Always Sunny Season 14 Episodes 9 & 10 Review: A Woman’s Right to Chop and Waiting for Big Mo

In a back-to-back season finale, the gang tackles a sensitive topic and will get meta about their future. Learn our evaluation of each episodes right here!

This evaluation of At all times Sunny incorporates spoilers.

At all times Sunny Season 14 Episodes 9 & 10

Whereas FX and the media have rightly been celebrating It’s At all times Sunny in Philadelphia’s historic, record-tying 14th season, it does appear fairly weird that FXX is burning the ultimate two episodes of this season so unceremoniously, back-to-back on one evening. Maybe they suppose people are too busy on the evening earlier than Thanksgiving to tune into the season finale? Regardless, “A Lady’s Proper to Chop” and “Ready for Massive Mo” each characterize two totally different molds of the everyday Sunny outing – the political/social commentary and the style experimentation/situational comedy. Each episodes execute these fashions extraordinarily effectively, with “A Lady’s Proper to Chop” getting a slight edge simply because it’s so sharp and biting.

The gang tackles the abortion subject, which although ought to have been settled as soon as and for all with Roe v. Wade in 1973, is by some means being relitigated in 2019. As an alternative of tackling an precise being pregnant, the Sunny writers use girls’s hair and Poppins, Mac’s long-lost canine, as stand-ins. When a brand new salon within the space opens up, the ladies who frequent Paddy’s start getting brief pixie cuts, which angers Dennis, Mac, Charlie, and Frank. They imagine males ought to have a say in how girls put on their hair, i.e. they imagine they need to be capable to inform a lady what she will and can’t do along with her physique.

After all, Dee takes subject with this ridiculous entitlement and threatens to cut her personal hair, which sends Dennis into certainly one of his typical rages. In the meantime, Mac and Charlie take Poppins to a vet and its revealed that Poppins is definitely a woman and she or he’s pregnant. Sadly, due to Poppins superior age, he (or she) will die if he carries the puppies to time period. Charlie and Mac’s confusion over Poppins gender and their insistence that they “don’t do gender” anymore are nice jokes, as is Charlie’s shock that Mac desires Poppins to get an abortion and Mac’s response that “that is totally different, this results me.”

Mainly, the male members of the gang tout the unstated issues males are actually getting at after they reveal their opposition to abortion; they’re offended that they’ll’t management girls, they’re offended {that a} lady would reject being a mom, they’re against abortions until they’re confronted with being pregnant problems personally, and in Frank’s case, they’d want adoption to be thought of.

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The episode ends with a reveal that the feminine canine they imagine to be Poppins isn’t truly Poppins, however belongs to the hairdresser that’s set to cut off Dee’s hair. They make an offscreen deal to return her canine in alternate for canceling Dee’s appointment. This results in Dee getting a “back-alley chop,” a not so thinly veiled metaphor for what occurs when abortion rights are taken away. The gang agrees that they’d relatively girls get “chops” in a protected, acceptable place in the event that they insist on doing what they need with their our bodies, earlier than conceding that they by no means actually cared in regards to the “brief hair” subject to start with. It’s a wise, and most significantly, humorous method to take a look at such a delicate subject and one other instance of Sunny tackling sensitive material in an age the place you supposedly can not do this in comedy anymore.

“Ready for Massive Mo” finds the gang enjoying laser tag, which apparently is one thing they’ve been doing for fairly a very long time. The laser tag recreation is simply one other approach to spotlight our central characters’ quirks, notably Dennis’. Dennis is so involved with profitable, he doesn’t let the gang truly take part within the recreation and have enjoyable, as a substitute forcing them to cheat and camp their base. He makes use of optimistic reinforcement on Dee to manage her, figuring out that she’ll be unable to simply accept compliments and get labored up right into a rage, and detrimental reinforcement on Mac, figuring out that he’ll get labored up too. He doesn’t even trouble to show Frank’s pack on, utilizing him as a distraction, and retains a watchful eye on Charlie as a result of as we all know, he’s the wild card.

A whole lot of the stable jokes come from Charlie misunderstanding what a riddle is and from Dennis’ obsession with Enjoyable Zone Dolla Dolla Billz and the Enjoyable Zone mascot, Rutherford B. Loopy. Each time Dennis talks about both, he slips into one thing akin to ‘90s city slang, even when he’s making an attempt to make a salient level. There are additionally good jokes made on the expense of the titular Massive Mo, who they assume to be a fats child.

There isn’t a lot substance to this one till the ending, when the writers use Dennis to get meta on the state of Sunny. After Dennis learns that the Enjoyable Zone creator died unhappy and alone, he begins to query the gang’s place in “the sport,” asking aloud what the purpose of all of that is in the event that they’re not having enjoyable anymore. Identical to within the episode prior, it doesn’t take a lot thought to see this as a metaphor for the present. The gang decides to “finish the sport” and leaves the laser tag area, earlier than returning to gang up on Massive Mo, declaring that they’re by no means going to depart. For those who have been frightened that this may very well be the collection finale of It’s At all times Sunny, relaxation simple. This looks as if direct affirmation that the gang isn’t going anyplace. 

Properly, that’s it for Season 14 (!) of It’s At all times Sunny. Tell us what your favourite episodes have been from this season within the feedback and be a part of us subsequent 12 months when Sunny breaks the file for the longest working live-action sitcom! 

Nick Harley is a tortured Cleveland sports activities fan, thinks Douglas Sirk would have made a killer Batman film, Spider-Man ought to be a big-budget HBO collection, and Wes Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson ought to direct a script written by each other. For extra ideas like these, learn Nick’s work right here at Den of Geek or comply with him on Twitter.

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Nov 20, 2019


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