It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 2, Episode 8

The Gang Runs for Office (3 Aug. 2006)

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Dennis' campaign for public office is quickly derailed by Frank's smear tactics and Charlie's illegal contributions.


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Dennis' campaign for public office is quickly derailed by Frank's smear tactics and Charlie's illegal contributions.

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A fine return to form
5 August 2006 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

After a series of fairly disappointing episodes, "The Gang Runs for Office" is a fine return to form for "Sunny." Returning to the style of the first season (Season Two has taken a somewhat darker approach so far), this episode features Frank (Danny DeVito) telling the gang how politicians can make money by soliciting bribes while running for office. This sparks the imagination of Mac (Rob McElhenney) who decides to become campaign manager for Dennis ("He has JFK hair").

After Mac is fired, Charlie (Charlie Day) takes over as campaign manager. Mac decides to try to solicit a bribe anyway and ends up being blackmailed by politicians he calls "nerds." Meanwhile, Dee (Kaitlin Olsen) is mentored by her father Frank and turned into a bimbo by him so that he can use her as a pawn in a bribe-game with a seedy, sexist politician.

This episode has a lot of ironic twists and turns and all the loose plots connect together at the end. It's one of my favorite episodes of Season Two so far and I'd probably rank it as one of the very best of the entire season.

I felt let down by the last two or three episodes but this was really a return to form as far as I'm concerned. The writing and jokes are all on par with the season debut ("The Gang Gets Handicapped") and the political incorrectness is hilarious.

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