It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Season 3 Episode 4

The Gang Gets Held Hostage

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 20, 2007 on FXX
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Episode Summary

The McPoyles hold the entire gang hostage at Paddys while Frank is busy searching for his will in the air ducts.

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  • #1 Sunny Fan Review: #81

    I'm not a big fan of Fred Savage. He's directed some classics but I think the funny episodes are based on whatever Charlie, Rob, and Glenn write. It's what created the show. I have seen this episode around 37 times and I only find the humor of the cast to be funny but not the lines which were just looking for laughter. I was glad they had a Die Hard episode but without a funny script this episode becomes the least funniest of all the episodes. Number 81 is not good but it's not necessarily the worst.moreless
  • the gang gets held hostage

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has done a lot of stupid stuff, to say the very least, but this was among the dumbest and is on par with The Gang Gives Frank an Intervention. The McPoyles can definitely be funny, under the right environment, but here they were just stupid. The stuff with Charlie (outside of Charlie's special place where he breaks bottles, which was awesome) was just vinsanity.

    The show needs a good editor who can just say no to scripts like this. Sunny is a unique show with a distinct styles of humor, but this was a bust.moreless
Jimmi Simpson

Jimmi Simpson

Liam McPoyle

Guest Star

Nate Mooney

Nate Mooney

Ryan McPoyle

Guest Star

Thesy Surface

Thesy Surface

Margaret McPoyle

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The McPoyles' desire for vengeance goes back to the ending of the episode, The Gang Gets Invincible. Dennis stated that Frank's actions will probably come back to haunt them all.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Hostage taker: We don't want the girl.
      Charlie: Then take the cash.
      Hostage taker: We don't want the cash.
      Charlie: Than what the hell do you want.
      (Hostage takers take off their masks to reveal themselves)
      Liam: We're taking you bitches hostage.

    • Dennis: Nobody has to die.
      Next scene with Dee and Dennis in a bathroom stall.
      Dennis: Somebody has to die.
      Dee: Oh yeah.
      Dennis: It doesn't have to be us, might as well be Mac or Charlie. I mean what do they have to live for?
      Dee: Not one thing.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Frank: Yippee-ki-yay, Mr. Falcon!

      This is a reference to the censored tv version of Die Hard 2 where the name "Mr. Falcon" replaces a curse word of the same initials in Bruce Willis' (John McClane) famous line. Also, there are numerous references to the original Die Hard that can be found in this episode.

      -In the vent with a Zippo lighter.
      -Stepping on broken glass.
      -Gun taped to the back and fake hysterical laughter used to distract the bad guys.
      -Bad guy falling off the building in slow motion.