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"The Gang Cracks the Liberty Bell"
The Gang Cracks the Liberty Bell
Season Four, Episode Eleven
Writer Rob McElhenney & Glenn Howerton & David Hornsby
Director Matt Shakman
Air Date November 6, 2008

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"The Gang Cracks the Liberty Bell" is the eleventh episode of the fourth season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

In an attempt to turn their bar into a Philadelphia landmark, the gang tells the story of how Paddy's Pub was historically relevant during the Revolutionary War.


2:30PM on a Thursday

Recurring RolesEdit

Sodomizing of the King before the Queen

Guest StarsEdit

  • Pat Crawford Brown as Woman-Historical Society
  • Marco Akiaten as Native American Elder
  • Steven Flores as Younger Native American
  • Dave Gueriera as Thug
  • Dennis W. Hall as Pumpkin Guy
  • Matt Vinci as Patriot


  • This episode was inspired by a historical tour of Philadelphia that the cast went on.
  • Mac owns an unsleeved T-shirt with a picture of the Liberty Bell on it. ("Charlie Wants an Abortion")
  • Charlie is pretty sure that the American Revolution started in 1412 - i.e. even before Columbus discovered America.
  • The Liberty Bell cracked sometime between 1817 and 1846, decades after the Gang's story.
  • The scene of Col. Cricket getting his head blown off was inspired by the exploding head scene in the movie Scanners.
  • Charles and Franklin mock the sleeping situation of the Native American father and son they go to visit, saying that the fact they must sleep on the same bearskin means they are "losers".  Because, obviously, a fold-out couch is much better.  (See especially Who Pooped the Bed?  for a vivid illustration of Charlie and Frank's own sleeping situation.)
  • Dennis is seen reading "The Way to Wealth " by Benjamin Franklin at the bar of Patrick's Pub.


Frank: (to Dee) Damn your necromancy, woman!



Rickety Cricket: Why does he keep spitting into my mouth?! Who is this man?



Charlie: (referring to Colonel Cricket) Wait, wait, wait... check his pulse.
Dee: He doesn't have a head, Charlie!

External LinksEdit

Season 4 Episodes
  1. "Mac and Dennis: Manhunters"
2. "The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis"
3. "America's Next Top Paddy's Billboard Model Contest"
4. "Mac's Banging the Waitress"
5. "Mac and Charlie Die (Part 1)"
6. "Mac and Charlie Die (Part 2)"
7. "Who Pooped the Bed?"
 8. "Paddy's Pub: The Worst Bar in Philadelphia"
 9. "Dennis Reynolds: An Erotic Life"
10. "Sweet Dee Has a Heart Attack"
11. "The Gang Cracks the Liberty Bell"
12. "The Gang Gets Extreme: Home Makeover Edition"
13. "The Nightman Cometh"

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