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The Gang Runs for Office 

The gang discovers that if you run for office, people will pay you to quit. So of course, the gang exploits this and Dennis runs for office. At the same time Frank and Charlie try to stop this, which ends up in a feud.

Director:

Daniel Attias (as Dan Attias)

Writers:

Rob McElhenney (developer), Glenn Howerton (developer) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Charlie Day ... Charlie Kelly
Glenn Howerton ... Dennis Reynolds
Rob McElhenney ... Mac
Kaitlin Olson ... Dee Reynolds
Danny DeVito ... Frank Reynolds
John Rosenfeld ... Morris
Dona Hardy ... Old Woman
Damian Young ... Jack Stanford
Gregory R. Goliath Gregory R. Goliath ... Marvin (as Goliath Gregory)
Patrick Thomas O'Brien ... Associate
Kelley Birney Kelley Birney ... Woman with Baby
Brian Fitzpatrick ... Eddie (as Brian Thomas Fitzpatrick)
Edward James Gage ... Phil
Catherine Schreiber ... Angry woman
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Storyline

The gang discovers that if you run for office, people will pay you to quit. So of course, the gang exploits this and Dennis runs for office. At the same time Frank and Charlie try to stop this, which ends up in a feud.

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Genres:

Comedy

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2006 (USA) See more »

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Color:

Color

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4:3 Full Frame
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Trivia

Brian Fitzpatrick, who plays one of the officers at the end, once appeared on a show called NightMan. Nightman is a recurring character created by Charlie in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. See more »

Goofs

(at around 8 mins) As Mac is leaving the union office a camera man wearing a black shirt can be seen to the left of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Dennis Reynolds: Hello, fellow American. This you should vote me. I leave power. Good. Thank you. Thank you. If you vote me, I am hot. What? Taxes. They'll be lower, son. The democratic vote for me is the right thing to do, Philadelphia. So do.
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Temptation Sensation (Main Title)
Written by Heinz Kiessling
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A fine return to form
5 August 2006 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

After a series of fairly disappointing episodes, "The Gang Runs for Office" is a fine return to form for "Sunny." Returning to the style of the first season (Season Two has taken a somewhat darker approach so far), this episode features Frank (Danny DeVito) telling the gang how politicians can make money by soliciting bribes while running for office. This sparks the imagination of Mac (Rob McElhenney) who decides to become campaign manager for Dennis ("He has JFK hair").

After Mac is fired, Charlie (Charlie Day) takes over as campaign manager. Mac decides to try to solicit a bribe anyway and ends up being blackmailed by politicians he calls "nerds." Meanwhile, Dee (Kaitlin Olsen) is mentored by her father Frank and turned into a bimbo by him so that he can use her as a pawn in a bribe-game with a seedy, sexist politician.

This episode has a lot of ironic twists and turns and all the loose plots connect together at the end. It's one of my favorite episodes of Season Two so far and I'd probably rank it as one of the very best of the entire season.

I felt let down by the last two or three episodes but this was really a return to form as far as I'm concerned. The writing and jokes are all on par with the season debut ("The Gang Gets Handicapped") and the political incorrectness is hilarious.


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