It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Review: “Reynolds vs. Reynolds: The Cereal Defense” (Season 8, Episode 10)


The trial goes on a bit longer, before it’s finally revealed that the reason Dee is so passionate about defending Dennis is she wants to set a precedent for this sort of thing, since her car is always getting ruined and no one even discusses paying for it. No one has any idea what she’s talking about, and thinks she’s just making up the car getting ruined.

The Gang then decides the only way to see once and for all who is at fault is to have Dennis drive around while eating cereal and Frank drive home with Charlie giving him directions. Dennis’ cereal technique is flawless, but Frank gets overwhelmed by both Charlie and Dee giving him directions and ends up crashing his car into Dennis’ again. The Gang decides that the reason Frank crashed was because of Dee, so Dee can pay for the damages, case closed.

While I thought the highlight of the episode would have been Charlie delving too deep into his lawyer persona, it ended up being how easily Charlie was swayed by the minute things that everyone else said, and the brilliant argument Mac put forth in regard to evolution. Both of those bits of the episode were absolutely hilarious, and will be often quoted by fans of the show for a long time to come.

This was another truly great episode to cap off a phenomenal season 8 for It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. The show took creative liberties on the traditional sitcom format time and time again and it always paid off. The episodes where they stuck to what they had always done were as funny as ever, making this season a thoroughly enjoyable one.

Other Random Notes

  • “Do you understand genetic mutations at all?”
  • I’d just like to point out again how Frank was listening to prerecorded directions from Charlie.
  • “I got glasses! I just need new lenses.”
  • It is somewhat true that when anyone is accused of anything people assume that person is automatically guilty.
  • “One might even call it donkey-brained…”
  • Mac’s just a regular dude, he drinks beer, rock flag and eagle right Charlie? It’s true that Americans don’t have to change their minds, regardless of the facts set out before them.
  • Cereal in the car has a very high spill factor.
  • Science is a liar sometimes.

It’s been a true treat to review this season of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. In my opinion this season is the best in show history, and we can only hope that this quality continues for many years to come. 

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