It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Season 6 Episode 11

The Gang Gets Stranded in the Woods

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 02, 2010 on FXX
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Episode Summary

En route to Atlantic City for a charity event, Mac, Frank and Dee get lost. Meanwhile, Dennis and Charlie hitch a ride to town.

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  • thursday

    6.5
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has had some bizarre cameos (remember Sinbad and Rob Thomas?) but Chase Utley and Ryan Howard actually made a little bit of sense here, unfortunately they did not even try to make the appearance of either one funny in any way, shape or form. The episode was incredibly bizarre and strange, but Danny DeVito actually had some funny moments here, channeling his Louie de Palma character more than Frank Reynolds, with lines such as kicking a dog in the subway and eating a rabbit.



    Decent enough Sunny to keep me entertained, but still far from great.moreless
  • 611

    6.5
    Definitely not the best episode of It's Always Sunny, but it was entertaining nonetheless. Always Sunny can just do way better and we all know that. When I read the premise of the episode, I was for the most part excited with the gang getting stranded in the woods but I was nothing but disappointed when watching the episode. We've got a cliche and predictable trucker and a strange scene with a rabbit.



    Some scenes you could just feel like you weren't watching Sunny and this was far from a classic memorable episode. But I did find myself laughing at some of the gags here even though they were somewhat predictable. I just wanted more from this episode, with so much potential and options to do greater things. Could have done better Sunny.moreless
  • Charlie and Dennis meet a slew of guest-stars, while the rest of the gang meets Peter Peter Nickel Eater

    8.8
    I'll be honest: I'm a bit biased towards this show. It's Always Sunny certainly has episodes that are of lesser quality than others, but there's something about the show's humor that makes even the lesser dialogue worth loving. I'm usually fair when rating episodes and try to remain impartial, but It's Always Sunny is the one I overrate on occasion, although I try not to. So here is me attempting to be impartial with Sunny.



    This episode was one of those where the end result is greater than its individual parts. There were moments in this episode that were flat-out hilarious and classic Sunny, and then there were moments that represent Sunny at its strangest (strange in this case doesn't necessarily mean bad... just distracting). Fortunately the good outweighs the bad here.



    I absolutely loved the use of Chase Utley and Ryan Howard here. Ever since last season, we've known that Mac has some man-love for Chase Utley of the Phillies, and an animal rights charity was the perfect believable way to get these two guys onto the show (unlike the time Sinbad and Rob Thomas were on the show). With Mac, Dee and Frank stranded in the woods, Charlie and Dennis get to do the following: hitchhike with a very strange trucker (played subtly and beautifully by Tom Sizemore), created a new way of life that involves saying "Yes" to everything, win 15,000 dollars at roulette because of this same method, try asparagus for the first time (Charlie), donate 5000 dollars to animal rights ("This is for the rats!" -- Charlie again) and wrestle completely wasted in front of Utley and Howard. Oh yeah, and Dennis gets to play catch with Chase instead of Mac. Awesome.



    As you can tell, the Charlie and Dennis plot was much more effective than the other three. Mot that there's was bad, but it felt sort of weird to listen to the gang advocating animal rights (although the pay-off was superb).



    All in all, this was another great week of "Sunny." For me, this season has been one of the best since either Season 2 or 3. One reason is that the writers never forget who these characters are. We get references to numerous events that happened in previous episodes while other shows wouldn't be as attentive to past details. Also, the guest-stars never pull the attention away from the core group, the gang. All three guest-stars did a good job, and the episode was good as well.moreless

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