Always Sunny Aficionado: One of the reasons I love It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is how the sheer political incorrectness/ridiculousity brings light to otherwise serious issues. Plus, the self-centered “gang” and their band of unique acquaintances have an infinitely entertaining amount of quirks. I’m here every week to give you the scoop on what I think…and hear what you have to say, too.
SEASON 6: EPISODE 5: MAC & CHARLIE: WHITE TRASH
We join the gang this week in the midst of a heat wave. Mac and Charlie are trying to beat the heat by joining a classy swim club…until they find out that membership is at capacity. As an alternative, they try the pool they used to go to as kids—but there’s no water, it’s just a hole filled with lawn chairs, a mattress and other crap. They get the idea to fix it up as their own swim club.
Mac and Charlie realize fixing up the pool will cost money, so they approach Frank to ask if he would like to invest in their project. To “level with him” Mac wears a gold chain and makes a project presentation. It doesn’t work.
The gang gets on the subject of class, and Dennis explains that since he and Dee were born upper class, they will always be upper class. D&D think that Mac and Charlie weren’t allowed in the club because they are lower class, a.k.a. “white trash.” Frank prefers living on the fringes of society.
Upper class Dennis and Dee decide to go to the upper-crust swim club replete in a red polo for him and a neon visor for her. They are also turned away and told that pool membership is full. Dee chalks this up to discrimination decrying, “I bet you don’t have any fat people here.” …And is that Dee snot-rocketing the attendant? Classy. Dennis and Dee then head to the public pool and thus experience culture shock. Dee steps on broken glass in the pool and Frank eats watermelon.
Back to the abandoned pool where Mac and Charlie are trying to strategically plan out their new swim club. They’re making progress—hoisting a whole mattress out of the old pool…until they realize that the mattress was their ladder and they are now stuck in the hole of an empty pool with trash.
They attempt to scale the wall, but that doesn’t work. Charlie realizes that his phone is ringing (he’s had it the whole time they were stuck) and picks it up to hear Dennis and Dee at their “classy” pool. Mac brags that their pool is very “private” and inquires about the “Mexican music” he hears at the “classy” pool. Oh, and, come to find out that Charlie is actually felon class since he buys the type of disposable cell phone that drug dealers do.
Mac and Charlie decide that they should use the felon phone to order food. They pick Italian because they think the delivery guy will be big and strong and haul them out of the hole. Their pizza arrives—but the deliverer is actually Asian. They ask the delivery dude to send the hose down but they piss him off and he leaves. Mac attempts to climb the hose but sets the water off instead.
Dennis and Dee are back at the “upper class” pool where they’re begging someone to be their sponsor. Dee is bleeding from getting hit by rocks at the public club and Frank shows up scratched up as well. The Reynolds attempt to jump in the verboten pool in the name of class equality.
Meanwhile, Charlie and Mac are still stuck in their hole, making graffiti and praying. The Reynolds show up and find M&C in the abandoned pool. The gang gets in a fight about which one of them is sincerely white trash—but they all make up, give up on pools and swim clubs, and finally pop a hydrant to beat the heat, Philly-style.
GIRL TALK TIME: What was your favorite part of the episode? How do you beat the heat? I love Dee and Dennis attempting to get into the swim club…nice snot rocket, upper class girl! Mac’s terminology of the phone was also awesome.