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The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award 

The gang attempts to win the award for Philidelphia's Best Bar.


Richie Keen


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Episode credited cast:
Charlie Day ... Charlie Kelly
Glenn Howerton ... Dennis Reynolds
Rob McElhenney ... Mac
Kaitlin Olson ... Dee Reynolds
Danny DeVito ... Frank Reynolds
Roger Bart ... Rep
Oscar Nuñez ... Sudz Manager (as Oscar Nunez)
Chad L. Coleman ... Z
Artemis Pebdani ... Artemis
Ryan Gaul ... Greg
Burl Moseley ... Maxwell
Whitney Hoy ... Amanda
Jean St. James ... Customer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noah Thorne Noah Thorne ... Friendly Suds Patron


Once again, Paddy's is passed up by the Philadelphia Free Press' annual "Best Bar In Philadelphia" competition. So to win the award, the gang goes to the bar that did win the award in an attempt to stake out the competition. Meanwhile, Frank attempts to woo the press to Paddy's to show them that they're better than the competition. Written by halo1k

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18 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Fringe reference: After meeting with the guy from the restraunt and bar association, the gang says they're not vibrating at the same frequency as that guy and Dennis says it's because they're too "Fringe". Alternate universes vibrating at a different frequency was part of the plot in the TV show Fringe. See more »


The dark haired girl in the gray/black outfit standing on the sidewalk talking can be seen walking past them twice in the same direction, after the gang leaves the Bar Association guy's office. She passes behind Charlie & Frank. See more »


Mac: Hi, I'm Mac. Welcome to Paddy's Pub. I like to recommend to our first timers our signature cocktail, Caribbean Paradise. Some people say it's better than busting a nut.
Customer: Excuse me?
Mac: Busting a nut. It's like, uh, you know, blowing your load.
Dennis Reynolds: Oh...
Mac: He said it was a funny joke.
Dennis Reynolds: Well, no... hold on.
Mac: Yeah, it's like coming all over you. It's light, it's playful.
Dennis Reynolds: Yeah, well, no, I think what my friend is trying to refer to is an orgasm, which is light and playful, but he overstepped himself and got a ...
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Hidden meaning not really hidden
20 May 2017 | by manutooSee all my reviews

The allegory of this episode is simple but great : the show hadn't won a single award at that point, and the gang was refusing to add crappy romance and light dumb jokes to their show, even if it was the single best mean to win an award, as brilliantly mocked concurrent awarded shows usually proceed (we won't name names, showing mercy).

And they would rather spit in the faces of the award granters than change their show.


PS: The Show finally won a couple of awards in 2016 => http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472954/awards?ref_=tt_awd

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