‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Gang Gets Trapped’ Review

And mark that as another great episode from the seventh season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I have to say, this might be the best show that I review. I really do look forward to it more than any of the others.

Tonight’s episode saw the gang trapped in a house with the homeowners in it. What was great about starting from this point was that the show avoided its usual over the top yelling and crazy plotting to get to this point. While I do love watching that on a weekly basis, it was actually refreshing and perhaps even funnier to see them just stuck in the situation from the start. We did hear about the planning of this operation, which of course went down exactly as you would expect it to and probably could have been a great episode all on its own but still, the fact that this episode skipped that part and had me visualizing it as if I had already seen it was incredible. This also served as a brief, although revealing, commentary on the show itself.

The set-up had Dennis, Dee, and Frank trapped in the house while Charlie and Mac spoke to them on walkie talkies from a van down the street. From here the episode had a few funny moments, nothing too hilarious but I was consistently chuckling. That is until the ending.

For whatever reason, and if you have to ask you don’t know this show well enough, Frank brought a whip with him for the break-in. The shot of him mixed with all the stuffed animals holding the whip was hilarious. Another highlight was Mac’s Swedish accent. Then, as the gang tried to escape, the family who lived in the house kept falling further and further apart. The awkward scene where they all walk out in front of them was great enough but what sent it over the edge was Frank whipping and therefore breaking the vase they broke in for. It was truly comic genius. then as they leave the house Dee asks “was it weird that they were Asian?”. Brilliant.

The Gang Gets Trapped went a different way about telling a story than we are used to on this show. By skipping the loud and typically crazy planning we were given more time for the actual event that would send us over the edge with laughter. The last ten minutes had me laughing so hard that I had to cover my mouth just to hear the next joke that would send me right back over the edge. (9.5/10)

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