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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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Did You Know?


In this episode, Dennis tries to trick people with a fake storyline of "will they, won't they" between Mac and Dee. The actors who play them, Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olsen are married in real life. See more »


Frank took a briefcase to the meeting with the Bar Association representative, assumed to be filled with cash, yet after the meeting while walking on the street the briefcase is nowhere to be seen. See more »


Dennis Reynolds: The customers have to think that you think that you don't want to be together, but you do, deep down, want to be together. The problem is, right now, I'm getting that you guys don't want to be together. I need you to want to be together.
Dee Reynolds: Ugh.
Mac: [raises hand] Question.
Dennis Reynolds: Yes, you're wondering how we're gonna make Dee attractive enough to where you'll want to be with her.
Mac: Yes.
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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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