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Frank's Brother 

When Frank's long lost brother Gino shows up at the bar, the two of them tell the gang about the jazz club they ran in the 1960s and 70s, and how they fell out over Shadynasty, a singer who was the love of both of their lives.

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Matt Shakman

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Rob McElhenney (developer), Glenn Howerton (developer) | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Day ... Charlie Kelly
Glenn Howerton ... Dennis Reynolds
Rob McElhenney ... Mac
Kaitlin Olson ... Dee Reynolds
Danny DeVito ... Frank Reynolds
Jon Polito ... Gino
Naturi Naughton ... Shadynasty
Lance Reddick ... Reggie
Matt Corboy ... Airport Security
Clara Golidy-Holmes Clara Golidy-Holmes ... Old Shadynasty (as Clara Golidy Holmes)
Mike Ivy ... Old Reggie
Nicholas Grad Nicholas Grad ... Clubgoer
Pam Trotter ... Backup Singer #1
Kim Yarbrough ... Backup Singer #2
Steven Fuel ... Male Singer
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When Frank's long lost brother Gino shows up at the bar, the two of them tell the gang about the jazz club they ran in the 1960s and 70s, and how they fell out over Shadynasty, a singer who was the love of both of their lives.

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13 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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Music by Werner Tautz
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Worst Episode? Really???
13 February 2015 | by glennjamin85See all my reviews

I guess even in a solid show like this, there has to be a loser. When I first watched this, I didn't think it was really that bad of an episode, it had it's funny moments (Danny Devito standing in as teenage Frank, Reggie constantly getting screwed over, and the name of Frank's nightclub).

What sets this episode back is we don't get to see much of the gang, there are no callbacks to earlier jokes, and a lot of the story revolves around first time guest star Joe Polito. While he delivers a quality performance, he is unfamiliar, doesn't stand out as a character that much. I don't see any aspect of this story being thrown into the mix of later seasons.

Overall, the episode is by no means horrible, it just goes into unfamiliar territory. A little too unfamiliar for die hard fans.


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