From Business Man To Bed Pooper: 12 Steps In The Devolution Of ‘Always Sunny’s’ Frank Reynolds

Wednesday, November 16 by

The Gang Gives Frank an Intervention

This Always Sunny classic is one of the few times the series acknowledged just how much Frank had changed, and as a result, the gang plans and intervention. This solves nothing, but we do get to see Frank hit on his newly widowed sister-in-law, and failing that, try to bang his niece. He rationalizes it by the fact that they aren’t blood related. Frank also demonstrates a touch of his former inventive spirit, pouring wine into a cola can for added convenience. The episode features a Frank quote that pretty much sums up everything: “I don’t know how many years on this Earth I got left… I’m gonna get real weird with it.”

The Gang Wrestles For The Troops

When Paddy’s Pub decides to organize a wrestling match to welcome home returning U.S. soldiers, Frank invents a wrestling persona called “The Trashman.” This consists of Frank eating actual garbage, and then attacking his opponent with a trash can. This is all fun and games until Frank seriously injures the long suffering Cricket, nearly killing him. Still though, he won the match, and the troops all seemed to have a pretty good time.

The D.E.N.N.I.S. System

The D.E.N.N.I.S. System is the name of Dennis’ plan for seducing and abandoning women. This has little to do with Frank, until it is revealed that Mac picks up these now vulnerable women where Dennis left off, and then Frank swoops in for “the scraps.” This episode also features Frank in his persona of Dr. Mantis Toboggan, M.D., when he (falsely) informs Dennis that he has “got the AIDS- big time!”

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