It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 2, Episode 1

Charlie Gets Crippled (29 Jun. 2006)

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When Dennis accidentally runs over Charlie with his car, Charlie uses his new injury to get the sympathy of the strippers at the local strip club. Meanwhile, Dennis & Dee's dad Frank (Danny... See full summary »

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When Dennis accidentally runs over Charlie with his car, Charlie uses his new injury to get the sympathy of the strippers at the local strip club. Meanwhile, Dennis & Dee's dad Frank (Danny DeVito) returns, and the gang discovers what it's like to live in the shoes of the unfortunate. Written by halo1k

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As Mac and Dennis are talking about how bad they feel after running into a disabled guy in the mall, they pass a suit store. The girl and the guy working there are looking into the camera and the girl waves to the camera. See more »

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Dennis Reynolds: You don't snoop and sneak and appear from behind cars!
Dennis Reynolds: I'm sorry, I had something important to tell you guys.
Dennis Reynolds: We just ran over our friend with a car, what could be more important than that?
Frank Reynolds: Try this on for size... You're mother's dead.
Dee Reynolds: ...What?... Oh, no...
Frank Reynolds: ...No, she's not dead. We're getting divorced though.
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Haven't laughed this hard in ages!
5 July 2006 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I don't think I've laughed as hard as I did watching "The Gang Gets Crippled" as I have since the early days of "Simpsons" and "SNL." There are so many priceless jokes in this episode that it took me about two or three times re-watching the episode to catch a lot of the gags.

The episode begins with Charlie getting run over by a car and being put in a wheelchair. The gang heads to a local strip club where they find out it's easy to score girls while disabled due to sympathy. Charlie gets two free lapdances.

Earlier that day, Dennis' and Dee's father (Danny DeVito) arrives announcing he has divorced their mother and is giving away all his money to the poor and wants to be a part of "the gang." He ends up taking advantage of Charlie's disabilities at the strip club to pick up strippers ("I want to live in filth again") and the two decide to become roommates. The next day Charlie gets a brilliant idea to dress up as a Vietnam war hero in the strip club. (And seriously, the result of this is by far the funniest single line I've heard in a TV show in years - "What happened to you, honey?" - "Viet-G**d@mn 'Nam is what happened; now go get me a beer, b**ch!" And as DeVito wheels him away: "What, I was working her!") Don't get me wrong, you have to have a sick sense of humor to enjoy this. Dennis and Rob go to the mall in wheelchairs to pick up girls, and both pretend to have Polio. ("That's why I'm rockin' the FDR look.") They end up having wheelchair races and beating each other up.

The end of the episode is a killer. I won't ruin the joke, but just make sure you don't leave in the last minute or so.

Overall this was a delightful blast of fresh air - after seeing so many stale sitcoms, this proved to me that FX really is becoming the new lead in character-driven comedy-dramas (such as the equally superb "Rescue Me" which isn't quite as funny, however).

My only hope is that "Sunny" doesn't become so popular that it attracts controversy and sells out and dumbs down its humor. Right now it's on par with the early episodes of "South Park" and "SNL" in terms of how irreverent its humor is - and personally, in my opinion, its plots are better than most comedy films I've seen within the last few years.

Definitely must-see TV.


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