It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Season 5 Episode 6

The World Series Defense

7
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 22, 2009 on FXX
7.9
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Episode Summary

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The gang tries to get out of paying a parking ticket that they received on the evening of the final game of the 2008 World Series.

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  • Another solid outing.

    7.3
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia may not be the ratings winner Sons of Anarchy is nor is it as provocative and mind-blowingly great as Damages, but it is the show that defies F/X; programming not quite-ready for primetime, but unique, edgy and always entertaining.



    Tonight was no different as we saw the gang explore myths, attempt to scale buildings and appear in court together. The whole ensemble was great, with Glenn Howerton being a step above the rest. How he has not gotten an Emmy nomination yet for his portrayal of Dennis Reynolds is nothing short of puzzling. Yes, supporting actor in a comedy is competitive, but few deliver as many laughs as he does.



    Good episode, just a few awkward moments (like one minute of Frank, Dee and Mac making aching faces while being polluted with toxic gas) that brought things down.moreless
  • Not too bad.. and Greenman makes a return!!

    8.8
    Anytime Greenman pops up in an episode, you know you're in for a good time.. then again, you always know you're in for a good time when It's Always Sunny For Philidelphia is on. This episode was no exception. It was a mix between the Liberty Bell episode last season and the Gang Gets Invincible from season 3.



    The gang is sent to court for a slew of unpaid parking tickets that they got during the World Series. They attempt to explain why they should get out of having to pay it by telling the hilarious and thorougly entertaining story of how they ended up in the cleaning room of a Holiday Inn for six days. The setup was simple, and so was the execution, but the episode was still hilarious.



    Mac's letter to Chase Utley had me dying laughing, especially the two baseball stickers he put at the bottom, and Charlie was again right on the money with his Charlie 1-2 scheme and trying to get into the stadium by teaming up with the Philly Fanatic. The only thing I've been wishing lately is to get some of the classic supporting characters back, like the McPoyle's or Rickety Cricket. That would make this season easily one of the best, if they could just show up for one episode.



    Other then that, it wasn't as good as last week's, but that in no way means that the episode was bad. It was the same old same old in the world of Its Always Sunny.moreless

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Charlie: I'm gonna toss in my countersuit, uh, Charlie Kelly vs. Major League baseball and the Phillie Phrenetic.
      Dee: Countersuit, Charlie?
      Dennis: No, come on. Come on.
      Dee: Don't do it, Charlie. Don't do it.
      Charlie: I'm mad at this guy!
      Dee: He's gonna...
      Charlie: This guy's got a stranglehold on the mascot scene!
      Dee: Look what's happening.
      Charlie: All right, first of all, I had to call him the Phrenetic. His name's the Phanatic. But, you know, I'm gonna get sued by Major League Baseball if I call him the Phanatic. (The bailiff is escorting him from the courtroom.) And let's talk about steroids! Can we talk about steroids?! Can we talk about steroid abuse?! It's bullshit! It's ruining the game! It's ruining it!

    • Judge: From October 28, 2008 to November 1, 2008, you were issued a series of parking citations totaling $1,300. Who are these people?
      Dennis: Oh, uh, these people are here to corroborate my story.
      Judge: It's a parking violation.
      Dennis: Oh, well, I think you'll find it goes much, much deeper than that.
      Charlie: Yes, lady madam of the court, I do believe that this court will realize that we were all victims of a terrible ordeal that caused each and every one of us a great deal of physical and emotional trauma.
      Judge: And what is this ordeal?
      Dennis: The Philadelphia Phillies winning the World Series, Your Honor.

    • Dee: (reading Mac's letter to Chase Utley) "Dear Chase, I feel like I can call you 'Chase' because you and me are so much alike." Really? "I would love to meet you some day. It would be great to have a catch. I know I can't throw as fast as you, but I think you would be impressed with my speed. I love your hair. You run fast. Did you have a good relationship with your father? Me, neither. These are all things we can talk about and more. I know you have not been getting my letters because I know you would write back if you did. And I hope you write back this time and we get to be good friends. I am sure our relationship would be a real home run."

    • Dennis: Well, how the hell are you planning on getting in there, Mac?
      Mac: Uh... you put me on the spot. First thing that comes to my head, scaling the façade. All right, I know I soured on that earlier, but I believe that is my mind telling me that I have it in me.
      Dennis: Okay, I hate to tell you this, bro, but you do not have the core strength to scale the façade of Citizens Bank. You just don't.
      Mac: What? I work out all the time!
      Dennis: Yeah, but you only work out your glamour muscles, and you know it.
      Mac: I work out my core.
      Dennis: No, you do not work your core. You're totally arm-heavy. You're all bis and tris and everything else is just fat and-and ribs.
      Mac: Bro, I can do way more push-ups than you, and that's like 16 different muscle groups, I think.
      Dennis: That is beyond retarded, what you're saying right now.

  • NOTES (1)

    • All of the baseball merchandise spelled out Phillies with a Y (ie Phillys). This was done to avoid copyright/trademark infringement.

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