The Office and 30 Rock haven’t premiered yet, but I’m still pretty confident that It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is the funniest show on TV. Didn’t catch the season premiere? Well, Charlie and Dee become cannibals, while Mac and Dennis go hunting for a homeless man. Awesome.
Charlie and Dee:
Charlie and Dee keep stealing Frank’s exotic meat, so Frank gets back at them by sneaking them some delicious human. They’re a little horrified, but in true It’s Always Sunny fashion, they also crave more. They spend the rest of the episode trying to find more man flesh, at one point almost murdering a homeless man to harvest his loins. In the end, Frank reveals that it was actually raccoon meat, which is much more affordable when bought by the pound.
Mac and Dennis:
After telling Frank he’s a pussy for hunting something that can’t "hunt him back," Mac and Dennis set off on an epic pursuit of Rickety Cricket. They argue about what they’ll actually do if they catch him, but ultimately they land on teabagging. During the hunt, Frank convinces himself that he lived the events of First Blood. I guess it kind of makes sense. Danny DeVito and Sylvester Stallone are probably about the same age and height.
I hate going into things with really high hopes because they have a tendency to get dashed like a beer bottle during a bar fight. The last episode before the writer’s strike ("The Gang Dances Their Asses Off") was probably the single funniest episode of any TV show I have ever seen and still, the premiere didn’t let me down.
Obviously, I left all of the jokes out of my recap, since reading them here instead of watching them is like watching Sex and the City while trying to masturbate. But, the writing is perfect and I’m now kicking myself even harder for waiting until the beginning of season 3 to get into this show.
Morgue worker: "I like yogurt up my ass and a popsicle stick in my mouth."
Charlie: "Cannibalism, racism, Dee? That’s not for us. Those are the decisions that are best left to the suits in Washington. We’re just here to eat some dude."
If I could vote Charlie for president, I certainly would.