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The Gang Gets Held Hostage 

The McPoyle brothers and sister Margaret take the gang hostage at Paddy's, raising the stakes to a new level in the feud between the two groups.

Director:

Fred Savage

Writers:

Rob McElhenney (developer), Glenn Howerton (developer) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Charlie Day ... Charlie Kelly
Glenn Howerton ... Dennis Reynolds
Rob McElhenney ... Mac
Kaitlin Olson ... Dee Reynolds
Danny DeVito ... Frank Reynolds
Jimmi Simpson ... Liam McPoyle
Nate Mooney ... Ryan McPoyle
Thesy Surface Thesy Surface ... Margaret McPoyle
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Storyline

Charlie, Mac, Dennis and Dee are held hostage in the bar by a revenge-seeking Liam McPoyle along with his dim-witted brother, Ryan, and his ugly, deaf and dumb cousin, Margaret, who subject the nihilistic quartet to various torture and mind games, while Frank hides out in the air ducts while searching for a will to a relative of his and decides to take matters in his own hands to end the hostage situation. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kaitlin Olson's pinkie toe was broken at the time of this episode's shootings, limiting her movement throughout. See more »

Goofs

In the middle of the episode when Dee switches sides. She takes the shotgun from the McPoyles, she cocks it and aims it at Mac, Charlie and Dennis. At the end of the episode, after the McPoyles leave, the gang realizes that the shotgun is made of rubber. Dee would have noticed this fact halfway through the episode when she held it. See more »

Quotes

Frank Reynolds: When we get out of this, I'm gonna shove my fist right into your ass, hard and fast... Not in the sexual way! In the 'I am pissed off' sort of way.
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Spoofs Die Hard (1988) See more »

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Temptation Sensation (Main Title)
Written by Heinz Kiessling
Performed by Heinz Kiessling
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Unique episode in an already unique series
21 January 2014 | by AustinStarSee all my reviews

One of my favorites, This episode breaks up the standard format of the gang having their way with the outside world, which eventually results in dyer consequences for those who are unlucky enough to be caught in their wake. This episode sets a different scene, with one of the best sets of recurring characters, "The McPoyles." The base of the plot (as stated above) is that the gang will finally get what's coming to them. That prospect alone makes this episode stand out.

Additionally, I LOVE the McPoyles. They seemed to have cornered the market on a brand of creepy, that you just can't wrap your mind around, to simply categorize them as a certain type. Mcpoyles are definitely the first to do a lot of disturbingly funny things that I have never seen portrayed by ANY other character on television. EVER

I think the side plot with frank was only necessary to keep him out of the main plot on this one.

I loved it!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2007 (USA) See more »

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