charlie. A good appearance from the McPoyles, before they became too ridiculous in later seasons.



    People have been debating since his addition to the cast as to whether the Pre-Danny DeVito or with DD episodes are better. I'm still not sure where I stand on that issue, however, I think his presence would only hurt this episode. You only needed the four main characters. The mystery brought by Charlie, Dennis and Dee being cocky and arrogant trying to "help" their friend, and Mac being unsure of what is going on. The highlight of this episode was most likely Charlie's relative getting excited about him touching the doll at the "intervention".moreless
  • Conclusion to the 1st Season, and an excellent one at that!

    10
    The gang learns that Charlie and Mac's high school gym teacher has been accused of molestation and they get worried when Charlie reacts oddly to the news. Dee and Dennis feel empowered to help their friend and go to the lengths of staging an intervention that includes Charlie's terrified family. However, Charlie confronts his old coach as well as old classmates who may or may have not been molested. Turns out Charlie's time with the other classmates is beyond gross, funny and outrageous. The shows first season came to a close the same way it had started - phenomenally. Highest Recommendation!moreless
  • The gang finds out that a teacher at Mac and Charlie's old school is being brought up on molestation charges. Afterwards, Charlie's strange behavior tips the gang off that he may also have been molested.moreless

    9.0
    Rude and crude: just like the Sunny crew, and the viewers like me, likes it. Nothing says hilarity like molestation, huh? While reading a paper, Mac sees that a former elementary school gym teacher from his and Charlie's school is being charged with molesting two brothers. However, it turns out that the brothers at the McPoley brothers, oddballs who came up with the plan after hearing Charlie mention it one night of drinking. Dennis, Dee and Mac suspect that perhaps Charlie was also molested, so they try to plan an intervention. Mac also tries to make a move on the teacher, played by Dennis Haskins (Saved by the Bell), but is shot down. Everything turns out okay in the end when Charlie finally gives in and rats out the brothers.



    In one of the smartest episodes the show has seen, this season ender is just the tip of the iceberg that is Sunny. As always, Mac and Charlie's acting is top notch, and it is interesting to see Charlie appear to be taking the high road for once. Even the storyline involving Dee and Dennis trying to help him is great. Another prime example of the witty and crass writing this team can do.moreless
Chris Hendrie

Chris Hendrie

Detective

Guest Star

Don Scribner

Don Scribner

Police Clerk

Guest Star

Andrew Friedman

Andrew Friedman

Charlie's Uncle

Guest Star

Jimmi Simpson

Jimmi Simpson

Liam McPoyle

Recurring Role

Nate Mooney

Nate Mooney

Ryan McPoyle

Recurring Role

Lynne Marie Stewart

Lynne Marie Stewart

Charlie's Mom

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Mac: Guys! I have good news! I've been reading up on the subject of pedophilia. It turns out, that it isn't about sex after all, it's about power. So, the assailant doesn't go after the one he finds most attractive (thumbs toward himself), this guy. He goes after the weakest he can find.
      Dee: (sarcastically) Wow, that is good news.
      Dennis: Jesus, Mac, what is wrong with you?

    • Charlie: Okay, okay. First of all, there are people out there who actually have been molested and you guys are going to exploit that for your own personal gain? You assholes are securing your places in hell.
      Ryan: We've thought about it. We're willing to roll the dice.

    • (Charlie is carrying several bottles of alcohol)
      Charlie: And the best part of it actually for me now is the fact that everybody thinks that I've been molested. So in a way, my life is ruined. Uh, in the meantime, I'm gonna go in the back office, and cry, and cry, and cry and drink for a while.

    • Charlie: Where's your brother dude?
      Liam: We just stepped out of the shower. He'll be down in a minute.
      Charlie: Alright li--listen, you guys can't go... did you just say we?
      Liam: What?
      Charlie: Did you just say we just stepped out of the shower?
      Liam: I said "he".

    • Ryan: We can always split it 50/50/50.
      Liam: Do you even hear what you're saying?

    • (Mac rests his hand on Murray's inner thigh)
      Murray: What are you doing?
      Mac: What do you want me to do?

    • Mac: If the McPoyles got blown, and Charlie got blown, then why didn't I get blown?
      Dennis: You're goin' to hell, dude.
      Dee: Seriously.

    • Dee: Three-quarters of a major is a lot bigger than a whole minor.

  • NOTES (4)

    • The classical piece played in the background during the scene in Charlie's house when he is supposed to admit to being molested is "Sarabande" by George Frideric Handel. It can be found on soundtrack to the movie, "Barry Lyndon."

    • The title of this episode was listed as "Charlie Gets Molested" in tv listings and on the official website.

    • Actor, Dennis Haskins is best known for his role as Mr. Belding, the Principal on "Saved by the Bell."

    • This is the second time that a cast member from "Saved by the Bell" has appeared on the series. The first was Lindsey McKeon who guest starred in the previous episode, "The Gang Finds a Dead Guy." She played Katie Peterson on "Saved by the Bell: The New Class."

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • When Mac goes to the Coach's house to try and persuade him, he is wearing gym shorts that clearly say "Shermer H.S." This is a reference to director John Hughes' fictional High School of the same name where most of his movie characters attended.

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