It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Season 5 Episode 4

The Gang Gives Frank an Intervention

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 08, 2009 on FXX
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When Frank's behavior becomes even more outlandish than usual, the gang decides to stage an intervention.

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  • SOO GOOOOD

    10
    best sence the gang gets wacked

    got to be the best show.

    so far ep 1 and 4 are great hope it gets better from ere but i really dont think you can get better then this

    GAIL THE SNAIL how can you go passed that

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  • Horrible episode.

    5.5
    This had to be one of the worst episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia I have ever seen, and I have seen every episode. This was just inappropriate nonsense, a bunch of disgusting, disheveled individuals running around talking about drinking and sleeping around with the spouses of deceased. This is not the smart, clever and witty show that It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia used to be.



    Just last week the show had a great installment, but whoever wrote this episode should be fired. It is that simple, there is no excuse for something like this being put on a quality network like F/X.moreless
  • Frank was fantastic. The usage of a can for wine is brilliant and really allows for violent hand movements. Gail the snail is a fantastic character and the cast finally is like old times. Good recovery from earlier this season.moreless

    9.5
    This was a solid episode. No one enjoys salting another human being. If this episode was done in season 2 it would get a 10 from everyone. This was a good episode. When Gail the snail gave frank a handy under the table and he told her to stop because "she was just mashing it", I peed a little. And watching frank gargle beer while next to mac was a step forward in television. I hope to see more always sunny like this with an interesting set up followed by a fantastic ending. This is a big improvement from earlier this season.moreless
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    10
    I thought this was the funniest episode of the season, which I thought at times has felt a bit forced, though not without its bright moments. This one had the easy rapport between the real actors shining through. Also if you're a fan of callbacks, this was a good episode for that too. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .moreless
  • Frank actually shines in this episode. Not too bad.

    8.8
    While this wasn't my favorite episode of It's Always Sunny, as usual, I found myself laughing at almost every scene. The writers AND the actors just seem to have a way of delivering their lines and doing their scenes that just make anything funny. The gang tries to give Frank an intervention, as the title says, but find it harder to do than anticipated, mostly because it's like someone who lies all the time telling another liar to start telling the truth.. Alcoholics trying to intervene another alcoholic will most likely fail, as the gang discovers.



    Normally, it seems like Frank doesn't have much of anything to do in episodes.. he's done better this season, but I thought the 4th season really underused him. However, with this episode, we get to see Danny Devito having fun with Frank, getting drunk, spitting up beer, breathing his awful beer breath on Mac and coming dangerously close to banging his niece.. Only on It's Always Sunny will you see this stuff happening.



    I didn't think it was the best episode though.. Initially, upon hearing the episode name, I was excited, and the clips they showed in commercials were good, but I was a little bit let down. But that doesn't mean that it didn't have its good moments. The drinking wine out of a can was amazing, and it's always a fun time when the gang rags on Charlie for his stupidity ("I'm thinking after this we get you a damn literacy intervention, cause you're getting dumb").. and come to think of it, when Charlie started complaining about how him and Frank don't play "Nightcrawlers" anymore, I couldn't stop laughing. Just imagining the two of them crawling around on the ground like worms at night was enough to set me off.



    So far, I like this season a lot more than Season 3.. the episodes are well written and a lot funnier, mostly because they focus more on the characters and the dialogue instead of ridiculous plots (thats not to say the plots aren't ridiculous this season, because they are pretty insane.. but I mean, kidnapping a restaurant critic, his neighbor and their diabetic cat? Come on..). I look forward to next weeks, because it gives us a chance to see Charlie pining for the Waitress again, something that always makes for funny stuff.moreless

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    • Dennis: An intervention might be a good idea. I mean if he starts banging Aunt Donna, we're gonna have the garbage pail cousin in the mix.
      Dee: No! No!
      Charlie: Whoa! Who is the garbage pail cousin?
      Dennis: Gail the Snail is the garbage pail cousin.
      Dee: Oh, Charlie, she is the worst. We'd have these family parties, and she used to just glob on to me and Dennis. Oh, we couldn't get rid of her.
      Dennis: The only way to get rid of her was to torture her, and that's what we did.
      Dee: Yeah, we'd throw her in the dryer. We'd throw salt on her.
      Dennis: Yeah, we'd throw salt on her 'cause she was the snail.

    • Dennis: What are we doing here, Frank? What's your angle?
      Frank: I wanna bang your Aunt Donna.
      Dennis: Why would you want to bang our mom's sister at the funeral of her husband?
      Frank: Mm! Well, I don't know how many years on this earth I got left. I'm gonna get real weird with it.

    • Charlie: What are you doing, Mac?
      Mac: (to Dennis and Dee) I was just going over to her house to try and bang Donna because she reminds so much of your mom. You know, which it's like, the best sex I ever had. And while...
      Frank: Intervention! Intervention! You banged my dead wife?
      Mac: Well, she was alive at the time.

    • Charlie: Why don't we never play "Night Crawlers" anymore, huh?
      Frank: I don't know, Charlie.
      Dee: What is "Night Crawlers?"
      Dennis: It's a game where they crawl around in the night like worms.
      Charlie: I never said that.
      Frank: Yeah, well that's what it is.
      Charlie: Intervention! Intervention! Is nothing private, Frank?

    • Dee: (to Tabitha) Listen, before we get into that, could you help us pop a quick intervention on Charlie here for his illiteracy?

    • Donna: How did you get into my house? Did you kick in my door?
      Mac: Kick, yes. Kick in, no. That door is solid, which is the good news. The bad news is the window is not.

    • Mac: Hey, hey, hey there, sleepy head. I made you breakfast. I hope you like it crispy, 'cause it is burned.

    • Tabitha: So, he-he does have a drinking problem?
      Charlie: Oh, big time, big time. But if I'm being honest, my problem's less with the fact that he's drinking more that he's doing it without me. And then I start thinking, "What's wrong with me? Am I not fun to drink with?"
      Dennis: Oh, no, don't do that to yourself. No, you're plenty of fun to drink with, trust me, Charlie. You get really, really drunk, and then you get reckless, and it's a lot of fun.

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