Alan Sepinwall may be reached at. Each person truly believes that they deserve the credit. First, and most prominent, is the variety of toxins and harmful gasses constantly being ingested by various members of the Gang. Charlie takes the health inspector down into the basement, which Frank - painted all in black - plays a note on a recorder to match the carbon monoxide detector's noise. Charlie eventually gives up on receiving any help. We used the real downtown location for when the delivery guy is first seated and Charlie sees Devito running away. And the only music played throughout is a busker outside playing the drums.
In fact, the tracking shot was inspired by the now infamous one on True Detective last season, just minus the Wu-Tang score. Going into the basement the last time, it becomes very dark before it becomes light again, and when he opens the door to let the lady out the camera focuses too much on the door for a second to be natural. The end result of such non-stop ingestion of mind-altering substances should be. I couldn't help but wonder if those were some snide jabs at their own writing sessions when developing a new season. He also later returns to New Jersey to visit the and, unlike Dee and Dennis, has a wonderful time there. For this episode we also built a partial back alley on stage.
Charlie tries to persuade Frank to take a , but Frank adamantly refuses. This is by far the most intense episode this season and it works great! Compared to the rest of the Gang, Charlie is ironically the only one with a more or less reliable work ethic who takes pride in his job, though his methods range from well meaning but incompetent addressing high electricity prices by purchasing an even more expensive portable generator to actually quite skilled successfully managing to trick the health inspectors into giving the pub a passing grade. Man I love that movie. Those were the only two I clearly saw though. Every day, Pepe's mail is getting sent back to me.
Literally everyone around him, of course. Initially introduced as a half-assed attempt to pass off his lack of shoes and a shirt, this later becomes a crucial element to fool the health inspector into giving the bar a passing grade. And who's the biggest crackhead who hangs around Paddy's, you ask? I'll have to watch the episode again to decide if this theory really fits, but I hope it does as it would just be one more sheer genius layer of comedy on top of this already fantastic episode. If you have any legal complaints please contact the appropriate media file hosters. Charlie clogged the furnace vent to fill the basement with fumes to drive away the rats for the inspection. Back upstairs Dee shows the delivery driver out of Paddy's, and Charlie tells the inspector he's just another drunk patron. But what if Dennis has already murdered someone? He would have been unceremoniously fired and blackballed from the industry, and as a result stuck working a waiter job at a local restaurant.
The show is already a constant stream of riffing, and the use of the continuous shot only adds to the Charlie's flawless orchestration. Before delving too deep, the explanation must be prefaced by reiterating something: Dennis is really, really obsessed with skin - in a way weirdly reminiscent to Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs. And it's certainly true that - on a surface level - the same has happened with It's Always Sunny characters: Frank has grown infinitely more depraved, Charlie is progressively dumber and more illiterate, Dennis' sociopathy seems to increase every season, Mac's self-delusions grow and grow, and Sweet Dee's patheticness and rage have steadily increased. The way Charlie controls everything is very similar to how a perfect director may control a large cast while improv actors also move around the set. Took about twelve takes if I remember right.
They have no choice but to constantly be around others who are just as monstrous, selfish, and uncaring as they are, and even in their brief moments of self-awareness can think of no way out of their situation or how to make positive changes in their lives. He even went as far as to challenge The Lawyer to a. There is no set on location. They're so inherently toxic and self-serving, it's impossible to have the Gang involved in your life without also bringing your life to ruin. Charlie arrives at the pub and walks into the gangs latest scheme, which involves a lot of chickens. Frank stayed with Charlie originally as a temporary means to hide both himself and his assets from his gold-digging wife. And the fact that an episode worthy of that space can still be made 10 seasons in is nothing short of miraculous.
Why would he finally give in to his murderous rage now? And we wanted to get that sense of live theater back. I think the inspection day is just showing how much Charlie actually cares about his job, for whatever reason. After threatening him with a bag of Anthrax actually just powdered sugar he writes a song for her, which she calls pathetic. I actually had to stop the episode to regroup. Charlie's genuine affection for The Waitress, twisted and sociopathic as it often is, has been cited by co-creator as an element that grounds The Gang's misadventures somewhat.
Dennis: It was Mac's stupid plan. But regardless, I found it to be a hilarious way to shoot the episode after having just recently seen Birdman and enjoying it. . Sporting a mind-boggling single take not dissimilar to the much raved about scene from during basically the entirety of the health inspection, the Sunny crew clearly have a point to make tonight. His thoughts and actions are not only fast but calculated.
While she inspects the women's restroom, Dennis and Mac transport some of the steaks into the office to contaminate them with chicken feathers and re-package them via vacuum sealer their scam involves them returning the steaks for cash. It is a crude collection of images and characters from his dreams. He promises that he will make sure all their schemes are completed as long as they all calm down and listen to him. Thus puts Charlie into overdrive mood, as he has to get Paddy's in working condition enough to pass the health inspection being given by a newer, far harsher inspector. The health inspector arrives and it's a new woman that is not as lenient as the former inspector. As he said in a , him and the rest of the cast know their characters so well, that situations like this allow them to breath new life into their pre-existing idiosyncrasies — even if it's not in the script. Mac: Then why did you scratch me? But it got even better - not only did Dennis get to show everyone that he'd gotten away with taking the identity of Brian LeFevre - he got to show everyone that he killed Brian LeFevre as well.
It was rehearsed at the end of a Tuesday if I remember. The point is - the implications the show has made about Dennis is not just that he was some run-of-the-mill killer, but that he had a specific fixation on skin. Working with others, especially creatively, or when scheming for airline miles a la Punch Drunk Love with chickens and steak, can definitely be difficult — as Mac seemed to find out: How can a whole group have the same idea? I couldn't tell if the episode was poking fun at Birdman, paying homage to its awesomeness, or if it was just shot that way coincidentally. You see all this shit from Charlie's point of view and it seems so important but nobody cared at all. Apparently the gang now has a vacuum sealer, procured for the scheme, which will likely also make a return appearance.