It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 2, Episode 9

Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody's Ass (10 Aug. 2006)

TV Episode  |  TV-MA  |   |  Comedy
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.8/10 from 716 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

To prove their patriotism, Charlie and Dee try to upstage the local anti-smoking group, while Dennis and Mac turn Paddy's into a bastion of true freedom. But when Frank takes things too far... See full summary »


(as Dan Attias)


(developer), (developer), 3 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video


IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 90 titles
created 12 Aug 2012
a list of 215 titles
created 09 Sep 2012
list image
a list of 5508 titles
created 30 Nov 2013
a list of 1430 titles
created 31 Dec 2013

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody's Ass (10 Aug 2006)

Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody's Ass (10 Aug 2006) on IMDb 8.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
« Previous Episode | 16 of 134 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode cast overview:
Cute Girl #1
Sabrina Machado ...
Cute Girl #2
Cute girl #3 (as Morgan Vukovic)
Lucas (as Lucas Pepaelias)


To prove their patriotism, Charlie and Dee try to upstage the local anti-smoking group, while Dennis and Mac turn Paddy's into a bastion of true freedom. But when Frank takes things too far, Paddy's is populated with creeps and lowlifes, and the gang decides they want to live under a totalitarian state. Written by halo1k

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis



Parents Guide:





Release Date:

10 August 2006 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


In the beginning when Charlie is complaining about the Charlie work, there is a blue lighter lying on the bar. A minute later, it's gone. See more »


Dennis Reynolds: If Charlie took any time to study in school, he would recognize that the Constitution protects my freedom to blow smoke all over his face.
Charlie Kelly: You gotta be... you don't know shit about the Constitution, man.
Mac: Uh, he knows more than you two un-American freedom haters.
Dennis Reynolds: Thank you.
Dee Reynolds: Oh, Charlie, we hate freedom. Eww, we hate it.
Dennis Reynolds: You hate it.
Charlie Kelly: Oh, *I'm* un-American?
Frank Reynolds: You're practically a Viet Cong.
See more »


References Dog Day Afternoon (1975) See more »


Temptation Sensation (Main Title)
Written by Heinz Kiessling
Performed by Heinz Kiessling
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Another episode back on par
11 August 2006 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

After a string of disappointing episodes they really picked up in time for the season finale (which is next week). In "Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody's Ass," Dennis begins smoking in the bar, which upsets Charlie and Dee, who both think smoking should be illegal. As Charlie and Dee start campaigning to be pro-American and anti-smoking, Mac, Dennis and Frank decide to take advantage of the New Orleans disaster by opening a "New Orleans bar" - where anything goes and there are no restrictions on freedom.

But soon, as they realize, absolute freedom has a price when people begin going wild and Frank's Vietnam buddies start playing Russian roulette in the basement.

This is one of the better episodes. It's a satirical statement on blind American patriotism, but it also realizes that freedom can never be completely "free" or people will take advantage of it.

As a political comment it's surprisingly effective - if not as subtle as other episodes - and the jokes are very funny. Charlie running out into the street yelling "Attaca!" is going to go down as one of the season highlights.

I can't wait for the finale next week.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Worst episodes WaySheGoes
Top 10 for 10 Seasons vaughnshady
Why is season 7 considered bad? ivhoek97
Dream guest star? sarigirl
who would win a fight to the death? Luke_was_a_terrorist
Was Artemis or the waitress in this season? MovieFella23

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: