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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Season 6, Episode 4 Recap

by Laura Prudom, posted Oct 8th 2010 6:30AM
Rob MacElhenney and Charlie Day['It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' - 'Mac's Big Break']

Week in and week out, we witness the hapless 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' gang grasping for their long-awaited big break, whether it's through licensing Paddy's Pub merchandise, writing and producing a homoerotic musical or, as in last night's installment, aspiring to hit the perfect shot in a hockey contest.

Alas, week in and week out, we watch our ragtag band of misfits fall at every single hurdle. Could Mac possibly break the habit of a lifetime and actually succeed in something he set out to do?

What show do you think you're watching?

Mac's grand aspiration of becoming a "local sports legend" by way of hockey had one particular shortcoming right from the get-go: He didn't have the faintest idea of how to play hockey, or even how to stand up in a pair of skates. As impressive as his use of a hockey stick as offensive weapon was, it soon became clear that Mac didn't have a snowball's chance in hell of hitting that puck.

Luckily, Charlie was on hand to play Mr. Miyagi to Mac's clueless Karate Kid, imparting his wisdom by way of that staple sports movie fixture -- the training montage. (Am I the only one who was expecting the 'Montage' song from 'Team America: World Police' to kick in? The tune they chose was pretty close.)

While Charlie and Mac were fighting a losing battle against gravity and common sense, Dennis and Dee had a far less hazardous (but no less embarrassing) way to waste time pursue fame and glory. They decided to host their own podcast, where they would talk about important issues such as homelessness, war and what kinds of ridiculous things they could force the Waitress to do for money.

It turned out that the pair of them actually kind of sucked at filling the airtime when left to their own devices, but luckily, Frank had a scheme to make things more entertaining, inviting some of the series' usual suspects as guests -- including Cricket (whose recent run-in with a trash can at the gang's wrestling match resulted in an infected neck wound that apparently bore an uncanny resemblance to a dog's vagina ... ), Dee's soldier ex-boyfriend Ben, and the aforementioned Waitress.

Poor Rickety Cricket was mostly there to suck lemons and fetch dishwater, but he did have the dubious honor of dousing the Waitress when no soup could be found for her to drink from Frank's shoe, while Ben got to sit quietly while Dennis's voice climbed to ever more impressive heights during their interview. Still, it's always great to see a familiar face or three, especially as the catalyst for some truly random moments that saw the gang firing on all cylinders comedically.

Sadly though, despite Charlie's wisdom and one hell of a victorious dream sequence, Mac's dreams of sporting fame were cruelly dashed when he fell on his face in front of a rabid crowd of Philly Fliers fans. Still, there's always ESPN's gag reel ...

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' airs Thurs., 10PM ET on FX.

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The tune they chose has also been used by Trey Parker and Matt Stone in "Up the Down Steroid".

Seriously, TV writers should know this stuff. All it takes is a simple Google or Wikipedia search, it takes less than 30 seconds. It's shameful that AOL pays you writers for these "articles".

October 08 2010 at 11:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to Dan's comment

sounds like someone wants an application!

October 08 2010 at 12:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think its from the Scarface soundtrack, but yeah they did use it the SPark retard camp episode

October 14 2010 at 11:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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