It’s Always Sunny in Season 3

by Alan Rapp on September 9, 2008

in Home Video

  • Title: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – The Complete Third Season
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“Here’s to you pussyhands!”

A Philly bar, endless amount of dysfunction, jokes about rape, death, sex offenders, kittens trapped in a well, that Marky-Mark movie, ejaculating bums, and North Korea. Although this third season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia isn’t quite as good as the previous volume, there’s plenty of bad behavior and craziness to go around.

Paddy’s Pub regulars Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Dee (Kaitlin Olson), Mac (Kaitlin Olson), Charlie (Charlie Day), and Frank (Danny DeVito) all return along with some recurring characters like Charlie’s waitress (Mary Elizabeth Ellis), the McPoyles (Jimmi Simpson, Nate Mooney), Charlie’s Mom (Lynne Marie Stewart), Mac’s tranny girlfriend (Brittany Daniel) and father (Gregory Scott Cummins) and Rickety Cricket (David Hornsby).  New characters include an entire clan of McPoyles, Dee’s old high school friend Fatty McGoo (Judy Greer), and Charlie’s 12 year-old Asian fiance (Tania Gunadi).

The bad behavior and even worse choices are back as the gang gets on the bad side of the mob in “The Gang Gets Whacked,” play cops and vigilantes in “Bums: Making a Mess All Over the City,” and deal with the troubling fact that “Dennis Looks Like a Registered Sex Offender.”

Perhaps the best episode of this season involves “Sweet Dee’s Dating a Retarded Person” where Dee begins dating an upcoming rapper that may, or may not, be retarded.  Unbelievably wrong?  In so many ways, but also damn funny!

As politically incorrect as anything you can find on TV, the show finds humor in some of the most bizarre ways (Frank pimping out his son and setting his daughter on fire, Charlie’s scary rendition of Night Man, and the general all-around crappy behavior that makes you wonder why someone hasn’t had these people killed yet).  The first volume of the series on DVD was an easy recommendation, and although this one doesn’t quite measure up it’s still worth checking out.

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