It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Season 6 Episode 9

Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 11, 2010 on FXX
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Dee becomes a substitute teacher and takes the class on a field trip to see the guys' interpretation of the Lethal Weapon series.

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  • "Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth"

    9.5
    OK im gonna start off by saying that i reviewed this episode last year but couldn't post it for some reason, it just kept refreshing every time i clicked submit. So I saved it in a notepad and I just discovered the review today so here it is. Since im not gonna review the rest of season 6 heres my scores.

    Charlie Kelly king of the rats: 8.8

    The Gang Gets Stranded in the Woods: 8.5

    Dee Gives Birth: 8.8



    This was typed a day after the episode aired.

    This episode opened with charlie resuming his new/old janitor job. Dee is a substitute now that the other teacher needs to get his back fixed. Frank Dennis and Mac are bored without Dee and Charlie around so Dennis thinks its a good time to do the lethal weapon 5 re shoots. Mac and Frank thought the movie was perfect but Dennis didn't agree with Macs use of black face, however mac thinks it was offensive that Dennis played Murtaugh in white face. So the only way to settle this argument is to show a movie with black face to a huge crowd. That crowd being Dees high school class. Ultimately they screen Lethal Weapon 5 which was referenced in "Mac Fights Gay Marriage". This episode was alot better than last weeks(not that last week was bad) and 1 of the best of the season by far.4 funniest characters of the episode in no order:MacDennisFrankCharlieSpoilers Below2 favorite quote of the episode:Mac: They're actors. They're trying to create an illusion. In the Lord of the Rings movie, Ian McKellen plays a wizard. You think he goes home at night and shoots laser beams into his boyfriend's asshole? I don't think so. Tom cruise is a midget, but he plays guys that are normal size in movies.Charlie: I'll tell you what. I'll take him down to the locker room. I'll lather him up real good. I'll strip all these silly clothes off him. I'm gonna clean him. Sparkling clean. Brand new kid for you.Principal: No, please don't bathe the students.Charlie: You're right. He's a big man. You can bathe yourself, can't you, Rich?Richie: Yeah, dawg.Charlie: Alright.. he's bathing himself and I'm watching! Come on Rich were getting cleaned up!Principal: I'd rather you didn't do that either.moreless
  • 11/11

    6.5
    Okay, so the opening scene with Charlie as the janitor was pretty funny, not only from a purely comedic standpoint, but also because he managed to capture the dialogue of a janitor trying to be cool in a school perfectly. The episode as a whole just did not really do it for me. A few laughs here and there, but the whole Lethal Weapon 5 was just stupid and ran for way too long. I could see showing us a few clips from the movie, but dedicating 10 minutes or so it seemed to it? That is just too much.moreless
  • Dee premieres "Lethal Weapon 5" to her class.

    9.0
    Is it just me or is Season 6 of It's Always Sunny on a roll? After a season premiere that was lackluster, the show has been on a rampage, providing episode after episode with a ridiculous and unique humor that only the gang could provide. This is just another example of how the show lives in a world of its own, where the gang has no motivation to succeed in life and instead uses their motivation towards stupid and pointless things.



    I was glad to see the episode pick up from where we left off last episode, with Charlie as a janitor at the school and Dee as a substitute teacher. Charlie seems to making friends with people, who hilariously call him the professor.. one of the people he mentors is a "juggalo," or a fan of the band ICP. Meanwhile, Dee wants to send her class to Broadway but settles for screening the gang's Lethal Weapon 5 movie.. which is perfect timing, because Mac and Dennis want to settle an argument about whether or not black-face can be used tastefully.



    The episode is that simple, but man, it works on all levels. The argument between Mac, Dennis and Frank about black-face and what is offensive in a movie and what isn't was one of the show's best back and forth's in a while, and Charlie was absolutely hilarious here. My favorite part is when he continually, throughout the episode, offers an orange from the trash to the principal, Dee and a number of students.



    Everybody was at their funniest here, and I really enjoyed how all of the plots from each person ended up tying together. Another superb episode of It's Always Sunny here, and I hope the quality stays the same throughout.moreless

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    • Dennis: All blackface is racist, Mac, and that is the point I'm trying to make. You just cannot cast a white man as a black man and paint his face black. You can't do it.
      Mac: They're actors. They're trying to create an illusion. You know, in the "Lord of the Rings" movie Ian McKellan plays a wizard. Do you think he goes home at night and shoots laser beams into his boyfriend's asshole? I don't think so, dude.

    • Dee: (On the phone to Dennis, Mac and Frank)
      God dammit, you guys, I am a teacher now, okay? Don't ever call me here again. I don't have time for your shit, you dumbass dickbags!

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