Recap: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
The following is a list of episodes and summaries for the darkly humorous, FX sitcom, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, about a quartet of loud, selfish, narcissistic characters who work at one of the worst bars in Philadelphia, Paddy's Pub. As of season nine, the show now airs on the FX digital cable spinoff channel, FXX.
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- "The Gang Gets Racist": Bartender and aspiring Broadway actress, Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds, hires a black man from her acting class to boost business for Paddy's Pub — and ends up turning it into a gay bar. Meanwhile, childhood friends, Mac and Charlie Kelly, try to find a black person as a friend after Charlie's unrequited love — an unnamed barista known as The Waitress — hears him repeat a quote from the new black hire about "niggers hanging from the rafters" and takes that as a sign they're prejudiced against black people.
- "Charlie Wants an Abortion": While playing basketball with Mac, Charlie encounters his old high school flame who surprises him with a son that she claims is from his seed, so Charlie goes to the free clinic for a paternity test. Meanwhile, Mac and Dennis (Sweet Dee's brother) decide that the best way to pick up chicks is to get involved in the "pro-life vs. pro-choice" abortion protests.
- "Underage Drinking: A National Concern": The gang reinvents their bar as a safe haven for teenage drinkers, and Dee, Dennis, and Charlie regress to their teenage selves when each of them get asked to the prom.
- "Charlie Has Cancer": Based on the original, unaired pilot episode, Charlie comes to Dennis' house to tell him that he has terminal cancer, prompting Dennis and Mac to find Charlie a woman he can have sex with before he dies.
- "Gun Fever": Everyone gets trigger-happy when, in the wake of a robbery, the guys buy a gun, and Dee unknowingly dates the prime suspect.
- "The Gang Finds a Dead Guy": When an old man is found dead in Paddy's, Mac and Dennis vie for the affection of his attractive granddaughter, while Charlie discovers that Dennis and Dee's anti-Semetic grandfather was a Nazi officer and tries to sell off his uniform.
- "Charlie Got Molested": When news hits of a former gym teacher (played by Dennis Haskinsnote ) getting arrested for molesting his students, Charlie suddenly gets nervousnote , Dee and Dennis conclude that Charlie may have been one of the gym teacher's victims, and Mac becomes jealous that he wasn't one of the gym teacher's alleged victims.
- "Charlie Gets Crippled": When the gang hears news that Dennis and Dee's degenerate father, Frank (played by Danny DeVito) is coming to visit, they try to drive away, but end up running over Charlie and putting him a wheelchair. After seeing Charlie get attention from strippers over being in a wheelchair, Dennis, Mac, Frank, and Dee decide to garner sympathy from others by pretending to be handicapped.
- "The Gang Goes Jihad": When an Israeli businessman buys a neighboring property of the bar, the floor-layout of which actually includes half of Paddy's Pub, the gang goes to extreme measures to get him to leave. Meanwhile, Frank fights with his ex-wife over the possessions she got in the divorce, and kidnaps her pet dog.
- "Dennis and Dee Go on Welfare": Dennis and Dee quit their jobs at Paddy's Pub and go on unemployment so they can plan for their dream careers, but when Mac tells them that unemployment payments don't last, Dennis and Dee get hooked on crack cocaine so they can apply for welfare, after Mac tells them that welfare is only for the truly poor and desperate, such as drug addicts and the disabled. Meanwhile, Frank hires two new workers under the "Work for Welfare" program and Charlie and Mac go on a spending spree with the money in Frank's secret bank account.
- "Mac Bangs Dennis' Mom": When Mac is asked to pick up Frank's toupee from his ex-wife's house, Mac ends up being seduced by Barbara and Charlie uses the information to set up a plan to try and get with the coffee shop waitress who he has a crush on by getting Dee to create a web of lies and backstabbing.
- "Hundred Dollar Baby": Frank trains Dee for a boxing match against the daughter of his old boxing foe. Meanwhile, Dennis and Mac train Charlie for an underground fighting ring so they can make money off him.
- "The Gang Gives Back": Following the events from "The Gang Goes Jihad," Mac, Dennis, and Dee are sentenced to coach inner-city children's basketball, while Charlie is sentenced to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and The Waitress (who is also a problem drinker) tricks Charlie into being her sponsor so she can be with Dennis.
- "The Gang Exploits a Miracle": When the gang finds a water stain in the office that bears a striking resemblance to The Virgin Mary, Frank begins charging patrons to see the miracle. Meanwhile, Dennis goes anorexic when Dee tells him that his face is fat, Mac and Charlie become dueling preachers, and a handsome priest (who had a crush on Sweet Dee, but got blown off by her) comes back to visit Dee.
- "The Gang Runs for Office": After realizing the money-making potential of political corruption, the gang decides to help Dennis run for the position of a local comptroller by using every trick in the political scandal book.
- "Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody's Ass": Charlie and Dee start an anti-smoking rally after seeing Mac smoke in the bar in protest over new laws banning smoking in bars and restaurants. Meanwhile, Mac, Dennis, and Frank turn Paddy's Pub into an "anything goes" bar, which turns into a disaster when drug addicts, Vietnamese gamblers, and the incestuous McPoyle brothers begin frequenting.
- "Dennis and Dee Get a New Dad": While surfing the Internet, Dennis and Dee come across a MySpace page of a man who turns out to be their biological father. Meanwhile, Charlie and Mac visit Mac's convict father in jail, and Charlie thinks Frank may be his biological father.
- "The Gang Finds a Dumpster Baby": The gang gets involved in trash and dirty tactics when Dee and Mac find an abandoned baby boy in a Dumpster, Frank and Charlie get into Dumpster diving and end up homeless, Charlie confronts his mom about Frank possibly being his father, and Dennis tricks an environmentalist into chaining himself to a tree to save it from being cut.
- "The Gang Gets Invincible": When the Philadelphia Eagles hold open try-outs à la the movie Invincible, Mac, Dennis, and Dee use the event for their own personal competition. Meanwhile, Frank and Charlie go to a tailgate party, where Frank trips on LSD and make things worse between them and the McPoyles.
- "Dennis and Dee's Mom is Dead": Frank's ex-wife Barbara dies (for real, this time. It's not a trick like it was on "Charlie Gets Crippled"), leaving behind a big inheritance that Frank and Dee will do anything to get. Meanwhile, Mac, Dennis, and Charlie use Barbara's mansion as a men's club to make new male friends.
- "The Gang Gets Held Hostage": While Dee, Dennis, and Mac are held hostage by the McPoyles, Frank crawls through the vents (a la Die Hard) to find his will.
- "The Aluminum Monster vs. Fatty McGoo": Dee is jealous of an old high school friend, who is now thin and making a name for herself with her own boutique. Meanwhile, Frank and Mac run a sweatshop while Dennis tries to find a model for his ill-designed dress.
- "The Gang Solves The North Korea Crisis": The gang find themselves at odds with a more successful Korean pub owner who bears a striking resemblance to former North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il. Meanwhile, Charlie becomes involved with the owner's daughter — until Frank discovers a horrible secret about her when she enters herself in the pub crawl's wet T-shirt contest.
- "The Gang Sells Out": When a restaurant chain offers to buy Paddy's Pub, the guys try to make the deal go through by attempting to show the rep a good time. When she finds out she won't get anything out of the deal, Dee quits her job at Paddy's (again) and pressures The Waitress to get her a job at a TGIFriday's-style restaurant.
- "Frank Sets Sweet Dee on Fire": The gang tries to become local celebrities by creating their own public access news show and making it big on the hip club scene.
- "Sweet Dee is Dating a Retarded Person": Dee begins dating an amateur rapper, whom Dennis and Mac think is mentally retarded. Meanwhile, Frank, Charlie, and Mac start their own band but can't agree on what type of music they should play, especially when Charlie pens a disturbing song about being molested by a strange creature called The Night Man.
- "Mac is a Serial Killer": After reading about a serial killer terrorizing young, pretty blond women, half of The Gang suspects that Mac may be the serial killer when they notice how distant he's become and the other half try to catch the serial killer themselves.
- "Dennis Looks Like a Registered Sex Offender": Dennis is mistaken for a child molester (played by the same guy who plays Dennis, only put in make-up to make him look fat) who has been released from prison due to overcrowding. Meanwhile, Mac and Charlie reunite with Mac's convict father, while Frank begins using Charlie's mom as a "bang maid."
- "The Gang Gets Whacked": In this two-part episode, the gang finds themselves targeted by Philadelphia's Mafia after finding and selling a bag of cocaine found in a pair of stolen speakers, and must pay it off by selling drugs and their bodies.
- "Bums: Making a Mess All Over The City": Mac and Dee become vigilantes to solve the homeless problem. Meanwhile, after buying a junkyard police car to scare the homeless away from the bar, Frank and Dennis dress up in police costumes and begin to abuse the public while Charlie dresses as Al Pacino from Serpico and tries to expose them.
- "The Gang Dances Their Asses Off": Charlie's illiteracy gets the gang in trouble (again) when he puts up Paddy's Pub as the grand prize in a radio dance marathon, so the gang must win the competition—against the enemies they've made so far in the series—to keep the bar.
- "Mac and Dennis: Manhunters": Mac and Dennis decide to hunt for sport, using humans as their prey. Meanwhile, Charlie and Dee become cannibals after eating Frank's pack of human meat.
- "The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis": Mac, Dennis, and Charlie become door-to-door gasoline salespeople to combat the high prices at the pump. Meanwhile, Dee and Frank plot to brand Bruce Mathis (Dennis and Dee's biological father from "Dennis and Dee Get a New Dad") as a terrorist after learning that Barbara's inheritance money is going to be donated to a Muslim community center.
- "America's Next Top Paddy's Billboard Model Contest": In this parody of reality game shows like American Idol and America's Next Top Model, Mac and Frank hold a contest to find a model for a new Paddy's Pub billboard. Meanwhile, Charlie and Dee set out to film a viral video for YouTube.
- "Mac's Banging the Waitress": When Charlie learns that The Waitress has a boyfriend, he enlists the help of his Badass best friend Mac find out who the guy is so he can kick the guy's butt — unaware that the "new boyfriend" is Mac himself.
- "Mac and Charlie Die": In another two-part episode, Mac and Charlie fake their own deaths to avoid the wrath of Mac's father who was released from prison and is out for vengeance. Meanwhile, Frank and Dennis go inside the world of anonymous sex when they discover a glory hole in one of the bathroom stalls, and then mourn (as only they can) the loss of Mac and Charlie when they discover that they've killed themselves.
- "Who Pooped The Bed?": Frank and Charlie try to solve a scatological mystery when they wake up and find a turd under the covers. Meanwhile, Dee takes Artemis and the Waitress on a Sex and the City-style girls' night out on the town.
- "Paddy's Pub: The Worst Bar in Philadelphia": Fisher Stevens (of The Cove fame) guest stars as a newspaper critic who ends up kidnapped by the gang (excluding Frank, as Danny DeVito is not in this episode) after he writes a review about how bad Paddy's Pub is.
- "Dennis Reynolds: An Erotic Life": Dennis finds a manuscript of the memoir he wrote years ago about his many sexual conquests, and Mac and Frank decide to re-enact the scenarios to lend some verisimilitude to Dennis' stories, which lands Dennis in a rehab center with comedian Sinbad and Matchbox 20 frontman, Rob Thomas. Meanwhile, Charlie and Dee show each other what life is like for each other.
- "Sweet Dee Has a Heart Attack": The gang bungles and scams their way through easy healthcare after Sweet Dee has a heart attack and discovers that Frank took her off his insurance, Charlie and Mac get office jobs for the health benefits package, and Frank ends up in a mental hospital a la One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (which Danny DeVito actually was in) after overdosing on anti-anxiety medication.
- "The Gang Cracks the Liberty Bell": In an attempt to turn their bar into a Philadelphia landmark, the gang tells the story of how Paddy's Pub was historically relevant during the Revolutionary War and was the place where the Liberty Bell got its famous crack.
- "The Gang Gets Extreme Home Makeover Edition": The gang try to renovate the home of a poor, Hispanic family — with disastrous results.
- "The Nightman Cometh": Charlie's disturbing song about nocturnal molestation from "Sweet Dee is Dating a Retarded Person" returns when he develops a musical based on it and casts the gang as characters in the sprawling production.
- "The Gang Exploits the Mortgage Crisis": While Frank, Mac, and Dennis try their hand at real estate, Dee arranges to be a surrogate mother to a wealthy couple with a sweet pool. Meanwhile, Charlie faces off with a lawyer on the intricacies of the judicial system.
- "The Gang Hits The Road": The gang goes on a road trip to the Grand Canyon, but their many stops keep them from setting foot out of their home state.
- "The Great Recession": To help the nouveau pauvre people camping outside of their bar thanks to losing everything in the 2008 economic crisis, Mac and Dennis develop their own brand of "fun money" to use in the bar. Meanwhile, Frank suffers a financial loss from the economic downturn, and cuts off the bar's funding so he can start a new business, and Charlie moves back in with his mother, but decides to move into a cardboard box after learning that his creepy uncle (who may have molested him as a child and could be the inspiration for the Nightman song) is also staying with her.
- "The Gang Gives Frank an Intervention": The gang discovers that Frank's sleazy behavior and drug addiction is no fun anymore and decide to stage an intervention to get him to quit.
- "The Waitress is Getting Married": Dee, Frank, Artemis, Mrs. Kelly, and Mrs. Mac team up to derail the upcoming wedding between The Waitress and a man who used to be bullied in high school by girls and is now getting his revenge on those who wronged him. Meanwhile, Charlie tries to move on with his life when he learns that his crush is getting married.
- "The World Series Defense": During a trial, the gang explains to the judge what hell they went through during Game 5 of the World Series.
- "The Gang Wrestles for the Troops": After watching an old video of Hulk Hogan in his "Wrestlemania!" days, Frank, Dennis, Charlie, and Mac decide to get into pro-wrestling to show support for the American troops who are fighting in Iraq. Meanwhile, Sweet Dee visits her online date, but when she finds out that he's wheelchair-bound, she uses Artemis to pose as her online persona "Desert Rose."
- "Paddy's Pub: Home of the Original Kitten Mittens": A merchandising convention comes to town, and the gang comes up with bizarre products to grow the bar's brand name.
- "Mac and Dennis Break Up": Mac and Dennis decide to spend some time apart after Dee compares them to an old married couple. Meanwhile, Charlie lends his feline expertise to help Dee get her cat out of a wall.
- "The D.E.N.N.I.S System": Dennis reveals his foolproof system for seducing and dumping any woman to the rest of the gang (despite that the plan makes every woman Dennis has ever dated hate him), but disaster ensues when none of them can get the steps right.
- "Mac and Charlie Write a Movie": When Dee gets a part in the new M. Night Shyamalan film, Mac and Charlie seize a chance to pitch their movie script, Frank takes on the role of talent agent, and even though Dennis participates in all of it, he can't stop texting.
- "The Gang Reignites The Rivalry": After their ten-year ban from a flip-cup contest has been lifted, the gang tries to reignite their old rivalry with another local bar, but when the gang finds that everyone at the rival bar has grown up and moved on with their lives, they head to Dennis' old fraternity house at the University of Pennsylvania to find new rivals.
- "Mac Fights Gay Marriage": Upon hearing that Carmen (the male-to-female transsexual he secretly dated in "Mac Is a Serial Killer" and first met in "Charlie Has Cancer") is finished her sex change operation and is now married to a man, Mac protests against gay marriage (even though everyone else says that it's a heterosexual marriage since Carmen is post-op and that Mac is jealous that Carmen wouldn't marry him). Meanwhile, Dennis marries his high school crush, Dee spends sometime with hers, and Charlie and Frank marry each other to get health benefits.
- "Dennis Gets Divorced": In this Sequel Episode, Dennis finds that his marriage to his crush isn't all it's cracked up to be and decides to divorce her while Frank and Charlie annul their gay marriage after realizing they can't stand each other.
- "The Gang Buys a Boat": The Gang purchases a boat and have differing ideas of how it should be used: Frank and Charlie want to use the boat to catch shrimp and sell it, while Mac, Dee, and Dennis want to use it as a booze cruise.
- "Mac's Big Break": Mac finally gets his big break after correctly answering a trivia question on the radio. Meanwhile, Frank, Dennis and Dee take their bar-banter to the Internet by making a podcast.
- "Mac and Charlie: White Trash": Mac and Charlie renovate an old pool, while Dee and Dennis are tossed out of a high-class pool club for not being upper-class.
- "Mac's Mom Burns Her House Down": Charlie and Mac try to get their mothers to live together in Mrs. Kelly's house after Mrs. Mac burns her house down. Meanwhile, Frank cares for Dee when she falls ill.
- "Who Got Dee Pregnant?": The gang gets a real scare after Dee reveals that she is pregnant and that one of the guys is the father. The news forces them to enlist the help of others (Frank, Artemis, and even the McPoyles) to recall their last hazy Halloween party to find the culprit.
- "The Gang Gets a New Member": The gang opens a time capsule and tries to make good on the past: Dee takes another shot at acting by visiting her old drama teacher (played by David Foley) and ends up teaching his misbehaved and unmotivated drama class; Mac, Dennis, and Frank try to get their old gang member Shmitty (played by former Saturday Night Live cast member Jason Sudeikis) back into the gang; and Charlie gets a new job as a high school janitor.
- "Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth": Dee continues her new job as a substitute drama teacher and exposes her students to the culture of Paddy's with a field trip to see The Gang filming a low-budget version of the Lethal Weapon movies.
- "Charlie Kelly: King of the Rats": Keeping the basement rodent-free is driving Charlie to insanity, so the gang decides to give him the birthday party of his (twisted) dreams.
- "The Gang Gets Stranded in the Woods": Things go awry as the gang travels to Atlantic City for a charity benefit and end up lost in the woods after a truck crash.
- "Dee Gives Birth": Dee's water breaks and she goes into labor. While Dee is rushed to the hospital to give birth, Mac, Charlie, and Frank throw a party and invite all of Dee's former flings to find out once and for all, who the father of Sweet Dee's unborn child is — until Sweet Dee reveals the identity of the baby's father herself.
- "A Very Sunny Christmas": A missing Christmas Episode that was released on DVD before airing on television, in which Dennis and Dee try to use A Christmas Carol to scare a selfish Frank into being good during the holiday season. Meanwhile, Mac and Charlie discover disturbing secrets about the Christmas traditions they practiced when they were kids.
- "Frank's Pretty Woman": Frank tries to turn his favorite hooker, Roxy, into a presentable woman, but Charlie doesn't want Roxy anywhere near Frank. Meanwhile, Mac begins to gain weight and a doctor's visit reveals that Dennis is more sickly than Mac (the latter of which has Type 2 diabetes, while Dennis is suffering from many vitamin and mineral deficiencies).
- "The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore": Dennis and Dee want to relive their childhood vacation memories, so they drag Mac, Charlie, Frank, and Dennis to their favorite summer spot: the Jersey Shore, where Charlie bonds with an ecstacy-rolling Waitress, Mac and Frank get lost at sea and found by Jersey Shore-style guidos on a party boat, and Dennis and Dee see the dark side of their childhood memories.
- "Frank Reynolds' Little Beauties": Frank freaks out when he finds himself chosen as the emcee of a child beauty pageant, as he fears he'll be branded a pedophile since the last guy who was hired as a child pageant emcee was arrested for sexually molesting one of the contestants. Meanwhile, Dee plots revenge on the pageant's bratty front-runner, and Mac, Dennis and Charlie think they've found their dark horse to win the pageant.
- "Sweet Dee Gets Audited": Desperate times call for desperate and horrible measures when an IRS agent contacts Dee about her latest tax return (in which she listed the surrogate child she carried as a dependent), while Mac, Dennis, and Charlie creates a more democratic way of negotiating plans for the bar.
- "Frank's Brother": Jon Polito (from the movie Miller's Crossing) guest stars as Frank's long-lost brother, who tells the story of how he stole his girlfriend back in the 1960s and 1970s.
- "The Storm of the Century": Jessica Collins (from The Young and the Restless) guest stars as a large-chested news anchor reporting on an upcoming storm that has everyone scrambling to stores for supplies, but, while Frank refuses to buy into the media hype, the gang get swept up in the frenzy.
- "Chardee MacDennis: The Game of Games": On a rainy day, the gang decides to play a board game that brings out the worst in them (though for all of them, it's a short trip).
- "The Anti-Social Network": Mac and Dee use the Internet to cyber-stalk a man who shushed them at a trendy bar, but Dennis and Charlie try to show the two that offline stalking is better. Meanwhile, Frank creates a viral video to advertise Paddy's Pub.
- "The Gang Gets Trapped": The gang's plan to steal an artifact is jeopardized when the owners arrive home unexpectedly.
- "How Mac Got Fat": While in a church confessional, Mac confesses to a priest about why his recent weight gain is The Gang's fault and not his own.
- "Thunder Gun Express": Mac, Charlie, Dennis, Dee, and Frank set off to see a really popular action movie, but when they get stuck in traffic, they split up and resort to backstabbing, theft, manipulation, and unsavory shortcuts to get to the theater in time.
- "The High School Reunion": In yet another two-part episode, the gang fight back against their bullies and rivals while at a high school reunion, only to learn that they were losers back then and nothing's changed.
- "Pop-Pop: The Final Solution": Dennis and Dee are given the difficult decision of whether or not their Nazi grandfather should continue to live on life support. Meanwhile Charlie, Mac and Frank look for a dog painting said to be created by Adolf Hitler himself that was in Pop-Pop's box of Nazi memorabilia.
- "The Gang Recycles Their Trash": Philadelphia's trash men are on strike and the gang decides to go into business for themselves. Mac, Dennis and Charlie use a limousine to collect trash from Philadelphia's rich while Frank and Dee try to undermine the union by getting the city's garbage contract.
- "The Maureen Ponderosa Wedding Massacre": In this parody of zombie horror movies, Dennis, Frank, and Charlie are arrested after everyone goes on an insane rampage, Dennis lives in fear of a horrible thing he did to his ex-wife Maureen, and Sweet Dee freaks out over her crashed car.
- "Charlie and Dee Find Love": Charlie and Dee find themselves mingling with rich people, and they each manage to find a love interest that inspires them to stick around for a tennis tournament that gets out of control.
- "The Gang Gets Analyzed": The Gang pays a visit to Dee's therapist's office in order to determine whose turn it is to wash the dishes.
- "Charlie's Mom Has Cancer": Charlie's mom tells her son that she has lung cancer and needs money for an operation. Meanwhile, Frank thinks his ex-wife is still alive and is hiding money while Dennis is trying to shock some emotion into himself.
- "Frank's Back in Business": When Frank's old company runs into trouble, he puts on his CEO's suit and heads into the corporate jungle, but his decision to make Charlie his right-hand man doesn't work out very well. Elsewhere, Dennis is mistaken for a Canadian businessman after finding his wallet at the bar.
- "Charlie Rules the World": Charlie, Dee, Mac, and Frank become immersed in an online role-playing game, while Dennis goes inside a sensory deprivation tank and takes a trip inside his own mind to find out what reality is.
- "The Gang Dines Out": The Gang goes to Guigino's Italian Restaurant in separate groups, and each group causes a scene when they fear that one of the groups may be planning to humiliate them in public.
- "Reynolds vs. Reynolds: The Cereal Defense": Frank and Dennis go on trial after Frank crashes his car into Dennis' while Dennis was at a red light eating cereal.
- "The Gang Broke Dee": Mac, Dennis, Charlie, and Frank are worried about Dee's well-being when she becomes severely depressed after realizing that the guys were right about her looks and lack of talent as a stand-up comic and an actress. While Dennis tries to find a man who's in her league, Mac, Charlie, and Frank encourage her to revive her stand-up comedy dreams, where her self-depreciating jokes turn her into an overnight sensation.
- "Gun Fever Too: Still Hot": The gang once again tangles with the issue of gun control after Frank appears on a local-access talk show advocating the right to bear arms and Charlie and Mac try to teach at-risk kids how to solve their problems nonviolently.
- "The Gang Tries Desperately to Win An Award": The gang tries to make their bar worthy of a Philly Best Bar Award.
- "Mac and Dennis Buy a Timeshare": Dee and Charlie get roped into a pyramid scheme and try to get themselves out of it by scheming others. Meanwhile, Mac and Dennis go out and try to get some free golf cubs, but end up buying a timeshare instead, and Frank is stuck in a playground coil for unknown reasons.
- "Mac Day": Each member of the gang gets their own day where they get to do whatever they want and the others can't complain about it, so Mac uses his day to serve as a religious experience for the rest of the gang. However, the gang take a shine to Mac's twin cousin (played by Seann William Scottnote ), who, unlike Mac, is good at fighting, comfortable and open with his homosexuality, and nice to the gang.
- "The Gang Saves the Day": While out shopping at a convenience store, a robber comes in and holds up the cashier. While hiding out in one of the aisles, Mac, Dee, Dennis, Frank, and Charlie each imagine what they would do to save the day: Mac pictures being a badass action hero, Dee pictures going into Witness Protection and launching her career as an actress, Dennis pictures getting injured and falling for the nurse assigned to rehabilitate him, Frank pictures getting a hot dog while everyone else dies, and Charlie pictures a Disney-esque life after saving The Waitress.
- "The Gang Gets Quarantined": After Frank announces that there's a flu epidemic in Philadelphia, the gang decides to lock themselves in the bar so they won't catch the flu, but Frank becomes obsessed with keeping everything sanitized while everyone else falls sick.
- "Flowers for Charlie": A Flowers for Algernon parody where Charlie is used as a test subject for a new intelligence pill, which makes him smarter and more aware of his messed-up life. Meanwhile, Dee, Dennis, and Mac get high on gasoline, and Frank tries to bring Charlie back to his dim-witted self.
- "The Gang Makes Lethal Weapon 6": The gang tries to find funding for their unauthorized Lethal Weapon sequel after Frank backs out due to creative differences.
- "The Gang Squashes Their Beefs": In this warped Thanksgiving Episode, the gang decides to invite their enemies to Thanksgiving dinner so they can forgive them for all the crap they've done to them.
- "The Gang Beats Boggs": The gang take to the skies to beat Wade Boggs' beer drinking record of 70 cans.
- "The Gang Group Dates": The gang hosts group dating in the bar. Meanwhile, Dennis becomes obsessed with a website that allows women to rate their dates with men.
- "Psycho Pete Returns": The gang is divided when "Psycho Pete" (an old member of the gang mentioned in "The High School Reunion" who was sent to the mental hospital for killing and cannibalizing his family) returns, fresh from his stay at a mental hospital. Meanwhile, Frank discovers a secret about the "Frog Kid" he befriended when his parents had him institutionalized as a child.
- "Charlie Work": Charlie is fired up to get Paddy's ready for its annual health inspection, but the gang is plotting the most unhygienic scam in the bar.
- "The Gang Spies Like the U.S.": When a Chinese cannery opens next to the bar, the gang take to amateur espionage.
- "The Gang Misses the Boat": When the gang's latest scheme fails, they finally realize that their may be something wrong with them personality-wise and temporarily break up so they can find themselves.
- "Mac Kills His Dad": Mac's unloving dad Luther is in jail on a murder charge, and Mac and Charlie seek to prove his innocence with disastrous consequences. Back at Paddy's, Bill Ponderosa announces his plan to drink himself to death, so Frank, Dennis and Dee seek to either stop him from doing that or find a way to profit from his impending demise.
- "The Gang Goes on Family Fight": The gang goes on a Family Feud-style game show. Hilarity Ensues and Keegan-Michael Key (from Key And Peele and MA Dtv) guest stars.
- "Frank Retires": Frank decides to retire from Paddy's, leading the rest of the gang into a fight to determine the next legal owner.
- "Ass Kickers United: Mac and Charlie Join a Cult": Mac and Charlie get involved in a workout program that may be a cult, but turns out to be a plot hatched by Dennis to keep Mac from eating his Thin Mint cookies.