8.0/10
1,514
1 user 1 critic

The Gang Runs for Office 

The gang discovers that if you run for office, people will pay you to quit. So of course, the gang exploits this and Dennis runs for office. At the same time Frank and Charlie try to stop this, which ends up in a feud.

Director:

Daniel Attias (as Dan Attias)

Writers:

Rob McElhenney (developer), Glenn Howerton (developer) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
Charlie Day ... Charlie Kelly
Glenn Howerton ... Dennis Reynolds
Rob McElhenney ... Mac
Kaitlin Olson ... Dee Reynolds
Danny DeVito ... Frank Reynolds
John Rosenfeld ... Morris
Dona Hardy Dona Hardy ... Old Woman
Damian Young ... Jack Stanford
Gregory R. Goliath Gregory R. Goliath ... Marvin (as Goliath Gregory)
Patrick Thomas O'Brien ... Associate
Kelley Birney Kelley Birney ... Woman with Baby
Brian Fitzpatrick ... Eddie (as Brian Thomas Fitzpatrick)
Edward James Gage ... Phil
Catherine Schreiber ... Angry woman
Edit

Storyline

The gang discovers that if you run for office, people will pay you to quit. So of course, the gang exploits this and Dennis runs for office. At the same time Frank and Charlie try to stop this, which ends up in a feud.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-MA

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The political speech performed by Dennis to Charlie was completely improvised by Glenn Howerton See more »

Goofs

From around 7 to 8 mins when Mac is at the Union Office, wires can be seen a couple of times (non consecutive shots) on the middle right side. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Kelly: You got that script I wrote? Grab that script.
Dennis: I've been meaning to speak to you about this. I can't read these words. They're not in the right order.
Charlie Kelly: It's good.
Dennis: I think you might be dyslexic bro. I'm not reading this.
Charlie Kelly: No, no, no, no!
Dennis: I think you might be dyslexic.
Charlie Kelly: Just read it once!
Dennis: Ok... you want me to read the script?
Charlie Kelly: Yes... and action!
Dennis: I'll read the words you wrote. "Hello fellow American. This you should vote me. I leave power. Good. Thank you, thank you. If you vote me, I'm hot. What? ...
[...]
See more »


Soundtracks

Blue Blood
(uncredited)
Music by Heinz Kiessling
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A fine return to form
5 August 2006 | by MovieAddict2016See 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.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed