|"Chardee MacDennis: The Game of Games"|
|Season Seven, Episode Seven|
|Writer||Charlie Day & Rob McElhenney|
|Air Date||October 27, 2011|
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"Chardee MacDennis: The Game of Games" is the seventh episode of the seventh season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Another rainy day in Philadelphia. The gang can't go out and play, so they stay indoors and play a board game of their own devising. (It doesn't much resemble Chutes and Ladders). They also drink.
Charlie, Dee, Frank, and Dennis sit in Paddy's and mumble to each other about being bored. Mac arrives and they all celebrate because they assume he will have some news for them to get angry and motivated about. When he doesn't, Dennis suggests playing an old game they invented call "Chardee MacDennis".
Dee and Dennis (also known as team Golden Geese) have won all 18 previous times playing so they put the rookie Frank on Charlie and Mac's team. While the play the game, which is described below, Dennis and Dee continue to dominate at the game while Frank only drags Mac and Charlie down further. At one point in time he is sent to "jail", which is a dog kennel. While in the kennel with the book of rules, Dennis splashed his beer in his face. When he was released from the kennel, (because he ate the ingredients of a cake) he told Mac and Charlie he had a plan.
During Round 3, Frank spilled his wine. Mac and Charlie grabbed Dee and Dennis' drinks and found out they were drinking water, effectively cheating for all 18 games. This made them tied and as they were arguing the time ran out. The timebreak, flipping a coin, gave Mac and Charlie a 50% chance at winning - the highest they've ever had.
In the end, Dennis and Dee won again and got to smash Mac and Charlie's game pieces.
- No other characters appear in this episode besides the Gang.
- It's the second episode in the whole series which takes place entirely in Paddy's Pub (first - 03x04). That episode does use multiple sets, such as the bathroom and the roof, but this episode is entirely on one set, the main tap room.
- Charlie's favorite board game is "Hungry Hungry Hippos".
- The timer has never gone off before the game ended until the one played in this episode.
- "We Built This City" by Starship plays during the opening scene of this episode.
- Schubert's "Moment Musical (Op. 94, No. 3)" plays during Pre-Level Breaks and the closing credits.
- The game board is nailed down so Mac doesn't throw it when he becomes angry. Mac freely admits this and adds that he will forget about it.
- The Black Card's "FLIP A COIN" line can clearly be read from the card before Frank actually reads it aloud.
- Chardee MacDennis is a mash-up of the Gang's favorite games. Similarly, the game's name is a mash-up of their names, because they "couldn't agree upon one".
- This episode is an example of a "bottle episode", done on a single set with only the regular cast and no guest stars. Often, these episodes are done to hold down production costs for the season, but can also be done to refocus attention on the core cast of a show.
- Chardee MacDennis - A description of the game.
|—||“It's a goddamn mind boggler.”|
|“Yeah, I've never really understood it, but the point is, if Mac's telling you what to do, listen.”||—|
|—||“Save it, Frank. There's no way we can beat them, okay? They are tailor-made for Level Three. Last time we played, Dee got "Emotional Battery". We berated that bitch for, like, two straight hours!..”|
|“I mean, really personal stuff...”||—|
|—||“Way over the line!..”|
|“The kind of stuff that cuts you to the core, you know?”||—|
|—||“She held it together without a single tear.”|
| “Dude, when her two minutes were out, she cried for a month straight.
Every day, crying all day long. It was... depressing.”
|—||“Yeah, it was really sad. She talked about taking too many pills...”|
|“I think she tried to kill herself.”||—|
|—||“She did, she did. I saw it, but I didn't tell you about it...”|
|Season 7 Episodes|
| 1. "Frank's Pretty Woman"|
2. "The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore"
3. "Frank Reynolds' Little Beauties"
4. "Sweet Dee Gets Audited"
5. "Frank's Brother"
6. "The Storm of the Century"
7. "Chardee MacDennis: The Game of Games"
| 8. "The ANTI-Social Network"|
9. "The Gang Gets Trapped"
10. "How Mac Got Fat"
11. "Thunder Gun Express"
12. "The High School Reunion"
13. "The High School Reunion, Part 2: The Gang's Revenge"