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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Review: "Mac and Charlie: White Trash"

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Three times.  That's how many times we decided to watch "Mac and Charlie: White Trash" before giving it a review.  FX, can we thank  you anymore times for these screeners?  This is definitely one of those shows that gets funnier upon repeated viewings.

So what did we think of the episode after last week's little mini-reunion of guest stars?  It was actually pretty hilarious as the gang attempted to tackle class issues in the most inane way possible: through pools.

Stuck in the Pool

Maybe as a Floridian I'm not familiar with these private pools.  Are they the country clubs of Philadelphia?  I'm sure either the trolls will have fun ripping on me in the comments.

As usual, the gang split up on the issue.  Dennis and Dee believed they were upper class and decided to try their best to get into the private pool, or at the very least trick Mac and Charlie into believing they did.

Mac and Charlie, meanwhile, were ready to do whatever it took to get out the lower class.  They set their bar appropriately: right at the middle class.  What better way to bootstrap yourself up there than by renovating someone else's pool.  Morons.

Of course, Frank is living in the fringe class and was free to go whichever way he wanted.  When renovating a pool seemed like too much work and no one was willing to just pop open a fire hydrant, he tagged along with his kids.

Appropriately, Dee and Dennis proved they didn't belong in the upper class, while Mac and Charlie proved just why they belong in the lower.  Frank?  Well, let's just say the fringe class won.

Some of our favorite moments from the episode? 

  • Charlie's shorts.   Do not call the shorts white trash.
  • We learn so much from this show.  Think of the mobility we'll have when we combine these with canned wine.
  • The entire scene with Charlie and Mac trying to decide on what delivery food to order.
  • Then, of course, the short Chinese pizza delivery guy.
  • Pretty much every scene at the public pool, but in particular: Frank, the watermelon, and the hot dog guy.

Overall, we thought it was a pretty funny episode that kept the higher standards of the last couple episodes.  As long as we don't get another "Dennis Gets Divorced," we're looking to have a pretty strong season.

Now who's with me to watch it for a fourth time with a little drinking game?  Take a drink every time they say class, and a bonus shot for the fringe class.  It's the least we can do for Frank.

You can go and read our favorite It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia quotes from the episode and then weigh in the comments what you thought.  And guys, let's not be a bunch of Jabronis in the comments this time.  I'm very sensitive this time of the month.


Editor Rating: 3.7 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 (10 Votes)

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