Air date: Oct 23, 2013
  • Network: FX (seasons 1-8), FXX





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Flowers for Charlie

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Flowers for Charlie

"Flowers For Charlie" is the eigth episode of the ninth season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

When an experiment successfully multiplies Charlie's intellect and takes him away from the bar, the rest of the gang find themselves struggling to complete the menial 'Charlie Work ' that has kept the bar running for so long.



Recurring Roles

  • Mary Elizabeth Ellis as Waitress
  • Guest Stars

  • Mary Elizabeth Ellis as Waitress
  • Jimmy Ouyang as Tang-See
  • Burn Gorman as Scientist
  • Trivia

  • This episode has a reunion of sorts with Charlie Day and Burn Gorman who both starred in the 2013 Blockbuster, Pacific Rim.
  • This episode is dedicated to Jim Fuller who passed away in September of 2013. Jim worked on a few episodes of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia and was also an assistant director on the hit show, Glee.
  • The title of the episode, along with its basic plot structure, is a reference to the novel Flowers for Algernon, in which a mentally challenged man receives an experimental procedure that (temporarily) makes him a genius.
  • This episode was written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creators of Game of Thrones HBO tv series.
  • Mac carries the rat-bashing stick that The Gang made for Charlie as a present in the episode "Charlie Kelly: King of the Rats".
  • This episode contains yet another reference to Mac's homo or bisexuality (as well as his true feelings for Dennis): the scene in which Dennis puts on some seductive music in order to lure the rat, but they both just end up dancing suggestively at each other, especially Mac who tries to get closer to Dennis.
  • Quotes

    Charlie: "Stupid science bitch, couldn't even make I more smarter!"  

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