It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Season 3 Episode 2

The Gang Gets Invincible

9
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 13, 2007 on FXX
8.9
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Mac, Dennis and Dee try out for the Philadelphia Eagles. Also interested in becoming an Eagle is Liam and Ryan McPoyle's brother, Doyle.

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  • #1 Sunny Fan Review: #48

    8.0
    A really good Sunny episode that nearly did not make it into my top 50 episodes. But I liked the internal thoughts that shows what everyone was thinking. And possibly one of the best openings of Sunny, it showed what the Gang truly are now as Frank is now a permanent member and Dee has a more outgoing character.
  • Mac, Dennis and a disguised Dee try out for The Philidelphia Eagles American footie team, Frank and Charlie come to support and trip out on acid.

    7.9
    Not nearly as immoral as last week although still pretty bad. The McPoyle's make a reappearance, all 20 odd of them this time. They are there to support their brother who is actually quite a good player and could make the team. Unlike the trio of Mac, Dee and Dennis who are just out to prove who's better between them. I thought pissing against the stadium fence (although you don't know that at first) and then smashing the Beer bottles down was just like them, complete disregard and yet they think they have good moral standards. Crushing Dee in a tackle and not caring as well even with their Jibes about her childhood scoliosis.



    The most immoral thing this episode though was Charlie and Frank. Frank hasn't done acid since Woodstock where he had a bad trip while locked in a portaloo. Well that Bad trip resurfaces here and is really funny especially when you find out what's really happening. He also puts acid tabs in Charlie's beer who decides to dress up as green man.



    The end, Doyle McPoyle (the footie player with potential) is shot by Frank and the gang leg it, obvious but still hilarious.moreless
  • Inspired by the movie Invincible, the gang decide to try out for the Philadelphia Eagles.

    9.8
    Under pressure from movie fans, the Philadelphia Eagles agree to hold open tryouts to make the team. Looking to take advantage of this opportunity to find out who's better at football, Dennis and Mac decide to tryout themselves. Sweet Dee, upset with the guys, decides to try out herself ... but in disguise. Frank & Charlie decide to come at it from a different angle, however, and tailgate the tryouts. Charlie get more thank he bargained for though, when Frank doses him with LSD so he won't be tripping alone. The interaction between Frank & Charlie in this episode is priceless and both do an incredible accurate job of portraying an acid trip. There's also an added treat, as the whole McPoyle clan make an appearance. Overall, one of the best movie inspired episodes of any television series I've ever seen. This is easily the best sitcom of all time.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Frank: I'm going to trip balls!

    • Dennis: You've spent half your life in a back-brace. Your body's like 90% scoliosis, Dee.

    • Dennis: Women aren't allowed to tryout for football.
      Dee: Well, that's ridiculous. They should at least be able to try out.
      Dennis: Well, there are plenty of other sports that women can tryout for...
      Mac: Yeah.
      Dennis: Like, uh, cooking, and uh…
      Mac: Complaining to your friends about your boyfriends.
      Dennis: Yeah, playing, playing at ballet.
      Mac: Cleaning, displaying cars at auto shows in tiny bikinis.
      Dennis: Yeah, when you get older you can play bridge together, I don't know.

    • Frank: Lizard, am I standing in poop?

    • Charlie: I'm sittin' in my chair, I'm relaxing. I'm getting black out drunk, and you're leaving me alone.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Football guy: Like in that movie, Invicible.

      The whole episode is a play on the 2006 film, Invincible, which stars Mark Wahlberg. Note the name of the episode. Also how both are about trying out for the Philadelphia Eagles after the coach holds open tryouts.