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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Episode: "Dennis Gets Divorced"

Season 6, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: Dennis' marriage to Maureen Ponderosa (Catherine Reitman) hits a snag, as does Charlie's marriage to Frank. And Dee, it seems, has come between Bill Ponderosa (Lance Barber) and his wife.
Original Air Date: Sep 23, 2010
Guest Cast Lance Barber: Bill Ponderosa Andrew Friedman: Uncle Jack Brian Unger: Attorney Jamie Sorrentini: Slutty Woman Catherine Reitman: Maureen Ponderosa
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Season 6, Episode 2
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Length: 21:15
Aired: 9/23/2010
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In our second episode of the season, we are back to tackling the topic of marriage. Now, however, everyone seems to be trying to get out of their new relationships.  Dennis, still realizing the terrible mistake he's made with Maureen, is trying to sneak out of the apartment without waking her. Not only does she wake up but also reminds him that she has no job, has taken over the apartment and is — as Dennis puts it — "all mine, all the time".

At Patty's, Frank and Charlie's marriage has obviously hit the rocks. Frank still thinks he's getting nothing out of the deal and is explaining to Charlie that what he thought was a phone bill was actually a pre-nup that he signed. The obvious question and confusion of signing a phone bill is quickly brought to light by Dennis. Mac is enjoying a bath right at the bar — as he has no home  thanks to Dennis' bride and new roommate. Receiving text after text from Bill Ponderosa, it is shown that Dee has become the object of his affection — to the point where he's even bought her a new car. Unfortunately, it also seems that he's come clean to his wife and attempts to move in with Dee, downgrading what suddenly seemed like a sweet deal for her.

As Dennis realizes he never had a bachelor party, he enlists Mac, as his best man, to take the gang to the strip club to celebrate. Frank and Charlie spend the night discussing marriage and finances while Dennis and Mac proceed to drink too much and make the most of the party. Arriving home that night, Maureen is none too pleased to hear them enter the apartment, screaming and drinking, at two in the morning. Dennis, as drunk as he is, makes his true feelings for Maureen known. He explains that this is not the Maureen Ponderosa he knew back in high school (even insulting her prized cat sweaters). Things take a rough turn as she threatens to sue him for abuse, while pounding her chest with her fist. Mac quickly recognizes this as the move "Marky Mark" pulled in the movie Fear.

Dee enters her apartment to find Bill pathetically sitting on her couch in his underwear and making himself at home. She quickly kicks him out and lets it be known that she is disgusted by him but, more importantly, that she will be keeping the car. He packs up and leaves. Dee drives Bill to his house where, instead of making amends with his wife, he runs out with kids in tow and jumps in the car — not the plan Dee had in mind.

Back at the bar, Frank and Charlie are bickering like an old, married couple (too close to reality) to point where divorce is mentioned. Lucky for the Always Sunny viewers, Charlie gets the only lawyer he knows (that doesn't have a restraining order against him) to handle things: Uncle Jack. It takes no time to remember how awkward and uncomfortable Jack can make any man with his touchy-feely ways.

Outside, Dee is arguing with Bill when another mistress shows up and takes her (and what Dee thought was her) car back, followed by Bill's wife arriving to scream at him and take her children back.

Another pleasant surprise for the show's audience is that Maureen has found legal counsel in our favorite Always Sunny lawyer, played by Brian Unger. He has taken the case pro bono in an effort to take the gang down yet again. After a quick meeting with Uncle Jack, Dennis gets his apartment back, though at the toll of taking on all of Maureen's debt (about $90k) and now owes her alimony (not the best job "lawyering" by Uncle Jack).  In his defense, Jack explains how Maureen's lawyer is "very good".

Some more life lessons learned by all: 

  • A) Don't get married unless you know he/she is the one and not just for your own benefit
  • B) Try not to get involved in another marriage, especially when it involves a brand new BMW, another mistress and a wife and kids.

Now I'll spend the remainder of the week wondering what can happen next week when the gang buys a boat.  See you then.

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In our second episode of the season, we are back to tackling the topic of marriage. Now, however, everyone seems to be trying to get out of their new relationships.  Dennis, still realizing the terrible mistake he's made with Maureen, is trying to sneak out of the apartment without waking her. Not only does she wake up but also reminds him that she has no job, has taken over the apartment and is — as Dennis puts it — "all mine, all the time".

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Premiered: August 04, 2005, on FX
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: Seriously dark comedy about four dissolute friends who run a struggling pub in Philadelphia. Dennis, Dee, Mac and Charlie are absolutely (even gleefully) amoral. They're 'Seinfeld' characters on steroids, clowning their way through story lines that 'Seinfeld' writers wouldn't have touched.

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