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The Gang Reignites the Rivalry 

Mac, Dennis, and Charlie seek revenge on another bar after their 10 year ban in a local flip cup tournament is lifted, but find they are in need of some serious practice. Dee discovers new skills and Frank wears tight pants.

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Randall Einhorn

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Rob McElhenney (developer), Glenn Howerton (developer) | 3 more credits »
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Charlie Day ... Charlie Kelly
Glenn Howerton ... Dennis Reynolds
Rob McElhenney ... Mac
Kaitlin Olson ... Dee Reynolds
Danny DeVito ... Frank Reynolds
Marshall Allman ... Bezzy
Noah Bean ... Art Sloan
Cody Kasch ... Cheesefoot
Audra Griffis Audra Griffis ... Stephanie
Eve Mauro ... Gwen
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Mac, Dennis, and Charlie seek revenge on another bar after their 10 year ban in a local flip cup tournament is lifted, but find they are in need of some serious practice. Dee discovers new skills and Frank wears tight pants.

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10 December 2009 (USA) See more »

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When Dennis and Frank are destroying Art Slones home, Frank cuts the shower curtains waist high so 'everyone can see his junk'. In real life Charlie Day and his friend in college decided to get revenge on some 3rd floor boys by cutting the shower curtains waist high See more »

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When Dee shows off getting 10 flip cups in a row, it shows two more flip cups being needed to flip, but she only flips one more in the next cut. See more »

Quotes

Dennis Reynolds: These kids these days, I'll tell you what. They are nothing like we used to be back when we were in fraternities. They have no respect for anybody, okay? They're like stupid little goddamn savages.
Frank Reynolds: They're bitches, they're bitches! They're little bitches!
Dennis Reynolds: I came in there, right? And I was polite, and I was nice to them. I was cordial. And they completely goddamn disrespected me! Little idiots! Idiots! I was completely respectful. They're supposed to be my brothers, right? They're my brothers? ...
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References Good Will Hunting (1997) See more »

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On Your Bike
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Music by Heinz Kiessling
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Season 5: Consistently funny yet again thanks to strong writing and delivery
30 June 2010 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

I've started watching Seinfeld again recently, mainly because I missed most of it the first time around thanks to BBC2 buying it and then burying it in midnight slots on weekdays in what appeared to be an attempt to do with US comedy what the US Government did with the Ark of the Covenant in Indiana Jones. Anyway, that show comes to mind because it is famous for breaking new ground and not being about anything other than the day-to-day lives of a small group of rather self-centred and selfish New Yorkers. This concept has given rise to a lot of offspring which are more extreme in nature (Curb being one obvious relation) but none is more imaginative than Always Sunny, which really does take it to extremes.

I keep waiting for this show to lose its sharpness or for enough of the jokes to fall flat so that the plots are exposed as silly and puerile rather than a framework for hilarity, but it is yet to happen. Season 5 continues to do what it has done since the first episode of the second season and delivers laugh after amoral laugh. The characters are now so well established that there is a risk that seeing them be impatient with one another, or seeing them being shockingly selfish or indifferent to the suffering of others would become a bit stale but again this has not yet happened. A massive part of this is that the writing is great from the big picture down to the specific lines. This season not all the scenarios/plots work but the majority of them do; the "great depression" episode tires to comment on the bailouts but doesn't totally manage it, while the World Series episode feels a bit too similar to the Football try-out episode from a previous season in theme, and the wrestling one is not particularly strong but even these deliver the laughs. The dialogue is mostly brilliant and fits the characters really well, which in turn is strengthened by the delivery.

The lead five continue to be roundly brilliant and their delivery is spot-on whether it be Howerton's smug self-centeredness, Day's grungy idiocy, Olson's faded and unappreciated beauty, McElhenney's jealous jock or DeVito's wildly erratic father figure. The plots are starting to push their characters to the extremes of who they are perhaps but the delivery still makes it work and as before this season is littered with examples of how good their comic timing and delivery is. The supporting cast do their thing but ultimately the show is all about the lead five actors, anything else is just a bonus.

I'm still not sure why FX UK appears to have no faith in this show and why I have to make the effort to get it in from abroad just to be able to see it, but when it is as good as this I have no qualms about doing it. Season 5 is not the best season but it is still great, producing laugh after amoral laugh in well written and well delivered episodes.


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