It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Season 6 Episode 1

Mac Fights Gay Marriage

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 16, 2010 on FXX
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Mac sets out to challenge the validity of the union between a post-op Carmen and her husband on the claim that it is a gay marriage.

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  • 601

    7.0
    The Miller High Life guy! I am glad to see this man getting work as he deserves it. This episode definitely had some funny moments, the behavior of Mac and Dennis was good, but the Charlie and Frank storyline was just outrageous. They just do not have enough material for these two and they think that having them do anything ridiculous will entertain the viewers, well, it does not work with me. I am surprised that this show reached a sixth season. It has not really maintained quality for six years, I mean, this episode pails in comparison to seasons 1-2, but there were some genuine laughs. Good start to the new season.moreless
  • A little lackluster for me, but it still had its funny moments.

    8.5
    There's rarely an episode of "It's Always Sunny" that I don't enjoy. The show succeeds on its random, awkward, hilarious and uncomfortable moments and it's become abundantly clear over six years that the show will never change it's format. Some shows sort of drift off near the end and forget about what made them great, but It's Always Sunny doesn't seem to be that kind of show.



    That being said, tonight's episode wasn't my favorite. Compared to other season premieres and episodes, tonight's felt lackluster. There were hilarious moments, don't get me wrong, but there were also moments that felt out of place. The first half of the episode was filled with great quotes, moments and visual gags (Frank and Charlie cracking each others backs and talking about bashing each other with a two-by-four is typical Frank and Charlie antics, and Charlie finding a pile of nuts in the alleyway and feeding them to the gang was great too). Mac and Dennis were great as well, with Mac's bizarre relationship with the trannie continuing and Dennis appearing to mature and resort back to his old ways all in one episode.



    A few moments that bugged me: the scene taking place in Subway. I understand that show's sometimes turn to product placement, and the scene with Dee, Dennis and the other brother and sister took full advantage of that by showing the Subway logo and many of its advertisements throughout the scene. It was nowhere near as bad as the Dave and Buster's episode from last year, but it was definitely a bit distracting. I also didn't feel as invested into the plot-lines as I usually do. The show did a superb job of poking some light-hearted fun at gay marriage, but the show could've gone further with it.



    But as I said before, it's difficult to truly despise an episode of the show. The actors have made it clear that they're continuing Dennis' marriage plot and that there will be more plots carrying over into other episodes. With that being said, I'm interested to see if these marriage ideas will carry into the next episode. If so, perhaps I'll take more of a liking to this episode next week. Either way, it's just nice to see the gang back together. It was a long year without them, but they can at least bring some laughs to what's been a lackluster television summer.moreless
  • 601

    7.0
    A solid season opener here, it seems as though "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" is going to have on going story arcs, which usually isn't the norm. But in this case, it's good. Sure, there are still things left unresolved than having them all resolved in one episode, but I see it as a good experiment for the show. It will either make or break this show, lets hope it makes it. Some things about this episode seemed way too rushed, but it was funny, I'll give it that. Like Dennis marrying someone from high school after being on one date. No wonder there would be repercussions. Charlie getting marries Frank to get insurance is a bit over the top, and the humor was a bit obnoxious with the back pain, but everything else about this episode was funny.



    A good episode with a lot of laughs, and surprisingly some cliffhangers to keep us on our toes!moreless

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