It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Season 5 Episode 7

The Gang Wrestles for the Troops

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 29, 2009 on FXX
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The gang puts together a wrestling show for returning troops. Meanwhile, Dee finally meets the solider that she has been communicating with over the internet.

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  • Wrestling!

    7.5
    As a longtime professional wrestling fan I love anytime the sport gets mainstream recognition, even if it is in the grittiest form such as indy wrestling, displayed in last year's infamous film The Wrestler and in tonight's episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.



    Roddy Piper was incredible as a down and out wrestler called "Maniac" that was as absurdly genius as it was hilarious. Believe it or not, this was an accurate portrayal of how old, broken down wrestlers behave.



    "He kept calling you the n word!" Laugh out loud moments a plenty on Sunny tonight. Some really awkward moments, but overall another good ep.moreless
  • "What you just described to me now is the lifestyles of a bird."

    8.8
    One part "The Wrestler" and one part "It's Always Sunny in Philidelphia," this episode brings the laughs (maybe not as much as previous episodes) and has the return of Rickety Cricket.. however, I felt like there was a lot going on in the episode, and to me, this episode felt like something that deserved more time in order to flesh out the story. Everything felt like it was happening so fast that I felt like there were scenes missing.



    There were some really funny lines in this episode. The discussion about the Hulk's hair and the gang's argument about how their routine sounds less like support of the troops and more like the description of a bird's lifestyle. There were a lot of strong parts, and of course, ending the episode with Trash Man coming out of retirement and saving the day from Rickety Cricket, the terrorist, was the perfect way to go out. I think the supporting characters are incredible in Its Always Sunny, unlike a lot of shows, so using them in ways like this is awesome.



    Maybe it's just me being picky, but I felt like there should've been a little more. It was ten minutes in and they had barely even planned a single thing about the show.. fifteen minutes in and they finally decide to get a new wrestler. Maybe if there were some more scenes with the Birds of War? I don't know.. either way, I'm not going to let something small like that get in the way of the funny. Take Trash Man, the Birds of War, Dee getting hit in the face with a metal chair and Cricket going insane and you get a pretty good episode.moreless
Roderick Toombs

Roderick Toombs

Da' Maniac

Guest Star

Travis Schuldt

Travis Schuldt

Ben (The Soldier)

Guest Star

Don Frye

Don Frye

Wrestling Opponent

Guest Star

Artemis Pebdani

Artemis Pebdani

Artemis

Recurring Role

David Hornsby

David Hornsby

Rickety Cricket

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (2)

    • Dennis: Who's "Soldier of Fortune"?
      Dee: He's just this guy I've been chatting online with. Whatever.
      Dennis: So that would make you "Desert Rose"?
      Dee: Yes, it would.
      Mac: Wow. What a couple of losers.
      Dee: Oh, oh, really? Okay, well, this loser that you're referring to happens to be an American soldier in Iraq.
      Charlie: Back it up. Don't-don't joke about that.
      Dee: I'm not joking.
      Charlie: Are you serious?
      Dee: I'm dead serious. His platoon's coming home this weekend, and we're gonna hang out together. So suck on that.
      Mac: I feel terrible.
      Dennis: Yeah.
      Dee: You should.
      Dennis: I feel terrible, too, because he's going to come back from Iraq and he's gonna find out that he's been chatting with...
      (Dennis points to Dee)
      Dee: No.
      Dennis: And that's no good.
      Charlie: There's a high suicide rates for these guys. He's gonna be crushed.

    • Frank: The boys and I got him a little welcome home gift.
      Dee: Jean shorts? You bought him a pair of jean shorts?
      Frank: Yeah.
      Dee: Goddamn it, Frank. You guys are going to have plenty of time to ruin this relationship for me at some point in the future. Can you please let me get it started first?

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