It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Season 2 Episode 7

The Gang Exploits A Miracle

8
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 27, 2006 on FXX
8.7
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Mac and Dee become uncomfortable when the rest of the guys decide to make some extra money by exploiting the similarities between a water stain and the Virgin Mary. A reunion with someone from the past, stirs up forbidden feelings within Dee.

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  • Who would have thought a stain could promote such gag worthy comedy

    9.0
    It's Always Sunny didn't grab me at the beginning as I was hoping it would given the hype. However it seems to be getting better and better with every new episode I watch. Here the episode's source stemmed from a stain in the wall that had, in my opinion, a weak resemblance to the Virgin Mary. From then on it sprouted in several directions with the group's lousy visions of grandeur.

    The funniest for me was with Dee's and her pursuit of Cricket. We all want what we all can't have, and she exemplified that to a tee when one of her admirers becomes a priest, that she defies her own desires just to fulfill the want of being wanted. Although the confession scene sort of dragged on for a bit.

    Mac's new found pursuit of priesthood was also well executed, and Charlie superseding him as a priest added a nice wrinkle to that storyline.

    Dennis' didn't seem like it was going anywhere with the whole fasting thing, although that was saved for last that intertwined with Crickets.

    And then it all came together with Frank messing up the whole stain trying to bless it with a priest that has lost his marbles. It was funny seeing all of Charlie's followers turn against him, seeing it as a sign that Charlie was a false prophet. And then with Cricket giving up priesthood to be with Dee, only after that his use to her had expired.

    This episode wasn't laugh out loud funny, but the well executed structure and the fact that it brought so many different stories together as one made for a great entertaining watch.moreless
  • #1 Sunny Fan Review: #91

    7.0
    Now don't get angry at my score but I put this as 91 on the entire list of Sunny ONLY because it doesn't stand a chance to the newer episodes. I love the older episodes especially season 2 because they were classics. However this episode did not stand out for a classic to me. I think it was an episode to help promote the story. I do love that this episode introduced Cricket! It just doesn't have enough of Sunny moments to tangle with the new seasons.moreless
  • Incredible

    9.6
    Another absolutely fantastically perfect episode from the Sunny Gang. They always love to push the show to new extremes. This season we have had drug abuse, alchohol abuse, basketball team abuse and now this. It takes a very brave and imaginative mind to come to the drawing board and say "in the next episode we will have a stain on a wall and exploit it as the virgin mary" or "dee and charlie will get off on steroids". If they keep coming up with episodes like these, then they certainly do have a goddamn goldmine! All they need now is a good quality DVD release.moreless
  • The gang exploits a stain in the bar looks like the Virgin Mary. Dee convinces a priest that used to like her in HS to leave the priesthood then ditches him. Mac and Charlie fight to give blessings. Dennis stops eating b/c Dee says his face looks fat.moreless

    9.0
    These guys are unstoppable, vain, irreverent morons and I couldn\\\'t love them more. Charlie as usual was priceless in his white suit preaching. Add to my top five Charlie quotes, \\\"I found the (Virgin Mary) Stain, I\\\'m good with the carpentry, and I don\\\'t know who my father is. Does that mean that I am the Messiah? I don\\\'t know. But I\\\'m not ruling it out.\\\" Dennis once again exemplified how vain he is when he stopped eating because Dee said his face looked fat. He got his comeupence though in the end when the priest Dee convinced to leave the order (then ditched!) teabagged him. This wasn\\\'t a Mac centered episode but even in the small moments when Rob McElhenney gets the opportunity to shine he is amazing. Danny Devito wasn\\\'t really used this episode but I like it when the original four get to run the episode. Chalk it up as another great one. This show is amazing.moreless
Philip Perlman

Philip Perlman

I.V. Man

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Jack Axelrod

Jack Axelrod

Father O'Grady

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Gina Morelli

Gina Morelli

Hispanic Woman

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    • Charlie: You know what dude, hear me out for a second okay. Now technically, that stain did appear to me. Also I am familiar with carpentry and I don't know who my father is. So, am I the messiah? I don't know, I could be, I'm not ruling it out.

    • Dee: For once I'm going to do the right thing.
      Frank: He thinks you're too old, huh?
      Dee: God-d*****, why do I speak to you, ever.

    • Mac: You can be my right hand man. You can be my Peter.
      Charlie: Oh... okay I'll be your Peter.
      Mac: Dress a little nicer though, 'cause you look like shit.

    • Mac: No, no, see you guys are taking this thing way too far, and you know what I'm going to do? Wash my hands of it. I'm washing my hands of the whole situation Lord. (Walking away from the gang) He will smite you all. God will smite you all!

    • Matthew: Mr. Reynolds, I'd like to ask for your daughter's hand in marriage.
      Frank: Done.

    • Charlie: You risk your feet, you get some shoes!

    • (Dennis passes out and falls on the floor)
      Frank: That's what you get for not eatin'.
      Mac: Hey Cricket! You know what'll make you feel better?
      Matthew: What could possibly make me feel better?
      Mac: You wanna teabag Dennis?
      (Matthew mulls it over, and finally nods in agreement)
      Mac: I'll get the camera!

    • Charlie: Here's a confession. I'm in love with a man. What? I'm in love with a man. A man called God! Does that make me gay? Am I "gay for God"? You betcha!

    • Dennis: So... if you like the Virgin Mary, and you like beer, come on down to Paddy's Pub! We gottem both.

    • (In reference to the water stain)
      Frank: It could be a miracle, it could be bulls**t. There's one thing we know for sure.
      Charlie: What's that?
      Frank: It's a g*****n goldmine.

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