Friday, August 18, 2006


Here's something I wrote back on Thursday, May 25, 2006 about 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia':

When the show returns to FX on June 29th, Danny DeVito will be part of the cast as the father to Dennis and Dee.

Of the quartet that makes up the cast, however, I think he'd have been more believable as the father of Charlie.

But tele-genetics have never been a priority among casting agents.....

That may be so, but I should have trusted in the writing talents of Mssrs. Howerton, Day, and McElhenny. The season finale aired last night, in which Dennis and Dee found out that Frank (DeVito) wasn't their biological father after all. Turns out that Mr. Goody-Two-Shoes-Image from '7th Heaven', Stephen Collins, was their real dad and he was great in the role of the too-good-to-be-true millionaire philanthropist.

That at least served the purposes of the science department here at Toobworld Central when it came to their family's tele-genetics. But then, in a tie-it-all-together final scene that could put the best of 'Seinfeld' to shame, we learned that DeVito's character once had a one-night stand with Charlie's Mom thirty years before. And that would mean......

It was a great way to end the second season, which totally avoided a sophomore slump by ratcheting up the selfish, boorish behavior of the quartet of main characters in such an outrageous manner that it will be sure to cause palpitations in jerks like Wildmon, Bozell, and the clowns at the FCC.

And even though I called it back in May, even though they telegraphed it (now that I look back upon it) all through the episode, I never saw that final moment coming.

These guys are genius.

And Dee's pretty sweet as well.


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