It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Season 4 Episode 5

Mac & Charlie Die (1)

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 02, 2008 on FXX
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Mac and Charlie fake their deaths to avoid the wrath of Mac's father who was released from prison and is out for vengeance.

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  • This show just gets raunchier and raunchier... And I love it!

    10
    The first 4 episodes of the show this season were a little tame, I thought by their standards (Cannibalism, Cocaine Use, Wild Card Charlie)... But this last episode put them back on the map of lewd and crude. Homosexuality, Sucide, Glory Holes and oh so much more... Keep up the work guys... I am loving it on so many levels! a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a amoreless
  • Mac and Charlie fake their own deaths.

    7.5
    What has happened to It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia? Once a top comedy on television and one of my favorites has diminished into nothing more than an mess of sex jokes and ridiculous plot lines. The first three seasons the stories were crazy, but they resulted in a funny chain of events. Now things are not only unbelievable, but just painful to watch.



    Sure, there are still some funny lines. Mac and Dennis were both on their game, but this was not exactly the great Charlie performance. Dee was fine in the bus scene, but she's pretty much horrible in every other capacity and Frank usually gives you one good line a week and that's it. The European roommate was pretty funny, a rarity for guest actors this season.



    Much like the stock market recently "Sunny" has just dropped so much in quality.moreless
  • Mac and Charlie fake their deaths to escape being killed by Mac's dad (recently paroled) and begin to live on top of Paddy's pub in true hobo style. Best episode yet.moreless

    9.5
    Though season 4 has had a couple of misses so far...(who pooped the bed I'm looking at you) these two episodes are exactly why I watch this show. Best episodes yet. And it is certainly hard to top some of the episodes from earlier seasons. Mac and Charlie fake their deaths amazingly in a blaze of glory too epic to relate here, in an attempt to stop Mac's father (recently paroled) from killing them himself. Wedding dress is awesome, grenade is sweet...the best episodes yet of the series. It was hard to top "The gang gets taken hostage" but Rob, Charlie and Glenn have done it...sweet show really looking forward to the return of nightman and dayman.moreless
  • Mac and Charlie fake their death to prevent Mac's Dad from killing them now that he's getting out of jail. Dennis needs a new roommate but first explores the merit of a gloryhole.moreless

    10
    This episode was one of my absolute favorites of the show. This season has been inconsistent, but it has included some episodes that are my absolute favorite of the series. This is one of them. Charlie and Mac were absolutely hilarious in this episode from beginning to end. They were like a little tag team of hilarity. From the moment in court where the tape of Charlie telling Mac's Dad that he was going to lie to the court about Mac's Dad saying he would "rape them tilled the room smelled of butt", to the end when they gave up their scharade, they were both absolutely killer in this episode. There were honestly so many funny moments in episode that listing them wouldn't do it justice. One was Easily a top ten out of all the episodes so far in my opinion, and considered as a whole episode, a top five for me.



    All this and the gloryhole stuff in the beginning of the episode and Dennis's wild European roommate makes for one heck of a funny episode.moreless

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    • Dee: (about the list Mac and Charlie left them after their "death")
      Dennis, they left us a list of demands.
      Frank: What are you talking about! That's their Last Will and Testament. That is not demands.
      Dee: It says at the top "List of Demands."
      Frank: Well, whatever, it's their wishes and we have to honor that.
      Dee: Oh, we do? Oh, do we have to honor them? Okay, let's see, Frank. Charlie's number one: "My ashes are to be made into a tea and to dranken by everywan in bar."
      Frank: Done!
      Dennis: Ah, damn it. Gross, fine. What else?
      Dee: Mac's number one: "In lieu of a body, which was most likely blown up in the most awesome way imaginable, I would like the duster to be burnt and its ashes buried in an unmarked grave somewhere by the river."
      Dennis: Okay, well that's crazy. I'm not gonna burn or bury the duster. No way. No.
      Dee: Yeah, we also both have to name our first born child "Murphy" because that was RoboCop's name.
      Dennis: Goddamn it! Mac is dead and he's still bossing me around.
      Dee: Mac is not dead, Dennis.
      Frank: How could you be so cold?
      Dee: He blew up my car!

    • (Debating whether to include a viewing slot in the bathroom)
      Dennis: It's the safest way, Frank.
      Frank: Dennis! If I was looking for safe, I wouldn't be sticking my dick through a wall.

    • Dee: Why would you want to have sex with someone you can't see?
      Dennis: Well, Dee. I think the real question is, why wouldn't you want to have sex with someone you can't see?

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The scene where Frank attempts to establish guidelines for initiating use of the glory hole which includes slipping one's foot under the stall to signal the desire for anonymous sex' and then waiting for a return signal is an allusion to the sex scandal involving former Idaho Senator Larry Craig. He entered an airport stall and initiated contact with the use of his foot.

    • The orgy party is an obvious allusion to "The Ritual" from the movie Eyes Wide Shut (1999). Similarities include a password required to enter, the elaborate face masks worn by attendees, and the clothing everyone is wearing. Before entering the party Dennis wonders why such a party is being held in a "dump" and not an "elaborate mansion", which is a reference to the fact that "The Ritual" took place in an elegant mansion.

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