It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Season 5 Episode 2

The Gang Hits the Road

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 24, 2009 on FXX
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Episode Summary

The gang goes on a road trip to the Grand Canyon.

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  • Sunny is back!

    Another good episode and more proof that It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia still is one of the best shows on TV.

    MVP of the night was definitely Mac as his rants about Dennis' maps from the 70's, Charlie not ever eating a pear and him trying to hotwire Dee's car to break free from her.

    This was a great, fast-moving episode that had more good lines than bad, and was a strong, one location installment that was prevalent in 80's sitcoms, but is pretty much absent today. Good to see Sunny bring that style back (even though I doubt they knew what they were doing).moreless
  • This is a classic. Simple and very effective.

    The plot? The gang wants to go on a road trip to the Grand Canyon. It's that simple, yet somehow, only this group of people could find a way to screw that up. It all starts when Charlie says he's never eaten a pear OR blueberries (or strawberries for that matter..) This blows Mac's mind and as a result, everyone agrees they should go to the Italian Market (which appearently is run by gypsies) and buy some fruit, wicker chairs to sit in and some cassette tapes.

    From there, things just get crazier. It's better to watch it than have it described. It's just one of those episodes where not a lot really happens in terms of setting, but at the same time, the episode is hilarious just the same. The gang never goes further than 20 feet from the car and the trailer going to the Grand Canyon, yet they find plenty to do and talk about.

    And they actually found a way to end the episode, unlike last weeks episode. I don't know about anyone else, but this episode, to me, was a classic. Had all of the usual Its Always Sunny dialogue, and it didn't have to overdo the plot. It was simple but very effective.moreless
  • They never leave philly and loose there car to a hitch hiker on the road.

    The gang sets off to the grand canyon. They stop at a roadside stand calling the shop keepers gypsy. They then bargain some fruit from 50 cents to 35 cents. later they find the fruit isn't ripe. They then buy some chairs and duct tape them to the trailer. There grill Flys out of the trailer. so they burn the wicker chairs. The girl throws a jar of pee out the window hitting charlie. so they all stop and notice the trailer is smoking. They stop in a gas station 20 mins from the bar and clean it. Every one hops in the back and passes out. they wake up in front of the bar with car gone. All and All a good episode. Could have had more.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Mac: I'm covered in piss!
      Dee: (drunk) Well, maybe you shouldn't have had your window down.
      Mac: Maybe you shouldn't be throwing jars of pee out the window.
      Dee: Maybe I should, maybe I shouldn't--it's up for debate.

    • Mac: I want my 35 cents back. Charlie, give him the pear.
      Charlie: I can't. I just ate it.
      Mac: The whole thing?
      Charlie: Yeah. It was pretty gross, and I...
      Mac: The stem and-and the core?
      Charlie: You didn't tell me not to eat the stem, dude.
      Mac: Did you eat the stickers that are all over it?
      Charlie: Yeah, it was gross.
      Mac: Of course, it's gross. It's a sticker, bro!
      Charlie: I eat stickers all the time, dude!

    • Dee: (drunk) You're running away from home, aren't you?
      Hitchhiker: Um, yeah, maybe.
      Dee: Oh, no, no, no. Sweet baby, they're going to eat you alive in Hollywood. Oh, you're definitely going to end up doing gay porn with this tiny little body of yours.

    • Frank: Whoa, it's hard to stand up back here.
      Dennis: Furniture is what we need. We'll pick some up at the Italian market.
      Frank: When was the last time you saw furniture in an Italian market?
      Dennis: Those people will sell you anything. They'll sell you their children. They don't care.
      Frank: Provolone and salami.
      Dennis: They sell everything at the Italian market. These people are like, descendents of gypsies. They come in, they sell their shit. They bang each other. I don't know what they do, but you get to haggle with them, it's a lot of fun.

    • Dennis: How exactly do you view yourself within the context of our group?
      Mac: The sheriff of Paddy's.

    • Dee: I can't believe you've never been out of Philly, Charlie.
      Dennis: Yeah, man, what the hell?
      Frank: That's really amazing.
      Charlie: I've never done a lot of things.
      Dennis: What else have you not done, bro?
      Charlie: Uh, I've never eaten a pear.
      Mac: What? How is that possible?
      Dennis: Seriously?
      Dee: Really?
      Frank: A pear?
      Charlie: Pears weird me out, dude. Where do you start with a pear? The top, the bottom? It's like...
      Dennis: What do you mean, where do you start? You just bite into it. It's a fruit.

    • Dennis: Then we'll get some new wicker chairs next time we're at a... a gypsy hangout spot.
      Charlie: Okay. You think we're gonna be going to a lot of those? 'Cause I feel like I already dodged a bullet once today.
      Dennis: What do you mean?
      Charlie: Well, I mean, you know, gypsies. I don't want anyone shrinking my head and shit.

    • Mac: All right, Charlie, get ready to scratch two things off your bucket list.
      Charlie: Oh, I don't have a bucket list, dude, 'cause I'm not dying.
      Mac: Everybody's dying, bitch. Let's get you some fruit.

    • Mac: He burned us. Gypsy son of a bitch burned us!

    • Mac: All right, Bozo, thank you. I'm calling a lot of people Bozo now. It's like my new thing.

  • NOTES (1)

    • "Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum is the song that a drunk Dee sings to the hitchhiker. It is off the band's album, Grave Dancers Union.