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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia “Gun Fever Too: Still Hot” Review (9×02)

12 Sep

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I love it when Sunny tries to take on a social/political issue, as it paves the way for some incredibly idiotic, hilarious banter from people that have absolutely no idea what the hell they’re talking about. The episodes are less about the issue, and more about how the Gang reacts to it. This episode in particular covers the issue of gun control, with Dennis and Dee taking the anti-gun side, and Mac and Charlie taking the pro-gun side. Frank is also there, the initiator of all the events in the episode through his call to bear arms.

I love the Mac and Charlie banter, especially when they argue over the effectiveness of a sword compared to a gun. It’s so Mac of Mac to think that zigzagging and making loud noises will distract a gun wielder. I also love their denim outfits, as well as the reference to Indiana Jones.

On to Dee and Dennis. Kaitlin Olson has really mastered the art of yelling, and this episode places her back in full-blown rage form. It’s a sight to see, and it will never get old. It’s kind of ironic how these two end up being the ones with the most background problems, eventually leading them to change their minds over their stance on guns. I like how the storylines eventually meld, completely switching the positions of the two pairings. Mac acknowledges that they could’ve just met two hours beforehand.

However, with all the positive aspects of the episode, I feel like there isn’t much payoff. Especially coming off of last week’s brutal ending, I wish that this episode would embrace the crazy like I know it can. Show us the march on city hall, show! By making this all out to be a money making scheme by Frank, it stays true to the characters, but doesn’t quite deliver on its premise as much as I was expecting it to.

Grade: B

Other thoughts:

-It’s the return of the drug dealer from season 2! I love how Dennis only rolls down his window a few centimeters to talk to him, and how the dealer just “saunters off”.

-Frank and Uncle Jack are perfect in the episode. Also, the sandwich.

-“Did you know that 80% of your water is 100% toxic?”

-“You set one bitch on fire and everyone makes a big deal out of it!”

-“That was against my will, it doesn’t really count.”
“That’s the only time it counts, Dee.”

-“The government of today has no business telling us how to live our lives because the government of 200 years ago already did. They also protected us from tyranny against the seizure of tasteful, artistic photographs of beautiful bodies.”

“Not now, Jack.”

-It’s the New Girl landlord!

Credit to FXX and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia for all pictures. I own nothing.

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