It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Season 2 Episode 3

Dennis and Dee Go on Welfare

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 06, 2006 on FXX
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Episode Summary

After quitting their job due to Frank's continuing interference, Dennis and Dee decide to seek alternative income by going on welfare. Meanwhile, Mac and Charlie must now bear the consequences of their friends’ departures from the business.

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  • #1 Sunny Fan Review: #49

    My mom's favorite episode, so I give even more credit to this one than most. I like how many find this as one of the greatest episode of all time. I don't, because it jumps at us in big doses very few times. Even though this is #49 out of #93, it still was one of the best. I'm just saying that there are more better episodes than this one, but it is the #1 episode that everyone will remember. I liked the Dennis and Dee Duo that actually formed through this episode which we see all the time due to this one. Loved it.moreless
  • "How much [crack] would you recommend for first time users?"

    Seriously this is THE BEST episode of this series ever. Seasons 1 & 2 were classics and this is the finest example of their genius. When Dennis and Dee are sitting on their "stoop" with 40's in paper bags, drunk in the middle of the day jamming to Biz Markie I laughed so hard I thought I would have a heart attack. It was brilliant. They then proceed to get hooked on crack! Man, it was awesome. Charlie and Mac do some things (probably also funny) but Dennis and Dee completely stole this episode. There's a rerun of this episode coming on FX this thursday (10/18) and while I don't really watch reruns, this is one of those episodes that not only will I watch it but I'll record it so that I can watch it again...

    "oh baby you, you got what I ne-ed, but you say he's just a friend... but you say he's just a friend."moreless
  • Dennis and Dee quit the bar and go on Unemployment, when that runs out, they get addicted to crack while trying to falsify welfare records. Mac and Charlie hire "slaves" to do all the grunt work at the bar.moreless

    This episode is hilarious. I hardly stopped laughing both times I watched it. Seeing Dee and Dennis's plans go up in smoke was great. I applaud their attempts to be stuck up little rich kids even without jobs. Those two were really convincing as crack addicts.

    I am new to "It's Allways Sunny in Philidelphia", but it has instantly become on of my favorite shows. The characters are memorable and hilarious while the actors are very good at staying in character. The shows slightly improv feel is all the funnier, and this episode is a prime example. The plots are usually simple and funny. It is hard to explain just how good this show is.moreless
  • The most I've laughed in a while...

    I don't normally watch this show and I can't say that I've seen more than this episode of this show. Even so, this particular episode cracked me up more than anything that I've seen in a while. I mean there are shows that are funny "ha-ha" and then there was this episode, which left me hysterical both while watching the two become crackheads and later while telling the plot to my friends. I am not commited to watching tv on a regular basis and just happened to stumble upon It's Always Sunny... I hope that I can stumble upon it again.moreless
  • Mac-we need the money to pay our prostitutes Dennis-yeah well we need the money to buy some crack

    the episode statrs with dee and denis quiting the pub so frank, mac and charlie are in charge nowbut rather than going out and getting a real job, for dennis and dee life is better aspiring to be some one important whilst on unemployment! the dad gives charlie all of his money, so that his ex-wife cant get it.

    charlie wants a vig. what he calls a percentage for doing frank the favor. frank gives him nothing!

    mean while mac gets the idea to hire two workers from the work for welfare project to work for next to nothing in wages. after this is where i was laughing and soon cringing.

    i laughed so much when mac and charlie go "looking for slaves" the way they are eye-balling everyone and expecting them like live-stock! which gets taken over by dee and dennis now wanting to be on welfare, pretending to be a recovering crack addict and a mentally challenged woman.

    after getting refused they decided to prove they are crack heads by getting high on crack and then attending a medical a couple of days later.

    now frank hasn't got his children in the pub he takes to wanting to spend all his time with mac and charlie, but they dont want to bother- this is the scene i was grossed at but still laughing :) when charlie leans so close to the urinal and is pressing his jeans against them.

    charlie confesses to mac that he has money so they take advantage of his "no vig" ruling by frank and partying using his money.

    back to dennis and dee they miss their appointment at the medical centre because they slept after smoking crack. so they buy some more crack before they go to their next appointment, over the otherside of the tracks charlie and mac live it up in a limo full of hookers where they come across the cracked out dee and denis.

    the dad cancels chalries bank account after they call about all the activity being used on it.

    leaving the guys needing to pay their prostitutes and their pimps! at the end they all end up back outside the door of the pub

    where charlie gets promoted to manager, dennis and dee get charlies old job and mac gets nothing.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Trivia: The head shots Dee was going through are color print versions of Kaitlin Olson's IMDB profile picture.

    • Trivia: The building where Dennis and Dee go to try to get welfare is the Philadelphia Department of Public Health District Health Center #3. It is located at: 555 S 43rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Mac: Hey-o! What's up bitches!

    • Dennis: Hi. I'm a recovering crack head. This is my retarded sister that I take care of. I'd like some welfare, please.

    • Charlie: Let's all recognize that this is a little awkward situation between friends at the welfare store and let's go our separate ways, okay?

    • Drug Dealer: What you need?
      Dennis: Uh, one, please.
      Drug Dealer: One what?
      Dennis: Uh... one rock of crack.
      Dee: One crack...
      Dennis: A crack rock. Is that enough? Is one crack rock enough? I don't...
      Dee: Uh... how much would you recommend for a first-time user?

    • Mac: You guys can't get welfare.
      Dee: Uh, yeah, we can.
      Mac: No, you can't. They don't give it to any jackass that walks in here. It's reserved for people who need it, okay?
      Charlie: That's true...
      Mac: Drug addicts. Mentally disabled. People with dependents, that sort of thing...

    • Dee: Later, boners!

  • NOTES (1)

    • The song that a drunk Dennis and Dee are grooving to on the front steps is called "Just A Friend" by Biz Markie. It is off his album, The Biz Never Sleeps.