Joanna Champion, the Founders Residence Hall Assistant Director, recaps this week’s episode of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”
This Halloween episode is unique from most of the others in its genre – because it actually takes place after Halloween. We begin a few months after the October holiday, where the gang is chiding Dee for being fat and eating too many sandwiches. When she reminds them she’s pregnant, they roll their eyes and ignore her: until she mentions that one of them is the father, and they got her pregnant on Halloween night. Thus begins the rest of the gang trying to piece together that fateful evening through flashbacks, which proves some difficulty since they all had “brown out” nights (not quite a blackout). Through a series of mishaps, costume changes, and some help filling in the pieces from guests Artemis and the McPoyle brothers, the guys come to the sick realization that it may have been Dennis who accidentally knocked up his sister. They rush over to her apartment, Dennis throwing up the whole way, to confront her – Dee merely rolls her eyes and confesses that none of them is the father. After a few sighs of relief from the boys, she tauntingly says she won’t tell who the father actually is: and in true Sunny fashion, the boys collectively tell her they don’t give a shit. As long as it’s not one of their spawn, they have no interest in whoever is growing in her stomach!
This episode provided some huge laughs, my favorites being: constant references to Dee’s bird-like existence, including Mac’s flashback where she actually is an ostrich, the milk-stained McPoyles and their vague incestuous implications, and Artemis doing something “really amazing with a rolled up hamburger bun” to Frank while they banged in a Dumpster. Overall, I think it was a great episode – nothing revolutionary in terms of the same story being told from several different character flashbacks, but crass and gross and mean, which is basically Sunny at its best.