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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Season 2 Episode 5

Hundred Dollar Baby

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 13, 2006 on FXX
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Episode Summary

Frank runs into an old adversary at the gym when he begins teaching Dee to box after she was robbed. Hoping to make some extra money on the side, Mac and Dennis make preparations for Charlie to compete in an underground street fighting match.

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  • #1 Sunny Fan Review: #18

    An Instant classic that fully showed Kaitlin Olson's acting prowess and the creation of "The Useless Bird-Chick" of "The Gang". I will forever love this one as it should be. You are not a Sunny fan if you can't love this one! Even Charlie's acting was seen clearly in this one such as the Sandwhich Steroid scene (which will remain one of my most favorite scenes of Sunny and of Charlie Day).moreless
  • In an effort to protect herself from a meth induced mugger Dee takes to self defense while Mac & Dennis look to Charlie in order to make some money on the side.moreless

    While discussing fighting movies the gang is confronted by a mugger with a knife. In order to protect themselves Mac, Charlie, and Dennis leave Dee to fend for herself. This leads Dee to take some self-defense lessons at the local gym. Her father Frank decides that he could do a better job of teaching his daughter how to defend herself and in the process mentions street fighting while gets the attention of Mac & Dennis who realize the potential money to be made. Mac & Dennis decide to "train" Charlie to be a street fighter which boils down to getting drunk and hitting Charlie with things.

    Things get kicked up a notch when Dee is befriended by a shady woman who offers to sell her "performance enhancing drugs" which leads to more aggression, yet rapid improvement in strength. Charlie notices Dee taking pills at the bar one day and decides he will also partake in the drugs. The hilarious conclusion sees Charlie and Dee getting arrested for assaulting a man on the street. This prevents Dee from fighting the daughter of Frank's nemesis and Charlie from participating in a street fight. Ultimately Frank steps in only to cheap shot his rival leading to a freak accident involving the rivals daughter and Mac stepping in only to be beaten savagely.moreless
  • Charlie && Dee take steroids, ohh yeahh it is hillarious!!

    i love this episode!! this has to be my favorite episode EVER!! seriously. i love all the funny things that happen in it. i especially love how when Charlie is already on steroids, Dennis Mac && him are in Paddy's, Charlie is sitting there && there like, "Ok were gonna go sign you up for the fight, are you gonna meet us down there later?" && Charlie is like "Are you meet you guys later?!..." Dennis: "Are you going to meet us.." Charlie: "YESS im going to meet you guys down there later!!" haha that is seriously the funniest part.moreless
  • After an untimely encounter with a mugger, Dee gets trained by Frank to become apt in self-defense while Dennis and Mac train Charlie to become an underground fighter.

    This episode was perfect. The best parts were the beginning and the end. Starting out and ending as it did, it definitely got the audience hooked. Kaitlyn Olsen did the best acting of her part as Dee so far in this series. It took steroids to do that, but that's part of the show. The audience sees the coniving minds of Dennis and Mac, more so Dennis when he lures Mac to fight in place of Charlie. I'm pretty sure Charlie and Dee would have won their fights if they didn't get arrested. I knew Dee was going to find out somehow that Charlie was taking her steroids, but before that they were too hyped up on the pills to notice. This episode was brilliant and Danny Devito did his part to add in more laughs. Oh man, the ending was just brilliant. It was so like Frank to do that and then run away. I was lmao a good while after the show.moreless
  • This show gets better every episode...

    ... When this show first came out last year I think I gave it about 5 minutes and just didn't like it... But this year while watching "Rescue Me" they showed the Proms for it every 5 minutes... I thought... Why not?

    This is one time I am glad that they peppered a show I watch with another shows trailers...

    This is by far the best episode of the season so far... It gets crazier and crazier every episode... I love it... At this pace in another few weeks this will be my Fav. show on TV...moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The episode was originally entitled, "Sweet Dee Takes Steroids."

    • In the episode's final scene, a boom mic is briefly visible at the top of the screen as Frank is fleeing the carnage in the ring.

    • Trivia: This is the second episode this season to end with the word s**t. The first was "The Gang Goes Jihad" when the FBI arrive with the Jihad Tape and Charlie responds Uhhh... ohhh, s**t.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Mac: (to the Mugger) You know what? Stab this son of a bitch.
      (Mac walks away)
      Dennis: Oh, wait a second. Oh, come on, Mac. Don't be like that man, you'd have done the same thing, man. Come on, don't act like a baby. (to the Mugger) Please don't stab me.

    • Dee: Are you happy now?! I just punched a hole in my wall!

    • Frank: All right, here's what you're going to do. You're going to take all the weight on your neck. Then you're going to jam your legs down and hyper-extend your ankles, and then shoot back up and lock your knees in place.
      Dee: Not one of those things sounds right to me. At all.

    • Brianna: You look like a Holocaust victim in pageant makeup.
      Dee: I will eat your babies, bitch!

    • Charlie: What's that made out of?
      Dennis: It's a board, so it's, you know, made out of wood.
      Mac: It's like particleboard.
      Charlie: That's like harder than wood, dude.
      Mac: It's actually softer than wood.

    • Thunderson: You know, excuses are like assholes. Everybody's got one and they all stink!

  • NOTES (3)

    • Actor, Eddie Mekka who guest starred as Bobby Thunderson is best known for his role as Carmine "The Big Ragoo" Ragusa on "Laverne & Shirley."

    • Adagio Sostenuto, the first movement of Ludwig Von Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 (Moonlight) was the music that played towards the end of the episode and into the end credits.

    • The song that played during the training montage is called "You're the Best," which was performed by Joe Esposito. It is off the original motion picture soundtrack for The Karate Kid.


    • Title: Hundred Dollar Baby

      The name of the episode is an allusion to the 2004 Academy award winning movie, Million Dollar Baby. There are several other references to the movie in the episode, such as in the final scene, where Frank cheap shots his rival in a boxing ring, which then causes a girl to fall and break her neck on a stool.