IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA "The Gang Exploits The Mortgage Crisis" Early Review Season 5


Today I got the privilege of checking out the first episode of Season 5 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, "The Gang Exploits The Mortgage Crisis," which premiers on FX on September 17th 2009.


So what can I tell you about the first episode? Well, within the first minute it's revealed that somebody is having a baby (I won't tell you who) and Frank has just purchased a foreclosed house. The only problem with said house is that the family is still living in it, and will be for the next 90 days. This doesn't sit well with Frank, who is eager to flip it for a quick buck. Mac and Dennis come to Frank's aid and pose as gay realty partners, "Honey & Vinegar" to sell it off before it becomes more a burden. Yes, that's right, and if that doesn't give you enough reason to check out season 5 I'm not sure what does.


Meanwhile, Charlie challenges the home owner's lawyer to a duel and Dee tries to negotiate a business opportunity of her own. Frank also makes a few hilarious appearances and as always, does not disappoint. All said, it's a great episode that is full of laughs and an encouraging beginning to season 5. Episode one also contains a nice guest star appearance by Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men).


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Sep 17, 2009 10:46PM EDT

This episode really epitomizes way Its always sunny is such genius comedy writing. They take a real issue such as the mortgage crisis and make comedic gold out of it. I would never have thought someone could make abortion, high oil prices, or gun law funny, but that is exactly what this show does. And this first episode was one of the funniest ones they have ever made. Mac and Dennis playing the good realator bad realator team of Honey and Vinegar was priceless.

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