History Heartwarming / ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia

9th Aug '17 8:48:15 AM Gravidef
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** When Charlie gets the new rat stick, he's almost ''crying'' as he says "I don't know what to say 'cause no one's ever really, um..." He's too choked up to finish the thought, but it's heavily implied that this is the first time he's received gifts that mean something to him. An earlier episode even revealed that the "presents" he received each Christmas were largely random items given to him by the various men who came over that day to have sex with his mother. In short, the Gang are the only people (besides his mom) who have ''ever'' tried to understand Charlie and his bizarre quirks enough to do something like this.
2nd Aug '17 4:13:55 PM ProffesserZ
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* In "The Gang Gets Stranded in the Woods", it's revealed that Frank had arranged for Mac to finally get to meet Chris Utley at the Animal Rights banquet. It's undermined by the fact that Mac, Dee, and Frank are still lost in the woods while Dennis and Charlie are partying, but it's still nice to see that he remembered and genuinely wanted him to meet his hero.

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* In "The Gang Gets Stranded in the Woods", it's revealed that Frank had arranged for Mac to finally get to meet Chris Chase Utley at the Animal Rights banquet. It's undermined by the fact that Mac, Dee, and Frank are still lost in the woods while Dennis and Charlie are partying, but it's still nice to see that he remembered and genuinely wanted him to meet his hero.
2nd Aug '17 4:12:18 PM ProffesserZ
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* In "The Gang Gets Stranded in the Woods", it's revealed that Frank had arranged for Mac to finally get to meet Chris Utley at the Animal Rights banquet. It's undermined by the fact that Mac, Dee, and Frank are still lost in the woods while Dennis and Charlie are partying, but it's still nice to see that he remembered and genuinely wanted him to meet his hero.
28th Jul '17 1:21:11 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* "The Gang Wrestles for the Troops": Dennis, Mac, and Charlie put on the wrestling match not for attention or personal gain, but out of a genuine desire to show appreciation to the American troops.
26th Jul '17 2:26:48 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* "The Gang Wrestles for the Troops": Dennis, Mac, and Charlie put on the wrestling match not for attention or personal gain, but out of a genuine desire to show appreciation to the American troops.
25th Jul '17 5:29:40 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** Similarly, "The Gang Exploits the Mortgage Crisis" ends with the Gang playing together happily in [[ComedicSociopathy in the rich couple's pool.]]


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** TheReveal that [[spoiler: Frank got Jerry the tapeworm because he heard Charlie say he was flabby. Charlie clarifies that he said Frank smelled crabby, and that he likes Frank's crab smell.]]


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* "The Gang Gives Frank An Intervention": During the eponymous intervention, Charlie demands to know why Frank doesn't play [[RunningGag Nightcrawlers]] with him anymore. A genuinely surprised Frank promises to play it with him more.
3rd Jul '17 2:14:12 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** Similarly in "The Gang Goes to Hell: Part 2", Dennis apparently came up with the "oi oi oi!" thing as a way to calm Charlie down when he's having a panic attack.
26th Jun '17 10:52:01 AM Gravidef
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** Throughout the episode, the group tries to give Charlie nice things, such as a trip to the movies or a day at the spa, but they fail due to Charlie's own idiocy. Though they're tempted to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere give up as they always do]], Dee, Dennis, and Mac [[{{Determinator}} refuse to stop trying]]. Eventually, they sneak into Charlie's apartment and read his "dream book," a bizarre collection of odd pictures and misspelled words that contains the things he fantasizes about. At the end of the episode, they reveal that they painstakingly recreated these items, including a roast chicken wearing denim shorts, a [[ToothyBird bird with teeth glued on the beak]], and three different types of "worm hat" (a hat made from worms, a hat that makes the wearer ''look'' like a worm, and [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs a hat for a worm]]). Watching Charlie light up as he he finally sees his dreams come true is adorable.
** When the Gang first starts reading the dream book, Dennis and Dee remark that it makes no sense and they should throw it away. Mac agrees, but then points out that they have to fight that instinct for Charlie's sake. It's the closest that he (or any of the group) ever comes to a lasting HeelRealization, and it's all for Charlie.



* "The Gang Tries Desperately to win an Award" has the Gang admitting that they don't need an award to feel special. They decided that an award doesn't matter as long as they like themselves.

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* "The Gang Tries Desperately to win an Award" has the Gang admitting that they don't need an award to feel special. They decided decide that an award doesn't matter as long as they like themselves.



* When Charlie fainted in Chardee Macdennis 2, both Dennis and Dee were there to see him recover and said that they were worried and glad he survived. [[spoiler: This being Sunny, it is immediately ruined by the two telling Charlie that his team lost because he cried immediately when the Waitress started talking and they burn his team's flag while smashing the figures.]]

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* When Charlie fainted in Chardee "Chardee Macdennis 2, 2", both Dennis and Dee were there to see him recover and said that they were worried and glad he survived. [[spoiler: This being Sunny, it is immediately ruined by the two telling Charlie that his team lost because he cried immediately when the Waitress started talking and they burn his team's flag while smashing the figures.]]


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* In "Flowers for Charlie," Charlie [[FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome believes he's becoming smarter]] after taking pills from some scientists. He becomes a huge jerk and treats the whole Gang like garbage. Despite this, the Gang still goes to the culmination of the project, where Charlie reveals his "invention" (a device to let cats talk to spiders), and the scientists themselves reveal [[PlaceboEffect it was all a sham]]. The pills only made Charlie ''think'' he was getting smarter, and the actual experiment was on the details of that process. Rather than get angry at Charlie for being such a {{Jerkass}}, though, Dennis, Mac, Frank, and Dee make jokes about the situation (and even laugh at one of Dee's!) while trash-talking the scientists, and Charlie happily joins in. The episode ends with the group, reunited without any bad feelings, leaving the auditorium to watch ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' together. Who knew that StatusQuoIsGod could be such a heartwarming trope?
1st Jun '17 12:44:16 AM Gravidef
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** The end of the episode counts too. The main plot sees the Gang, all frustrated with each other, try to split up, only to discover that without each other around, they're even ''worse'' (with the exception of Dee and Charlie, as seen above--but even they need the group to function). At the end, they all come back to Paddy's and decide that they want to go back to the way things were--each of their own volition, no less. Frank even agrees to [[ItMakesSenseInContext pay to have Dennis's car pulled from the river]], no questions asked. To cap the moment off, Frank reveals that he's been saving a "special surprise" for just such an occasion, runs out, and returns with [[RunningGag the rum ham!]] The episode ends with the Gang cheering and devouring the alcohol-soaked meat. They be may absolutely horrible people, but God damn it, they're TrueCompanions through and through.
*** When Frank tries to find a new group of young people to hang out with, his typical schemes and antics [[RealityEnsues cause them to lose their bar and be slapped with a huge fine for serving liquor to minors]]. When the owners tell him the bad news, Frank immediately responds that the Gang would always have an even crazier Plan B in situations like this. Even when they're supposed to be spending time apart, he's still thinking about them. Granted, his kindness toward his original friends [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere makes him flee the damage he's caused to these new people]], but it shows that he has at least some decency and loyalty.



* In "Hero or Hate Crime?" [[spoiler:Mac finally comes out as gay. While it's kind of ruined by the gang immediately stating that they hate him the second he leaves the room and swindling him out of his lottery winnings, they make it clear that they're happy for him and even put off on stealing his money for a day to let him enjoy his newfound comfort.]]

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* In "Hero or Hate Crime?" Crime?", [[spoiler:Mac finally comes out as gay. While it's kind of ruined by the gang immediately stating that they hate him the second he leaves the room and swindling him out of his lottery winnings, they make it clear that they're happy for him and even put off on stealing his money for a day to let him enjoy his newfound comfort.]]



* "Dennis' Double Life": [[spoiler: Dennis quits the Gang to be a father. He initially tried to get out of taking responsibility by scheming his way into alienating the mother and his son, but, at the very end, he decides he doesn't want his son to grow up with an absent father like he did and leaves for North Dakota.]]

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* "Dennis' "Dennis's Double Life": [[spoiler: Dennis quits the Gang to be a father. He initially tried to get out of taking responsibility by scheming his way into alienating the mother and his son, but, at the very end, he decides he doesn't want his son to grow up with an absent father like he did and leaves for North Dakota.]]


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* In a bizarre way, Frank's total willingness to bankroll ''all'' of the gang's schemes is somewhat sweet. He feels somewhat guilty about being away from his kids for so long (granted, he also wants to [[TheHedonist indulge his every baser impulse]] along the way), but he'll spend any amount of cash they want for whatever insane plan they have at the moment.
* In "Hundred Dollar Baby," Frank, out of whatever small goodness he has in his heart, freely offers to train Dee in boxing when she wants to learn how to defend herself. Later, when Dee challenges the daughter of his old rival to a boxing match, Frank genuinely sounds concerned for her and tries to dissuade her from fighting.
26th May '17 8:59:10 PM Spider
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* There is a moment in "The Gang Gets Extreme: Home Makeover Edition" when Charlie starts freaking out and Dennis (with uncharacteristic sweetness) rubs Charlie's shoulders to calm him down and even gives him a hug.
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