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Charlie Day Time! *Special Craft Edition*

Spotted these while farting around at work today. After squealing like a little girl, I printed them out and started cutting away. Enjoy the end result.

These awesome little paper crafts can be found here.  And don’t worry fans, more episode reviews of It’s Always Sunny are on their way!

Posted by Wendy.

Charlie Day Time! Season 2, Episode 7: Hundred Dollar Baby

This episode opens with a nod to Rocky IV, which the male Gang members call “the greatest movie of all time.”  But, in this version, Charlie plays Rocky Balboa as “Clown Baby,” a hooded and hopped up basement fighter who does his best when he is beyond drunk.

His best involves: being surprised with a garbage can to the face at 11am; getting rammed on the back by a chair and a large, wooden stick; and taking a beer bottle straight to the nose.  These training exercises, along with the “performance enhancement supplements” he’s been swiping from Dee-as-Hillary Swank, cause Dennis and Mac to remark that they’ve “turned him into an animal.”

I must agree.  As Charlie sits on a Paddy’s high table devouring a pre-fight meal, he resembles “The Dark Crystal” Skeksis that give me the willies.

Those of us crushing on Charlie might feel jipped by this episode.  Despite clear direction by Dennis and Mac and the final Charlie/Dee face-off where he explodes with “I’m going to take one second to take my shirt off…and then you’re going to die,” the shirt never comes off.  They end up in jail and we end up pretty sure that, had Charlie fought as Clown Baby instead of Mac, he would have won.  After all, we’ve already made the case that Charlie is one tough dude.

Posted by: Mariela

Charlie Day Time! Season 2, Episode 6: The Gang Runs for Office

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Charlie care so much about anything before this episode of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” “These are, like, an investment. This is my future here,” Charlie says about his immaculately kept album of Garbage Pail Kids. It’s the first time, I feel, that he’s ever meticulously catalogued and taken ownership for anything.

I wonder if we’ll learn anything from this information.

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definition 2b: a person primarily interested in political office for  selfish or other narrow usually short-sighted reasons.]

I did not make up that definition. Merriam Webster did. “Selfish or other narrow usually short-sighted reasons” seem to be the sole reason that The Gang does anything, so it was only time before they attempted to become politicians. Mac claims that they’re being ‘blasted in the ass’ by taxes and Sweet Dee’s retort is to go vote. This enrages not only Charlie, but the rest of the gang. Frank says ‘you have to be a real low life piece of shit to get involved in politics.” Think The Gang qualifies?

After being overpowered by both Mac and Frank as Dennis’ campaign manager, Charlie slips into the pub’s office to do a little backdoor wheeling and dealing to win Dennis over. He convinces Dennis with the flare of a 40s muckracker. Phase one complete.

While Mac is trying to solicit a bribe from union reps and Sweet Dee is getting all whored up to run too, Dennis and Charlie hit the mall to press the flesh of their constituents.

Then, in typical Charlie fashion, we find him embrace his demented, creative side while shooting an advertisement for Dennis’ campaign. Here is the speech he scripts for Dennis: “Hello fellow American.  This, you should vote, me.  I leave power.  Good!  Thank you. Thhhaaankk you!  If you vote me, I’m hot. Taxes, they’ll be lower.  Sun. The democratic vote for me is right thing to do Philadelphia, so do!” That coupled with the fact that Dennis is standing in front of two beach towels–one, a million dollar bill, the other an American flag–equals total political success, Charlie surely thinks.

It’s from this scene that we learn a few more things about Charlie: that he is dyslexic and that he shares the crusty ol’ futon with Dennis’ dad. It really just keeps getting better and better with him.

In obvious Deep Throat fashion, he meets with Frank in a dark parking garage to settle a bribe only to learn that the one thing he really cares about is at stake: his meticulous collection of Garbage Pail Kids. Charlie’s selfless side surfaces again because the next thing we see is Frank holding the album–Charlie gave it all up for Dennis! His dreams, his future! Whatta guy. Whatta idiot.

As soon as his hands are on the smear tape that Frank was holding over their campaign, Dennis just gives up on the campaign and we see Charlie finally flip. Like, for realz. He twitches, he pokes his head in and out like a lizard, he slams his shoe on the bar destroying the tape and he all around looses his shit. He gave up EVERYTHING, “my blood, sweat, tears… my Garbage Pail Kids.”

We have learned a valuable lesson about Charlie in this episode: he cares more about Garbage Pail Kids than reading, more about Dennis’ comptroller campaign than his Garbage Pail Kids and not at all about himself, his self esteem or the fact that he shares a couch with an old, sweaty bald man. Oh, and that he’ll always come out on the bottom of The Gang’s shit pile.

Class dismissed.

 

Charlie Day Time! Season 2, Episode 5: Mac Bangs Dennis’ Mom

In this episode, we learn what sitcom life would be like if Charlie Day was in Charge instead of Scott Baio.  And…it ain’t pretty.

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The newly-promoted Charlie shows his cunning side and concocts an evil scheme in order to get back at Dennis for threatening to sleep with the waitress.  He sums it up perfectly when he tells Dee:  “It’s not sex I want from you;  it’s sex I don’t want from Dennis.”

What ensues is a hilarious cat and mouse game of banging friends’ parents — which we quickly learn, can’t be “unbanged” — and fake toupees, leading to one of the funniest Sunny scenes ever showcasing Frank’s misguided dance floor moves.

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Still, at the heart of Charlie’s diabolical actions is his love for the waitress, and, when it’s revealed that she was driven by his very own plotting to sleep with Frank (because “she likes her sex old and ugly”) the episode takes a heartbreaking turn.  As the camera zooms in on Charlie’s face, his nose goes all Rudolph, his eyes well up and then one, solitary tear jumps for its life.  You wish the utmost comfort for him:  right back to doing Charlie work…just where he belongs.

Posted by: Mariela

Charlie Day Time! The Nightman Cometh at Beacon Theater

A Flipadelphia rivalry…Santa banging Charlie’s mom and Charlie going all “Let the Right One In” on his ass…Dennis returning to his frat glory days…and Danny Devito in skinny jeans.   These are all things to look forward to in the new season of the most inappropriate show on TV — “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”  I was terribly looking forward to the Sunny Gang’s performance of “The Nightman Cometh” at the Beacon Theater earlier this week.

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So, apparently, were a lot of other people.  The red carpet was packed and, though I had missed Charlie (sigh), Dennis and Mac, I did get to catch Sweet Dee (finally popular with the boys; scoliosis be damned!) and Devito making the rounds.  “Catching” Devito in a crowd of people posed some serious technical difficulties.

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After an unfortunate opening band, we were treated to a clip from the show’s upcoming Christmas DVD special and a full episode from the new season.  Then, a painfully funny trailer that captured all of the show’s moments leading to the main attraction — the Charlie-penned musical “The Nightman Cometh.”  It’s so sweet that he wrote this in the name of pure love for the waitress.  Her disdain was met by violent boos from the audience.  I guess we’re not the only ones bowled over by Charlie’s charm?

The Gang sang, danced, swirled ribbons, karated, trolled and nearly incested all the way to Dayman’s triumph.  The Grand Finale had the entire Beacon audience on our feet, hands clapping overhead, singing “OW-AY-OH!”

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As I was leaving, I overheard one woman saying, “Every time I leave the theater I feel so cultured.”  I’m sure she was being sarcastic, since cultured in relation to Sunny is a bit of a stretch.  But I sure felt uplifted.  And even more uplifted when I spotted the hard-to-pin-down Greenman outside by the tour bus.

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Posted by: Mariela

Charlie Day Time! Season 2, Episode 4: Dennis and Dee Go on Welfare

Charlie is strong. We all know this by now. Although some of you are thinking ‘freakishly’ strong, I beg to differ. He’s just a well-muscled man. I mean, look at those biceps when he rolls the sleeves up on his tshirt and the way he can lift that pool table while Mac stands there grounded by his utter weakness. He’s so strong that he doesn’t even want a father figure (let alone Frank as  his father figure) because he can figure out this life on his own, thank you very much. What he isn’t, is strong in the mental department, but that’s okay. Sometimes we like the strong, silent type. But Charlie isn’t one to keep silent for long. Or ever. When Frank asks him to hide his money from his wife’s prying eyes, Charlie likes the shady aspect and asks “What’s the vig?” What he should really be asking Frank is “What’s a vig?” When Mac tells him about the work for welfare program, Charlie clearly doesn’t know what’s being said. That’s okay, Charlie. Just sit there and look good. But Charlie doesn’t look good when he hires folks on welfare to do his shit work, literally, at the bar. And he looks less good when he pees and flushes all over some poor Latina woman, whom he whispers is their ‘slave.’ But then he looks good again, damn it! He’s in a tuxedo with tails, sucking up Frank’s money and repelling Sweet Dee and Dennis’ spiral into crack addiction with his own 40s heyday soiree with a bunch of hookers on his lap in a limo. He looks just as good as this:

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Oh, the oscillations of the Charlie roller coaster. All aboard!

[Note: New season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia starts September 17th on FX!]

Posted by: Autumn.

Charlie Day Time! Season 2, Episode 3: The Gang Gives Back

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Dear Charlie,

I’d be a better date than the waitress. I swear.

I’d let you take your shoes off and sit in my comfy chair. I’d buy you mimosas and then promise to be a good sponsor — for you, only for you. I’d invite you into my apartment, let you shower and hope that you show off. I’d revel at your muscles and even throw the basketball game.  That last one would be difficult, but I understand sacrifice. I’d introduce you to my favorite karaoke bar and sing a killer backup vocal. Or if you want me to take the lead, that’s cool, too.

I’d share with you all my deepest, darkest secrets like: my favorite color is green; my music taste is varied but I lean toward indie rock; and my dog Cleo is my best friend. There is so much more to share.  I am miles deep.

But most of all, I’d appreciate you and ignore Dennis.  When he hits on me — and we know he will; an ego that size is hard to stomp out — I’d say:  “Sorry, I got a man.”

The waitress doesn’t deserve you. She never will.

Call me, please.

Love,
Mariela