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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' 6th Season Opener Recap


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Mac Fights Gay Marriage


In the sixth season opener of "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," the tranny returns (looking hotter than ever), causing Mac to suddenly want to fight gay marriage when he  finds that she is married to a man. Dennis makes a rash decision to suddenly get married to a high school sweetheart. While Sweet Dee, once again, betrays her ideals and Charlie and Frank get weird in their apartment.

Overall, the season-opening episode was more thematic than most and this late in the run it’s hard to find lows for the characters to stoop. Once they’ve been addicted to crack, destroyed the life of a priest and made everyone around them miserable, where do you go?  Despite the lack of lows, the episode felt very much like it was laying the foundation for the rest of the season.

One interesting exchange is between Dennis and Mac when Dennis sits down and says, “Do you remember having feelings?” The clueless Mac does not and Dennis, justifying his new marriage, explains that he created a shell around himself, but that his new wife has broken that shell. For a moment, one almost believes it, but this is Dennis we’re talking about. It was as if Dennis had a moment of clarity, realized he had feelings while at the same time realized where that might ultimately lead.

There is also a major change in residence for one of the character and the press I’ve been reading says that another character will actually make a foray out of Philadelphia for the first time.

We’ll be rating episodes according to the Sunny scale. 1 is Dee, 2 is Frank, 3 is Charlie, 4 is Mac and 5 is a Dennis.

I’m going to give this episode a Charlie (3), with the caveat that I believe they are laying the groundwork for the rest of the season. Previously episodes didn’t have too many stories that extended to other episodes, so I think the writers may be trying to mix it up. Either way, it’s still full of awesome and now is back to back with “The League," you can’t go wrong with that hour of power. (The League opener got a Mac. Pretty strong.)

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Tony DiGerolamo is a New Jersey screenwriter, novelist, comic book writer, game designer and actor.  He is best known for his work on The Simpsons and Bart Simpson comic books.  He has also been a joke writer for Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, a scriptwriter for Space Ghost: Coast to Coast  and a blogger for Comedy Central’s Indecision ’08 website. Check out Tony at www.superfrat.com

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