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Review: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Season 8, Episode 1)

Pop-Pop: The Final Solution

The description on IMDB says, “Charlie finds out that he was adopted and meets his biological father, who is dating the waitress.” It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Season 8)

Well played.

The Season 8 premiere of Sunny opens with the Reynolds twins having to decide whether or not to euthanize Pop-Pop, their ex-Nazi grandfather who is currently in a coma and on life support. While Dennis and Dee wrestle with the decision whether or not to pull the plug, Frank, Mac, and Charlie attempt to locate Pop-Pop’s Nazi treasure. In the end, Pop-Pop was removed from life support but he lived to goose-step another day.

If you were hoping to catch a glimpse of the rotund goodness that is Mac’s belly, demurely peeking out from beneath a food-stained t-shirt, then I have some bad news for you: Mac isn’t fat anymore. The now svelte and clean-shaven Mac was donning a special pair of sunglasses to perfect his ocular pat-down skills, due to his “unfortunate weight loss [putting the bar] in extreme risk”.

Tom Bower as Pop-Pop in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Season 8, Episode 1)The episode would not have been complete without the Reynolds’ oven-warming home movies featuring Dennis and Dee, engulfed in a sea of adorable Aryan children, Nazi-saluting in unison at a White Pride summer camp.

Guest stars included Sunny writer, David Hornsby, as Rickety Cricket and Tom Bower (The Laramie Project) reprising his role as Pop-Pop.

As usual, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia did not disappoint. I laughed, I cringed, I seriously considered whether or not my grandfather might have been a Nazi.

- It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
- FX

Written by: Kimberly1978VA
Oct 12th, 2012, 2:25 am

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